Mar 27-12

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2012: March: Mar 27-12
Water play    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Mandy Koskiniemi
Puddle fun    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Mandy Koskiniemi

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 07:53 am:

There is just something about kids and puddles that draws them in to the very middle of them and you just KNOW they're going to get wet. Mandy Koskiniemi learned that she might as well just get the kids some water boots and let them have fun, because it's inevitable that they'll be splashing through them anyway. Mandy's girls found these big puddles to slosh through, in their Grandpa's yard, outside of Lake Linden and you can see his pond in the background there. Good thing the girls were only interested in the puddles, because I don't think their boots were high enough to take on the pond. :->

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 07:56 am:

Kids and cute!! Was gonna buy my little granddaughter some of those boots but, holy smokes, they're spendy!!! Figured the puddles don't last long enough around here. But when you have that much snow melting, they're worth the price for sure. Such cute pictures!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 08:02 am:

...or they could try to shoot across the pond on that snowmobile :-)

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 08:39 am:

My question...why the helmets?:)

By Dale Beitz (Dbeitz) on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 08:43 am:

I don't think they're helmets, I think they're the kids version of a Stormy Kromer, or something similar.

By Dale Beitz (Dbeitz) on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 08:46 am:

Also, in that last picture, given that you can't see any grass sticking through the shallow water and the uniform dark color, I think there is a layer of ice under that water that she's walking on. I remember doing that as a kid in some of the big puddles that would form on the farm yard. Problem was, if you got in the middle and the ice sagged under you, it could be a trick working your way back "uphill" on very slippery ice. Then you'd have to stamp the ice with your boots to break through so you'd have traction to get back to the edge.

By Karen Benton (Nerakthenice178) on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 08:47 am:

Didn't you know? You have to go through the puddle to find out how deep it is in the middle! Such fun!! Thank you for sharing, Mandy.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 08:51 am:

Well, Dale, I guess the girls made it out okay, otherwise I don't think Mandy would've sent the pics. Those Stormy Kromers still look like helmets to me. BIG!;)

By Barbara Bouwkamp (Barbarab) on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 08:53 am:

Cute photos, Mandy! Shirley, we had a really warm spell with 75 degrees a week ago, I started to put away all the down jackets, etc. but then we had a super cold weekend last weekend; and had to haul all winter stuff back out of storage. I was wearing gloves, hats, down coat on Sunday, and was really cold. Some trees have buds, and I think they are confused as to what season it really is here in the Keweenaw.
Those girls needed hats and mitts! It was cold out!! I did see some teenagers in flipflops and shorts, it may have been sunny but it was 28 degrees!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 09:11 am:

We've pretty much had the same type weather, Barbara, and this morning it's 35, so looking at Mandy's girls in that water gave me a chill!brr

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 09:14 am:

Cute pictures this morning, and really cute boots. I always had what my Mom called "rain boots" from that age up through at least the lower elementary school age group. Speaking of teenagers in flipflops and shorts in the cold, I was pretty surprised to see a lot of college students dressed similarly at Da Tech on Tech's webcams the last few days. They got used to wearing shorts last week, and just continued. I have to say, that at least my oldest son would have done that; I'm not sure about my youngest one - I'll have to ask him if he wore jeans or shorts when it turned cold up there. (They inherited that from their crazy father, who thinks nothing of walking bearfooted on ice or snow, out to the mailbox! Yikes! I'm just too cold-natured, perhaps?)

By Lisa R. (Sisugirl) on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 10:53 am:

When I went to Tech about 20 years ago, the students would literally sunbathe on the snow banks behind Wadsworth Hall at this time of year. I kid you not! They'd have blankets & towels laid out, the occasional plastic lounger, right out on the snow bank, with them in bathing suits soaking up the rays. Of course, the temps were a balmy 45 to 60 degrees -- warm enough for them to feel like it was a heat wave, but not warm enough to melt the snow as fast as it probably did this year. I'm sure it's their way of booting out winter and coaxing in summer. I know I go through the opposite down here in Florida, in September & October, after a brutal summer. I start wearing long pants & sleeves before it's really cool enough.

By Lisa R. (Sisugirl) on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 10:54 am:

Really cute pictures today, by the way! I love those boots and hats. Adorable little girls.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 07:02 pm:

As a kid, I use to put my grandpas waders on and go out in the puddles. He tied a cord of some kind around my waist to keep them up. I dearly miss him.

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