Jan 06-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: January: Jan 06-07
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Photo by Geoff Zarzecki
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Photo by Mary Drew
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Photo by Mary Drew


By
Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 07:59 am:

On a recent trip to the Estivant Pines in Copper Harbor, Geoff Zarzecki and his friend Sarah, stopped along the trail to snap a few shots of the giant trees you pass by while hiking. Sarah shows her brute strength, as she seems to be holding that pair of trees up in the first shot. If you look real close at the second photo, you'll spot Sarah displaying her playful side as she peeks through the backside of the tree. Looks like these two spots in the forest are regular stops for shutterbugs, since my hubby and I took just about the same exact photos on a visit there in September. The third shot is Jim right inside the same tree, on that trip. Then, I couldn't resist adding the fourth photo that was taken looking up that hollowed out tree. And no, I didn't give a holler up that tree trunk when snapping this shot! :->


By Mike (Upboundeh) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 08:10 am:

Nice pics...you can almost smell the pine trees. I miss those hikes and getting in the woods and hearing only the sounds of nature. That is turely priceless.


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 08:19 am:

Mary, you and Jim will have to take us there next summer one day, eh? You guys promised after all.


By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 08:55 am:

Estivant pines, Hartwick pines (grayling), porcupine mountains ... anyone know of any other virgin white pine stands left?


By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 09:05 am:

The second shot looks like a woodpecker condo. Beautiful big old pines.
Ahh, Porcupine Mountains, should be one of the wonders of the world. Always wondered; why are they called Porcupine Mountains?


By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 09:53 am:

Now that last one is not of the moon--referring back to my comment a couple of days ago. We don't have trees like we have back home. The granddaughter this summer said, "Trees! WhoopDiDoo!


By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:33 am:

How cool........where in Copper Harbor ????? I love Hartwick Pines in Grayling.....my dad took me there when I was little and I took my children there when they were little.....sigh good memories. I love the woods......

Good morning blue eyes......

God Bless.............


By Keith in Kansas (Keithinks) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 11:47 am:

Geoff, nice shots! I really like the contrast...an altogether different perspective from summer, like in this shot in my gallery: http://pasty.com/pcam/albuq38/scan_032?full=1


By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 11:48 am:

Jeff are you asking about virgin pine stands only in the UP? We have a State Forest & park a couple miles east of us called White Pines State Forest. It's a bit southwast of Rockford. Illinois. Popular place. Used to stop on the way home from a night at a home care patient in Oregon Il. So peaceful and relaxing! The sigh of the pines in the wind was better than any fancy spa place!


By k j (Kathiscc) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 11:51 am:

Joanie- they are called the Porcupine Mountians because when viewed from far away, they look like a porcupine laying at rest with all the trees being the spines.


By Sandra H. (Wasayooper) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 01:27 pm:

Beautiful trees! Everytime I see beautiful trees I think of a poem we had to memorize in high school, It starts out, "I think that I shall never see/ a poem lovely as a tree." Does anyone know the poem?


By derek tuoriniemi (Derek) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 01:51 pm:

nothin like the smell of fresh cut pine logs(not estivant pines though of course...), just finished cutting pine at work over break, got a chunk of it it my car to keep it smelling like home while im out here in north dakota, have some oak in the car also...


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 02:03 pm:

Sandra H. (Wasayooper):
"Does anyone know the poem?"

Trees
by Alfred Joyce Kilmer

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

By
Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 02:04 pm:

Here it is Sandra, and quite a beautiful poem:

Joyce Kilmer. 18861918



I THINK that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.


By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 02:09 pm:

FRNash, looks like you beat me to the punch! It is a beautiful poem!


By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 02:10 pm:

Thank you for the info Kathi! The Porkies are beautiful!


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 02:22 pm:

Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie):
" FRNash, looks like you beat me to the punch!"


Yes, but unlike yourself, I somehow lost the first two lines of the poem:

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
Ooops. Haste makes waste, perhaps?
By
Sandra H. (Wasayooper) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 02:32 pm:

That's it! Thanks to both of you for finding it. I've just been repeating the first two lines all these years. Maybe I'll memorize the whole thing again now that I have the words.


By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 04:13 pm:

FRNash, aw come on, you did good, everyone knows the first two lines of the poem!


By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 04:15 pm:

Sandra, I'm going to memorize it myself, thanks for refreshing our memories about a beautiful poem.


By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 04:18 pm:

Well, you all beat me to it. Just logging on. It was one of the
poems that we memorized when I was a child attending grade
school at Gabriel Richard on the East side of Detroit eons ago.


By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 05:20 pm:

Kosk, wasn't it a beautiful poem?


By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 08:18 pm:

Yes, it was and is.


By Danbury (Danbury) on Sunday, January 7, 2007 - 04:52 am:

Derek, what a great idea! Too bad it wouldn't work on a motorcycle.

Estivant would be P. strobus, if I remember correctly. To me, P. sylvestris (Scotch Pine) is the smell of home - wonder how different the smell would be.

Oh, and thanks for the poem. I'll just grab it by opportunity.


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