July 07-06

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Lady Slipper    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Z-Man
Poppy bud    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Joyce Tormala

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, July 7, 2006 - 06:51 am:

When you want to get in close to see water droplets sitting on the flora of the U.P., a good place to start is in the Pasty Central Guest Gallery albums. Two names come readily to mind for good close-up viewing: Z-Man and Joyce Tormala.

The pink and white Lady Slipper, in the top photo by Z-Man, has a light rain still clinging to its petals and leaves. These dainty looking flowers are somewhat rare and its said they can take up to 15 years to flower the first time, with the plant actually living for 50 years!

The scarlet poppy bud captured by Joyce in the second photo has more of a heavy rainfall covering of droplets. I like the way they seem to be hanging on to the fuzzy surface of the leaves. With or without the added adornment of H20, both shots are so real, you find yourself leaning closer to the screen to see if they give off a scent.

By Margo (Margo) on Friday, July 7, 2006 - 06:53 am:

Beautiful pictures. The second one appears to have very fine thorns.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Friday, July 7, 2006 - 07:01 am:


By Margo (Margo) on Friday, July 7, 2006 - 07:44 am:

Mikie, not an easy word to pronounce. Meaning great physical beauty

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, July 7, 2006 - 07:48 am:


By CAL, Oshkosh WI (Cal) on Friday, July 7, 2006 - 08:14 am:

Lady slippers are one of my favorites! Thank you for the gorgeous start to my day.

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Friday, July 7, 2006 - 08:26 am:

great shots, I love my macro zoom on my camera

I have to share this set of pics with you.
One of our students Kyle Schnider took these shots
of the fireworks on the 4th in Copper harbor.

the northern lights added to this years show!


By Cindy, Now in New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Friday, July 7, 2006 - 09:21 am:

There is a beautifully-illustrated children's book about the Lady Slipper called Legend of the Lady Slipper by Kathy Jo Wargin. It's one of, I believe, six or seven Michigan legend books written so far. I read them all to my fourth graders every year and they love them.

By Kate Plemel (Kplemel) on Friday, July 7, 2006 - 09:24 am:

Tell your student his pics of the fireworks in Copper Harbor were absolutely awesome, especially with the Northern Lights showing up. Goes to show Mother Nature can put on a pretty spectacular show also!

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Friday, July 7, 2006 - 09:48 am:

Great shots from your student, Bob.

BridgeCam is getting closer! It's now frozen on July 5!

By Pennie (Trolldiva) on Friday, July 7, 2006 - 09:58 pm:

Do the northern lights ever appear in august? It is probably a dumb question but I am wondering.

By Dan (Skyking) on Saturday, July 8, 2006 - 01:05 am:

Pennie, Yes the northern lights do show there awesome beauty in august. This is one of my favorite times to vacation to the U.P. and pick thimbleberries.

By RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Saturday, July 8, 2006 - 05:14 am:

Pasty Central has featured 'almost live' Northern Lights in August AND September. Here are a couple of my favorites:August

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