Dec 05-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: December: Dec 05-05
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Photos by Brita Haapala
Natural snowman    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brita Haapala

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 06:46 am:

With the blanketing of snow we've been receiving here in the Copper Country, we'll be known as the White Country instead, at least for the winter months! Brita Haapala gives us a glimpse of one of the pine lined tracks at the Swedetown Cross Country Ski Trails, proving that there's much more white than green in the forests this time of year. The snow doesn't just cover everything, but forms it's own snow sculptures for you to discover if you keep your eyes (and mind) open. Case in point, this Snowman that Brita spotted, seems to be climbing the tree, all formed naturally by the falling and blowing flakes.

By Brock Waugh (Brock) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 06:58 am:

Well that sure does put our 3 inches yesterday to shame. Looks like tons of fun though. Give me that snow and a big hill and call me happy. (well a sled too.)

By Therese (Therese) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 06:59 am:

How lovely! It is snowing down here in Emmet County, and we are expecting '6 to 10 inches' tody, tonight and tomorrow. Let's see, that adds up to .. well, deep enough to snowshoe in anyway. I will go out looking for a pine lane of my own.

By Mark Schroeder (Fishdoc) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 07:05 am:

Here's a website with some great tips on surviving a fall through the ice - Pass this on to others - it might just save a life.

Living in the south, now, the thing I miss most about winter back home is outdoor skating. Growing up, our pond hockey season wasn't over until one of us fell through!

Happy Holidays

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 07:25 am:

Wow, what I wouldn't give to be snowshoeing through that snow. Sigh. Therese, it looks like we have the same idea, eh.
Fishdoc, thanks for the valuable advice. Out here on Lake Michigan, we get shelf ice...and no matter when I go down to the shore, there is always some fool out there, walking on the ice.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 07:53 am:

I thought he was hugging the tree!

By Bryon J. (Bryonj2255) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 08:57 am:

Wow! I wish we had snow like that here! I miss the snow so much,
when we get snow, it stays for three days (usually that is the
maximum) and then melts.

By Dave Zelisse (Davedatroll) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 09:07 am:

Looks beautiful... when the wind kicks up watch out for falling snow; getting dumped on by the white fluffy stuff just makes hot cocoa and a pasty taste that much better!

By Debra J McCumber (Debrajean) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 09:38 am:

Well Brock, since Santa is bringing you a sled for Christmas and Nate & Hilarie have the big hill you are wanting, it sounds like we better get busy planning a winter trip to the U.P.! : )

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 09:49 am:

First shot would make a nice Christmas card. Second shot looks like a snow bear climbing the tree.

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 12:08 pm:

I'm envious. Here in southeast Michigan, temperatures are forecasted to be low enough we can keep the 2 inches we have on the ground til next weekend...but that's not enough to go cross-country skiing.

By Connie, Eagle River Alaska (Connie8792) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 02:06 pm:

Happy Birthday to my sister Brenda Hendrickson (Rowe)!!!!!

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 02:47 pm:

Beautiful shots, Brita.

When I walked to the bank today it was about 23 degrees, a little sun peeping throught the clouds, the 2 inches that kathyl mentioned making everything look clean and pretty. The fresh cool air was wonderful.

TILL I got to the bank and there were several empty cars with their motors running, polluting the air. Have these people not heard of greenhouse gasses? They cannot withstand 5 minutes of their heated cars cooling while they're wearing winter coats? (no handicapped sign on any of the cars)

Sorry for being negative on this great positive site, but that got to me.

By Mel, Kansas (Mehollop) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 04:10 pm:

Maija - It's times like that when I'm tempted to hop in the empty cars and move them around the parking lot so the owner can't find it again without some effort.

Then lock the door on my way out.

Never have though.

I don't find it nearly as tempting during the winter as I do during the summer though, when the car is running with the A/C cranked on a 100 degree day, sitting there in the parking lot... overheating the motor.

By happyooper (Trigal) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 04:55 pm:

Something to think about - if you turn your car off every time you stop to run a short errand, you use up more gas restarting it than if you had left it running.
Not choosing any sides, just stating facts :)

By Lis Wilson (Lis) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 06:02 pm:

Here in Tunisia, the fields are just sprouting's beautiful, but I miss the snow!

By Tim Hull (Hvilletim) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 06:12 pm:

The pictures remind me of my 'logging' days with my brother Bill out in the Vega Road area. Very cold and very difficult work in the cedar and balsam swamp areas. Happy 16th to my daughter Brittany!

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 06:39 pm:

Sort of looks like a snow moose hugging the tree. I can see the eyes and the long nose---

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 08:46 pm:

I intended to add I can also see the snow covered antlers

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