For a couple of years I have been fascinated by these huge vines that grow all around the Texas Hill country. They looked somewhat like the wild grapes at home, but gosh, way too big. Yesterday I stopped by the Entrance Station at McKinney to ask, and sure enough, they are grapes!
A quick internet search came up the a story from someone’s grandmother that they are called ‘mustang’ grapes because they are so hard to tame.
Their trunks can grow to 8 – 10 inches in diameter. With the help of an oak tree they reach 30 – 40 feet in height.
When the leaves are off both the grapes and the helper trees, it’s easy to see interesting shapes against the sky.
I love the lines they create; great subjects to sketch too.