Mar 13-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: March: Mar 13-06
Big Lake view    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Steve Haagen
Frosty morning    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jay Fedoroko

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 07:24 am:

Lake Superior, surrounded in white is chilling, yet inviting to the onlooker all the same. Well, maybe not inviting in the sense of jumping in that frigid water, but in how it draws you to her shores to just gaze out at the vast expanse that goes from ice to water. Steve Haagen was recently standing there and snapped this shot. The Big Lake in the winter is mighty cold and will soon begin her warm-up heading into spring, but anyone who's jumped in her waters knows that this Great Lake never really warms up. Not even in the midst of summer!

The second photo comes from Jay Fedorocko, a very timely view of how it looks this morning across parts of the U.P. Actually Jay was near Amasa when he grabbed this scene, some distance away from the Lake (in fact, almost all the way to Wisconsin). The frost in the scene is in fact frost, not snow, from the misty-foggy-freezy effect on these March mornings. Certainly a beautiful result :^>

By Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 07:47 am:

Once again, thanks for the great pics!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 07:49 am:

Nice pictures! It's actually what it looks like here this morning. We were supposed to get nailed and for a change they were right. The kids are gonna have a ball today playing in the snow. I envy them. Happy Monday!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 07:50 am:

Good morning everybody! I actually did get my dog walked even though I was trudging through about 4 inches of snow. Thought there was more, but that's about it. Oh well, the kids don't have to go to school anyway.

By anna swiniuchowski (Abswini) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 07:52 am:

Wow!!! Even though it is supposed to be 78 here on the east coast today, these pictures are just beautiful.

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 08:02 am:

What a great set of shots today.I think I can see a picnic bench and a grill on the side of the first shot.Maybe a clue as to where it was taken.The second pic really has a magical quality to it.

By Dotsie Salani Stewart (Suna) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 08:47 am:

Looks like a Christmas photo card. Mother nature at her best. It's going to be 72 here in Columbus today and then snow tomorrow!!!! Yikes--.

By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 10:18 am:

A beatiful shot. Crossword puzzles use the term "rime" for those crystal covered trees. The dictionary says:
"rime {ME:rim, fr:OE-hrim; akin to ON-hrim frost, Latvian-kreims cream} 1:FROST. 2:an accumulation of granular ice tufts on the windward sides of exposed objects that is formed from supercooled fog or cloud and built out directly against the wind. 3:CRUST, INCRUSTATION (a~of snow).

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 10:34 am:

Beautiful pics. If you listen closely enough, you can hear the snow crunching beneath your feet ;) What I wouldn't give to be out walking in that snow right now, on the shore of Lake Superior :)
Usedtobeayooper, I feel bad...all this warm weather this weekend, and I didn't even take time to take Da Abbi and Bailey Su out for a walk. Oh well, if we get all that snow they are predicting for tomorrow, I'll just have to take a break from the paperwork, and take the dogs outside to play, eh ;)

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 10:49 am:

Great shots. Sunny and windy with grass fires everywhere. Yes, we get 50 mile an hour winds on a regular basis. Wish I was on Superiors southern side right now, crunching frosty snow.

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 11:41 am:

Wonder how many of our Finnish friends watched the PBS "FIRE AND ICE" last night. It was a documentry of Finland's Winter War.. .I am not Finnish but my Late husband was a member of the Hulkonen family from Soumussalmi and the film focused on that town. I remember being told that the Russians burned the faimily home to the ground....Today's picture reminds me of the show..and apparently this area is very much like Finland and probably why so many came to this area. My husband was so interested in this part of Finnish history and was so proud to be Finn...he admired their Sisu, which was certainly true in this case. I hope every young Finn is taught this history ....such a proud time.. and actually their bravery had an impact on the outcome of WW11.....we owe the Finns our gratitude....

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 01:34 pm:

Beauty day in da UP 'eh? Check out the lift bridge cam !! You can't see the bridge its snowing so hard in Houghton !! Spring? Get real, 6 more weeks of winter !!

By dotti caldwell (Dotti) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 01:57 pm:

The bridge cam is certainly having a problem "seeing" the bridge! Looks like a white-out! Can't see a thing! And I have been checking it out since this am. It is 80 degrees here in West Virginia. Daffodils in bloom and saw the forsythia peaking out today. What a difference. I take it that this is more in the normal range of weather for you?! Take care out there! PS. Loved yesterday's train shots. Thanks!

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 02:00 pm:

The bridge cam is the most beautiful shot I've seen in a while. Sure wish I was home right now!!

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 02:00 pm:

Looks like the St. Patrick's storm has hit. When I lived UP there, I was told there was always a huge storm near St. Patrick's Day.

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 02:05 pm:

I just realized that this is the one place I can share my delight over my dinner last night. I've been at sea for seven years and last night for the first time ever, I came in to the mess to find PASTIES for dinner. I was absolutely floored that our Philipino cooks knew how to make pasties. They even had gravy :) Sorry, but you ketchup lovers have it all wrong...

Anyway, they were still a little different than what I'm used to with peas and red peppers instead of rutabega, carrots and onions but they were still pasties and a darn site better than the usual fair like pork "Adobo", whatever that is.

By happyooper (Trigal) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 02:38 pm:

Beautiful pictures today!
As for the weather here, it's terrifying. Very, very low visibility. PLEASE drive carefully!!
St. Paddy's storm hit a little early, and may just last until the 17th..

By dlp (Babyseal) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 02:38 pm:

Seismic Pirate, Those pasties sound yummy! My hubby who is all a round American meat and potato kinda guy, likes peas in when I make pasties. Maybe I will have to throw in some red/green peppers also. Any special spices in the pasties that you could identify?

By dlp (Babyseal) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 02:41 pm:

Hey, the Portage Lake Lift Bridge is missing as well as Sharon's view of Lake Superior. Counting the hours until I get my vehicle safely home in the garage.
March is the month I hate the most for the whole winter. When it snows, it is wet & heavy, and lots of it.

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 04:15 pm:

Nothing easily identifiable as far as spices. I went down and asked the guys and they showed me a BUNCH of spices, all labelled in Norwegain or Greek, or something. Most were mixes that smell and taste like curry to me but the pasties didn't taste like curry so I'm at a loss...

I called my wife after seeing the bridge cam. She said she barely made it from Hancock to Painesdale at 1:30 today. She said it was like driving with a white sheet of paper in ffront of her face andcouldn't even see to turn onto Kearsarge from a dead stop on M-26. I hate hearing that stuff when I'm out here!! Be safe everyone!

Hey, does anyone have any idea about web sites for maritime crew employment? I received an email fro m a fellow pasty cammer looking for sites but I'm a geophysicist who just happens to work on a boat...

By E. Neil Harri (Ilmayksi) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 04:45 pm:

This is the worst storm in many years. My usual 30 minute commute from airport to Eagle Harbor took an hour and a half. An almost complete whiteout all the way.At least the traffic is moving in convoys and at about 15 miles an hour.A few cars in the ditch but all were OK waiting for a wrecker.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 07:40 pm:

I made pasties again yesterday but I sure left the peas and peppers out. They're just fine with meat, potatoes, rutabaga, carrots and onions. I just add salt & Morton's Natures Seasoning. And they're so good they sure don't need ketchup. MMM MMM GOOD!!!

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 10:52 pm:

Mimi and I watched FIRE AND ICE, too. Very impressive. Talk about that Finn SISU! Tonight we're watching COPPER, IRON AND GOLD. Very interesting. Don't forget, March 16 is St. Urho's Day, wear something purple and green. :o)

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