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Young White Pine

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 29 January 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

... on Jan. 12, 2010, a 30-degree morning in Florida.

SONY DSLR-A100 1/320 second F/6.3 ISO 250 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous! But looking at this image I got reminded about your last fall trying to photograph some icicles in your garden! How are you feeling? I hope you are recovering nicely! :)

29 Jan 2010 5:40am

@Magda: Thanks, Magda, and I'm beginning to feel better, though it's been over two weeks already. I really bruised my rib cage.

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

Hello Judy!
Your photo does not bring Florida to my mind, it is really icy! I have never seen anything like this here!
Hoar frost and snow, but not this kind of ice cover never.
But the photo is beautiful!
I wish you good weekend, Judy!

29 Jan 2010 7:21am

@Leena: Hi Leena, and the photo doesn't bring Florida to our minds either! This ice was due to the lawn sprinklers going on before dawn, and the water freezing on the tree as it landed there. The sun took away the ice in a couple of hours! I wish you a good weekend also!

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

oh wow. It must be cold isn't it. Love this shot,they are like crystals! I didnt know you were not well,hope you are recovering already, and keeping warm:)

29 Jan 2010 8:36am

@tyan: Thanks, Tyan ... I had a bad fall on our icy front steps on Jan. 12th - but am doing a little better each day. Today it's 74° outside - heavenly!

Mhélène from Paris, France

Wow ...wonderful with the top in the light !!

29 Jan 2010 9:24am

@Mhélène: Thank you, Marie ... the tree was in the shadow of the house and lawn off in the distance in full sun.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

....ready to be used for Christmas! Poor thing! It got all confused to find itself treated as a Christmas tree when Christmas is already a story!

29 Jan 2010 11:12am

@Japanalia: The poor little think thought for several hours that it was back in North Carolina where it was 'born'. :D

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

So so beautiful, makes the extreme cold worth, it, don't worry it will survive ;)

29 Jan 2010 12:02pm

@Lorraine: Oh, I know, the tree is fine; it's not hurting in the slightest!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nicely captured Judy! It has been probably 40 years since we have seen these kinds of pictures from Florida! Keep the faith...this too shall pass! ;-)

How are you feeling? Hopefully recovering nicely from your fall? Stay warm and God bless......

29 Jan 2010 1:05pm

@Eric Cousineau: ... and pass it has; it's 74° outside right now at nearly 5:00 pm.

Thanks for asking ... I'm doing a bit better each day. Laying down to sleep is the biggest issue.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Who would have thought you'd see frost or ice in the sunshine state?
Nicely captured Judy.

29 Jan 2010 1:35pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

great shot - how remarkable for Florida to see such ice!! Really a pretty scene.....
Hope things are warming up for you now - the temperatures up here this morning are in the teens with wind chills of zero......

29 Jan 2010 2:01pm

@Chris: Crazy weather for sure, but today it's 74° and beautiful; tomorrow T-storms. :D

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

PS: I should have added that this icing was caused by the water from our sprinkler system, that went on in the wee hours of the morning. ... I tried to add this to the caption, but my editing isn't working for some reason this morning. I also note that I can't give any star ratings and have notified AM3.

29 Jan 2010 3:21pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

N-ice one Judy...A forestry commission ice lolly possibly ?.

29 Jan 2010 4:03pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

It's really hard to believe :))

29 Jan 2010 5:16pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Such a lovely shot, Judy. Beautifully captured

29 Jan 2010 5:29pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Oh, lucky you, suffering with the cold, but getting the shot!!!! Nice one!!

30 Jan 2010 12:00am

@Susan: If only .......... I'd not had my fall, I could have gotten so many more fascinating photos! :(

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Wow....good thing these things are hardy little bugga's! And you frozen just like this pine.....Somehow the idea for a shot will always make us rise up and move around no matter how we feel...right Judy?

30 Jan 2010 12:05am

@Sandy Weston: You're so right ... the opportunity for a shot does push the adrenaline! :D

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Excellent documentation, Judy. Who says our northern state and Canadian colleagues on Am3 have all the cold weather? I was wondering if this ice coating was from somebody's sprinkler being left on. Then I scrolled down and saw your additional comment that it was. We forgot ours on one of the nights, but did not get an ice-coating on anything.

30 Jan 2010 12:52pm

@Viewfinder: Yes, I should have stated the ice was from the sprinklers up front, and didn't think of it until after reading several of the comments. Tonight is to be colder again; this January is going to go down in 'history'!

Barbara from Florida, United States

Frozen tinsel, all that's needed are a few ornaments.
Very much like what they do to the strawberries in the fields.
This tree is only feet/yards from the sunshine.
Great documented shot of just what temperatures this state had.

30 Jan 2010 3:18pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb ... and maybe I should have run inside for a few ornaments! :D
The sunshine melted the ice pretty quickly, but it certainly was thick!

1/320 second
ISO 250
300 mm (35mm equiv.)