Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spooky Kind of Day

I'm a little behind on my tree photos, so I figured I'd post another one this week.  I also think that we are about a week away from colors bursting from just about everywhere, so I'd take advantage of the dreary day take a spooky photo.  I purposely overexposed this photo to reduce the number of smaller branches to give the tree a simpler look

I've had my eye on this tree for some time.  I like the curve in it's midsection.

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Oak Tree on Lib Slope at Cornell Unvversity

This is one of the trees that most people photograph on the Cornell Campus. In the background is McGraw tower.

Lib slope is a popular place for students to slide down hill, and enjoy slope day at the end of the Spring semester.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Maple Sap for Maple Syrup

From Sugar Maples

It's starting to warm up, and when it warms up the sap begins to flow in sugar maple. Sugar maple trees have holes drilled into them, and taps are put in the holes. Buckets are hung from the tree, and the taps release the sap into the buckets. The buckets are collected, and then the sap is boiled down to make maple syrup. It takes about 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup.