June 02-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: June: June 02-06
Bursting apple blooms    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Barb Nelson
Covered in white    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Tanya Voldarski
Sunshine and blossoms    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Ashley Byykkonen

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 06:18 am:

These three shots today from Barb Nelson, Tanya Voldarski and Ashley Byykkonen, respectively, give us a sense of promise that there will be some big juicy apples replacing the blossoms in just a few months here in the U.P.! Well, actually the third photo is from a crabapple tree, if I'm not mistaken, which of course doesn't produce large fruit, but sure provides some gorgeous colors to the landscape this time of year and delicious jelly later in the season. Apple trees serve a dual purpose, since these blossoms adorn the countryside, turning ordinary fields and yards into extraordinary sights for our eyes and scents for our nose, then nature replaces them with edible fruit to fill our bellies later on. A veritable treat for the senses!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 07:04 am:

These pictures are a sight to behold, aren't they? It was like that out here about a month ago with the apple blossoms, cherry blossoms and even our plum blossoms. I love spring. It is always filled with such promise for things to come. It's like a new beginning every year. Happy day everyone!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 07:24 am:

Gorgeous! I love the sights of blossoms.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 07:42 am:

Love these pictures. Our fruit trees bloomed a
few weeks ago here in Toronto, but the lilacs
lasted until a couple of days ago. Right now
the lupines are in bloom as are the poppies.
I'm with you deb--nothing like Spring!

When we were in the UP two weeks ago, the
sugar plums were in bloom. Yum. Good
grazing come July. Hope the wild
strawberries and blueberries made it after the
frosts of that weekend.

By Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 08:34 am:

Beautiful pics!

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 09:11 am:

Barb, Tanya and Ashley....Beautiful photo's. I gasped when I saw them this morning. Thanks so much.

By Mr. Bill (Mrbill) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 10:38 am:

The clusters un-tended fruit trees in the most remote areas around the copper country almost always denote a mining location from years past. If they could only speak today.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 11:05 am:

Tis true Mr. Bill. Another giveaway to a former mining location; thimbleberry bushes......

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 11:09 am:

Beautiful pictures today(as always). Love seeing the trees in bloom.

By tom ghering (Tomgheringtcmi) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 12:17 pm:

I have found thimbleberry bushes as far east as Drummond Island..........Kosk...just what are sugar plums?.....I find them on the internet in California, but am not familiar with them...Thanks

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 12:24 pm:

Tom, I think sugar plums can be found in Gay. My dad introduced my husband and I to them a few years back when we were in Gay picking blueberries. They are delicious. My husband loves them. They're smallish I think and are shaped like plums. Kosk?

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 12:31 pm:

You mean the sugar plum fairy in the song "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"?? Yea, I hear California is full of them...... :P

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 01:15 pm:

Eclogite: You've been having your sugar plums fermented lately!

By Hilarie Alwine (Halwine) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 01:28 pm:

Well, it's nice to see some real flowers instead of those weeds you call Dandelions! HA HA! Just kidding! This is an on going joke between Nate and I. Anyway, beautiful pictures today!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 01:47 pm:

Maija: Shhhhhh, don't tell Dr. Nat ;-)

I remember when we lived in Red Jacket we had LOTS of apple trees in the backyard. Those were the most tart apples I've ever eaten though!! They were the best for pies, sauce, and Dr. Nat's specialty, apple crisp......

By Debra J McCumber (Debrajean) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 02:41 pm:

Hey Hilarie - Dandelions Rule!!!! : )

By Nate (Nalwine) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 03:13 pm:

I think a nice patch of dandelions growing underneath that apple tree would be ideal.

I can't wait for apples this year! Apple pie and vanilla ice cream yum....

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 06:17 pm:

Capt. Paul, What is the meaning behind California having sugarplum fairies?:) I laughed anyway.

By a m hill (Lvcamnotes) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 06:49 pm:


when i grew up, our family would search for our
annual supply of thimbleberries for preserves.
they were not easy to find. are you suggesting
a prolific source of thimbleberries?

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 07:26 pm:


They grow on trees and look like plums.
They're a bit seedy, but to those who love
them, a yummy treat.

Ok Capt Paul we're waiting for your
explanation to Deb....

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 07:30 pm:

Kosk, I know, I know, call on me. I got my hand up.

By james f. haven (Technoido) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 08:08 pm:

Well I've heard that Californina is the land of fruits and nuts, now I
know what kind of fruits at least.

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 09:08 pm:

i have to agree with capt. paul

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 09:14 pm:

Beautiful pictures today. I loved crabapples,used to grab a few for my walk back to school. The homemade jelly was great on homemade bread with home churned butter. Soooo good!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 09:32 pm:

Francesinga-- Sounds like you're due for a
trip to the UP. I can almost taste what you've
described. Yum!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, June 2, 2006 - 10:58 pm:

Lol, I was making reference to the sugar plums, not the fairy in the ballet. ;-)

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 03:23 pm:

Beautiful blossoms!

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