Oct 26-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: October: Oct 26-06
Rays of light    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Michele Maatta

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 08:05 am:

With the scattered snow showers we've been receiving here UP North this week, views of Lake Superior like this one from Michele Maatta will be changing from peaceful to icy before you know it. For the time being, these rays of sunshine streaming through the clouds and reflecting off the water give a feeling of calm, making you want to visit it again and again. But then again, even when the Big Lake is iced over or stirred up, there's something about it that keeps you wanting more.

By Dawn Clark (Dawnc9) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 08:09 am:

Mary, thank you for your faithful posting of these pictures. They are such a delight to my day!

Some of them, like this one, make me want to abandon all reason and simply move now. :) I don't suppose that's any too wise.

By Janet Boatman (Janetnwohio) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 08:17 am:

Thanks Mary beautiful picture once again it makes you realize why we love coming to the UP.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 08:18 am:

Mary, absolutely breathtaking!

By Michael Austin (Mjayeh) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 08:24 am:

Pictures like this remind me of my blessings and how thankful I am to be alive. Have a wonderful day all.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 08:24 am:

I always think of rays of sun like that as light from God. Just beautiful...goes to show ya that the UP really IS God's Country.

By MarilynnB (Marilynnb) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 09:12 am:

GORGEOUS! I a longing to be there.

By Dotsie Salani Stewart (Suna) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 09:52 am:

What a "heavenly" picture. Perfect view from God's country. Thanks for sharing it with us. Go Bucks.

By Gordon Jelsma (Gordomich) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 10:00 am:

Check out the "Webcam" "View Cam" at the Michigan Tech site www.MTU.edu The entire bridge is covered by a fog from the Portage. Look out for ghosts and goblins emergining from the erie mists.

Tech Web Cam
Thanks to Gordon for pointing it out and Doug & Karen Spaeth for capturing the moment on the Tech Web Cam and sending it in to us!

Cotton (Cotton) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 10:27 am:

That picture sure does look like the rays of heaven are shining down on us. Beautiful picture Michelle.

By jeffryeleconte (Upwannabee) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 10:54 am:


By stix (Stixoutwest) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 11:08 am:

Gorgeous picture. Can't wait to go back there the end of next week...hopefully before the snow that stays hits! I DO remember one Thanksgiving about 8 years ago, it was sunny and warm enough to just need long sleeves. It was actually warm as we walked the beach! Now that's really unusual for a late Nov. day in the UP!! What a nice memory.

By Michael Austin (Mjayeh) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 11:57 am:

You sparked this jeffryeleconte (Upwannabee) ...

Oh heavenly Father, shine down upon us with wisdom and grace,
Beautiful rays of sunshine to warm my face,
Look to each day as a gift,
The changing of the seasons gives the soul a lift.

By CAL, Oshkosh WI (Cal) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 01:30 pm:

My first thought when I saw this picture was "angel wings". I see I was not alone.

By Tanya (Kaitlyn05) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 03:09 pm:

Very Beautiful picture Michele...

By Therese (Therese) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 05:44 pm:

Those are called 'crepuscular rays' and are caused by the sun shining in fits and starts through an obstruction. The sunlight reflects on small particles in the air, making the air appear to be glowing. We see them against a darker background, i.e. the dark unlit side of a cloud. The rays are actually all parallel but perspective makes them appear to radiate away from the sun. It's like a good deed that shines the brighter in a dark world.

I took the dogs out at 5AM before work and it was clear, the winter stars shining in the dark. I saw one of the Orionid meteors streak across Taurus. A promising start to the day.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 06:54 pm:

I was walking my dog at about the same time this morning. I
noticed it was a beautiful morning, but By Golly, I sure didn't see
what you saw, Therese. Guess I'll have to look harder.

By Cindy, Now in New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 07:33 pm:

What a beautiful picture! A shot like that is a rare and special moment. Thanks, Michelle, for sharing it with us.

By 69 TOOT (Flyindamooney) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 08:35 pm:

Both of these photos deserve an end of the month rememberance kudos........I was there in 1970...Now we need an end to the Vet rememberance notes.......One guys opinion....

By tom pare (Einosunshine) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 09:16 pm:

Absolutely beautiful and absolutely mysterious pictures! Like my grandfather used to say about the UP: There's a lot of weather up there!

By Backhomedon (Backhomedon) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 10:25 pm:

Great pictures. Tigers are in the lead!!

By J.T. Toivola (Joyce) on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 01:21 am:

Staring at the lake while petting a dog is a good,cheap anti-depressant.The simplest views have such impact,whether gazing at a picture or reading the names of our fallen veterans.

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