Apr 20-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: April: Apr 20-09
Spring Crocuses    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Joyce Tormala
Mini bouquet    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Joyce Tormala
All in a bunch    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Rebecca Frederick
Looking down from above    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Rebecca Frederick

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 05:51 am:

It's official, the crocuses are out, so that means Spring is here. We have several bouquets to enjoy today, from a number of different angles. The top two photos come from Joyce Tormala, with the bottom two from Rebecca Frederick. These colorful blooms are a "sight for sore eyes," after the long, cold winter we've just survived here UP North. A person can't help but smile when you spot these beauties sprouting out of the soil, brightening up the landscape.

Take a good look at the second photo. Joyce got her camera in there good and close, so you can get a good look at the center of the crocus... it's like a mini-bouquet, so you're actually getting two for the price of one with these spring flowers!

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 06:04 am:

Phenomenal pics.....now if you can still see them today....

By D. Clark (Dcclark) on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 07:15 am:

Beautiful crocuses! They really are a sign of spring.

But... sorry to be the bearer of bad news... but I'm looking out my window (in Houghton) right now and the ground is totally covered with snow again! We actually have a Winter Storm Watch until tomorrow, for up to a FOOT of snow in the higher areas. Lots of heavy, wet snow coming down. (Amusingly, I can still hear some birds chirping away!)

The crocuses sure were pretty while they lasted... these bunches of crocuses really are amazing. I was lucky enough to get a shot of them before it got cloudy and cool (this one).

By SARAH CUDLIP (Porter) on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 08:39 am:


By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 09:10 am:

Beautiful color! The human eye is an amazing thing and the process by how we see things is even more amazing. If you get a chance, I recommend finding an article about what happens when light enters the eye and the series of processes that take place to get that information to the brain.

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 09:19 am:

We are also supposed to have a chance of wet snow mixed with rain tomorrow. Hopefully the tulips can take it(I read someplace that that they came from the Russian steppes originally). I'm not too happy myself.

By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 09:44 am:

Beautiful--except everything up here is covered with several inches of snow this morning. Only the tips of the tulips and daffodils are sticking out.
But at least it's not the 3 feet Denver got.

By Hilarie Alwine (Halwine) on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 10:17 am:

Snowing in Iron Mountain, MI. Ground totally covered! I love the snow, but not so much today! I like it more in January and February. I found it difficult to look past my digust to the beaty of the snow today!

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 12:18 pm:

Still no color in the yard so these pictures give me some hope, just a little more snow needs to go. Very nice pictures and #2 reminds me of a Georgia O'Keefe.

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 12:52 pm:

Sorry for the glitch with 'Day in History'. Hopefully get it fixed later.

By Maria Sturos (Mrsturos) on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 01:23 pm:

I am in Minnesota visiting my daughter Gretchen who just delivered a new born baby girl, Mayme Elizabeth. Her brother called to tell her to look at the crocuses on pasty.com. We feel that Johnny sent his sister a bouquet of beautiful yellow and purple crocuses. Thanks, John and also the photograhers who took the pictures.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 04:43 pm:

Absolutely beautiful! Don't think I've seen anything like these pics yet around my neck of the woods.

By Tim Collins (Timc) on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 04:50 pm:

I like the second picture because it reminds me of saffron - a Copper Country staple in so many good foods. Hey, as a matter of fact, Saffron comes from the crocus plant!

Saffron: Crocus plant belonging to the iris family, probably native to southwestern Asia, and formerly widely cultivated in Europe; also the dried orange-yellow stigmas of its purple flowers, used for colouring and flavouring in cookery. (Crocus sativus, family Iridaceae.)

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 08:20 pm:

When I got my pansies it was 75 degrees. Then it started to rain and got cold. So now my pansies are inside. I really think they are happy to be inside. ;O) I will put them back outside in a couple days.

I love all the pictures today.

By Just me (Jaby) on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 10:21 pm:

Beautiful pictures today.....but I think my crocuses have croaked!

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 11:22 pm:

Did you know?

Saffron, which has for decades been the world's most expensive spice by weight, is native to Southwest Asia. Saffron is known as 'Kasubha' in The Philippines and St.John's, 'Kesar' in India, and 'Kong' in Kashmir, which is among the few places in the world where the spice grows.

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