Jun 06-11

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2011: June: Jun 06-11
Sand Art    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Pegg Edwards
Water erosion    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Pegg Edwards
Shapes carved out    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Pegg Edwards

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, June 6, 2011 - 07:58 am:

We received today's photos from Pegg Edwards, taken along Keweenaw Bay. She included the following explanation:

These paintings are created by the springs that bubble up through the sand right near the waters edge as you can see. If the Bay stays calm long enough before the wind kicks up and brings in the waves that wipe them out you can experience the intricate beauty of what a slow trickle of water can do.
Once again, nature takes its own forces to create something so ordinary, but yet so beautiful at the same time. Living here UP North is like a gift given to you everyday, with so much to see and do outdoors.
Stephanie (Stefani13) on Monday, June 6, 2011 - 08:19 am:

Mother Nature is THE best artist!! :)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, June 6, 2011 - 08:27 am:


By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, June 6, 2011 - 08:52 am:

Did Neal fly to Mars?

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, June 6, 2011 - 08:53 am:

I'm not so sure those are springs located under the beach that are causing this. Rather, it appears that sand has choked off the mouth of a small stream and in the epic battle between water and sand, water seems to have won, again. Another possibility is that depending on when the photo was taken, the ground itself has now thawed after being frozen during the winter months which would explain the drop in the surface.

Neat patterns in small scale!! Much larger rivers do the same thing at their mouths, just on a grander scale. What is even more interesting is that ripples and other stream flow features have been preserved in the rock record through the course of Earth's history, showing that the same processes have been occuring for eons....

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, June 6, 2011 - 09:03 am:

Stephanie...I couldn't agree more. I will turn off the tv and go and sit on the floor in front of the sliding glass doors and watch storms going through...thunderstorms, blizzards, whatever.....and every time I say "Mother Nature is the best artist ever".....WAY better than the stuff on tv!

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Monday, June 6, 2011 - 09:14 am:

Thanks Capt Paul ~

I always thought those were springs too! The water is certainly cold enough to turn your feet blue!

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Monday, June 6, 2011 - 09:23 am:

Nicely done on the photos. Reminds me of the channeled scablands (only in miniature) of eastern Washington state I drove through a week ago.

By Diane C. Price (Czepyhashroom) on Monday, June 6, 2011 - 10:50 am:


Enjoy your week!

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Monday, June 6, 2011 - 02:22 pm:

Photo #2: Well whattaya know, a Saguaro cactus in da Yoop! {grin}

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, June 6, 2011 - 08:22 pm:

More like who stole the Saguaro??

By Jack K (Jackinct) on Monday, June 6, 2011 - 11:22 pm:

Frnash - I thought the same thing!
Nothing quite compares to Mother Nature.

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