More Frozen Orchards

by Todd Smith on April 21, 2008

It turns out all the orchards are leaving their sprinklers on in the freezing weather. This morning I photographed this orchard just a 100 yards in back of us.

Apparently the ice protects the buds from hard frost. It seems a little like soaking a carpet to protect it from flood to me, but I don’t know much about growing fruit trees. The flower buds do look pretty ok. Who’da thunk it!

Check out the new photos at Straight From The Camera.

icicles on a cherry tree

One tree with icicles, the rest with buds

icicles hanging from a tree branch

a frosty row of cherry trees

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