Feb 13-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: February: Feb 13-06
Mid-Winter's Pond    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Kathy Jennings

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 07:48 am:

One of the newest additions to the Pasty Guest Gallery feature, is Kathy Jennings. She seems to have been quite busy snapping her shutter, catching winter in all its beauty here in the Keweenaw. This shot looks like it could be black and white, but then you notice the bit of brown amongst the snow-capped bulrushes and you realize that this is just the neutral color that our surroundings take on during the winter months. Uncolored or not, it sure is a photo that gives off a feeling of peace and tranquillity. Almost looks quiet enough to hear those snowflakes accumulating on the ground.

By Joe (Jhurl) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 08:02 am:

Good Morning all, I see winter is still there in Copper Country

By Brent in UPstate NY (Brent) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 08:05 am:

Mmmm, frosty cat-tails. Isn't that the "other" flavor of Yooper popsicles?

By anna swiniuchowski (Abswini) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 08:19 am:

looks a lot like the east coast too, but not as beautiful as the UP

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 08:22 am:

Cant beat mother nature! I am surprised to see that the pond is not completly frozen.

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 08:26 am:

This might be better on the what up page,but seems important.The president is proposing a plan for rural road improvment.This plan would be funded by selling national forest land,300,000 acres.Included are 5600 acres in the Hiawatha and Ottawa forests.If you dont agree,write your senators and representatives.

By Randall Ollila (Rwolli) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 08:29 am:

Morning All.

Looks like Mary and I are the only ones awake this AM. Winter Fest must have worn everybody out. Very nice photo Kathy. Enjoy the day everyone.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 08:29 am:

Beautiful, professional-looking shot!

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 08:34 am:

Fantastic picture. I love mornings like this
huge fluffy snowflakes falling heavily. ;-)

we'll get tons and not even make the national news ;-P

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 08:40 am:

Kathy, what a "breathtaking" photo. What a way to start off the day. Thank you!

By 69 TOOT (Flyindamooney) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 08:44 am:

I am told 1964 was the first year in the history of the airplane that Lake Superior froze over completely, and in 2006 this little pond is not frozen, so perhaps you had a warm winter or global warming is not a myth......???

Mary says: OOPS....my goof on the pond not being frozen. I didn't notice that, busy looking at all the snow covered trees, I guess. This shot was actually taken a bit earlier, so just imagine the pond frozen now, with the trees still covered like they are...we've gotten plenty of the white fluffy stuff today already! :->

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 10:30 am:

Mornin', great shot Kathy.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 12:06 pm:

Kathy, I love the pic...it is now my screen saver :) What a peaceful pic :)
John, The things our state legislators try to pull over on us, eh. It always amazes me on how some people are unable to grasp the idea that once our wilderness is used up, then that's it...there's no taking it back. Sigh.

By Mary Geshel (Maryll) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 05:03 pm:

We use our trees for the economy (jobs,homes,construction of all kinds), and guess what? THEY GROW BACK. CLEAR CUTTING IS HEALTHY FOR THE FORESTS. We live in an area that was used for cutting for 150 years or more and we have the most beautiful forests around. Upper Michigan was not only for mining. My ancestors were lumberjacks and miners.

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 05:41 pm:

There is no problem with cutting trees,one of our best renewable resources.The problem is the LAND is being sold.Many lumber companys are opposed to this plan,as it would take federal land that is used for lumber and turn it over to private parties where there is little control over land use.This land has been managed/logged for many many years.Most of these national forests are there to ensure our country has a viable wood resourse. Its hard to put lumberjack to work in field of condos or houses.This is not about saving trees,its about saving jobs.You are going to lose the LAND.

By Frederic W. Koski (Fred) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 06:10 pm:

Would make a great skating rink, especially under a full moon.

By Stephen L.Dollar (Dollar) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 06:28 pm:

Hi everone, been off line for awhile fighting cancer, It's good to be back , Steve Dollar

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 06:39 pm:

Beautiful picture Kathy. we will enjoy seeing more from you.I will check out your page.

I agree,trees grow back but I have noticed each time I come up there more and more of the beautiful places are being sold off plot by plot. I know I am not a resident anymore but I wish future generations will always have places like the drive to Copper harbor and Brockway Mt.The feeling of being in touch with nature is so nice.You don't find that in many areas.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 06:49 pm:

Steve, Welcome back :) Congrats on winning your battle against cancer. Yaaaaaaaahoooooooo!

Maryll and John, Ditto ;) Would hate to see the land in private hands.

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 07:46 pm:

Kathy, your album is chocked full of beautiful photos! And for ZuZu, what a beautiful and loyal dog! We have a 4 yr. old choco lab grandson named Ace. Did you throw the stick? ha!

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