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Flocking Minot (no that is NOT a misspelling).

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services 607851

Filmed on January 17th after several days of heavy fog and temps below freezing. Yes, it is hard to imagine fog in the winter but it is very common in our area. It gives a "flocking" effect to all the trees. It's very beautiful.

This is shot in my front yard which faces Historic Corbett Field where Satchel Paige and many negro leagues played a century ago. When I pan to the right you will also see the Roosevelt Park Zoo. This has been a great neighborhood to raise our children in.

One more flock shot.

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Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Thanks for the history lesson and I do miss the "flocking" of trees by Mother Nature. However, I don't miss them that much to return to NW IN and experience Mother's Nature winter hand.

Jan 17, 2023 01:34 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is understandable Leanne Smith . I would move somewhere warmer myself if family circumstances would change and they just may in two years. 

Jan 17, 2023 01:37 PM
Leanne Smith

Well you know several someone's in AZ. As Brian England  would add Ha Ha

Jan 17, 2023 01:38 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Bob,

I love the flocking  of your trees and the historical data you provided. As lovely as it is I have to admit I've grown accustom to the warmer climate and can't imagine me anywhere else now. Maybe in a couple of years you can rethink things and who knows where you would go!

Jan 17, 2023 01:59 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Elevation will also create fog.  I won't ask if you were young enough to get Satchel Pages autograph or Josh Gibson, the black Babe Ruth at the time

Jan 17, 2023 02:16 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those trees certainly are flocked, Bob.  Looks like all they need is Christmas lights.

Jan 17, 2023 04:46 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Bob, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jan 17, 2023 04:47 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

They are really pretty Dorie Dillard Austin TX but I agree, warmer would be better. You can always enjoy the flocking through pictures like mine.

Jan 17, 2023 06:42 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Satchel had moved on before I moved here 20 years  ago Ed Silva . Funny story of why Satchel lived here for a couple years. The team he was on was playing the Minot Mallards and during the evening after the game he got so drunk he missed the bus out of town the next morning so he joined the Mallards.

Jan 17, 2023 06:59 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

If the sun would come out they would glisten Myrl Jeffcoat at least until the frost melted off.

Jan 17, 2023 07:02 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you for the feature in the Photos group Myrl Jeffcoat . I just wish the photos were as beautiful as the real thing. 😃

Jan 17, 2023 07:04 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Bob- I'm not sure that I've ever seen that much snow!!!!!  Loved the video. 

Jan 17, 2023 07:07 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob... stunning photos... I adore winter scenes like this. I just don't adore living near them!

Jan 18, 2023 04:44 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Our valley gets a lot of fog in the winter as well - and we have the flocked trees also. Well, yesterday they looked like that. It's still dark out so we'll see what the area looks like today!

Jan 18, 2023 04:45 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It definitely looks beautiful but also way too cold for me to want to be there to see it in person, haha.

Jan 18, 2023 05:19 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I am hoping we see little to no more Kathy Streib BUT I am dreaming as I am sure there is much more to come.

Jan 18, 2023 06:44 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Well Nina Hollander, Broker , keeper of my heart, you know you can come visit any time. I would however like you to come in the summer so we can enjoy the beauty of the area in full bloom together.

Jan 18, 2023 06:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Bob "RealMan" Timm hi Bob... you can be pretty sure you wouldn't see me in your end of the world in winter!

Jan 18, 2023 06:52 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Don't go breaking my heart Nina Hollander, Broker . You know I dream of you walking through my door 365 days a year. I promise I will keep you warm.

Jan 18, 2023 06:55 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It would be so beautiful to see your valley Kat Palmiotti . No high wires to obstruct the photos and I can just imagine the stars at night as well.

Jan 18, 2023 06:48 AM
Kat Palmiotti

The stars are amazing Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Jan 18, 2023 06:54 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is why I take the pictures Brian England . I want you to enjoy the beauty with out the cold. I wish I could but then again the pictures to not capture all the beauty about us.

Jan 18, 2023 06:50 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Absolutely beautiful photos - looks like a winter wonderland. I definitely love seeing it from afar at least lol

Jan 18, 2023 06:50 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I certainly understand that Lise Howe . The whole experience is something else tho with the snow crunching beneath your feet and air so fresh and clean it can take your breath away.

Jan 18, 2023 06:53 AM