Apr 20-17

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2017: April: Apr 20-17
2004: Great Blue Heron    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Paul Talvensaari
2009: Crocuses up close    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Joyce Tormala
2017: Bed of Crocuses    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Bob Gilreath
Timelapse Crocus    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 08:40 am:

So often throughout the past 19 years, the Pasty Cam has featured "close-up" shots of various Upper Michigan subjects, including birds and blooms. Back in 2004, Paul Talvensaari shared his photo of a Great Blue Heron wading in a bit of open water it found amongst the ice cover still there that year.

Then in 2009, Joyce Tormala photographed the beautiful and hardy spring flowers that brave the cold mornings here in the Keweenaw. She got right UP close and personal with these crocuses that day and it looks like the snow had already disappeared that year.

We've had a trace of snow off and on this week here in the Copper Country, but it quickly melts each day when the sun comes out. Bob Gilreath gives us a glimpse of this year's beauty blooming in his crocus bed there in Hubbell, in between the snowflakes that have fallen. The color is a welcome sight here UP North.

If you're like me, you don't have enough time to sit and watch flowers bloom and open fully, so today we have a treat, a short timelapse video of some pretty purple crocuses blooming right before our eyes. Enjoy!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 08:51 am:

Awwww!!!! Flowers!!! What a beautiful sight to
behold. Thanks for the great spring pictures and
amazing time lapse!

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 09:16 am:

Nice batch of crocus's or croci? Not sure what the plural word is and the spirit hasn't moved me to look it up right now. I particularly liked the picture of the heron.
No snow in Ishpeming this morning but the word on the street is that it is on the way.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:04 am:

Spring-time pix...love it! Today's video focus; "Hocus-pocus, an emerging crocus".

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 04:40 am:

Pretty flowers, especially.

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