Thursday, March 24, 2011

Maple Madness

It's that time of year. I call it Maple Madness! Maple trees abound with all sorts of pail configurations collecting sap around here this time of year. Maine Maple Sunday is this coming weekend. Last year, we thought we'd head out to one of the more popular destinations, have some ice cream topped with maple syrup and take some pictures. Mistake! Twenty minutes driving around looking for a parking space, walking a quarter mile along a mud-caked road, and very long lines for ice cream sort of had me humming the old Peggy Lee tune "Is That All There Is?" This Sunday I'll stay in and watch some real March Madness on TV or maybe head over to my buddy JP's place for a taste of some of that sugary sweetness. Check out his blog.
http://jplambert4.wordpress.com/2011/

16 comments:

  1. What a cool picture. You have TAPPED into my love of maple syrup. It's too expensive here in Israel even if you can find it.
    I remember buying "maple people" candy in Maine.

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  2. How sweet it is...especially when you have a sugaring buddy.

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  3. This would be my one of my top quintessential images of what I think of when I gather thoughts about the NE. Love this image... thanks!

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  4. Thanks for the link because the whole process gives me a greater appreciation for the product. The photo is very cool!

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  5. I dare say I have not tasted it before !

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  6. Beautiful! I think you have a good plan for your Sunday.

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  7. Pure maple syrup, now I'm hungry for some pancakes!

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  8. Reminds me of collecting Maple sap with my Grandfather in central Wisconsin and other family members as a kid and then cooking the sap down outside in a huge cooker! Thanks for the memories!

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  9. Very nice. Put your feet up on Sunday and enjoy the games. There will be pictures in the papers.

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  10. With a buttermilk pancake s'il-vous-plaît.

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  11. I would head over to your friend's place with some ice cream - looks like he has lots of syrup!

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  12. A simple but perfect photo of sap-a-runnin' . . .

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  13. That's beautiful and Sunday sounds like a great time. I'm envious! Have some ice cream and syrup for me.

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  14. I have never seen one of these taps. Neat! I'd love to try some fresh syrup.

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  15. I really like the angle of this shot. I enjoy seeing the buckets in stead of all the tubing.
    ☼ Sunny

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