Jun 23-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: June: Jun 23-10
Pine cones and sprouts    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Melanie Hakala Rossi
Just the right spot    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Brenda Leigh
Weeds taking root    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Brenda Leigh

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 06:18 am:

We're sometimes in such a hurry every day, that we miss the little things of nature that are quite spectacular when you think about it. Like these photos today from Melanie Hakala Rossi (top photo) and Brenda Leigh (middle and bottom photos). Melanie gives us a glimpse of what looks like it should be impossible...pine tree sprouts in the midst of rocks, but obviously those pine cones that dropped there, must have had some powerful seeds that found their way to the soil below the rocks and sprouted up the beginnings of a pine tree there. Quite amazing! Then Brenda spotted another improbable planting on a visit to Escanaba's downtown. Right there in the holes of a water line cap, not one, but two weed seeds dropped into the holes and began their growth, just like they belong there. Brenda said that one of them is pineapple weed and a neat plant to make tea with, but she wasn't sure what the other one was. I'm thinking maybe clover.

By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 07:02 am:

And it's a good reminder on how we should all be...Grow where we are planted! Whether intentionally, or by accident!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 08:28 am:

Very cool! The older we get, the more we appreciate the beauty of nature! Why do we not really care much when we're younger, when there's so much to see and marvel at??

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 09:01 am:

Shut off valve covers, man holes, these are things we walk over in our daily routine. Most of these items are made by Mueller Brass in Port Huron and EAST JORDAN IRON WORKS, near Charlevoix. We do still have a few good solid industries here in Michigan

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 09:08 am:

I agree with you, Donna.....so what am I doing in Ohio? :>

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 10:43 am:

I've ALWAYS loved Nature since I discovered my first arbutus at the age of 4. Wonderful pics!
Thank U.

By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 11:06 am:

Don't forget to help Marquette out in the humane society vote:

Bookmark the site.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 03:14 pm:

The pine cone pic is especially good.

By Yooperguide (Huntandfish) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 04:11 pm:

The Pineapple plant looks like Yarrow. Great shots!

By Annie (Cabinfive) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 06:30 pm:

Nature, aaahhhh....Nothing makes me happier than watching the
big, yellow bumblebees floating through the flowers I planted this

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 05:35 am:

My new grass is growing like crazy. It is coming up through the straw. :O) My flowers are blooming, too.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 07:13 am:

Amen Eddyfitz!

In our travels we have seen the East Jordan Iron Works covers all over ~ always brings a smile to see them. We have friends who work there.

Now we'll have to keep an eye out for Mueller Brass too.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Friday, June 25, 2010 - 01:00 pm:

Mueller use to have a foundry here in Chattanooga but it closed some years ago. It was a big loss to the city. Nature is amazing! I just marvel over some of the things that sprout in the most unusal places.

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