I’m rather pleased with the photo. It shows vines sweeping up Mount Etna with the summit, as is usual, surrounded by clouds. There was a little smoke rising too. Mount Etna erupted yesterday as the video below shows. While I’m rather annoyed at having missed an eruption from Europes most active volcano, I do hope all those we met during our tour are all fine and dandy. And the vines – the plantings of Nerello Mascalese and Carricante, and those Chardonnay vines at Passopisciaro, planted way up above everything else are untouched.
A cropped version of this photo is one of a series on Instagram entitled “Edge of the Vineyard”.
Vines Under Mount Etna, Cotanera Winery, Etna
Mount Etna Eruption via the Daily Mail
Volcanologists from Italy’s National Vulcanology and Geophysics Institute (INGV) have listed the eruption type as ‘Strombolian’.
Such eruptions are mildly explosive, and consist of an ejection of incandescent cinder, lapilli and even lava bombs up to a few hundred metres into the air.
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