Dec 11-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: December: Dec 11-06
Dawning day    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bob Gilreath
Shining through    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bob Gilreath
Snowy cap    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bob Gilreath

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 08:22 am:

If you aren't normally a morning person, you might not have the opportunity to view scenes like today's from Bob Gilreath. He normally isn't "up and at 'em" this time of the morning either, but had to take his daughter to volleyball and thankfully he thought to grab his camera for some early morning sights on his way to and from Lake Linden.

The first shot is the Little Red School House on the Houghton County Museum grounds, with the second shot being one of the Calumet and Hecla buildings just outside of town. I like how the sun is shining its way through the windows. The last photo is a bonus shot from Bob. He spotted this nest (not sure if it's a bee, hornet or wasp) with a snowy cap in one of his backyard trees. One more thing you can see if you rise a bit earlier in the day...the moon still visible in the morning light.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 08:23 am:


By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 08:28 am:

I love that sunrise picture of the Little Red School House!

Have a good day

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 08:34 am:

Thanks Bob, your Picture today of the C & H Mineral House reminds me of the many trips I made there carrying a hot lunch prepared by my mother for my dad, Art Sr. when he worked in that building in the 40-50's. On cold days they would take a 55 gal drum and put in shovels full of brickets to keep warm The barrel would stay red hot all day. I would come home from St Celelia's pick up the hot lunch, bring it through the C & H smelter building, (no EPA, MIOSHA, OSHA in those days)and watch the complete copper making process every day...I knew every part of management from the President to General Manager, forman, supervisor as I was also the paperboy for the GAZETTE in the Linwood section of Hubbell. enough rambling for today but thanks again for all of your pictures.

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 08:45 am:

Take a look back at yesterdays notes.

By Stephen Pummill (Stevecpumm) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 08:57 am:

Nice photos, Bob. Seems like a shame to see the
buildings on this site and elsewhere in the Copper
Country allowed to deteriorate and not be put to a
good new use. I remember some talk of the Museum
acquiring the structure for their campus.

By Dotsie Salani Stewart (Suna) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 09:14 am:

Another beautiful picture of the Copper Country. Makes me smile everyday when I check the web-site.

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 09:15 am:

I always find it of great interest to have a glimpse of the yesterdays as in these pics of the old buildings. There are several along some of the snowmobile trails in the U.P. that my husband and I stopped to check out and take pics of. Thankyou!

By Jim Haralsom (Jhattica) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 09:33 am:

I think the second picture shows the C&H power plant, just past the museum on M-26

By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 09:42 am:

Rowdy, Art and Shorty sure sounded like good action. I bet you have a lot of stories about those characters.

Beautiful sunrise!

Eddyfitz, I bet you have some classic stories too!

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 10:14 am:

When I looked at Bob's gallery the other day, I tho't the hornets' nest shot was an owl when I looked at the small pictures. Only when I looked at it full size did I realize it is a hornets' nest w/ a cap of snow. Cool shot!

By Richard Johnson (Dick_fl) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 10:36 am:

Thanks for sharing Bob. Great photos!! On a lighter note, am I having deja vu all over again or did Eddyfitz write the exact same thing in the past couple of weeks? ;-)) Please, please no offence is meant.

By David C Cloutier (Dccloutier) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 10:49 am:

Hello Mary:
The nest appears to be that of the bald Faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata). here is a link to more information if anyone is interested.

Great photos!

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 11:21 am:

This link is to a hornets nest I found last summer on a friends window (outside, thankfully.) I kept getting reflections when trying to take pictures from the inside and they didn't like my being there. When I took the photo outside they had decided I was close enough and were making fly-bys looking for soft spots just in case.
I personaly like them with a bit of snow on them much better.

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 12:32 pm:

I too thought that the picture of the hornets nest was an owl. I looked at it quickly and that is exactly what I saw.

By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 01:38 pm:

Owl be darned, I thought it was a fat eagle!

By Julia (Julia) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 02:18 pm:

Leave it to Joanie to come up with some fancy pun:)

By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 02:53 pm:

Aw, Julia, you're a "hoot"!

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 03:30 pm:

Partridge are legal aren't they? How about a Bald Partridge?

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 03:32 pm:

Partridge in a pear tree? How about a screech owl in a scrub oak?

By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 03:49 pm:

How about a screech in a beech?

By Ernie Kuusisto (Ernie) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 07:51 pm:

I love the mornings. I watch the sunrise each morning and sunset each night. They are beautiful both times of the day. I didn't get to yesterdays coments on that Jacobsville store/postoffice so if I can say a little now. I to like Chris K grew up on a farm in Jacobsville in the 50's and spent a lot of time at that store. I would go to the store with dad to get a few groceries and the mail, Box #62, and would always get a treat of soda or ice cream cone or a pack of gum. For the July 4th Holiday Cecile would have fire crackers hiding in his store and dad would always buy us kids some fire crackers so we could have some fun on the holiday. Some one can correct me if I'm wrong, I think Jean was the postmaster. They had a long bench in the store where all the guys would sit and exchange the local gossip while waiting for the mail, and maybe other times to. I also think Tomlinsons had the first TV in Jacobsville in the early 50's. I'm retired now and make my home in Jacobville.


By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 09:45 pm:

Ernie--You should write your memoirs too. Thanks for sharing your

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 09:48 am:

Good photos.

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