Oct 06-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: October: Oct 06-10
Sea of color    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Laurie Bashaw
The new bridge    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Laurie Bashaw
Looking down    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Laurie Bashaw
The old bridge    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Laurie Bashaw
Taking in the scene    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Peter Carlson

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 07:58 am:

Laurie Bashaw and her hubby, Steve, recently took a color tour in the Marquette area and while on County Road 510, they stopped, so Laurie could start snapping. That sure is a beautiful array of color in Laurie's first photo. She was standing on the bridge in the second photo, to take these shots and what a vantage point it turned out to be. This is the bridge that was built to replace the old CR-510 Bridge pictured in Laurie's fourth photo and in the fifth photo, taken by Peter Carlson, which expands out for a view with more of the Dead River as it twists and turns.

In case you're wondering what will happen to the old CR-510, now that the new bridge is in place, not to worry, as there are no plans for it to be demolished. Instead, it will just be closed to traffic and remain right where it is, to claim a part of Marquette County history. If you'd like to read more about this historic bridge, you can do so here: www.historicbridges.org.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 05:12 am:

Beautiful color!! Mother Nature at her best!
Great pictures!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 06:52 am:

Awesome colorburst of fall!

By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 06:53 am:

WOW...awesome stuff! Is this a beautiful place or what?

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 07:20 am:

Beautiful shots this morning! Homesick for Marquette!

Haven't been over the new bridge yet, but have crossed the old one many times. The game plan is to leave the old bridge in place, correct?

By gretchen arnold (Garnold) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 07:52 am:

wow! great bridge, would like to go find that one, Marquette is it? Heading UP to Gay today after work will be there around 1 am. Can't wait to see some of that color is person!!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 08:19 am:

Gorgeous photos, Laurie, especially the first one!

I tell everybody in this town that they don't know color until they visit the UP in October!!

By allen philley (Allen) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 08:44 am:

Beautiful colors. I do hope the "old Bridge" will be around for years to come. Old bridges are fun to photgraph. I am sure for daily driving the reroute and new bridge are wonderfull.

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 08:55 am:

Fantastic photos! The colors this year have been phenomenal and thanks to all who have shared their photos of this most wonderful time of year!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 09:30 am:

To all you fortunate folks who live UP there, this time of year stirs up excitement in you almost as much as the first snowfall.....and Christmas! Lucky you! :) I would say these scenes are beautiful but words can't really describe them.

By Serena Sturm (Serena) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 10:26 am:


By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 10:55 am:

Laurie, what beautiful pictures! The UP has the most beautiful leaf colors. No color here this yr. It has been so dry they are just drying up and falling off.

By sometimesyooper (Nancyd) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:02 pm:

I have a question. I was bitten by a bug (I didn't see it) at the Keweenaw Mtn Lodge Golf course, on Sunday. It was about 3 inches above my ankle and it bled profusely. Of course it itched. Yesterday, my ankle was so swollen that you couldn't see my ankle bone and the left half of my foot was discolored, like a bruise. The site of the bite was red for about a 2" diameter. After applying hot compresses and antibiotic gel, it is improved but I would like to avoid whatever bit me. Any ideas as to what it could have been? I was wearing full length pants at the time.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 03:43 pm:

What can I say, but BEAUTIFUL! I love Autumn 4 its colors.

By Laurie B. (Ratherberiding) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 04:07 pm:

Thanks Mary for posting my pictures. I was up that way again today and the color is fading. Still lots of folks peeping, as they say out east.

By Yooperguide (Huntandfish) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 04:08 pm:

Nancyd, the only thing I can think of is a fly. Almost sounds like a black fly but they shouldn't be here now. So many different flies here. No bad snakes here so that couldn't be it.

By Donald Kilpela (Commodore) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 04:16 pm:

Sounds like a bee sting to me. I'd be careful with that as they can be dangerous.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 05:15 pm:

Beautiful pictures, Laurie! Thanks to both Laurie & Mary for today's photos.

Nancyd, it sounds like you're having an allergic reaction that might be getting infected? You should probably have it looked at by a doctor at Urgent Care, or something. Take care of it!

If you get a jelly fish sting or a bee sting, they say to make a paste of meat tenderizer (unseasoned) and water, to neutralize some of the venom. Baking soda and water paste might help soothe it some. But I would be really careful of something that gives that big a reaction, because it could go into anaphylatic shock, so I would err on the side of safety, & get medical help, myself, but my family has a bunch of allergies.

By Wes Scott (Travelnorth) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 07:30 pm:

I realy enjoy the history of that area all
the way up to Big Bay. I sure would enjoy a
week up there in the fall.

By Helen G. , Kansas (Teach3hlg) on Friday, October 8, 2010 - 11:46 pm:

I'm homesick for Michigan - looking at all these beautiful pictures! Our trees in Kansas are just now beginning to turn - but there is nothing like seeing the fall colors in Michigan!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 08:54 am:

Helen: When I was in the Armed Forces stationed in North Dakota, there were hardly any trees on the 15 mile drive between Grand Forks and the base. I'm sure it would make Michiganians stationed there homesick for Michigan Autumns.

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