Jun 13-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: June: Jun 13-01
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Dan Urbanski, Silver City, U.P. on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 - 05:59 pm:

I can't say I recall seeing lupines on the Pasty Cam before, a Keweenaw icon. I thought I'd take a whack at them (and a fair number of bugs) on my trip to Houghton. It bears mention that our Lupines (Lupinus polyphyllus), like Thimbleberries, are a western disjunct usually found the Western States. They were apparently established here through cultivation.

By Marie, Ok. on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 - 06:53 pm:

Just great photos(as usual)!Has anybody seen fireweed growing in the UP? Anything is possible--I found passionflowers(native to Hawaii but grown by a lady in Checotah 40 miles away) growing in a ditch by my house in NE Okla. and tried to transplant them to my garden with no success and to my surprise (after two years of research and attempts to transplant) I found them growing in my weeded over corral with the blackberries for a trellis. The migrating birds are the best cultivators of all.

By WhiskeyCreek on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 - 07:03 pm:

Beautiful! I can point and click with the best of them - but it sure helps when you use a camera(:>}]
Yes Marie - I have flowers all over the fence line that the birds planted - some that I couldn't grow from transplants!

By Joan on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 - 09:50 pm:

"SAID THE SPIDER TO THE FLY....." (sure looks like a spider just above the fly...); beautiful flowers for sure!!

By Walt, Ohio on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 - 10:55 pm:

Dan, Speaking of Thimbleberries, I have seen them in Rowan Co. KY, McDowell Co. WV, and Ashtabula Co. OH. I even saw them in Helsinki, Finland. In each case they had pink blooms, not white like in the UP.

By Ken Calumet on Thursday, June 14, 2001 - 10:23 am:

Another lupine picture on July 19, 1999. Taken near Bete Gris.

By Susan, AZ on Friday, June 15, 2001 - 08:44 pm:

The pictures are beautiful as always. It is especially enjoyable being able to view them on my computer wallpaper at work every day. Have you ever shown a picture of the beautiful Copper Country lilacs in all their gorgeous colors? We don't get to see any out here in Arizona. Thanks for the wonderful memories every day, both in pictures and messages. It's the first thing I check every morning!

By Linda, Port Richey, FL on Sunday, June 17, 2001 - 08:31 am:

I was hoping to see lilacs too ! Altho I have some pics from years gone by, I think "fresh" pictures would be more fragrant.

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