June 26-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: June: June 26-06
Superior roses    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Joyce Tormala
Superior weeds    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Kathy Jennings

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 06:20 am:

Most of us make a trip to the shores of Lake Superior to take in the beauty of her shores and waters, but then there are those like Joyce Tormala and Kathy Jennings who do so to bring us a different perspective on the Big Lake's beauty. Joyce's shot of the wild roses against the backdrop of calm water is unique in it's contradictory subjects...the wild and the calm, which we know can change in a moment. Then there's Kathy's image of the colorful Spotty Knapweed, which adds such a pretty hue to the shores, but in all reality is just a weed and not such a good one at that. Supposedly it invades an area and chokes out the native species wherever it grows, so I guess you could say it's growing like a bad weed. :->

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 06:54 am:

Both pictues are beautiful. Looks like Joyce's is taken at sunset, not sure but that is my guess. The weather looks to be warm in Kathy's photo. I can feel the hot sand under my feet just looking at the pictue.

Thanks Girls! Great Shots!

By Margo (Margo) on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 07:01 am:

The flowers & (weeds) are beautiful with Lake Superior showing the smallest rippple. In the second picture, are they the weeds that if caught on your clothing it would take hours to pick them out to Mom's dismay?

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 07:10 am:


By Linda Ledford (Linda) on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 07:50 am:

Two more winners! I love the calm lake and the flowers.

I love your wall calender, but I would REALLY LOVE a page-a-day picture calender for my desk. Bet you would sell lots & lots if available. Just a suggestion........

By Leslie at the Northern Lights Lodge (Leslie) on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 08:53 am:

Whoo hoo! Can hardly wait. Only a few days left and we'll be headed for the UP! Oh, do tell, all you up there in God's country... what is mosquito season like up there this year? Last year in July, it was so dry we didn't SEE a mosquito! I know, I know, that was probably just a "hundred year" mosquito low; but I was "hoping" we'd get lucky again this year....

By Alex J. Tiensivu (Ajtiensivu) on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:59 am:

Those "WEEDS" are sure beautiful... I like that shot better than the roses!

By Cotton (Cotton) on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 11:42 am:

Beautiful weeds!

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 12:02 pm:

Just a note: we aren't calling Spotty Knapweed a weed because we're making judgements as to how pretty it is; rather, it is killing native plants (out-competing them). I too prefer non-cultivated plants(our property up north is all natural ground cover), but I'd rather see Houghton's Goldenrod or Pitcher's Thistle, which can grow nowhere else than on the shores of the Great Lakes.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 12:33 pm:

Opulent =:-)

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 03:05 pm:

Ahhh--the never-too-wordy, Margaret, our human thesaurus!

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 05:09 pm:

Both pictures are lovely and,even if it is a weed,the blue flower is a show stopper.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 09:07 pm:


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:01 pm:

Margaret, Love your way with words! Exceptional!!!

By Michele Harma (Michharma) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 08:49 am:

Great picture Joyce. I have it as my screen saver, keep up the great shots.

Michele Harma
Jeffers High School

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 09:54 am:

Roses are 1 of my favourite types of flowers. Keweenaw has so
much 2 offer.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 05:55 pm:

Beautiful pictures.

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