5.02.2006

florida icicles





These pictures are of our orange trees, after one of our Febuary freezes. (yes, fl gets freezes every winter). Orange season runs Dec.-March. But they're not freeze hardy trees. You have 2 options to keep your oranges from getting destroyed: 1)Cover them with frostcloth or 2) Run your hose all night so the water freezes on the plants. (this also keeps your pipes from freezing and consequently bursting) I forget the scientific explanation of how freezing trees with water keeps them from "freezing"... Every year, I beg to hang a hose in the branches so we can make icicles. We never do. But this year, the trees were too big to cover. The next morning, we went out and took pics of the rare sight. (actually, i doubt they'll be shrinking so we'll have to do this every year now.)
There you have the not-so-strange tale of how we get icicles in Florida. They melt rather fast. But it's fun while it lasts. (especially the standing around in 30 degrees in flip flops. not wisdom.)

77 comments:

damaris said...

sure dell. sounds great! what time in spring? although by then i'll be almost 19 and i just might end up not coming back...heehee. just kidding.

aly said...

woah. dami, were you going?

thats really cool. see florida is great too.

joel sczebel said...

Ice is beautiful.




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Josh Sczebel said...

nice.
i really don't know what to say.
o well.

Delian said...

she's alive! Hey, um I don't know when it would be... about a year from now (April or May...). I'm planning on going to a camp of my uncle's in Alaska and stopping by all those canadian hosers (;) on the way there.

joel sczebel said...

i like oranges.

Delian said...

I like grape fruit...

joe. said...

I like grape fruit pop.
or soda as you americans would call it.

Delian said...

grapefruit pop? (yes, I call it pop sometimes as well!) that (personally) sounds disgusting... but yeah, I've never had it before so I'd better not judge it.

joel sczebel said...

it's good.

Delian said...

really? I would never have known... lol.

joel sczebel said...

I sense sarcasm.

dami said...

do ya'll have izzie pop in teh states? well actually it's not really pop...but they have a grapefruit one and it's good.

i like pretty much all citrus. when you're raised on something you're gonna like it.

me myself and i said...

No we don't have any Izzie pop in the states but we do have this grapefruit soda called fresca.




yo, d the ice INSULATES the tree.

me myself and i said...

Oh my Lanta,i cant believe D asked you had it in the states!i thought some canadian asked.


Damaris what the heck is izzie pop?

still your big sister (no matter how tall you get) said...

oh my dear little brother. that is not how you spell oh my lanta. no capitalization.
and we do have Izze. they sell it at starbucks. it comes in lots of flavors.
technically, i asked "if you had it in the states". it may have been a stupid question, but my english was correct.
finally, i never have been and never shall be called that.

thanks for your attention to these matters...HAHAHAHA.

*smile*

joel sczebel said...

We have izze too.
And we have grapefruit pop.

als said...

sorry guys but this is the lamest discussion ever!

i don't like izze. i like happy juice. it is good.

joel sczebel said...

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brit said...

Yeah, guys. New topic.

Delian said...

'Ok, TIME OUT! so... have you guys been to the mall?' Quote from a movie... if you know what it is speak!

als said...

some whimpy chic flick......

amazed said...

It's funny how ali says some wimpy chic flic, and she's a girl.

joel sczebel said...

You know what? no.

lami dami said...

huffy breath. that is MY line joe.

you always steal my songs and my sayings. oh well.

uuumm remember aly... i AM lame! you told me so yourself.

joel sczebel said...

I don't intentionally steal your thunder dams.

someone said...

Hi dell.I went to your little bros' blog but since i don't blog i can't comment on it.

I also read you "phantom hunters journal" thingy and was woundering what was up with that?!

dams said...

it's 'k. i wasn't being serious upset. just lame humor upset. like josh's lame proud humor kick he was on.

Delian said...

who on earth is 'someone'??

And no als. it's not a whimpy chic flick. Speaking of which do you like chic flicks? Or just good ones? ;)

joel sczebel said...

.

als said...

i pretty much like all chick flicks. haha. i am just bugging you. my new two favs are sweet home alabama and just like heaven. bring it on reese.

Delian said...

what? I'm stil totally in luv with Pride and Prejudice! ;)

joel sczebel said...

P and P was good.

great cinematography.

joel sczebel said...

teal sharpie.

Delian said...

so that was the only reason you liked it then... for its cinematography??

teal is terrific and tender. mmm.

dami said...

that was the only reason i liked it. besides the great music and scenery.

speaking of teal sharpies...i sharpied my pinkie again the other day for the randomness of it.
have my green and pink sharpies been lost yet?

joel sczebel said...

no, they're not lost.
I could give you your teal one back at Na since you like it so much.

damaris said...

Hahahaha. that would be very sweet of you if only i didn't HAVE my teal one with me. remember, you exchanged with me right before we left. cause i was being a whining hoser. you have my green one.
and josh had my pink one.

i had a post all written out...and it wasn't too long, but it was like iced tea on a summer day...only it didn't post. my pc is acting up and i'm being called for dinner. maybe i can right a good post afterwards.

(i wouldn't say the one i wrote was good, but it flowed so nicely it's a shame i lost it.)

Brittany said...

Our internet has been acting up for the last few weeks.

Elizabeth said...

p and p is also one of my favorites. i am just on a reese witherspoon kick.

josephsczebel said...

I forgot that I had to give back the teal one.
You gave me the lime one.
I thought that I still had the teal one because als bought one too.

damaris said...

you didn't HAVE to give it back. you CHOSE to.

joel sczebel said...

Well that's believing the best, now isn't it?

it's too bad because the lime one doesn't work on fingernails.

Delian said...

when I met dami she had a teal colored pinkie... hahaha. Good times.

Elizabeth said...

we all do. i have the original pink one. and i am holding it for ransom. no one will ever use it, and it is NOT going to na. as long as i can't be there, it can't either. tuff love.

dami said...

aaaawwww man. i thought it would be fun to trade and give ya'll the original teal in exchange for teh pink...but i guess not. (the original teal is pretty worn out anyway)

joel sczebel said...

dang.

Anonymous said...

your blog is getting dusty.You haven't ahd a new post in eons.




teh ninny mouse

Anonymous said...

ps.digital dust.



the ninny mouse

joel sczebel said...

sure.

joel sczebel said...

50 comments.

Jolly popular blog you have here dami.

GN>

out.

Delian said...

I'll say! 52 comments (which I think this one will be) is more then enough ;).

Andrew said...

Very cool pictures. I didn't know any of that.

PS. You wanted to be an Air Ranger?

Delian said...

I officially like sk8boarding in the dark.

from the inside o.u.t.

joel sczebel said...

I agree.
Night sessions rock.

joel sczebel said...

I agree.
Night sessions rock.

dami said...

well...see both sides of my family are in the Air Force...so yeah. i wanted to do anything involving danger and flying things....
that was before i grew up. haha.

apologies for the old post (it is covered in dust, i agree) i composed one, but it was deleted. and now every night i get on i am immediatley kicked off.

as rebekah says "i'm calling for damaris...does she even live here anymore?"

sorry beks. i'm not sure.
(poor girl has left a bajillion messages but i haven't had time to call her back yet.)

Brittany said...

Just do one of Lauren's posts. "HI!, BYE!"

joe. said...

true that.

Delian said...

Hi Bye. Isn't that a lot like life?

joel sczebel said...

no.yes.

Elizabeth said...

or yes, no. or maybe. i love lauren. and i love damaris. does becks have a blog?

someone in the know said...

standby...it is coming to a computer near you...a new post from she herself!

a somewhat sheepish lurker said...

...Well it's about time! ;-) I've been wondering when we'd get a new post, since I became slightly addicted to your blog several nights ago! (ahhh, now you know who I am! Should we keep your friends guessing? Or would it be a horrible letdown for them to learn I'm just a friend of your mom's? :) ...Just another mom who stumbled across your blog (or rather, clicked and followed a direct link! ;) and has been amazed to get to know a bit better the girl I've witnessed grow up before our eyes. One thing I meant to mention on Tuesday (when I acted like such a gushing groupie ;) is how much I SO enjoyed your posts about Grace Church. Your anticipation for it, heart to serve in it, and just your sincere LOVE, for first Christ, and also His Church, really inspire me and give me MUCH hope! Hope for it's future and for my own daughter who so looks up to you. It's so much more of a joy now to serve alongside you. You possess such a beautiful heart and it is so evident in all of your posts. Thank you for allowing me a little glimpse into your life. It's encouraging for this youngish mom to see the fruit of her friends' efforts, by observing such obvious grace and maturity in your life.

I was going to wait until you posted again before leaving a comment, but you took too long! :) (Amen?) I promise not to intrude in your online world TOO often.

Looking forward to your next post!

Do I get a prize for longest comment? :)

damaris said...

i just want to say that mrs. wilcox is welcome anytime in this corner of my world! ya'll will love her. she is such a creative writer and a precious mom.

thank you so much for the encouragment "sheepish lurker". it means alot coming from someone who's known me since my "anne-of-green-gables" days.

as soon as i escape the madness of recital preperation i WILL post. don't feel too neglected. my family is even wondering if i live at home right now...

wilcoxfamily said...

awww. thanks :)

Brittany said...

I'll be praying for your rehearsal and recital. I really wanted to see it but it didn't work out.

Andrew said...

Wow, that's cool. We have a couple people on one side who were in the Navy, like my Grandpa who just stepped through the door right here actualy, he was in a bunch of wars and stuff, and he got shot down in Vietnam and spent about five years eating nothing but boiled cabbage and bannans.

So what's all this about running off to Alaska?

joe. said...

I think everyone wants to go to Alaska.

Delian said...

I do!! My uncle aunt and two cousins (who all rock!!) are up there!

Brittany said...

I want to go to Hawaii.

Brittany said...

Not Alaska.

Delian said...

I don't really want to go to Hawaii (unless all expenses were covered) and if I got to be somewhere very close to the beach.

Elizabeth said...

i want to go to europe, i know it is so sappy but hey, it is better then alaska, although it would be beautiful.

Brian Wells said...

Betty,
Go to bed. You have a big day tomorrow.

Brian Wells said...

I think 76 comments means it's time to say,
"Hi
Bye"

and

start

another

topic.

Are

we

blogging

or

in a chat room.

Goodnight and God Bless.

Brian Wells said...

teal sharpie can't spell
INSIGNIFICO....