Astronomy Picture of the Day

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mud and Sap season

Re-run photos from last year.
Maple sap:

The sap is flowing
and mud season is upon us.
Our friends gather sap from our maples and give us a
supply of wonderful Vermont maple syrup.
I heard on the radio, different maple stands actually
have different tasting syrup made from their sap.
Our maples draw from water shedding off the ledges created
by earthly forces many many years ago.
This area once the shore of the Champlain Sea.
Now the lake is fresh water Lake Champlain, miles to the west.
This photo is on google earth.


  1. Ooh, I'd love to dip a finger in some of the sap.


  2. Judy, it is weird-like water with a faint taste. I drank some last year. It has trace elements, minerals. The syrup requires boiling down about 40 gallons of sap or so to make 1 gallon syrup. Thanks for stopping by. Mary

  3. You wouldn't belive how much I miss mud !

    Please have a wonderful Friday you all.

    daily athens

  4. Thanks for stopping by. Plenty
    of mud here. I will look at mud differently now. Have a great week.


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