Jun 04-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: June: Jun 04-08
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Photos by Ray Lakaaniemi
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Photos by Ray Lakaaniemi
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Photos by Ray Lakaaniemi

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 07:35 am:

Trees, bushes and shrubs are coming back to life now that spring and warmer temperatures have finally arrived in the U.P. Ray Lakaaniemi was out capturing them as they were popping out. I'm going to "go out on a limb" and guess that Ray's first shot is maple leaves sprouting out. I can't tell you though, what kind of tree the buds and the blossoms in the other pictures are from, but I'm betting someone will be able to identify them for us. No matter what trees they adorn, they're a welcome sight, giving us new hope for spring and summer to come.

By Smfwlk (Trollperson) on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 07:43 am:

Cherry or apple blossoms? Great springtime pics!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 07:44 am:

Nice to finally see some leaves UP there!!

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 07:54 am:

I believe apple blossoms show up after the leaves appear on their trees and cherry blossoms before the leaves on their trees. Anybody else?

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 08:01 am:

Morning! The second picture looks like a Flowering Crabtree budding.

By Musicteacher (Musicteacher) on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 08:07 am:

I agree that the first pic is maple leaves. The second
looks just like my flowering crab apple. Apple leaves
sprout before the blossoms. The last picture makes me
want to sneeze.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 08:48 am:

It is nice to see the trees blooming, its about time!

By Lorcie Ford (Lorcie) on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 09:34 am:

I am new here, but wanted to add that I love the pictures, nature is a beautiful wonder.

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 10:03 am:

the buds and flowers look great ... but i'm wondering if anyone has ANY SNOW left hidden anywhere? how about some deep, shaded valley up in the Phoenix area ... ?

By Jim Nicholas (Jimn) on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 10:19 am:

Hi all; It is so strange how the spring blooms up there are so far behind us in the Lower Michigan ares. My flowering crab tree bloomed weeks ago, and is now just leaves. God bless.

By Sharon I. Smith (Sharons) on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 10:39 am:

Jeffkai - there is still a bit left of the 12' pile they took out of the drift on our road in February, but I hope it won't last much longer. It's covered with dirt and ugly, but you can see that little bit of white peeking out. Time to go!!!

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 02:14 pm:

Down here in St. Clair county west of Marine City leafs of Oaks, Catalpa, Mulberry, Ash (Well most of the Ash are dead anyway)etc. only are like the first pic above. Usually by about May 15 everything is full out around here. No Lilac blooms yet and they are usually gone by Memorial day. Maples, Apple, Willow, Elms, most shrubs all leafed out ok 2 weeks ago. The next few days of predicted 85-90f degrees should have everything full out here!

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