Mar 16-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: March: Mar 16-04
Frosted lake front    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Paul Talvensaari
Wintry detail    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Paul Talvensaari

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 06:44 am:

Jack Frost has been visiting the Copper Country for a few days now, leaving his handiwork here in Bootjack, MI. Paul Talvensaari was up early to catch the culprit just after he'd put the finishing touches on the trees! Mother Nature sure likes to play tricks on us Yoopers... giving us a taste of warmer temps, then dropping them again, inviting Jack back into the area!

I'm thinking that a nice hot U.P. Pasty would help to warm things up. That reminds me... Why is it that folks below the bridge advertise a Pastie for sale and up above the bridge advertise a Pasty for sale. Things that make you go hmmm...

By Gurnee Dude on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 07:03 am:

Simply Awesome

By julie b., MI on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 07:04 am:

Beautiful shots! The snow will just make us appreciate Spring more when it finally arrives {in June}!

By Taka on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 07:06 am:

Great photos by Mr. Paul Talvensaari today. In the winter of the U.P, I think nothing is better than the briskly sunny day with tons of snow on the ground.

This is off topic, but I thought some of us may be interested in frozen Hungarian Falls in Hubble while the winter is still there. Please check out the photos on our website if interested.

By ra on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 07:09 am:

Its because people below the bridge think that the difference between a duck is that one of it's feet are both the same!

By Renee in AL on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 07:10 am:

Wow! I am the first one to post this morning!
Beautiful pictures! Makes me wish I was out for an early mornign walk there. Here in NE AL it has been quite warm; trees, and bushes are already in bloom and I have even heard crickets outside!
I really enjoy this site!
Best wishes to everyone!

By Renee in AL on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 07:11 am:

Geee, I thought I was the first :-( Guess we were all writing and posting at the same time. :-)
Best wishes,

By Roger K. on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 07:12 am:

Nice pictures Paul! I'm wishing I could be out catching some of the frosty morning shots myself.

By Peter , Australia on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 07:18 am:

An interesting contrast to yesterdays photo - mother nature obviously at rest ! Hope you get some warmer weather in the near future.

By P.T. Loperland on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 07:50 am:

Happy St. Urho's Day! Just what do we know about this great day of celebration of St. Urho saving the grapes by leading the grasshoppers out of the vineyards in Finland?

By murphysurf, Oakland county MI on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 08:00 am:

Nice foggy scene on the lift bridge cam

By Ace on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 08:28 am:

Good Morning Copper Country- Just looked at the M T view cam & you cann't even see the bridge or Hancock. Really nice pic today Paul-thank you for starting my day here in Texas.

By Down State Dave on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 08:32 am:

Hey ra -- thanks for that clarification -- I think. ;>)

Paul -- nice shot, good composition.

By ME in MD on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 08:39 am:

This is the second site that I come to almost every day. I go to the Eagle Harbor site,, because it is like a kitchen window looking onto the lake for me. I can see what the weather is like on the Lake, in all it's awesome moods, several times a day. Now, after the grey months, the colors are starting to return to the Lake. And I am getting excited about traveling in a couple months to Marquette County to visit family and the Lake and lakes. In the meantime, your site makes me feel at home every day.

By Leslie at the Northern Lights Lodge - Cadillac, MI on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 08:48 am:

Great pictures!
Did anyone see the bridge cam about 8:45 this morning... really awesome!

By Jim of Ann Arbor on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 08:49 am:

Charlie: the cam notes icon for todays pic seems to be linking to
last sundays. ??

What a concentrated heavy layer of fog on the bridge, both
bridge cam and mtu view cam show just the tops of the bridge
sticking out and you can actually see the edges of the layer. At
the mtu cam it's clear and sunny, maybe we should say: If you
don't like the weather here, just wait five minutes or just move a
quarter mile in any direction.

Jim, Thanks for alerting us to the link error, now fixed

By Tom, Colorado on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 09:07 am:

The picture from the MTU view cam is equally nice.

By Tom, Colorado on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 09:09 am:

The link didn't make with the last post.

By db on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 09:14 am:


By R. J. St Paul on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 09:43 am:

Ooksie kooksie cooloma vee... Santis Urho is ta poy for me! He sase out ta hoppers as pig as pirds... Neffer peefor haff I hurd dose words!
He reely tolt dose pugs of kreen... Braafffest finn I effer seen!Some celebrate for St. Pat unt hiss snakes... Putt Urho poyka kat what it takes.
He got tall and trong from feelia sour... Unt ate culla moyakka effery hour. Tat's why day guy could sase does peetles... What crew as thick as chack bine needles. So let's give a cheer in hower pest vay... On this 16th of March, St. Urho's Tay!!!!

By former Jacobsville girl on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 09:48 am:

Well, we got 5" of white stuff yesterday here in Grant Wood-land. DesMoines got over 10" and west of there got over 15"..winter hangs on everywhere.
I do believe that Yooper accent came out loud and clear on the tonite show last night. Loved the fight song! All for pics are so beautiful. Went to the cut onion! Everything pales in comparison. I have lived in Tulsa and Mpls and many points inbetween, there is No Place like The Keweenaw!....although the east coast comes mighty close....Seattle area isn't far behind....

By George MI temp WI on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 11:03 am:

From George in Milw Temporary. Mary I am still doing great. FTH thanks for the update on Jingles and Paul the pic almost looks like the view from our home in Bootjack thanks and now I feel like I am home. But got about a month and a half here yet. Love this sight.

By Greta, Milwaukee on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 11:09 am:

Happy St Urho's Day. Cheers for the wearing o' the green and purple. Kudos to the Nimrods in their network debut last night. The coach really held his own with Jay. Good representatives of the Yoop.

By Nancy , Burtchville on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 11:39 am:

Sandstone gal, I was told by Mom that we lived in Sandstone, sub. of Jacobsville. The pic today is beautiful. I always need this site to make my day.

By Dumb Finn, Lwr MI on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 12:08 pm:

Is today St. Urho's Day? I thought it was in June!!

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 12:14 pm:

BEAUTIFUL pictures today!!! Thanks!!

By Beth, Troll-land on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 12:18 pm:

Did anyone watch Jay Leno last night? How did the Nimrods do on the show??
Lucky for them they were in Los Angeles. It was supposedly 80 degrees there yesterday.

By Nancy , Burtchville on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 12:32 pm:

The old saying goes "It's not over, till the fat lady sings" and she is singing LOUD!! I can't see the other building. I know spring is just around the corner.

By RCW on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 01:33 pm:

Beth. Yes we did. The Nimrods did great,especially the coach as noted above.Also the ole timer singing the school song.

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 02:12 pm:

This is an article on how the Nimrods were hosted in Hollywood.

By Debi, Laurium on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 02:28 pm:

To Ace: Nice to read your comments on this site. I visit here just about every day to see the pictures and read the comments. If I miss a day, I make sure to backtrack and catch up. This site keeps you up-to-date on home, hey?

By Betty Tot, Olympia, WA on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 02:46 pm:

I, too, get my UP fix on this site every day. Beautiful picture again today. Hey Nancy in Burtchville, how are you doing after your surgery? Hope everything went well and that you are healing fast. Also hello to Jacobsville (Sandstone) girl, what's your first initial so I know which sister you are?

By ca in az on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 02:49 pm:

Just love the wintry detail picture. Simply gorgeous! Hyvaa St. Urho Paivaa.

By Sean, West Chicago, Il on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 03:13 pm:

For more on St. Urho, check out

By Sandstone girl on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 03:36 pm:

Hey, there, Betty. I am #2 (M.E.). Am I right about the west coast, at least north of Seattle area being like the UP? Hey Nancy, forgot about the Sandstone thing:)
Snow is melting fast, but John thinks we might get more;)

By jd MI on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 04:33 pm:

Taka, The spelling is Hubbell. :)

By Betty, Olympia, WA on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 04:50 pm:

Hi M.E., Sandstone girl, yes the Northwest reminds me of home somewhat. Especially water all around, but even though I have grown to love the ocean, it does not replace the clear, clean smelling waters of Superior. But today we are enjoying 50 degree weather and daffodils in full bloom so things are a bit different. LOL. I enjoy seeing the snow pics though. Brings me back home for a bit everyday.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 04:59 pm:

I admit to being totally ignorant to who St. Urho is and why we celebrate his day here's an excerpt taken from St.

St. Urho's Day is celebrated on March 16th, the day prior to the better known feast of some minor saint from Ireland, who was alleged to have driven the snakes from that island.

The legend says St. Urho chased the grasshoppers out of ancient Finland, thus saving the grape crop and the jobs of Finnish vineyard workers. He did this by uttering the phrase: "Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen" (roughly translated: "Grasshopper, grasshopper, go to grass!"). His feast is celebrated by wearing the colors Royal Purple and Nile Green. St. Urho is nearly always represented with grapes and grasshoppers as part of the picture.

An added bonus from Z-Man, in honor of St. Urho's Day....

Z-Man's grasshopper

By walter p tampa on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 05:00 pm:

are the nimrods uppers or foreigners also remember to pray for little mikey maclachlan in michegamme

By Ahmeek Bluff Dweller on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 05:05 pm:

I thought the Nimrod coach did a fantastic job, seemed very relaxed, confident (not overly) and enthusiastic about the team, the U.P. and really, he represented us Yoopers well. I'm proud of him and I don't even know him.

Betty, 'hi' from another Sandstone sister (#4, P). I speak with your brother-in-law often. Hi to # 1 & 2!!

Nice photos today, as always.

By WALTER P TAMPA on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 06:35 pm:

dear mary the good saint patrick was and is by no means a minor saint he is in fact the leading and most horrored saint in this country,ireland and in most civilized countries have a nice day LA ALHAIG PADRIC

By Taka on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 06:38 pm:

uups. Thank you for the correction jd :)

By steve ristola, mn on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 07:20 pm:

Hyvaa Paiva,
Happy St. Urho's day to all.Does a pasty beat Corned beef and cabbage?Just curious...

By Looking for a Nimrod, chassell on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 07:34 pm:

I missed the Nimrods on t.v. and of course forgot to tape it too! Is there any way I can still see this segment? Any way to connect online and view it?

By Down State Dave on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 08:21 pm:

Hey steve ristola,mn -- you pose a really tough question to an Irishman and a Cornish man. I love pasties AND corned beef/cabbage. I tried making an Irish pasty once. Pasty pastry filled with corned beef and cabbage. Yeah ------ you can imagine, it was horrible!

By Homesick Yooper on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 08:23 pm:

The Nimrods and their Coach and Dale Jenkins all did great on Jay Leno last night! The Tonight Show website has a place to buy Nimrod gear:

Isn't that neat?

By Bob Brown, Alabama on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 08:31 pm:

Is the photographer any relation to the Talvensaari who was a great goal tender for the Keweenaw junior league ice hockey team in the 40's?? It was the days of Gorup, Zappa, and O'Brien. I played for the Houghton Winter Sport Club.. It is a great picture...

By out-a-state-Dave on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 09:29 pm:

Down state Dave, I will contact Martha Stewart on your Corned Beef & Cabbage Pasty. I think she will have the time to get it right. It sounded like a great idea to me, lets hope she can tweek it. I look forward to her prison recipes and hope she will include it in her next book.

By Ernie WA on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 10:42 pm:

Its nice to see others from Jacobsville. I grew up in Jacobsville and still have our place there. We go back there every summer for several months. Will be retired in a couple years and Jacobsville will be our home base. I can't get enough of the boating along the channel and on lake Superior. Do you get back there often? You may wright me if you like.

By ace on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 01:00 am:

Watched the Leno show with Watersmeet team & they did the U P proud. Yes Deb I & Jim check in every morning before work, have to have a U P fix. Sure are some beautiful pictures but then it is God's counrty.RIGHT

By Harry,Warren,Mi. on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 08:12 am:

Paul,very nice pictures from Bootjack!!!!!!

By Betty / Mi on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 - 02:05 pm:

From Betty from Hubble I think of your pictures of the area beauiful, and brings back menories of 1950's in Hubble., Mi. I was so young. I live in Ontonagon MI. Not too far, but to see the pictures ,OH OH

By LLHHS on Wednesday, June 2, 2004 - 08:37 pm:

ER ..Hubbell?

By MI on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 03:18 pm:

Sorry about Hubbell, I guess I wasn't paying attention. Betty

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