Saturday, April 18, 2009

continuing orchard heating...

After the skywatch interlude, I wanted to bring you the third method of heating the orchards. Ice!!

Overhead sprinklers coat blossoms with water which promptly freezes. The coating of ice insulates the blossoms from the even colder air that follows. This particular picture may actually have been the result of irrigation sprinklers being left on overnight, but you get the idea.

1 comment:

Novel said...

Well, I live and learn - ice as a form of keeping something warm.
Thanks. Such an interesting photograph too.