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Florida Ice

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Monday March 4, 2013

Gainesville, FL (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Over the citrus fields at the University of Florida. This morning the temps dipped just below freezing. The sun soon warmed things up and melted the icy cover. I managed to capture the freeze just after sunrise this morning.

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March 4, 2013 Photo Series

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10. snosno
8:01 PM GMT on March 09, 2013
Very cool series!
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9. Hotzenwaelder
6:26 AM GMT on March 09, 2013
An amazing series, and it was interesting to read ChrisAnthemum's explanation. Here the reason for the ice make for beautiful pictures.
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8. sillygal
1:30 AM GMT on March 08, 2013
WOW,Awesome shot
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7. trailhiker44
6:26 PM GMT on March 07, 2013
You captured the golden glow beautifully !
Congrats on the VIP, Gayle !!!
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6. springsun
9:14 AM GMT on March 07, 2013
I believe it's quite unique for Florida, these low temperatures.
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5. cyril8
1:04 AM GMT on March 07, 2013
Lovely capture of unusual weather antics!
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4. Willow13
4:50 AM GMT on March 06, 2013
You caught the golden glow beautifully, Marijka!
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3. gilg72
2:50 AM GMT on March 06, 2013
Wow! It looks nice, but am sure it's not. Hope there was not much damage from this freezing Temperatures.
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2. ChrisAnthemum
5:30 AM GMT on March 05, 2013
They do that on purpose, Julie, spray water on the fruit trees, because the water in freezing releases just enough heat to keep the TREE from freezing. Seems counter-intuitive, but it does work. I did that once to try to protect a plum tree that was blossoming. However, my hose froze and broke, with the result that only one low branch got covered with ice. But, that branch bore fruit when none of the others did.
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1. MTDisk
3:12 AM GMT on March 05, 2013
YIKES!!! That looks not tooo good for that bush!!! But very beautiful! Looks like ornaments hanging! Glad that was not an extended freeze!!!
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About gatorgal

gatorgal

My passion is photography. I love the natural areas, parks and preserves that are still a part of Florida. A resident of Gainesville since 1982, University of Florida employee, and enthusiastic photographer of nature and wildlife. I enjoy viewing and visiting places through your images and series. Photography is such a wonderful way to express yourself artistically and share the world around you. All comments and opinions are welcome. Marijka Willis gatorgalpics on Flickr

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