Sep 04-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: September: Sep 04-01
Keweenaw's horizontal trees    ...scroll down to share comments
photo by Randy Dyle

Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, September 4, 2001 - 06:01 am:

Living here in the Copper Country is like living in a picture postcard. Lots of nice guest photos this summer from visitors who come to explore the region's beauty. While John and Dorothy Kaleita entertained Randy Dyle of Green Bay at their residence south of Bete Grise, he spotted this classic Calocedrus Horizontillus.

The days are growing shorter now... Not long until icy waves are blanketing these rugged shores. But for now, the temps remain mild with no bugs (what a blessing), and it's a glorious time for a walk along the water's edge. But bring along a jacket.

By bobbi the froggi from the up on Tuesday, September 4, 2001 - 08:06 am:


By Karen in Oshkosh on Tuesday, September 4, 2001 - 11:07 am:

I don't know the technical term for why trees assume this classic pose, but I believe it is because even the trees cannot believe their eyes when they see how spectacular it is to be surrounded by so much beauty as there is in the U.P.
Moved away 23 months ago. . .miss it still! :-(

By Yooper Finn , MI on Tuesday, September 4, 2001 - 11:44 am:

It's nice to think of this tree bending to the beauty of it's surroundings. Actually it's caused by erosion. Mother Superior takes down the trees and hones them into all the magnificent shapes of driftwood that I like to collect. Have found driftwood shaped like boats and many States. Even one shaped very much like the Upper Peninsula!

By YWB/ Richmond. on Tuesday, September 4, 2001 - 12:48 pm:

Just another great shot to set as wallpaper on my pc.

By Karen, Tucson AZ on Tuesday, September 4, 2001 - 06:29 pm:

I agree - another beautiful picture for the wallpaper on my PC at work. My retired parents are lucky enough to live in a cabin on Lake Superior's shore during the summer months and enjoy the wonderful views every day. This weekend she said the weather was wonderful and mentioned the lack of bugs. Wish I were there today - but will have to wait until next summer. Keep up the great work - those of us marooned in other parts of the U.S. really appreciate these glimpses of home!

By Mac/LakeLinden on Tuesday, September 4, 2001 - 08:42 pm:

That tree is symbolic of a typical Yooper. Our roots are planted firmly, and come hell or high water, (typically mountains of snow, however), WE SURVIVE!

By walt in Ohio on Tuesday, September 4, 2001 - 11:30 pm:

Elementary, my dear Watson;
The roots become undermined by the wave action and they tip toward the lake. They are still living, however, and each branch starts to think it is an individual tree and begins to grow upward. Enough for the technical answer. I like the ones above better.

By Mary-Frances Jones on Thursday, September 6, 2001 - 10:46 am:

The picture of the tree is wonderful. I miss the UP, and try to visit periodically just to get my batteries charged. The Kaleita family is a tribute to the UP.
Mary-Frances Jones

By Mary-Frances Jones on Thursday, September 6, 2001 - 10:48 am:

Can anyone tell me how to make this picture a screen saver? I would like to try it.

By Tom Albright on Thursday, September 6, 2001 - 11:08 pm:

Actually, you wouldn't want to use a static image as a "screen saver" because it wouldn't "save" your screen. It would instead, like any static image that stays onscreen for long periods, burn your screen in its own image. If on the other hand you would like the image to be your Windows desktop background, first save the image to your hard disk by single-right-clicking on the image while in your browser and then choosing "Save as" and do so. Then, click on START/SETTINGS/CONTROL PANELS/DISPLAY, choose BACKGROUND and then BROWSE to where you saved the image. You may have to resize the image. I'll leave it to you to think about where best to save it and how to resize it.

By Sam on Friday, September 7, 2001 - 04:35 am:

I Just Right click over the "Pic" and click on Set as Wallpaper, and thats it !

By Joel Hunt North Carolina on Friday, September 7, 2001 - 09:09 am:

I look at this picture and think about "parents". Look at it again.... see how the "parent" has begun to fall? But the "children" ( off spring) are jutting upwards into their life. My dad lays suffering at 76 years old. But it was him and mom who took us three kids to the UP back in '52. Now at 54 years old I still remember the Great Up North. How I too still stand and thank God for the memories and the woods that have always comforted me. Yes, beauty maybe around us wherever we reside, but the depth of our souls lay in our "roots" and the thoughts of home.

By Tammy Hilman, OR on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 12:42 pm:


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