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March 9, 2013 § 39 Comments
to great expectations.
Tagged: great expectations, landscape, maple sugar, maple trees, rock wall, rural life, sap, sugaring
Lovely photo–”sweet” (as the younger generation say)!! And with the sap welling up from the roots, “give rise? is perfect! You were kind enough to let your earlier photo grace my Sugar Snow story, and now this one is the perfect follow-up! Here’s to Spring, and pancakes!
I thought of you and your wonderful story when I posted this this morning. – Thanks for catching ‘give rise’ a suger-er like you would!
I have sugar maples in my front yard and the squirrels love to gather and store the syrup as sugar for winter. Love your verse.
Wow that is cool I have never seen that before!! I have heard of it but never seen it! Thanks for Sharing!
Great photo/word combination! My father has friends who are maple sugar-ers and I’ve visited their place….I don’t think I’ve ever smelt anything as good as maple syrup being made…especially on a cold day!
Wonderful as always seedbed!
Once again you have such a great way with words, and your photo is beautiful. I hope we have a good sugaring season this year.
When I was a little girl a story in my reader about this process captured my imagination and fascinates me to this day. Big smile when I saw this picture.
I love this! Wonderful capture and perfect words! I just love your posts.
I really like this one, but I shouted inside OMG that’s too many taps on each tree, will kill the tree! I love maple sugaring time!
I love your work!
Makes me want pancakes.
I love maple sirup! So the photo of buckets on trees always makes me smile!
What a lovely evocation of an early sign of spring in New England. There is nothing like real maple syrup.
This photo generated wonderful childhood memories of home made apple cider and maple syrup trees.
Again, you’ve made me homesick for New England. Years ago, my best friend, his wife, and I sugared a small stand. Lots of beer, lots of patience, and the sweetest of tastes …
STOP!! Your sucking the life out of them!!!! hehehehehe cool pic!
Wonderful photo and now I want pancakes!
Reminds me of les cabanes à sucre (sugar shacks) in Quebec.
Great photo and I’m having a wonderful “blast from the past” memory from childhood. Thank you!
I think I would like to see this process for real if I could keep myself very warm
I can smell that maple cooking on a stove Ah! Yummy
Very cool. My sister lived in the UP of Michigan, and used to tap her trees and boil it down to syrup in an old refrigerator. I love this photo.
It’s been along time since I left the lands of maple trees and snow, giving way to spring. Very nice! Good memories too.
Wow! is that how our maple syrup is collected? We only see it in jars!
I can almost taste the maple syrup.
LOVE this photo! I did a water color of it. Thank you for the inspiration! I directed people to your site so they can see your other wonderful photographs!
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Great shot! I love your photos, and I really like the names, too.
I have been enjoying both your pictures and how well you match words with each!
Blessings ~ Wendy
Bless you and thanks trees! Now bring on the pancakes! Loved this:-)
Beautiful picture. I love maple syrrup.
Thank you everyone, reading through your comments help me to understand this one better, now fully appreciate it
This is such a lovely post — great symbolism! Thanks for sharing and thank you for stopping by Travel Oops! Cheers
I love that they are doing it the old fashioned way in your photo!!!
Around here its long plastic tubes laced like spider web through the trees to a big tank somewhere at the bottom of a hill. What a charming picture
Lovely observation of the sweet season. Time of renewal.
This is so sweet!
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