Saturday, March 7, 2009

Quick Stop # 2



This is the time of year when the sap starts to run in sugar maple trees here in New England and a common back road sight is silver buckets hanging from the tree trunks. Soon all that sap will be boiled down to make my favorite food item; maple syrup! When I was walking along the road, getting these pictures, I could actually hear the pinging of sap dripping into the buckets.

1 comment:

G said...

Ah, maple syrple.

I understand there's gonna be a huge demand for it this year.

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Hi, and welcome to my blog! In my working life I'm a cook, and in my personal life I'm married and have two daughters, plus a Chihuahua named Minnie. I am also a culinary school graduate with a degree in pastry arts. When I have a day off the first thing I think about is getting my camera and hitting the road. I've always loved road trips and I've been carrying a camera since I got a 110 Instamatic for my birthday when I was a kid. So, we get in the car and travel all over seeking out new back roads and new places to visit. At least twice a year we head up to the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont and take in some of the best scenery New England has to offer, and we get to New Hampshire, too. We also do some shorter trips to Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and sometimes even New York state (although it's not in New England) and once in a blue moon, we get to Maine. When I'm not on the road I'm right here at home reading, writing, watching some classic television like Andy Griffith, or Minnie and I are out strolling in the cemeteries enjoying the art and remembering the people.