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10-SEP-2011 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Soil from 3/4 of the United States

This is alluvial soil brought by the Mississippi River from all of its tributaries in the United States. It was brought in by the river rise in April, May and June.
The live oaks in southeast Louisiana are laden with acorns this year. Sometimes that means the arrival of a very cold winter.

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Frank Wilson23-Sep-2011 02:31
I think I see a piece of Ohio in there!
petesie22-Sep-2011 12:12
With all of the extemes we have seen this summer I look for an unusual winter. I've noticed my trees are loaded, too, but the weather men keep saying warm and DRY. Why am I surprised with the DRY.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography21-Sep-2011 23:53
Very nice capture, Voted.
LynnH21-Sep-2011 14:29
We don't have many acorns here in Houston, but maybe due to drought. After last winter's record freezing temps and this summer's record breaking heat, I need a MILD winter and am praying for a rainy one! I love this PoV, the spreading oaks are quite beautiful!
Neal Nye21-Sep-2011 11:07
Fascinating to think there a part of Minnesota there. I hope the oak trees are wrong and we have a mild winter!
Yvonne21-Sep-2011 06:43
You are having some extreme weather Coleen! This is a beautiful shot even though it is about some disastrous conditions.
Dennis Hoyne21-Sep-2011 04:01
Our oaks up here are really heavy with acorns also. I love this picture, geology was my favorite college subject.
Cindi Smith21-Sep-2011 02:51
All the sediment keeps the Oaks strong. Yeah, I think we are in for a hard winter.
A J Adams21-Sep-2011 02:08
Great that they survived the water.
Guest 20-Sep-2011 21:36
It is amazing how much sediment is washed down stream...
We are getting signs of a cold winter up here, a number of flight ducks are all ready arriving at our local marsh, resting for their continued flight south...
J. Scott Coile20-Sep-2011 21:25
I hope the Winter is gentle.
Karen Stuebing20-Sep-2011 21:16
I've heard that about the acorns. I never knew about the soil from almost the entire US ending up on the banks of the Mississippi there. Lovely photo or these pretty oaks.
Ed Preston20-Sep-2011 21:07
I agree with Zak, put on your bikini and get some rays! Don't know if this sand is good or bad, I kind of know how the deltas are formed but I guessing this is up near New Orleans and it should be farther South. Will this harm the trees etc.?
Zak20-Sep-2011 18:53
looks like they're on the beach!