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Feeling Sappy

Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 13 March 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I took this at Washington Crossing Park, NJ. I was intrigued by the color. This is the new way of collecting maple syrup - in plastic bags.
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ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Nice shot. Maple syrup is yummy...

13 Mar 2013 6:02am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great image and unusual sight, my better half loves maple syrup

13 Mar 2013 7:46am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great idea
well done

13 Mar 2013 8:24am

jean pierre from paris, France

b elle image!! amitié

13 Mar 2013 8:46am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Ungewöhnlich diese Farben.

13 Mar 2013 9:25am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I'm intrigued. Does the maple syrup drip into the bags? I must admit I never ever thought about how it was collected, so this is a great educational photo as well.

13 Mar 2013 10:02am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great framing of it .

13 Mar 2013 10:24am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

It would be amazing to know how we first discovered we could make something like maple syrup. Looks a great way to catch it with little damage to the trees.

13 Mar 2013 10:36am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Ah, that's a really cool shot, Ruthie! I was wondering what the bags were for. :-)

13 Mar 2013 11:35am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I had never heard of this new process. Interesting.

13 Mar 2013 1:42pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

fascinating frame

13 Mar 2013 1:46pm

Mandar from Kudal, India

It is nice to know this.....thanks for informative shot...

13 Mar 2013 2:15pm

yalda from Chaloos, Iran

Beautiful frame

13 Mar 2013 2:55pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

I found it interesting to see the newer way of collecting sap in a more protected way. Nice shot.

13 Mar 2013 3:11pm

yo from Ile de France, France

On les voit de loin ! :)

13 Mar 2013 3:25pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Quite the process to make maple syrup !~

13 Mar 2013 4:13pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Lovely frame. nice shot.

13 Mar 2013 4:14pm

franz from Baden, Austria

those bags are surely a lot easier to handle ...
(not so sure if i really like the processing here, though i do say it's novel and unusual ...)

13 Mar 2013 4:28pm

CarineB from Paris, France

Great capture ! Very original !

13 Mar 2013 4:30pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Wonderful image! So different and so beautiful.

13 Mar 2013 4:45pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Beautiful bright image! Very interesting too!

13 Mar 2013 4:49pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Haaaaaaaa c'est chouette de voir cela merci du partage!!! belle photo!

13 Mar 2013 5:25pm

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Beautiful composition, the colors are stunning with a nice treatment. I did not know that was collected maple syrup this way ... Thank you for sharing.
Have a good day.

13 Mar 2013 5:39pm

helys from Paris, France

Great perspectives, textures, lighting, colors

13 Mar 2013 5:42pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

C'est le rationnement en eau! ça sent le stress hydrique...
Bonne fin de journée, boissons à volonté !

13 Mar 2013 5:48pm

tataray from france, France

Magnifique ... cette composition)

13 Mar 2013 5:49pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

I wondered a while before I read your explanation...

13 Mar 2013 5:57pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Well spotted and nicley photographed.

13 Mar 2013 5:58pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Things are always changing. Love that title Ruthie and your photo, perhaps I'll make some pancakes tonight! :) Enjoy your day!

13 Mar 2013 6:00pm

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Is it solid enough ? great picture !

13 Mar 2013 6:00pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

MMHH !! Maple Syrup..

13 Mar 2013 6:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Precious stuff. I've seen where thieves are stealing maple syrup in Canada because of the high price it commands.

13 Mar 2013 6:26pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

We collect birch sap in the spring. It is a very popular drink.

13 Mar 2013 6:37pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, that's great to see, I have never seen it done with the bags, Mmmm I love maple syrup

13 Mar 2013 6:46pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Eye-catching post-processing achieved here! Looks like a bountiful season for sap!

13 Mar 2013 6:55pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome! Best regards!

13 Mar 2013 6:56pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Very unusual Ruthie, very interesting.

13 Mar 2013 8:34pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

cool processing

13 Mar 2013 8:37pm

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Wonderful idea, all the plastic bag is good enough! :-))Haleja.

Happy day, my friend!

13 Mar 2013 9:12pm

El pare from prepirineu, Andorra

It made me think that those trees are in the hospital with a catheter for urine.
Good pic.

13 Mar 2013 9:25pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Nice shot lovely framed!

13 Mar 2013 10:13pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! This is really interesting. I have never seen sap collected but I am sure plastic bags is definitely an updated way. Nice treatment and detail.

13 Mar 2013 11:50pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great frame and documentation of the process; I've never seen this before ... great post and capture! How long do they leave the bags on the trees to collect the syrup?

14 Mar 2013 12:02am

Dan from Quartz Hill, United States

Great Title, I have read about that, Thank You!

14 Mar 2013 12:18am

HARRY OCONNOR from Apex NC, United States

Of course the modern way is plastic bags over metal buckets! I do like the color and the way you caught the perspective of the tree line.

14 Mar 2013 1:17am

Irene from San Francisco, United States

interesting how they are collecting the syrup.

14 Mar 2013 2:28am

Michael Rawluk from Canada

It somehow seems that plastic shouldn't touch the sap. They should be good old buckets.

14 Mar 2013 3:15am

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Maravillosa imagen, con buena ambientación,texturas
iluminación y color... Genial forma de extraer el jarabe
de los troncos...***** Un abrazo

14 Mar 2013 7:57am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

The modern way might be more efficient, but not as picturesque.

14 Mar 2013 10:08am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

I hadn't seen plastic bags being used for maple sap gathering, but it makes sense. Thanks for sharing.

14 Mar 2013 11:20am