March Of The DC Penguins

If you look very closely, you can see Penguins (or perhaps some other species of bird) marching across the ice.

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10 Responses to March Of The DC Penguins

  1. omanuel says:

    Penguins are a smarter than the species in DC.

  2. rah says:

    Don’t see any Cherry blossoms either.

    • gator69 says:

      My brother who lives in Waldorf said the cherry trees he has seen are getting ready to bud out. They have had enough Winter.

      • Gail Combs says:

        Last weekend the wild cherry trees I looked at were still dormant except for one. I am in mid NC and the morning low was 19 °F — 20 degrees lower than normal again, although it did get up to 58 °F this afternoon.

        • gator69 says:

          As the days become shorter and cooler in fall, deciduous plants stop growing, store energy, lose their leaves and enter a state of dormancy which protects them from the freezing temperatures of winter. Once dormant, a deciduous fruit tree will not resume normal growth, including flowering and fruit set, until it has experienced an amount of cold equal to its minimum “chilling requirement” followed by a certain amount of heat. (Additional factors that affect fruit set include age of tree, nutrition, availability of compatible pollen and weather during bloom.)

          Fruit tree chilling requirements can vary widely from one variety to another. In general, excepting the coldest climates (see “Cold Climates” below), for best performance a variety’s chilling requirement should approximately match the amount of chilling normally received where it is planted. Some highly productive varieties, however, will produce well over a wide range of climates and chilling.

          If a fruit tree is grown where winter cold is insufficient to satisfy the variety’s chilling requirement, blooming and foliation will be delayed and erratic; fruit set and fruit quality will be poor. Conversely, if a tree is grown where winter cold satisfies its chilling requirement too soon, the end of dormancy and loss of hardiness caused by a warm spell could lead to late-winter freeze damage to the tree and/or a too-early bloom. Subsequent hard frosts could cause crop failure year after year.

          http://www.davewilson.com/product-information-general/special-topics/fruit-tree-chilling-requirement

  3. Anything is possible says:

    Come to DC and see Penguins and Polar Bears clash in the wild for the first time.

    In somewhat surprising news, the Penguins are whipping the Polar Bears asses.

  4. Michael 2 says:

    Nice view of Lake Kittamaquandi. No ice fishing I suppose. The birds look a bit like quail.

  5. emsnews says:

    Yes, when I enlarged it, they did look like partridges or quail.

  6. Steve Case says:

    We had a nice thaw in Milwaukee yesterday.

  7. The NOAA says:

    Did you remember to set your thermometers ahead? We did. Gettin’ ready for the hottest summer on record!

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