I am always most taken by the structure of the Bradford Pear Bloom Ball Cluster... The tree itself resembles an egg on a stick, while the bloom cluster itself, something a snowball.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
The Japanese Magnolia at the Arkansas State Capitol trumpet the arrival of Spring, every year but this. On March 2 and Ice storm and subsequent freeze killed the blooms just at the point they were ready to unfurl. Not a bloom bloomed.
Monday, March 3, 2014
This should be the first of dozens of pictures, taken March 3, 2014. As is they closed my job and most area schools because of bad weather, a crunch sleet that fell with such exuberance it mimicked snow. And then it rained, and then is snowed. But that didn't stop friend Bill Swartzwelder and me from heading to the hills. A mighty day to be out.
These two pictures showcase a most amazing phenomena... that of a stick just above the surface of rapidly moving chilled water - as it catches spray from the moving steam. I assume the flowing water is just above freezing... and the air above, below the same.