Oct 30-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: October: Oct 30-04
King Lake    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Bob Gilreath

Toivo from Toivola on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 07:57 am:

Which way is up? is what Bob Gilreath seems to be saying with this photo from King Lake near Covington. Typical of this time of year, the cooler mornings create a steam on the surface of the water, giving an ethereal effect. Wouldn't it be neat to be kayaking, canoeing or rowing your way out across the calmness, to be enveloped in the haze - - It could be one last lake adventure before the winter sets in, but make sure you wear gloves to keep your hands warm enough to paddle on your return trip!

Oh yea - - don't forget to set your clock back an hour tonight. When my alarm goes off at 3:00 am, I'll set it back to 2:00 and sleep the extra hour all over again - - assuming I can fall back to sleep ;o)

By Mark, Ellsworth MI on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 07:59 am:

Good Morning
First Post

By Mr, Bill on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 08:00 am:

Good morn!

By Yooper on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 08:00 am:

What a spectacular photograph!


By Donna on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 08:06 am:

Wonderful picture....we do live in one of the most glorious spots on this planet!

By W H T - Wisconsin on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 08:11 am:

There's a big Northern Pike on the rocky reef
between the islands just waiting for you!

By JJ MI on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 08:19 am:

Same general area as craig lake - and in sight from that picture - looks simular, love the mist rising from the water - must be morning, and it is missing the water lapping on the bow, birds in the distance, and eagle watching from above - guess thats why we go back... because we miss it too.

By spoontroll Shelby twp, MI on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 08:59 am:

Good morning from trollville! Awesome pic!

By Sharyn on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 09:06 am:

Stunning photo! Wish I was out there in our canoe!

By Can't wait until tomorrow on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 09:21 am:

Does anyone know the Trick or Treat hours for Laurium.

By NKR Mishawaka IN on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 09:24 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. Beautiful picture. It looks so peacful. It will be my desktop background for the week.

By Betsy MI on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 09:24 am:

That is really beautiful- I think that thin layer of fog adds just the right touch

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 09:28 am:

If you're looking for something different to do for Halloween, check out the
"Ghost Train and Haunted Depot" program on the Lake Linden & Torch Lake
Railroad at the Houghton County Historical Museum campus - M 26 in Lake
Linden. The event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and guests will
be able to ride on the railroad, then once back at the depot, they'll be
able to choose from an assortment of refreshments and historical games,
including a contest to guess the number of "poison apples" in a barrel.
There is a cost to cover the expense of operating the train: Adults - $3;
Children 6-12 - $1; Children under 6 - free.

Ghost Train!

By Yooper, downstate on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 09:31 am:

Great Picture, reminds me of Lake Medora!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 09:35 am:

Mornin', Super picture. The fog in the "center" could almost be claimed as frosting, making it a sandwich cookie pose!

By anita, lp on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 10:07 am:

morning!! Beautiful day here in Lapeer. I can have my windows and doors open for one more time and let the fresh air in. Beautiful pic. It reminded of Lake Medora also. As a kid, my dad would take us all out on the boat to go fishing. And we would have a picnic on the shore of the island. Memories...

By Ahmeek Cliff Dweller on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 10:25 am:

Beautiful photo, Bob, it has such an ethereal feel to it. I didn't think anyone stopped at Covington Junction to do something other than make a turn!

Morning, Mr. and Mrs. Bill!

Yooper, I love your little smiley people, even the green witches are cute!

By Ms. Katie on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 10:33 am:

Good mornin'. I'm so pleased, I finally found George Hite?(sp)'s site! And it's wonderful. As I sit here in Illinois, listening to the wind blowing out of the west after a mild rainy night, I was transported to a walk near Eagle Harbor with George. He "sees" for me the filtered sunlight in the trees, he notices for me the tracks in the sandy path. He saw the memories of our ancestors at work.Now I have so much more to look forward to read. Thank you George and pasty.net

By Yooper on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 10:43 am:

Check out the shot on the Copper Harbor cam. At 10:32 you will see a rainbow.

By SharonS, Copper Harbor on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 11:58 am:

Yooper - thanks for pointing that out to me - as usual, I wasn't conscious at that point. You'll also notice that the rain came later!

By Fred, Three Lakes on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 12:23 pm:

Very cool photo

By lmr in hancock on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 01:02 pm:

I enjoy this site every day. Sure miss it when I'm away for a few days.
Really enjoy the discussions that come up regarding the picture and past experiences from this area. Beautiful picture again.

By SarahK, MI on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 02:20 pm:

ooooh....beautiful picture....brings back wonderful memories.

By danbury on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 02:53 pm:

Entrance to Middle Earth, huh? You sure got phantasy, man! :)
(And for those who just don't get it: follow the link to the guest gallery.)

By Copper on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 03:06 pm:

In a way, a visit to this website is like arriving in a large
log lodge's living room with comfy chairs and coffee tables
all around, a fire crackling, and windows with unlimited
views of the copper country's bounty. I come here to see
the daily photo, to read, to listen, to sometimes post, to
share, to catch up on my contacts and relatives, and to
make new friends. Whether it's high school football
scores,hunting stories, camp tales, or history, and
sometimes life's gains and losses, we are all here together
with one thing in common, our love for the UP. All right,
maybe I'm being too romantic, but heck, that's how I feel.
Maybe pasty.com should come up with a "terms of service"
on the menu bar on the bottom that we should all follow?

By yooptransplant, AZ on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 03:23 pm:

Well pasty.com, I am glad that you will still be giving people the chance to post personal messages. You know, its funny, just last week I tuned in again after being away for a while. I saw the communication between folks and felt a twinge of wanting to belong to such conversation. I started thinking how great it would be to get some of my faraway family and friends, who are now scattered across the county, to regularly tune into pasty.com so we could share something similar each day (the picture, memories, and even short personal notes). I guess what I'm trying to say is that pasty.com brings people together. And, I think that's the point. Unfortunately, my life is so busy (trust me I've tried to downsize as much as possible), that I barely have time to tune into pasty.com AND communicate with family and friends on a regular basis. If we (my family and friends) can share this common link (pasty.com), I think it will make it fun and a bit easier to regularly communicate. I think this is partially what pasty.com has in mind for people. But I do understand that if everyone used pasty.com for personal use, we would all be overwhelmed. Anyways, let's see what the brains at pasty.com have in store for us. It might work for all.

Pasty.com, you rock!

By Roger on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 04:14 pm:

This is a great photo! Definitely a wall hanger.

By Nancy Nelson, WI on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 06:21 pm:

Fantastic photo. I would like to know more about where that lake is, 'cause when I visit the Yoop I go through Covington, and I probably have a kayak in my van, or a couple on a trailer behind me. Where is the lake? How big is it? Is it a fishing destination? (I love to fish, and Covington is not too far away from my usual destinations of Chassell or Hancock).

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 06:45 pm:

I have to share this with everyone. I wrote to this man a while back and heard from him today. Breaks my heart, because it is so touching to hear from one of these brave men...

> Hi there...
> My name is Alex Tiensivu, and my roots are Mohawk and Gay in the U.P.
> Someone posted a link to your pictures on Pasty Central, and I
> wanted to take a moment out to thank you for protecting our
> country and my family. I'm sure you miss home, but it's people
> like you who help us to rest at night, feeling safe.
> May God Bless you and may you return home safely and quickly.
> Alex, Cindy and Joshua Tiensivu
> Grayson, Georgia

Hi there Alex,

I would like to thank you for the support you are giving us soldiers over here and in Iraq. We will never forget that. You can trust that your family and their safety is in good hands from the threat of terror. May God bless you and your family for giving all of the support... thanks once again. Take care and say HI to everyone over there from us over here. Keep the faith.

-SGT Nate

By Rose on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 07:08 pm:

Alex: Your post brings tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this.

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 07:29 pm:

Me too... I had to post it. I get chills knowing that these people are so giving and bringing us peace of mind.

By Grimace on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 07:43 pm:

Great photo of King Lake , Bob!
Your shot is what we all seek everyday.
Solace on ab Soul utly the best Autumn day.
No clock, no boss ,NO TRIP TO THE P.O.W. (place of work} America is Great we will show the World
our best!

By flyinsafertoday on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 08:03 pm:

Most trouble I ever got into was a Sat night at the Library when they turned the clocks back at 2:00 AM and told us we had another hour. It was the 60's and I don't really remember, but a temporary lock up was involved......never again..

By sandstone princess on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 08:35 pm:

WOW what a great photo. Really beautiful, but I have to agree with Ahmeek Cliffdweller: who knew that there was more to Covington!

By Yooper 1 on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 08:51 pm:

If you want to see how much this pasty cam has changed, just go into Pasty Cam archives from a few years back and see. Most all of the topics were related to the pic of the day. I think Charlie and his crew are doing a wonderful job in keeping this site a pleasure to be a part of. Lets not spoil it, Sleep well and dont forget to turn your clocks back.

By Lowell MO. on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 08:58 pm:

Sounds like some of these folks have been watching and listening to too much of this political stuff. They sound and act just like some of these politicians.
Keep Pasty.com the way it is. I always enjoy reading and learning something new about the U.P.
I personally agree and think Charlie and the crew do a very good job.

By J Coughlin-Va. on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 09:00 pm:

I would like to add a name to the memories list for October 31
It is John (Feddy) Nerg, he lived in Chassel
He was my wifes Uncle
Thank you
Jeff Coughlin

By I agree.... on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 09:05 pm:

....with Yooper 1's comments, and the host's decision to allow a new format for 'miscellaneous stuff'. (I also agree with J and Greg.) Discussions about golf games, weather & toilet paper make us look, well rather ignorant. The area is so rich in beauty & history. It is a brave move on the webmaster's part, but one that is long overdue. Thank you, Pasty.net. :)

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 09:15 pm:

I've said it before, and I'll say it again... This site is the number one site in the WORLD, as far as I am personally concerned. I won't begin to try to explain what it does for me daily. Charlie and his crew have created something as unique as the U.P. itself!

By Therese Dimet Lansing, Mich on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 09:33 pm:

While on My trip to smokey mountains,and Dolly wood and Nashville Tenneessee thay always gave tribute to the army, navy, Marines, airforce and all are troops and one soldier who was in Araq got a standing ovation God Bless our Troops where ever they may be

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 10:13 pm:

Bob Gilreath, Does the 'Middle Earth' mention come from the 'Hollow Earth' book from back in '70s?

By Susan, Fl on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 11:34 pm:

Ken and Mimi....Middle Earth is from J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbit and Lord of the Ring which was published (although not written) as a trilogy...(Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers and Return of the King). Go read them....think you'll agree about the "entrance to middle earth" comment....another wonderful place...kind of like the U.P....:)

By jki on Sunday, October 31, 2004 - 12:14 am:

thank you for your post Alex.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, October 31, 2004 - 12:46 am:

Most of the notes posted here which were unrelated to today's picture have been move to Odds 'n Ends, in case you thought messages were deleted or lost. In our enhanced format coming in November, "Cam Notes" will be devoted to remarks about the daily photos, and "What'sUP" will provide a flexible forum for other comments and conversation.

By Jimmer in Houghton on Sunday, October 31, 2004 - 04:13 pm:


Is the photographer the same Bob G. who works at Tech and has been involved with soccer in the Copper Country? Wow, quite a multi-talented 'keeper. Cudos to the talent, in any event.


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