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27 Heavy Weather

27 Heavy Weather

Last week the temperatures were up to 80*F (27*C) for several days.
We had a very mild winter and the warmest March on record.
Everything is blooming 4-6 weeks ahead of normal.
Last night the temperature plunged to the low to mid 20's (-4 to -7*C).
New York is a big producer of apples, cherries and grapes.
Fruit farmers could see a 90% crop failure this year!
Heavy weather is not just big storms.
A clear calm FREEZE at the wrong time can be just as devastating.
This photo shows frost damage to the flowering quince in my backyard.
I doubt that I will see any fruit on this bush this year.

Nikon D80 ,Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
1/80s f/14.0 at 270.0mm iso200 full exif

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Jola Dziubinska02-Apr-2012 23:57
Stunning photo with this delicate color.V.
LynnH29-Mar-2012 20:10
Beautiful desaturated colors here! V
Janice Dunn29-Mar-2012 08:30
You see the frost damage - I see the beauty. Sorry about the fruit
Barbara Heide29-Mar-2012 07:09
very impressive!
Sheila29-Mar-2012 01:59
A great close up showing the froast damage, I hope the farmers are lucky. There is always something to contend with.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)28-Mar-2012 19:04
Well captured! V
Laryl28-Mar-2012 14:44
sorry to hear what the farmers are dealing with, and you too might not have fruit? this selective monotone image is very beautiful!
Yvonne28-Mar-2012 10:17
What Mieke says is how I've heard re frost & fruit trees... okay if you only have one or
two to worry about, not so good for the orchardists unless they have a special set-up!
This is a lovely shot of the flowering quince Timothy.
Stephanie28-Mar-2012 09:22
Incredibly beautiful image Tim! BV
There goes the price of fruit.... AGAIN!!!! Grrrrrrr!!!!!
Ann...28-Mar-2012 07:51
We are having the same problem here - sunny days and frosty nights. We are truly at the mercy of the elements.
Mieke WA Minkjan28-Mar-2012 06:54
a great capture of the blossoms
what I know about fruit farming is that when the fruit tree is blooming and a frost is predicted that they keep the blossoms wet as a protection against the damages by frost.
J. Scott Coile28-Mar-2012 04:02
Beautifully tone.
Pat nighswander28-Mar-2012 03:55
Great composition. Well done.
wernere0128-Mar-2012 03:41
Yes, it´s the kind of heavy weather we don´t realise like that.
Cindi Smith28-Mar-2012 02:36
Yeah, it takes its toll. Hopefully you may get some fruit. Beautiful tones!
maggie_falconi28-Mar-2012 01:18
That's a pity Tim!!! Beautiful flowers though!
Fred Gary28-Mar-2012 00:02
Good shot and information.