Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Freeze-Fried Dogwood Berries


These normally red dogwood berries got freeze-fried (or dried?) the other night when temperatures dropped into the teens and never really made it much above freezing during the day. If you notice the right background, one berry on that branch is black; the other is still red. I hope this doesn't mean there won't be as many blossoms this spring. Extreme cold that alternates with unusual warmth really hurts our flowering plants!

7 comments:

American Fork said...

Love this picture. The colors and textures are great!

Marie said...

They look like prunes (pruneaux d'Agen in French).

Halcyon said...

I hope they are not frozen. We have a lot of dogwoods around here too and they are very pretty in spring. Can't wait to see some pics then. :)

Kerri said...

I'm really not sure how that works....I always thought that if the tree was budding or in partial bloom...and it froze...then it would not continue to bloom....but I am not sure about that.

It sure makes for a very neat shot, though!

smilnsigh said...

Hope it won't do damage. But it certainly does make an interesting photo...

Mari-Nanci

brian said...

i love close up shots, and this one is spectacular! it looks like some strange creature...

Andrée said...

wonderful wonderful macro. I'm sorry the cold was damaging your plants, but this is great.