Nov 25-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: November: Nov 25-03
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 06:44 am:

You just never know what you'll find when exploring in the Keweenaw. I've been walking past this tree daily for a couple years now, but never noticed the tree within a tree. Could be because the leaves had been covering the young sapling or maybe I've just been too deep in thought to look up....I'll have to make a note to pay more attention to my surroundings! It sure is kind of this big old gnarly maple to give a nurturing start to a tender little pine. She reminds me of a "Charlie Brown" tree, of course it's not one Snoopy could reach! Sure hope no one cuts it down for the holidays! I'm wondering what type of pine she is?

A Big thanks to Toivo for jumping back in tires are rotated, turkey is thawing, I feel a shopping fervor building up!

By k on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 07:13 am:

Thanks for the weather link via the exclamation mark....
Was that on purpose ??

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 07:42 am:

That was an experiment, K, to test a possible new feature on the Pasty Cam. Here at Pasty Central we stream the audio of Marquette's WHWL, which presents a U.P. wide weather and road report each morning. If we could automate a capture of the report, each day Cam Watchers could get up to speed with travel condition across Upper Michigan.

By mechanic, Center Line on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 07:54 am:

Could this be a maple tree in front of my back porch in Phoenix? If not, I have a friendly tree just like the one pictured.

By MJ,MI on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 09:16 am:

A weather and road report feature would be great, especially when you have loved ones who have to travel a good distance to get home for the holidays or anytime during the winter. I have yet to find a good site for the U.p.road conditions during the winter months. Sure hope I can tune in to for that info soon.

By mjc, MI on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 09:40 am:

Is this tree on Agent street?

By tom tc mich on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 10:48 am:

ah...the white pine...our state tree.

By Dan in Ca. on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 10:55 am:

Good morning from the icy Central Valley of California. It's frosty and 32 degrees here today. Reminds me of my windshield scraping days growing up in the Yoop. Our 'white stuff' is frost, instead of snow. Brrrr..Hey Mary, I think that tree is a vertical mapleyooperpine. Found only on unsuspecting, friendly, yoopermaplehost trees....(just funnin with ya) perhaps Mr. Wheatman might have the botanical name for it??? Have a great day there in the UP. And have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

By Trish, WA on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 11:15 am:

In our neck of the woods (the Pacific NW), we call the
fallen trees that provide the nourishment for the
saplings 'nurse logs'. There are also scattered old-
growth cedar stumps complete with springboard
notches that do the job well.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 11:22 am:

Trish, WA:

This "gnarly old maple" isn't a stump or a fallen tree....she's alive and well. The crook where the little pine is growing is around 7 ft. from the ground!

Nature is an astounding thing!

By waiting for more snow, snow belt on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 12:16 pm:

That's no maple, looks like an elm tree to me, not many of them left after Dutch Elm disease.

By Mary, CA on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 01:14 pm:

Dan in CA,

Where in the Central Valley? I live in Lemoore just south of Fresno. Yes, it is cold. It is sometimes colder here than in the UP.


My sister called from Laurium last night and said it looks like winter is there to stay.

By Kathie, SD on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 01:29 pm:

Hi Trish
I really enjoy this web site and check it out on my lunch hour and saw your message.
Have a wonderful thanksgiving and hi to your family.

By Candy, CA on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 01:29 pm:

Hey, Dan and Mary in the Central Valley,

I live in Lincoln, just north of Sacto. I spent the
majority of my 50 years in Calumet, moving
here just 3 years ago. And it was cold here
this a.m., too -- had to get out my trusty Kevin
Haari construction scraper to take off the frost
from my daughter's car! Still, it's nothing like
the cold of a Copper Country wind going
through you, and we don't have to shovel any
of it...

By Dan in Ca. on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 01:45 pm:

Hi Mary in Ca. I live in Tracy. It's around Stockton, Modesto, Manteca area. It was downright cold this morning. And I agree that it sometimes feels colder here, than in the UP. Been out here in CA for 23 years now...the wind combined with the cold temps can definitely get a persons attention. My car was covered with heavy frost this am...but I didn't have any snow to shovel.

By Connie-Colorado on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 03:17 pm:

I love the weather report!! It's great to hear them say all my favorite towns with their local pronunciations!! Huh huh -- he said Hooton!! I clicked on the ! out of pure curiousity. I got this thing saying I needed to download the media player but when I aborted the download (don't have 38 mins.)it accepted the media player I had and started going! Hope your travels are safe this week everyone!

By Kevin K. Lodi, Ca. on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 03:30 pm:

Hey Dan, Mary ,& Candy,
I'm in the central valley also, Lodi.
I have to agree with Dan, the dampness here can be worse then the cold back in Mich. It gets right into your bones. Been here for 5 years, from Goodrich Mi.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

By Trish, WA on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 05:06 pm:

To Kathie in SD,
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, too! Greet everyone
there, - and don't get the short end of the wishbone!
hugs all around,

By Dan in Ca. on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 05:35 pm:

Mary, Candy and Kevin...good to know that there are other Yoopers around the area that I live in. I've often wondered how many transplanted Yoopers there are in the Sacramento/Valley/Bay area. A lot I'll bet...We would probably meet up if there was a pasty shop around here somewhere ey?? I'm 'thawed out' now from this am...but it'll be night soon, and chilly. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

By Steve in Racine on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 07:06 pm:

I really don't think it's an Elm, maybe an Oak, i'm pretty sure it is.

By Nancy on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 07:28 pm:

Wow - how much snow is there? And how cold?

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 07:29 pm:

Sorry folks, it's definitely a maple tree, it's on Front St. in Lake Linden!

By Lars on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 07:29 pm:

Any Norwegians up here?

By Steve Racine Wi.calumet on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 07:48 pm:

Mary, after further review, i agree with you. But it sure is a huge tree. Here is the $1.98 question. What is the small tree? By the way, nice pic.

By darrell oinas/Saint Johns Michigan on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 08:56 pm:

To live up there you have to be hearty and resoursefull just like the beauty that surounds all that inhabit the wild suroundings of the untaimed wilderness of what is called the upper penusila of which I will always call home. Please excuse any spelling erors.

By RSomero CA on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 08:59 pm:

Hello fellow Yoopers. I'm one and live in San Jose. There are several Michigan transplants at our plant, some Yoopers and some Trolls. I'm from Hancock and have been here 23 years.
Our snow falls in Tahoe and that's the way we like it!

By Rivera on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 09:09 pm:

A most majestic specimen indeed is said maple, but in the spirit of the season not one for a diligent birds-eye view of the wary whitetail. Much too large to shinny up in a sturdy climber. All the same, kudos on the shot.

By Martha K., Pinckney, MI on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 09:20 pm:

Pretty soon you'll be able to do a Pasty Calendar of UP trees growing in weird places. Remember the one on the smokestack? ( It's amazing the pine could get enough light to grow beneath the canopy of a large maple. We couldn't even get grass to grow under ours, let alone a tree!

By IWR WASHINGTON STATE on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 11:21 pm:


By Yooper in Redondo Beach on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 02:59 pm:

Southern California here. It took living far away from the UP to truly appreciate it. Every time I go back I inhale as much as I can and when away I dream of pasties, fresh draft root beer, morning birds, rasberries, fire flies, northern lights, fall colors, thunderstorms and first snow. The pasty cam helps keep all these memories better preserved since I can see them daily. Thanks. Now if we can get more people to add web cams around the UP it'll really make the day bright when I turn on my PC.

By cr on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 03:50 pm:

A few years ago we had a mountain ash growing from our roof. Guess it was time to replace the roof, which we did. Trees'll grow anywhere to keep from getting buried in the snow.

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