May 14-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: May: May 14-02
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Photo by Dan Urbanski

Dan Urbanski, Silver City, MI on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - 07:15 am:

On a walk after the evening skies cleared, I took a hike down the Lake Superior Trail here in the Porcupine Mountains. Nice that the air was quiet and cold enough to keep the black flies from emerging. My solitude was complete there were no cars parked at the trail head. Only a few birds were calling; some robins, woodpeckers and veeries. Even though the trail has wide vistas of Lake Superior in many places, it was the small things that caught my eye.

This photo is of new columbine leaves cradling raindrops. I'm fascinated by the way the droplets are natural fisheye lenses. If you look closely enough, you can even see me in the picture.

By EM on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - 08:19 am:

How peaceful & tranquil this picture made me feel as soon as I looked at it this morning, what a beautiful way to start the day !

By Patti on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - 09:30 am:


By JAD, Oskar on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - 10:52 am:

Standing back 6 feet from my monitor it looks like a purple owl. It's a fantastic shot.

By ShawnR, GR MI on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - 11:07 am:

Dan this is gorgeous! Thank you.

By Tbel, MN on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - 11:26 am:

If I didn't have the Redwings on my screen right now, this would be. I guess I'll have to get after the play off's, when this is a WOW.

By Kelly, Dollar Bay on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - 12:27 pm:

Beautiful, just beautiful.

By Cousin Jack on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - 01:43 pm:

I can see two(almost three) of you, Dan.
And your finger looks like a miniature mirror image of the Keweenaw.
I love columbine.
Great Shot!

By EM on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - 10:48 pm:

Hey Tbel,MN I too am a Red Wings fan BUT this is more GOD given than than the RED WINGS could ever offer!!!!!!

By Bee .. Sarasota, FL on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 12:09 am:

Well, Dan....No doubt about new wallpaper! How on lavender leaves! Thank you!

By Candy, CA on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 01:22 am:


Thanks AGAIN for the wonderful reminder that all of our land is God's country. While we are way past this stage of spring here in California, I'm so happy to be able to experience the Copper Country version vicariously through your camera lens. How 'bout a shot of some trailing arbutus...? And, Charlie, can you add in a little "smell-o-vision" so I can have a reminder of the "cleanest, most vitalizing air on earth"?

By ILMHitUP on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 01:59 am:

I'd like to know if the lilacs are coming in yet. I was fortunate to have a double dose every year, as the lilacs bloomed "in town" the last few weeks of school. Just as they were dying out there when school ended for the year, we moved to Copper Harbor to catch the lilacs just coming to bloom there, too. I don't get to the Copper Country this time of year anymore. I sure miss that smell!! Most people I know here in So. Cal. have never seen (or smelled) real lilacs - poor depraved souls!

By kl on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 07:43 am:

the lilacs are not out yet in this part of gods place..we just came back from indiana and the lilacs were beautiful.we will wait our turn here tho.

By Ken from da UP on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 09:09 pm:

The lilacs here in Cornell are just SO teensy yet. I have one daffodil blooming. Don't know what happened but there were three of 'em last year. Mowed some grass here yesterday so naturally it's raining now. (Just took my snowfence down tonight) :o) Hey, Dan, that picture is really a gem! Just beautimous! Couldn't get online again last night, Grrr. :-( But I was patient.

By Marilyn on Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 03:32 pm:

Another example of Micigan's beauty. What a great shot.Who would want to live any place else? Can't imagine. mjc

By Rose - Channahon, IL on Friday, May 17, 2002 - 05:41 pm:

Dan, A GREAT shot as usual! Definitely a WOW!
You are an inspiration to all photographers!

By Jan Wisconsin on Saturday, May 18, 2002 - 12:36 pm:

I have columbine's in my garden,though they are not open yet, but they are of my favorite flowers...Thank you for a preview of what I have to look forward to.

By Ariana, MI on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 02:04 pm:

i absolutely love this

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