Dec 12-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: December: Dec 12-05
Hard shell coating    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Joyce Tormala
Icy curtain    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Joyce Tormala

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 09:18 am:

Cold temperatures have kept the icy coatings on the shoreline from melting away. Of course the winds slapping the waves over everything in sight plays a role in getting and keeping everything iced. So a venture out along Lake Superior's shoreline takes a brave soul like, Joyce Tormala who headed out with biting winds and dropping temps in order to snap some chilling photos. The Big Lake provides quite an array of icy spectacles this time of year, like this thick winter coating over a good size boulder. It'll be awhile before the face of that rock is seen again. The icy curtain of branches may not last as long though, once the wind gets them to flapping against each other!

By YooperGal (Daryl) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 09:32 am:

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By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 09:28 am:

The first picture looks like a resting sea monster.It is beautiful.

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 09:30 am:

A giant squid in the first pic?

By Therese (Therese) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 09:49 am:

More like a lobster.

By Charles in Adrian (Charlesinadrian) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 09:51 am:

Those icy pics sure make a person feel cold, don't they? But I
also notice there is not much snow in the pics. I hear from
family in Esky that they have no snow at all in that area.
Meanwhile, here in SE Michigan and all along the "rugged" Lake
Eriecoast from Toledo to Buffalo, we have more than we want of
the stuff. Do you suppose we downstaters are going to have to
invite Yoopers who like to frolic in the snow to come down here
this Xmas? Hopefully, by then things will be back to normal, but
they are a little different right now for sure.

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 09:56 am:

Charles in Adrian,
Lots of snow here in the Copper Country and more on the way this week. For the first time ever in the month of December, my hubby shoveled the garage roof. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 10:09 am:

Great shots as usual Joyce.

I just saw the link to the new 2006 calendar
this morning and I wanted to say thanks to everyone.

To have a photo voted on amongst the thousands of great shots posted here by everyone onto the Calender is fantastic.

To have one of my shots make the Cover is just fantastic.

Thanks to everyone, keep clicking and posting.

A special thanks to Don DeYampert for his suggestions and help a couple years ago when I was looking for a new camera. ;-)

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 10:21 am:

Sea monster? Lobster? I thought a sea lion. Whatever it is, it's frozen in place right now.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 11:18 am:

Joyce, your pictures are beautiful as usual! The first one looks like a lobster to me.Keep them coming.

By Audrey, San Jose, (Ca) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 11:51 am:

That icy curtain picture is beautiful!!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 12:14 pm:

Neat pics always :) I must agree with everyone else...the top pic looks like a lobster :)

By Peg Hardt (Almostup) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 12:31 pm:

Bob, What kind of a camera do you have?

By Capt. Paul & Dr. Nat in Texas (Eclogite) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 12:56 pm:

Congrats BobG ;-)

Now if we can just get the "boys" to play every game like they did on Friday.....

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 01:10 pm:

A wooly mammoth.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 01:15 pm:

Bob: Where is the link you mentioned for the new calendar? I couldn't find it.

You can find the info for ordering the Calendar here: 2006 Pasty Cam Calendar. They'd make wonderful accompanying gifts to an order of delicious U.P. Pasties! No added shipping charge when ordered with your pasty order, either!

By Shelley Trowbridge (Shelleyt36) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 01:28 pm:

Awesome pictures! I vote for a lobster type creature! What a brave soul Joyce for venturing out into the biting winds of December on Lake Superior!

By Chris Beaudoin (Dunerat) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 01:48 pm:

Snow crab.

By NKR (Nkr) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 05:13 pm:

Hello from Mishawaka IN. Just thought I would put my 2 cents in. For some reason or other the first picture makes me think of a walrus. Thats the first thing that came into my mind when I saw it.

By Margo (Margo) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 05:32 pm:

I have to agree with NKR. That was my first thought too. Must be the coloor of the ice.

By Margo (Margo) on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 05:34 pm:

Where's spell check when you need it? Should have been color!

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