April 24, 2008

Freaky frost freezes fantastic features

Posted in blogging, photography tagged , , , , , , , at 7:44 am by czygyny

It has been a dry spring here in Redding, California. I have had to start irrigating the pastures, already. I leave each of three stations on for eight hours or so, once a week. Last night came time for the east side of the pasture, the side that has the oak trees.

After another frigid 29° night, look what the sprinklers created for my enjoyment! 






 Notice the brown leaves on the branch. An earlier frost (around 25° or so) killed many emerging leaves from my trees.


The tip of a barbed wire barb makes a good drip point.

I sure hope these freezes are going to give way to warmer weather, very soon. But for now, we can revel in the beauty of the solid form of a lowly three atom molecule that impacts every aspect of our life. Water is the most fascinating creation next to light, as far as I am concerned.



  1. leafless said,

    Winter’s last breath! 🙂

  2. czygyny said,

    Oh, let’s hope so! This valley is a cold sink, and it can get 10° colder at night than just a half of a mile up the road. It is supposed to be 70° today, and will be 100° by the middle of May.

  3. Woody said,

    It’s beautiful ! 🙂


  4. Chris Nagy said,


    In cleaning out all of my belongings, over 40 years of stuff, I found some items I thought you might be interested in. Things for plants, containers, bits and pieces of the flotsam and jetsam of my life.

    Please get back to me… I don’t have a phone number for you. Or even your email!


  5. czygyny said,

    More stuff? Auugghh! As it is, I am getting a ton of stuff together to have my own yard sale, I am jettsoning years of my own stuff. Plus my ‘oldest’ kid, Jason, brought home the lifelong accumulation of two grandmothers, recently, so my barn and shop are stuffed with old western style furniture, knicknacks, kitchen stuff, etc.
    But, anyway, here is my email addy with a spam foiler, I think you can figure what to remove:
    Easier than getting me on the phone, anyway. I am a notorious ‘no-phone-calls’ person.

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