Feb 03-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: February: Feb 03-07
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Photos by Dave Dalquist
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Photos by Dave Dalquist

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 07:36 am:

Dave Dalquist found several unique shots of the delights that winter winds bring to the eye. In the first photo of the cedar bough in the snow, the green stands out against the blown snow around it, reminding us that spring will come again. It does make you wonder, though, if it's a branch blown off or if there might be a whole tree buried there. In Dave's second picture you truly see the artwork that the winds perform while whipping the snow into mounds and drifts. Even in the bitter cold of the winter winds, you can find beauty around you.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 07:41 am:

Morning from K-Town

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 07:46 am:

It's a brisk -15 here in Mn at the moment, but it is Saturday, so Good Morning. Nice shots, so that's what snow looks like.
Mr. Deb

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 07:48 am:

Beautiful pictures. New fallen snow is so pretty!

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 07:54 am:

The snow looks good enough to eat.We Finns use cedar bough's in the Sauna to beat each other.

By Mike (Upboundeh) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 08:26 am:

Now thats some art work. The first photo looks like sugar.

By Heikki (Heikki) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 08:55 am:

The 'vihta' is made of cedar boughs for the tender-skinned and birch boughs for the thicker-skinned. Ei? ;-) Our Hispanic friend El Nino departed the other day..... -10°F this morning in Door County, WI. It must have hit at least -20°F to -30°F in places in the U.P. last night.

By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 08:55 am:

Looks like snow "dunes", again Mary, you sure have a way with words!
Very nice shots!

By John W (Jwahtola) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 09:24 am:

Excepting high wind the next few days we will have snow dunes here in far southern Michigan also.

By Anna Roehrich (Updreamer) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 09:45 am:

Absolutely beautiful. Boy, how I miss snow!

By k j (Kathiscc) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 09:52 am:

The second picture looks like what it is doing here.

By Vicky P (Vickyp) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 10:44 am:

Great shots Dave - I especially like the first one. Totally unblemished snow is beautiful.

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 11:12 am:

Great shots you Swede you ........ I love the first one......so simple yet so beautiful....

I can't believe it is -2.......doesn't feel that bad out....

Another thing I can't believe is my car won't start again.......why you might ask....(this is where you begin to wonder if these newer cars are to much for your generation...lol) I didn't turn the key to the right off position.....again.
Usually I turn the key and pull it out so I know it is right.......must have forgotten. Why does the key stay in the car ?????? (I know you're thinking that) beeeeecause it is one of those really expensive ones and I don't want to loose it. (You have just experienced a little of what goes on in a blonds head)

Anyway....you all have wonderful weekend...I gotta go call my son-in-law to come start my car ........again

Gods Blessings........h

Hey Blue eyes.....don't be blabbing this around work now......you guys get enough laughs out of me.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 11:16 am:

I love the pictures, the first one in particular, with the small evergreen branch in the freshly fallen snow. The second one, at least in my mind's eye looks frigid!

Mary, your descriptions a wonderful! Thank you for all of them that you do for us, each day!

Stay warm, everybody!

By E. Neil Harri (Ilmayksi) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 11:46 am:


By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 11:55 am:

They are both works of art, but that first one is just gorgeous.

By dotti caldwell (Dotti) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 12:14 pm:

Never having been in a sauna - please enlighten me - what are the switches used for? To get the blood flowing or what?! Thanks!

By derek tuoriniemi (Derek) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 12:31 pm:

grand forks ND, -18 with a windchill of -39

By Happy to be in the U.P. (Lahelo) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 01:04 pm:

Beautiful pictures for such as a day that we have quite a few inches of new snow from the storm overnight. Fits right in at this time.

By Heikki (Heikki) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 01:23 pm:

It's just a sadistic ritual borne of experiencing seemingly endless days with little sunlight. i.e.:SAD ;-) (Knot reely) You are essentially correct. According to my late grandfather, a Finnish emigré, it stimulates the skin drawing blood closer to the surface, thereby cleansing the body of toxins and other impurities. It also feels good when stopped if applied with too much enthusiasm. That's my story and stickin' with it.

By David S. (Yooperdfs) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 02:01 pm:

Yupper, the Midwest is getting with the coldest temps of the season. We woke up to the 40's here in Southern Cal. this morning. It must be this 'global cooling' that everyone is buzzing about.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 02:10 pm:

The frigid weather this weekend will be not just the coldest weather of the season, but the coldest weather in at least several years, at least in our neck of the woods. Our air temp tomorrow night is supposed to be -9, which would tie the coldest air temperature that I can remember since we moved here in 1979.

By Dave Dalquist (Ddalquist) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 04:00 pm:

The second photo was taken on the McLain Park shoreline, still one of my favorite places, both while growing up in Houghton, and when visiting--quite a treasure.

I just got off the Vasa XC trails near Traverse City in what started out as a relative heat wave: temps in the mid-teens, and no wind. Driving back to TC, it was blowing snow from the west across East Traverse Bay at about 25 knots, looking much more like the winters I remember from years ago back home. Guess it looks good for Tech having a true "Winter" Carnival this year.

Helen: I'm half Swede (and quietly proud of it). Enjoyed your story--we all have "moments." :-P


By a m hill (Lvcamnotes) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 08:55 pm:

whenever mary drew posts, i read every word.
yes, joanie, she does have a way with words.

thankful for having marydrew as a host --
and she does her research.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 09:41 pm:

John W: It already looks like the second picture here in St. Clair county! Brutal wind outside!

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