A Hazy Shade of Winter (Speechless Sunday)

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A Hazy Shade of Winter (Speechless Sunday)

Controlled burning in the NJ Pinelands

Actually, it’s a sign of spring here in southern Ocean County, where the NJ Pinelands meet the Jersey Shore. 

The NJ Forest Fire Service is conducting controlled burns along Route 539, west of the Parkway in Little Egg Harbor.

The NJ Forest Fire Service sets the small fires to clear underbrush which could intensify wildfires.  New Jersey's spring wildfire season starts in March.   

The sky was Jersey Shore blue today, but not so on Route 539 in the Pinelands!

Prescribed Buning in the NJ Pinelands


NJ Pinelands off Route 539 Little Egg Harbor

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Rainmaker
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Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
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Controlled burns sure can prevent some major fires. Too bad it has taken so long for some people to realize that.

Feb 26, 2012 12:59 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Nick T Pappas
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Laura, it seems like March is a little early for wildfires.  I wouldn't have thought that was much of a problem up your way...guess I need to get out more.

Feb 26, 2012 02:44 PM #2
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Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
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Than-Yes, people around here have mixed feelings about it!

Nick-It's never too early for a wildfire in the NJ Pinelands!

Feb 27, 2012 02:22 AM #3
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James Dray
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If you hadn't told us and just posted the photos I would have thought someone had started a forest fire.  I don't agree or disagree with a controlled burn what are your thoughts?

Feb 27, 2012 03:29 AM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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While that top photo has a special feel to it, I am really fond of the last photo with the trail coming in from the side, and the leaves of red on the trees.  It was composed a little differently than many photographers would have done.  I like it especially, because of it's unique perspective.

Feb 27, 2012 12:52 PM #5
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Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
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Myrl-My views, according to many are sometimes skewed!!! 

Feb 28, 2012 02:38 AM #6
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Kathy Clulow
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Laura - I understand the rational for the controlled burns but can't help but wonder what it does to the environment. We were in Florida Panhandle a while back and the smoke from the controlled burns created a haze in the sky over the Gulf of Mexico for days.

Feb 28, 2012 06:46 AM #7
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Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
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Kathy I know what mean...the fire Sunday didn't even smell like a NJ Pinelands fire!

Feb 28, 2012 07:55 AM #8
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Mmm....spring is on the way....and this will put the scent in the air...and improve the shore eye candy as well.

Mar 16, 2012 04:26 AM #9
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