Friday, January 15, 2010

Hoarfrost and Soybeans

Today, January 15, a spectacular hoarfrost coated the campus, elegantly aging the bobcat stationed in front of the Administrative Building on the Campus of a Thousand Oaks.

As the following shot indicates, the frost spiked the trees on campus--this tree looks like a magnet that attracts iron-white filings and sits in front of the CAATS Building.

I took a stroll around campus, taking a series of photographs and posted a few; you can tell which shot came from my falling in the snow.

From hoarfrost to harvest:

The photograph of the combine comes from November, when Mark Moody allowed me to accompany him as he harvested Daryl Long's soybeans.

I had never stuck my head inside the cockpit of one of these machines and so appreciated both the ride and Mark's enthusiastic explanations and his detailed description of the process.

Mark invited me along to harvest Daryl's corn, so I held off posting these photographs; however, the wet weather precluded using the combine.

I look forward to the fall harvest to experience the corn.


Anonymous said...

these are gorgeous.

Katie said...

I'm so happy you took pictures of this frost! I had never seen anything like it before and thought it was beautiful. Thanks!

PSC Student said...

Those picture are really beautiful.

Becky said...

Beautiful work! We are lucky to have you on campus!

Anonymous said...

Great photos, Bill! Mark rocks!