A Sight You Have Not Seen Before

@MALUSE (64471)
Germany
February 22, 2021 3:53pm CST
Please have a close look and tell me what you think the photo shows. I don’t know in which other countries you can find such a sight. I could only find France besides Germany. What I do know, though, is that you can’t find it in countries which have a warm climate. - - - - - - - - - - - - Well? Have you realised that you’re looking at a vineyard where ovens with open fires are put between the rows of vines when there is danger of frosty nights? I live near the city of Stuttgart which is famous not only for Mercedes, Porsche and Bosch but also for vineyards near the city and even inside the city boundaries. As it is too risky to leave the budding vines unprotected in frosty nights, heating systems have been installed. There are not only open fires but also tubes lying on the ground which keep the roots warm. My husband whose father was a vintner on the Mediterranean Italian island of Sardinia found this hilarious. Frosty temperatures are not an issue there where gardeners harvest the first fresh peas in January! The problem in the south of Italy is not to keep the vines warm in winter but to keep the workers from melting during the grape harvest in September. --- Photo: landundforst.de
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@Chellezhere (2370)
• United States
22 Feb
Hmmm. Interesting. I had no idea what it was, but thought it might be some kind of memorial.
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@MALUSE (64471)
• Germany
22 Feb
I can understand this. It does have an aspect of a cemetery, doesn't it?
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• United States
22 Feb
@MALUSE Yes, it does.
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@xander6464 (19033)
• Wapello, Iowa
22 Feb
@bunnybon7 already mentioned that we do the same thing in Florida to protect oranges when it gets too cold. We call them smudge pots. But they seem to be pretty much the same thing. Smudge Pot A smudge pot (also known as a choofa or orchard heater) is an oil-burning device used to prevent frost on fruit trees. Usually a smudge pot has a large round base with a chimney coming out of the middle of the base. The smudge pot is placed between trees in an orchard. The burning oil creates heat, smoke, carbon dioxide, and water vapor. It was believed that this oil burning heater would help keep the orchard from cooling too much during the cold snaps.
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@stephcjh (34783)
• United States
24 Feb
I didn't know that. Thanks for sharing.
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@lovebuglena (26182)
• Staten Island, New York
22 Feb
I could not figure out what this was. Would never have guessed it is a vineyard. That's interesting. Never seen anything like this.
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@MALUSE (64471)
• Germany
22 Feb
That's why we are on myLot. We learn new things all the time. :-)
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@lovebuglena (26182)
• Staten Island, New York
22 Feb
@MALUSE I like when that happens.
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@MALUSE (64471)
• Germany
22 Feb
@lovebuglena So do I.
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@prinzcy (18998)
• Malaysia
23 Feb
Not going to lie. I thought it was a cemetery at first.
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@MALUSE (64471)
• Germany
23 Feb
It does give you the impression at first sight.
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@bunnybon7 (46902)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Feb
well here in Florida when the tempature is falling below or even near freezing they set up little stoves I know. What a beautiful photo thanks
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@MALUSE (64471)
• Germany
22 Feb
Thank you for your friendly words.
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@JESSY3236 (13955)
• United States
23 Feb
That is so cool. I thought it was solar panels at first.
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@NJChicaa (95730)
• United States
22 Feb
It looked like fires to me but I couldn't figure out what the purpose would be. Thanks!
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@kaylachan (13941)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Feb
I would have never guessed that. All I can see is orange lights. Now if only the U.S. could figure out what to do about this winter weather.
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@LowRiderX (23778)
• Serbia
23 Feb
@MALUSE It looked like a vineyard but I didn't know what that light was ... great, I'm really excited, I've never seen this before
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@MALUSE (64471)
• Germany
23 Feb
Thank you for your comment.
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@LowRiderX (23778)
• Serbia
23 Feb
@MALUSE You are welcome!
@allknowing (89489)
• India
23 Feb
The Guinness Book of World Records was broken when 'diyas' were lit in Ayodya.India
https://www.hindustantimes.com/art-and-culture/ayodhya-broke-a-guiness-world-record-by-lighting-over-3-lakh-diyas-on-diwali-this-year/story-q1X7Y3dxibai34EUnaKvmI.html
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@MALUSE (64471)
• Germany
23 Feb
Thank you for mentioning this.
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@LindaOHio (58993)
• United States
23 Feb
I had no idea what this was. We have a lot of vineyards here in Lake County in Ohio; and something like this could very easily be needed during the spring with its transitional temperatures. Good post.
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@Juliaacv (53097)
• Canada
23 Feb
I recognized that it was a vineyard, however I did not know what type of a fire was burning, initially I thought it may have been barrels with wood burning to warm the precious fruit growing on the vines.
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@LadyDuck (327511)
• Switzerland
23 Feb
I did not read because I know, they do the same in Tuscany, my grandfather did in his vineyard during the cold days, particularly in late March/early April.
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@MALUSE (64471)
• Germany
23 Feb
I didn't know that this was also done in Italy. I only know vineyards in Sardinia and it's not necessary there.
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@LadyDuck (327511)
• Switzerland
23 Feb
@MALUSE The north of Italy is cold and they must protect the vineyards if there is a late freeze. In the past they used to burn wood inside large containers now in Italy they have the so called "stufette di vigna", I show you an image.
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@MALUSE (64471)
• Germany
23 Feb
@LadyDuck Thank you very much!
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@JimBo452020 (42615)
• Montrose, Scotland
23 Feb
Its a vineyard
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@MALUSE (64471)
• Germany
23 Feb
You have sharp eyes.
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@JimBo452020 (42615)
• Montrose, Scotland
23 Feb
@MALUSE Aye I read further down lol
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@MALUSE (64471)
• Germany
23 Feb
@JimBo452020 Spoilsport!
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@DianneN (220773)
• United States
23 Feb
Very interesting. I never saw a photo, but I have heard of that being done.
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@MALUSE (64471)
• Germany
23 Feb
It's a lot of work, especially as some slopes are really steep.
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@DianneN (220773)
• United States
23 Feb
@MALUSE Yes, I'm sure. I've seen the vineyards along the Rhine. Very steep indeed!!!
@rakski (81566)
• Philippines
23 Feb
interesting photo. Never saw anything like that, though something similar was a cemetery but it looks like a purgatory. This one is a nice view because the lights are almost symmetrical and balance. Never thought that this would be a vineyard
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@MALUSE (64471)
• Germany
23 Feb
Everybody is surprised about this sight, me included! :-)
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@rakski (81566)
• Philippines
23 Feb
@MALUSE true!
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@Ronrybs (11083)
• London, England
23 Feb
I have never even heard of such a thing, let alone made a guess anywhere near correct! I guess it is a big investment in time and money and needs protecting
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@thelme55 (64470)
• Germany
23 Feb
I have heard about this before but have not seen this sight in real life. Thanks for sharing.
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@arunima25 (54830)
• Bangalore, India
23 Feb
I would have never been able to guess it. It looks so beautiful.
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@andriaperry (114249)
• Anniston, Alabama
23 Feb
No I haven't seen that.
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