Oct 25-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: October: Oct 25-06
Heading south    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Stan Spruce
Yoopers at the World Series    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Keith Knighton

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 06:47 am:

If you've spent any time outside in the U.P. in the past month, you've heard the geese overhead as they honk their way south. They signal the beginning of the "snow bird" exodus to warmer climates and Stanley Spruce caught a snapshot of a good sized flock as they fly off, getting themselves into formation.

Speaking of heading south, from the looks of the second shot today, Keith Knighton spotted a few Yoopers that headed to Detroit for one of the recent World Series games at Comerica Park. If you have a high speed Internet connection, such as Pasty.Net wireless, click on over to Keith's fullsize shot and see if you recognize anyone!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 06:50 am:

I know a person that was there for the final game of the Tigers/A's game and missed the homerun ball that won the game. I don't think he was a happy camper.

Do hope they play better tonight.

By Michael Austin (Mjayeh) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 07:29 am:

I know from spending five years in North Dakota/Minnesota, that basball gets put on the backburner for hockey. It's nice to see Yooper support for the boys in the old English D. :)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 07:39 am:

Well Michael, I've lived in MN for 20 years now and the Twins never take a back seat to hockey! You obviously haven't been here during Twins fever. I think the Vikings come before the hockey team.

By Michael Austin (Mjayeh) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 07:48 am:

You're right Deb, I lived in a college hockey town (1990-1995) and hockey was all the talk. I did not go much to the South toward the Twin Cities except to see two Lions and Vikings games. I have family in Winnipeg so I traveled North and my cousins talk hockey of course ;)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 08:11 am:

No doubt college hockey is a beloved sport. But the Vikings and Twins are the faves around here.

By Jim Nicholas (Jimn) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 09:17 am:


By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 10:30 am:

Regarding geese, a golf course here in the Ann Arbor area had that problem. They hired a man with a Border collie to keep chasing them off. Because it was a trained herding dog, the DNR was Ok with that. Eventually the geese decided the golf course was a bad area and left altogether.

By S Milford (Grannymim) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 10:44 am:

Stanley, That's a great picture of the geese. Enjoyed all your pictures, especially all the eagle ones. We don't see any in Memphis.. Thanks for sharing

By Joe Pio (Joepio2) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 11:08 am:

We had Geese problems where I work and they used plastic Swan decoys in the ponds and it seems to keep the Geese out. I guess Swan's are territorial and real ornery.

By Cotton (Cotton) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 11:18 am:

Pretty soon the snowbirds will be heading south following the geese. It's cold out today.

By stix (Stixoutwest) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 12:23 pm:

Mjayeh, with the BlueBombers as Winnipeg's football team, maybe that's why hockey is always in the forefront! Actually, the team has had some good years but that's a hockey town for sure, or was until the Jets left. We lived in Winnipeg for 7 years. Good place to start a family but we wouldn't want to live there again. While their Winters have quite a bit more sunshine than the UP, it's way too cold for any human being!!!

By Michael Austin (Mjayeh) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 01:14 pm:

Yah stix I miss the Jets being around, my cousins are walking distance from Portage and Main and my other family lives in Portage la Prairie. Nice town, but true on the cold factor "Reputedly the windiest corner in North America, the junction of Portage & Main".

By Marge Roberts (Fluffyyellow) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 03:06 pm:

As for geese making a mess, there was an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer a few days ago about a blinking light you can float in your pond. They say that the geese hate it as much as we do and leave the area. It's easy to find articles on the Enquirer site.

By Joanie gonna be a yooper (Joanie) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 04:05 pm:

My son, the carpenter was up on a scaffold one day when a flock of geese flew overhead. Guess what? One of them left a little present on his hard hat!!! They don't fly south where I live anymore, they fly north to the nuke plant's cooling lakes. Sad!!! That's why we're gonna be Yoopers in 3 years!

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 04:41 pm:

Reminds me of Red Skelton's routine of Gertrude and Heathcliff.
Gertrude: "Have you seen those new sports cars?"
Heathcliff: "Why yeth, I thpotted one the other day."

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 07:50 pm:

Lovely photo. Can almost heard the lonesome honking as they cruise up there. Always wondered how it looks from there down here.

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew1) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 07:48 pm:

great pict. also GO BLUE to the great michigan football team and of course to the tigers

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