Saturday, January 31, 2009

Snapshot Week 4: 1/25 -1/31

I'm a little late posting, but in the last week of January, northern Arkansas got cobbered by one of our works ice-storms in recorded history. Other links to other's work forthcoming.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Snapshot Week 3: 1/18/2009 - 1/24/09

White Oak sunrise:

Major Theme: Strobing skies. Last week was given to temperatures ranging from bitter to the 60's. If you still see leaves on a tree, it is most likely a White Oak (or a member of the White Oak family) And if not that, It's probably a Pin Oak.

Massive Southern Red Oaks and Willow Oaks have been leafless for a month.

Pin Oak, still dressed as if for fall.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Snapshot Week 2: 1/11/09 - 1/17/09


I have a hard time believing that we ever had this kind of color in January to begin with, however, this last week temps dipped from the 60s to the teens. Much of the country is in a cold snap, and not even the Pansies can take it. (I can tell you this much Pansies sure aren't pansies when it comes to braving the cold!)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sanpshot 1/1/09 - 1/10/09 (Week1*)

I've called this a week, but I am throwing in a few extra days to make the calendar week start from here on out on Sunday.
Mostly overcast, with a startle-blue day or two.

Temps hovering just under freezing to 60f.

Two days of ice on branches, following freezing rain (Little Rock) Jan 5/6

White Oak, remain brown, with a healthy body of leaves still on the trees.

Japanesee Magnolia buds build silently. (they seem to be to big to call "buds"

Mountain Maple pre-floral buds swell not long after leaf launch.

Ps. Look for weekly sanpshots as a new feature.