Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Chilly temps freeze lake

When we arrived to work yesterday, our thermometer read zero...this morning, it was a chilly 18 degrees. The lake has frozen in an interested oblong shape. I have attached some pictures below.

The springs are running, breaking up chunks of frozen mud.

When temps drop, rhododendron leaves curl up tightly. As the soil begins to freeze up and water uptake becomes more difficult for roots and as the dry, cold air above ground begins to sap moisture from plants, rhododendron and many other plants take precautions to conserve their moisture.