Jan 23-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: January: Jan 23-03
Frozen Northwoods    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Taka Aoki

Charlie at Pasty Central on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 06:21 pm:

This afternoon I put the old Silverbear scoop to work on our driveway. No need to buy exercise equipment in these parts. I save money skipping the snowblower AND the Bowflex.

Looks like a rabbit has been along in the fresh snow above. As I put the finishing touches on today's Cam shot, the music of Enya is playing in the background, "The Memory of Trees". Pictures like this have a music of their own. Thanks, Taka.

By DJB-MI. on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 06:34 pm:

Our old swiming hole on a hot summer day after a long walk was a lot different here,to say the least. And some fishing memories when my friend fell in one Saturday morning. Do you remember

By EMH, Texas on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 06:46 pm:

What an awesome picture, they get better every day. However, I am happy to be in warm Texas, actually the high today was 30, but no snow or ice and the sun was shining. That makes it so tolerable, however it doesn't have the beauty you are exposed to. I would love to be there to witness some of this beauty but hubby says "Nay", won't drive there in the winter. We must be content to spend part of the summer there which is like a tonic for the soul.
Thanks again for this wonder site.

By Billy Slimp Arlington,TX on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 07:51 pm:

Another AWESOME picture!

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 08:23 pm:

What a cool picture in more ways than one.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 08:42 pm:

Gee, while looking at the daily dose of Copper Country winter pix, the daily high temperature here in Phoenix in the 70's for the past week (okay so it only reached 69° on the 21st) and in the mid to high 70's for the remainder of this week and next as well (maybe even 80° tomorrow!) seems almost criminal.

But in spite of it all, after 30+ years as a desert rat, and having just joined the ranks of the retired, I'm feeling the "Call of the Wild er... Copper Country" pulling me back home! (Well maybe June thru October in the Copper Country & winter in Phoenix?)

One of these days, that irresistible force will overcome my inertia and it'll happen!

By pegg, fla on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 10:19 pm:

Looks like it was a large rabbit. My little Eddie bunny doesn't have that much of a footprint...yet.. he is just a few months old. but cute as the dickens with his twitchy little nose and all.

By pegg, fla on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 10:22 pm:

p.s. another great picture Taka!! The prism sunlight effect at the upper right is really neat.
You have an eye.....

By mike,tx on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 12:50 am:

Very nice! Beauty abounds...what a peaceful setting. Looking to make it up to the Keweenaw this year !!

By Matt, Metro Detroit on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 07:38 am:

I know this spot! I've been there myself, although it's been sometime, and it was summer. I recognized it right away.

Ooooohhh!!! How I'm lonesome for the Keweenaw!

This has just got to be a WOW.....

By Matt, Metro Detroit on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 08:14 am:


I have the same Enya CD. I put it in to listen to and came back to this picture.

I couldn't agree more!

By walt, ohio on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 08:16 am:

At least a WOW, maybe a calendar shot for the 2004.

By Alex Tiensivu, Snowless, Georgia on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 10:19 am:

It is my personal opinion, after looking at the pictures for January alone... which isn't even finished yet, that next year's calendar will require about 100 months, just to accomodate the WOW's! It'll be a Loooong year!

By mac on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 10:41 am:

Breathtaking Taka! As usual! We do live in one glorious spot. Cold and fierce, (right now) but glorious.

By ts on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 10:45 am:

Fished there a lot in the 50s and 60s--great river for rainbow and browns--My godfather Joe Zuvich fished an hunted that area (Taylors farm) for over 40yrs--got his buck there almost every year on the north end of the clearing in the small creek

By Taka @ mtu on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 11:10 am:

I am glad that you people like this photo. Hey ts, how big were the fishes you cought? I've been looking for a good fishing spot for big trouts. Is this the place I should come back in spring?

By finkin - MI on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 11:21 am:

MacDonald's-Kaleva;Yoopers-Trolls;WalMart-yadayadayada; This is the Indian's UP, the first Fin's UP, this is what the Keweenaw is all about....(in my humble opinion)

By ts on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 11:58 am:

ONE fall joe got a brown 12 1/2 pounds--said there were 6 in the hole he was fishing--2 bigger--its head cut off weight 1 1/4 pounds

By David S. - FL. on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 12:15 pm:

Naturally another beautiful picture of the U.P. But it should not go unsaid that the task of great photography is ralatively easy considering the material that is available to the lens. I grew up in the Keweenaw and finding beauty is as easy as opening ones eyes. In this 21st century of traffic jams, strip malls, crowded cities and "LOT IS FULL", the U.P. and it's change of seasons represents (at least to me) nothing less than HOPE. I live between California and Florida and do a lot of travel in my business but always look forwad to my summer 'recharge' in Keweenaw; five months to go............
David S.

By Dan Belo on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 12:35 pm:

ts: JOE ZUVICH WAS ALSO MY GODFATHER.He told me about this favorite fishing spot. I thought it was his in-laws farm; Kaifish farm. Maybe Taylor bought it. Joe was one of my dad's best friends & I have to mention that he was the greatest conversationalist I ever heard. On one hunting event ,in deep snow, he had to carry his companian for miles, because of an injury.Dan Belopavlovich

By www.deyampert.com on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 01:08 pm:

Mr. Aoki opened his eyes and recorded a very nice photograph in the UP of Michigan. Yes we are provided with some great photographic material in this area as Steve Brimm has said many times.

By Mike, Pontiac on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 02:14 pm:

What is it that you are trying to say? Say it straight from your head - say what you are finkin...No particular area really belongs to one group or another - we are all merely renting from the big guy. The big guy sure was shinin' in your photo Taka - it's a byoot.

By Curt B Arizona on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 02:41 pm:

its a WOW for sure

By JK, NV. on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 03:17 pm:

Just beautiful. Has to be a WOW. Speaking of WOW. What has happened to the last two weeks? Has been none since /4/03.

By Maija in Seattle, WA on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 03:18 pm:

Love the photo.... I lived the first 21 years of my life in Ahmeek. Spent a lot of time walking or riding my bike on that road to Five Mile Point. Most of the time my friends and I would stop at Gratiot River before heading back home. Now I'm married and living in Seattle. (We don't get as much rain as everyone says... that's just a ploy we use to keep the tourists away!) I haven't been back to Ahmeek since July 2001, and that was to attend a memorial service for my aunt Helen. Ahmeek residents remember her as the postmistress(?) there.

By JK. NV. on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 03:19 pm:

Sorry. That's 1/4/03

By Dave G., WA on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 03:45 pm:

What a beautiful photo!!!...Makes me want to get up in the snow to play. Here in Seattle all we get is rain unless we want drive an hour or more up to the higher elevations. Many compliments to the photographer. It sure seems to me to be of professional quality.

By Frank C, NE Illinois on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 03:49 pm:

Beautiful photo, Taka--thanks! I'm off to change the ol' wallpaper photo...

By ILMHitCC on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 05:23 pm:

Great pic! Love the fuzzy twigs. We'll need a weekly calendar next year, eh. It's certainly true that there is never-ending material here for outstanding photography, but I am living proof of the need for skill to obtain it. I truly appreciate Pasty-cam's photographers' talents. Look forward to them every day!

By Rice Lake Alison on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 10:11 pm:

Could one of you wonderkins show us a map of this spot? My 11 yr old trout fisherman is dying to know how to find it!

By Carla, WA on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 10:21 pm:

There sure a lot of UP admirers in the Seattle area. If this keeps up we might have to all get together and meet.

By FC MI on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 10:53 pm:

This is to Dam Guy Parasite Creek, your 6:30 Jan. 23rd posting on Thursday's site - Looks like "Da Yoop" skips Friday also since this is Thursday's picture showing again on Friday. Chuckle Chuckle. P.S. I am from the great U.P. over 50 years. Can you beat that?

By Toivo from Toivola on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 11:29 pm:

For those who are new to the site, they don't remove any pictures, just because a new day is published. They are all here in the archives for you to browse at your convenience. No extra charge.

By the way, FC, the Pasty Cam hasn't missed a day in almost 5 years.

By DJB-MI. on Saturday, January 25, 2003 - 10:03 am:

2 miles north of AHMEEK, you'll find the GRATIOT RIVER , running east -west for about 10 miles.

By Mike K, GOM/Laurium on Sunday, January 26, 2003 - 04:03 am:

Wonderful shot Taka..as for fish, spring time the steelhead will be running up the Gratiot and the upper and lower falls can be hotspots, just be sure to get there early.

Home in another 3 days, 18 hrs, not that I'm counting.

By FC MI on Sunday, January 26, 2003 - 09:15 pm:

Toivo - I'm glad to see the pictures on the cam have caught up with the days. I was seeing the same picture two days straight & Dam Guy from Parasite Creek wrote that "Da Yoop" skips Monday to Friday. Almost had me there for awhile. Miss your humor when you covered for Charlie. I hope not to miss any days either like you wrote above, "that the Pasty Cam hasn't missed a picture in almost five years". Kiitos to the Pasty.com family!

By Marissa, WI Wannabe Yooper on Saturday, February 1, 2003 - 11:41 am:

Taka: I love your photography! If I were you, I would enlarge all your shots and hang them on your walls! Stunning! You have a great eye!

Powered by:  
Join Today!
Messages can no longer be posted to these older discussion pages, but you are welcome to join the conversation on Today's Pasty Cam

Here's a list of messages posted in the past 24 hours

See our guest photo gallery for more great views from the U.P.

While in the Copper Country be sure to visit
On US-41 north of Calumet
on US-41 in Kearsarge, a mile north of Calumet.
(The home of Pasty Central)

Home | Pasty Cam | Contest | Order Now | Bridge Cam | Pasty.NET | GP Hall of Fame | Making Pasties | Questions