Trees Are Good - The difference in temperature between the Pasture and the Tunnel of Trees beginning July 29, 2014

Noticing a difference in temperature between the Pasture and the Tunnel of Trees we put a thermometer in both places to record exactly how different the temperatures are in each... we'll just let the pictures tell the story.
Where we live in Central Florida is a Pine Sandhill we call the Tunnel of Trees. It's loaded with Laurel Oaks, Long Needle Pines and a few Live Oak Trees. We also have the pasture where a few Laurel Oaks, Scrub Live Oaks and Turkey Oaks live. 

An intro video to the Tunnel of Trees and The Pasture.
Scroll down to see the pictures of the thermometers.

The Tunnel of Trees

The Pasture

Trees are good! 
He who plants a Tree plants a hope. - Lucy Larcom

Trees Are Good at 4:00 pm on Friday May 21, 2021 It's getting hotter by the minute in Central Florida!!

 Again the Tunnel of Trees has proven to be a safe haven and a cool spot... Our Ruby-throated Humming Birds have fledged and Momma is bringing them to the feeder with her. It's an amazing thing to witness! 

It's 85 degrees in the Tunnel of Trees and 90 degrees in the pasture.

Trees Are Good at 3:00 pm on Sunday March 7, 2021

The Pasture and Tunnel of Trees are very close in temperatures today. 
It's a beautiful March Day in Eustis, FL!

Trees Are Good Christmas Day 2020 at 2:30 pm

It's 55 degrees in the Tunnel of Trees and only 53 in The Pasture. Once again the trees are holding in the heat. Trees ARE Good!!

                                        As the Old retreats to the Earth the New arises! 
   We have 22 new Turkey Oaks that have come up in the pasture in 2020. It has been a banner year 
for growth in the Pasture

Trees Are Good! Friday October 16, 2020 and Fall is in the Air!!

                      86 degrees in the Tunnel of Trees sure beats the Pasture today at a whopping 98.  
              The humidity is only at 58% so we'll take it :-). We've seen our first Gray Catbird, Phoebe, Pied-billed Grebe and lots of Kingfishers. It's game on Fall! The St Johns River is flooding at about 22 ft from the bridge in Astor where it usually sits at 24 ft and our lakes are loving the water levels too. The Too Wendy and Liki Tiki barely fit under the Wells Ave bridge now and won't go under it at all without two 45 gal trash cans filled with water for ballast. Life is Good and so are Trees!! 

Sunday July 19th, 2020 10:30AM Trees Are Good and Alexander Springs Run is free of the strange yellow algae!

At 10:30 this morning the Pasture and Tunnel of Trees are running neck and neck at 87 degrees.
Yesterday at 1:45 the Pasture was 100 degrees and the Tunnel of Trees was 90. 

On a side note: With Covid-19 and more people staying home... Alexander Springs is once again clear of that yellow string algae mess that was in the river.

The Mountains are calling and I must go... John Muir

Friday July 10, 2020 4:30 PM Trees Are Good and our Longleaf Pine might be moving out of it's Grass Stage!!

At 94 degrees in the Tunnel of Trees, it's a Hot Mo

But at 97 in the Pasture, it's really One Hot Mo!

In 2012 we planted this Longleaf Pine in our front yard in honor of our horse Cajun Kid Flower. We have since learned that they can spend several years in a "Grass Stage". Today, 8 years later, it looks like it finally might be moving toward being an actual tree! We can't wait to see what it grows up to be!

Sunday May 31st, 2020 10:00 AM Trees Are Good and Crew Dragon has made it to the ISS!

Yesterday May 30th, 2020 two NASA astronauts, Robert L. Behnken and Douglas G. Hurley, were launched into orbit atop a SpaceX rocket. It was the first time the private company, founded by the billionaire Elon Musk, had ever launched humans into space. It was also the first time since 2011, when NASA retired its space shuttles, that astronauts had lifted off for the International Space Station from American soil. At 10:16 AM today they made it to the International Space Station!

                     It's 85 degrees in the Tunnel of Trees and 89 in the Pasture, Trees are good!! 

Friday March 27th, 2020 The CoVid 19 Virus might be scaring the Crap out of people but... Trees Are Always Good!!

The Tunnel of Trees is the place to be! It's way to hot for it to be Any day in March at 9:30 AM...

         But the pasture is even hotter today!

First Pics of 2020! Friday January 17th... Trees Are Good!!

It's 9:45 am and the Tunnel of Trees is a comfortable spot this morning. 

Oddly enough the Pasture is just a few degrees cooler than the Tunnel of Trees :-). Our assumption is that the trees not only cool the yard down on a hot day but keep it warm on a cool day. 
Trees ARE a great thing!

December 27th, 2019 at high Noon... Trees Are Good!!

 December 27th and it's 80 degrees in the Tunnel of Trees

But it's 82 in the Pasture... Ding, Ding, Ding the award goes to the Tunnel of Trees!

November 1, 2019 at Noon and the Tunnel of Trees is an extremely pleasant place to be. Trees Are Good!!

Today November 1, 2019 the Tunnel of Trees is a beautiful spot at 76 degrees! The St Johns River has been at minor flood stage since September 2019 but has come down a bit now. Stranger things have happened?? 

The Pasture is a pleasant 80 degrees on this beautiful Fall day!

Trees are Good 11:15 am on Sunday September 1, 2019

Taking a break from preparations for Hurricane Dorian the Pasture and The Tunnel of Trees are almost exactly the same. The Pasture is even a degree or too cooler this morning!  

Trees are Good Saturday August 10, 2019 at 1:30 pm

It's been a wet Summer thank goodness. The rains have kept the temps down a bit. 
Today the thermometer reads 95 degrees in the Tunnel of Trees and 100 in the Pasture.

The Pasture at 100 degrees. Not the place to be hanging out today!