Nov 13-14

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2014: November: Nov 13-14
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Photos by Henry Sakari
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Checking out the snow    ...scroll down to share comments
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 08:45 am:

In case you haven't heard... winter has arrived here UP North, with a vengeance. It decided to bombard us with "feet" of snow in just a day or so, rather than easing us into it with a few inches at a time. I'm not sure what the totals are, but there were even school closings throughout the U.P. already.

Meanwhile, on Henry Sakari's neighbor's farm in the Keweenaw, this fancy looking rooster is voicing his displeasure with the arriving snow. These shots were taken when the snow was just beginning and Henry said that the rooster came out of his pen, acting like he was really disturbed with the snow. He kept lifting his feet up and down, crowing and looking at the snow.

I can only imagine what he's feeling about it now, since we've gotten so much more in the last two days. ;-)

For up-to-date figures on snowfall, check out the Keweenaw Snow Thermometer, which celebrates an anniversary today!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 09:06 am:

Roosters don't thrill me but my mom loves them!!!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 09:21 am:

I love roosters too! This one is especially smart.;>
When I was growing up we had a big red one ~ he could be mean causing my mama to take the broom after him!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 09:41 am:

Mr Rooster is very handsome! Not sure about chickens, but ducks and geese have no nerves in their feet giving them the ability to stand on ice or cold water.

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 10:57 am:

That is a good looking bird and one that seems very proud of himself. I don't know what type of chicken it is but I have feathers from the neck of this type and from the breast for tying flies. I don't think he is the run of the mill bird, more like the upper class.

By Just me (Jaby) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:14 am:

What a beautiful rooster. I wonder if it is as mean as
my neighbor's "watch rooster."No-i think this looks
like a nice rooster. great pics!

By David C Cloutier (Dccloutier) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 01:04 pm:

While watching the news this morning they had a feature article highlighting how Ishpeming received 4 feet of snow this week. Hang in there...

That rooster is a fine looking bird. We had a couple of Silver Laced Wyandotte chickens. They are very hardy and good layers.

By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 01:12 pm:

Hey Janie -- Many creatures, including web-footed birds, have a structure of arteries and veins that do heat exchange between warm blood and colder blood from extremities, set up so that warm blood flowing to an extremity gives up its heat to returning cold blood, so that the whole critter stays warmer. Look up "rete mirabile". The net effect is that they have perpetually cold feet. The next question is, do they ever get married?

By Greta Jones (Urbanescapees) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 02:34 pm:

Very Classy rooster!!

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 03:07 pm:

Oh darn, is that moveable pointer/arrow missing from the snow thermometer again? I know it was restored since it last went missing.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 03:45 pm:

Looks like he'll make the best of it.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 04:57 pm:

We were pretty excited at our house in Toronto this morning. The
Weather Channel featured snow in Ishpeming, Michigan as the bad
weather story today. Yesterday the Weather Channel showed
pictures of snow in Marquette.

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