Sunday (21-January-2017) — New Jersey

Wintertime in New Jersey. Neighborhood Maple Syrup Boil Down.

Sap from the Maple trees was running 6 weeks early this year. The Maple trees were tapped and the collection of sap started on New Years Day. Over 100 gallons of sap needs to be boiled down and concentrated to make 2 gallons of maple syrup.

Neighborhood Maple syrup boil down party. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 640, 23 mm, f/2, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Neighborhood Maple syrup boil down party. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 640, 23 mm, f/2, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, sky, and seascapes, travel, and astrophotography. I look for unique ways of viewing the world and presenting my images. I have traveled to over 55 countries in six continents, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on home renovation and expansion of a wildflower garden/meadow.

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