14 May, 2002

Frost lamps amidst leaves

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Lamps to fight frost at Avize in the Côte des Blancs.

We have seen quite an extraordinary sight lately at the village of Avize.

These lamps are placed between the vines in very flat plots, that have a high risk of frost. They will be lit in nights with big risk of damage due to temperatures below zero. A risk, that begins when the vines start to grow and continues until about this time in May.

The completely unusual sight is that you can hardly see the lamps, because the leaves of the vines are so extremely developped for the season, almost covered by stems as is the case this year.

This is the usual setting of the lamps of frost. The pictures is from March 2005 from another flat field at Avize.

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