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Snow and ice on trees

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On February 18th I headed back to Great Hills Park for another couple of hours documenting snow and ice. Here are two views of a snow-covered tree that may have been brought down a few days earlier by a heavy accumulation of ice. Notice once again the thick mustang grape vines, Vitis mustangensis.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 27, 2021 at 4:16 AM

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  1. Looks like a winter monster)


    February 27, 2021 at 6:01 AM

    • The phrase “winter monster” has a pleasant lilt to it. The ice storm was a monster in the damage it inflicted on trees and the things broken tree limbs crashed down on.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 27, 2021 at 7:10 AM

  2. While I was wandering around the first photo, I think I found the ‘ice’ of your title: what appear to be sheets of ice below some limbs, and ice collecting on the bottoms of others. What I assumed to be clear ground at first glance now seems to be submerged rocks, leading me to think the tree was leaning over a little creek. The clarity of the rocks and the tree bark is wonderful.


    February 27, 2021 at 7:59 AM

    • You’re right about the rocks submerged in the creek’s clear water. I probably should’ve taken ice out of the title, as there precious little in these pictures to justify the word. I originally hoped the creek would have largely or completely frozen over, but this creek is fed by a spring and there was enough movement in the water that most of it resisted freezing.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 27, 2021 at 10:48 AM

  3. Graet structures/details. 🙂


    February 27, 2021 at 5:28 PM

    • Thanks. I was thrilled with the chance to do unaccustomed ice and snow pictures—and on a bunch of days, too.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 27, 2021 at 5:30 PM

  4. I enjoyed this snowy set of photos. Are the mustang grapes tasty? I remember an aunt who made wild grape jelly every year from the grapes in her woods.

    Lavinia Ross

    February 28, 2021 at 12:59 PM

  5. I like the luggage handle in the top image.

    Steve Gingold

    March 1, 2021 at 8:59 AM

    • Even with such a convenient handle I don’t think I’d’ve managed to lift that luggage.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 1, 2021 at 9:16 AM

      • Is a double apostrophe like a double negative?

        Steve Gingold

        March 1, 2021 at 9:52 AM

        • No. The two apostrophes are only sequential and have no bearing on each other. I’d’ve represents the way we often actually pronounce I’d have when it’s followed by a past participle.

          Steve Schwartzman

          March 1, 2021 at 10:07 AM

          • Of course. Humor taken seriously.

            Steve Gingold

            March 1, 2021 at 10:10 AM

            • Normally I’dn’t’ve taken your comment seriously, but by doing so your reply lets me get to use I’dn’t’ve.

              Steve Schwartzman

              March 1, 2021 at 10:32 AM

              • I couldn’t’ve offered a better opportunity and we wouldn’t’ve had this exchange.

                Steve Gingold

                March 1, 2021 at 10:40 AM

                • Call it an apostrophic exchange. I was hoping “apostrophic exchange” might be a novel expression but a search turned up a few hits for it.

                  Steve Schwartzman

                  March 1, 2021 at 10:47 AM

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