July 14-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: July: July 14-10
Buttercups    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Donna MacIntosh
Pretty in pink    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Donna MacIntosh
Wintergreen berries    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Donna MacIntosh
Piggy back pine    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Donna MacIntosh

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 07:32 am:

When you're out and about on foot in the Keweenaw, be careful where you step. There are so many beautiful things sprouting out from the ground, if you're not careful, you'll be trampling them all. Haven Falls in Lac La Belle is the location in our first shot from Donna MacIntosh. I love how the photo is focused on the buttercups and then encompasses the whole scene, so you can see the close-up beauty of the flowers and yet still enjoy the waterfall in the background. Donna continues on her "underfoot" beauty tour, with a pretty pink flower that I have no clue as to the name of. Hopefully someone will be better-informed on flowers than I am and they'll let us know it's name. Next is the Wintergreen berries, which I think both the leaves and fruit of this plant are edible, so you can double your pleasure with this one.

Then today's last shot shows a little Pine tree with some real Yooper SISU. I can just picture that little tree, if it could talk, saying, "No way they're going to stop me from growing UP! :->

By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 07:54 am:

My dear friend, Tina, comes up annually from Florida, and when she does, she and I ALWAYS schedule a day to do our "Harbor Run"...this was a good year...a good run...saw deer, a bear with a cub, and a turtle laying it's eggs....we always have a great time!

The tree growing in the stump is up in the Copper Harbor cemetery.

Tina never had a wintergreen berry before. As kids, our Grandparents always had us out in the woods...we ate lots of them!

Have a great day!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 08:47 am:

Nice photos, especially the last one. I am not a believer in reincarnation, but it looks like someone came back as a tree.

By Tom (Tom) on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 10:21 am:

As kids we called those berries skunk berries. They aren't very tasty.
The pattern on that picture of the flower, the pink one, is nice-----nature is really fascinating.

By Sharon I. Smith (Sharons) on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 10:58 am:

The pink flower is apparently a "maiden pink", which is not a native wildflower, but it certainly is one of the prettier aliens around.The flower is only about5/8" in diameter.

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 11:31 am:

Alex, Maybe the tree came back as a tree. It may have thought it was cut down in its prime. =D

Tom, Could you perhaps have tasted partridge or bearberries? They both have generally the same size and coloration of the wintergreen and are found more frequently. Neither have the distinctive end of the wintergreen, though, which I find very tasty.
Wintergreen Berry Blossom End Partridge Berry Blossom End Bear Berry Blossom End

By Norma in Midland (Normainmidland) on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 12:39 pm:

I miss Haven Park! What memories!!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 02:02 pm:

Richard...there definitely is some poetic wisdom in that photo.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 04:28 pm:

Beautiful pictures.

By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 08:32 pm:

Those were wintergreen berries. They weren't there when we left. And they were good! :D

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