Feb 07-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: February: Feb 07-05
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Photo by Lori Houle-Vial

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, February 7, 2005 - 05:57 am:

A bit of nature's bounty, stored naturally as winter treats for our feathered friends. First look at this shot, you think clear, crisp, as the photo definitely is. Then of course you realize that the actual apples Lori Houle-Vial captured still hanging from the branches, aren't crisp at all. Once the frigid U.P. temperatures envelope them, they of course turn quite soft as they thaw out, making a delectable snack for the birds to come back to time and again. Nature truly is amazing, always taking care of its own!

After a week of warmer temperatures, the Winter Carnival statue building gets going full steam to try and salvage what they've lost from the big melt-down. If I'm not mistaken, the all-nighter is Wednesday, but I'm betting there'll be a couple all-nighters to try to get the statues ready for judging. At least all the statue engineers are at the same disadvantage after the thaw. Good luck builders!


By joe on Monday, February 7, 2005 - 06:34 am:

Good Morning from Ann Arbor

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, February 7, 2005 - 06:46 am:

By the way, the official dates for Winter Carnival are Feb 9 - 13. This year's theme is "Frozen Commotion From The Depths Of The Ocean". The forerunner of the Pasty Cam was actually our coverage of Winter Carnival back in '96-'97, and this daily feature began a year later.

And in case you've forgotten... there's still time to order pasties for your valentine :o)

Pasty Love

Margaret, Amarillo TX on Monday, February 7, 2005 - 07:53 am:

Mornin', I'm excited to get a glimps of tge ice sculptures.

By Sarah, Central WI on Monday, February 7, 2005 - 08:52 am:

Good Morning all!

By Missin the UP from NJ on Monday, February 7, 2005 - 09:09 am:

Good Morning
Nature sure is remarkable, I never thought of how the thawed fruit could feed our feathered friends! Very cool!
And hope the weather stays cold enough to keep the ice sculptures together for the festivities. Sounds like an inspired theme this year.

By maijaMI on Monday, February 7, 2005 - 09:27 am:

Nice picture, Lori

By Peg in Green Bay on Monday, February 7, 2005 - 09:51 am:

Good morning from Green Bay!
We had a flock of birds (robins included) just a few weeks ago feeding on the crab apples still on the tree in our back yard. Pretty amazing! Does anyone else see a happy face in this picture? :o)

By David S. - CA. on Monday, February 7, 2005 - 09:53 am:

Gee, at first glance I thought Florida was in for another disaster. Glad it's not so.

By Dave, PA on Monday, February 7, 2005 - 01:08 pm:

Regarding yesterday's posts:

Michigan, VT (Rutland County) is on Upper Michigan Rd.

Michigan, ND (Nelson County) is at the intersection of US-2 (same one that goes through Escanaba) and State Highway 35.


By Ellen,Sunrise Side,Mi on Monday, February 7, 2005 - 03:49 pm:

Good afternoon all, He sure does look like Jimmy Duranti. Anybody remember him? Anyway, great picture and he is now on my wallpaper replacing "Mr.Snow Face" Sure feels like Spring is on the way but we all know better Right? It is a nice reprieve. Everyone have a Great week.....

By flyin on Monday, February 7, 2005 - 07:28 pm:

Winter Carnival.......that was fun......lost my high school girlfriend after the 16 hr ride on the bus, but about a month ago, after 28 years of marriage, (to the one and current wife) the original girlfriend emailed me....now that was scary........when you get those emails...run like a scaled dog..........LOL

By cjr Seattle,Wa on Monday, February 7, 2005 - 07:52 pm:

Hello from sunny Seattle,

Does anyone know how long the National Guard

units from Calumet & Baraga will be over in

Iraq?? Someone said they left yeasterday,we

need to have everyone pray for their safety.

shalom, cjr

By PFD, MI on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 - 09:42 am:

Great picture, little sister...

By Lori... on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 - 01:33 pm:

Thanks, big sister...

By Joyce Toivola on Wednesday, February 9, 2005 - 01:42 am:

Yeah! A freckled Jimmy Durante or Wimpy (after eating a few too many hamburgers) or a happy manatee; there's also a sour expression,as if it just bit a chunk out of its own kind. If you really scrutinize, there looks to be plain old apple ala mode!

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