Sunday, March 21, 2010

1022

sap buckets wear their easter bonnets

23 comments:

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful photograph..
Costas

Rob and Mandy said...

The Squirrell family is livig at nr 1022, I believe

Cezar and Léia said...

It's so interesting, I loved your series about it last year.Great composition shot, and a fantastic sun!
Léia

Birdman said...

Maple Syrup Sunday around these parts. Visiting a local sap house for homemade syrup on ice cream a ritual.

Hilda said...

I've never seen sap being collected before. Fascinating. What kind of tree is it? Looks like an old, magnificent one.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I have a childhood friend in Maine whose brother is a lobsterman and who gathers maple syrup from the forest. He fell once and broke his leg and then dragged himself through the snow back to where he could get help.

I hope you are continuing to recover from your injury.

Amin said...

I want to say that it is very beautiful photo.Full of life.

Crissant said...

Like a visual poem!!!!!

Kate said...

Great photo to make me wish that I could observe the whole process.

Sunny said...

We just had a lovely breakfast of pancakes and maple syrup. Yum!
It's so nice to see the snow go but you know how New England weather is!
Sunny :)

Sharon said...

This is something I've only seen in photographs. I'd love to see the in person one day. I've always wondered if you could smell the maple in the air.

Sharon Creech said...

Sap buckets = spring! It's a-comin', it's a-comin'!

VP said...

At first I took the number for a year... Beautiful tree, nice picture.

slim said...

This is a fabulous spring image you caught from VT. "1022" is certainly a veteran maple that's been tapped for lots of "liquid gold". I just finished my raspberry nut pancake with VT grade A amber! It's always such a grand treat.

Magpie said...

Oh, promises of sweet things to come. Can you smell the maple?

cinek-marcinek said...

very nice :)

Julie said...

Like the composition with the massive trunk down the LHS. But tell me about the buckets. I avidly followed your series last year, but here the buckets appear to have stencilled markings. Is this to identify the "farmer" or is it to ensure that it has been inspected and meets quality requirements?

How's the crutch-walking going?

Jacob said...

I was going to make a smart-alecky comment, but I didn't want you to think I was a sap!

Bob Crowe said...

These are real, not just a story you tell tourists? Maple syrup is the only thing I could conceive of eating from the middle of a tree. After that it's just toothpicks.

Paula said...

That's a portrait of anticipation. I have a serious weakness for maple syrup, I never use substitutes for pancakes and the like. I can't imagine why anyone would want to.

Small City Scenes said...

Pure Vermont Maple---a rel treat. 1022 has been around for quite a while. MB

JM said...

This is fascinating!

Amin said...

Nice.