If you have a Crabapple Tree in your yard, you know there can be such a thing as too many crabapples. If you offer your crabapples to the local wildlife – deer, rabbits, squirrels, foxes, bears, raccoons or coyotes for instance – you won’t ever have to deal with too many crabapples. You might end up with wild life problems, however…
I planted six Purple Spire Columnar Crabapple trees a few years ago. This year we harvested the three crabapples you see in this photo. Too many crabapples might not be a problem for some time.
Common Name: Purple Spire Columnar Crabapple
Scientific Name: Malus x ‘Jefspire’
Hardiness: to Zone 3
Growth: Purple foliage; full sun; 10 to 20 feet tall (8 meters); 5-10 feet wide (2.5 meters); columnar form; slow growing
Blooms: Sparse pink flowers in spring.
Fruit: Flavorful but often very tart
Origin: A seedling from the controlled cross ‘Thunderchild’ and ‘Wijcik made by Dr. David Lane of the Summerland Research Station in British Columbia
If you plant crabapples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious.
– Author Unknown –
Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have this wish I wish tonight.
I Wish you All a Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.
From Margy and The Car Guy
In this Experiment, I will coat the landscape with a heavy frost (duration: 2 days). Then, I will add a thick layer of snow (duration: 1 day). Next, I will illuminate the scene with approximately 32,000 (or maybe more) lumens per square meter of sunshine, and quickly photograph the results in sub-sub freezing temperatures.
I will run the photos through a ‘filter machine’ called Topaz Studio. The experimental results are as follows:
Rose Hips coated with ice and snow – no filter
Rose Hips with a spikey (spiky) filter
Rose Hips with a painting filter
Rose Hips with a flow filter
Tall Grass covered in ice and snow – no filter
Tall Grass with a spikey (spiky) filter
Tall Grass with a Line filter
- Filters are a great way to alter a photo and spend time indoors – out of the cold.
- Winter has arrived a bit early here in Alberta. It is warm and dry in Arizona. While I am glad I had the opportunity to experience this ice/snow storm, I’ll be glad to finally head south for a few months in the New Year…
This week’s WordPress.com Photo Challenge is Experimental.
Can you find the shape of the Letter ‘F’ or ‘f’ in the photos below?
Courthouse, Nelson, British Columbia
Ceramic fence stile
Epcot Japan, Disney World
The letter ‘F’ is used as an abbreviation for:
Did you find a ‘F’ or ‘f’ in each of the photos? I’ve posted the answers at Photos Containing the Letter ‘F’.
A lacy pattern of ice on the window.
The first snow storm of the winter season, except it is supposed to be Fall…
Oh, the weather outside is frightful!
But furnace heat is delightful.
With the roads closed we can’t go,
Stop the wind, stop the cold, stop the snow!
– Margy, with help from the Christmas Carol ‘Let it Snow’ –
The same photo with a crackle filter applied.
Here are some other Window posts I’ve done and a Gallery of Window Photos I’ve taken:
Reflections in a Window
Seeing Through Windows and Doors
Paths – Water on a Window
Grand childs drawing of Red House
If my dishwasher had a window
Gold field Arizona
Sunrise on the river
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is Windows (again).
Has the weather been unseasonably anything in your part of the world in the past few months?