Apr 19-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: April: Apr 19-04
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Photo by Tammy Wells

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 04:39 am:

Not too far from Copper Harbor on M-26, the Eagle Lodge sits on Lake Superior's shoreline. On a stay at the Lodge, Tammy Wells was able to view this mystical evening in all it's glory. Take a moment now, sit back and imagine the sound of the waves rolling in, the brightness of the moon sparkling on the crest of each flowing ridge... soothing, calming, maybe just a bit romantic, wouldn't you say?

By Bthecute1 on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 04:55 am:

"Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone" or should it be "Memories" ?

By Troll in Eagle Harbor on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 05:29 am:

Good morning....nice pic to start out the new week...Hope ya'll have a good day......

By Therese from just below the bridge on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 06:04 am:

Let's see.... This shows a full moon, and right now we are at new moon, so the photo's at least 14 days old...Which means by now the snow has all melted and the forest floor is in bloom, and it's 60 degrees and the black flies are hatching!

Okay, it's 60 somewhere!

Actually that would be too fast a change for me. I like the gradual onset of spring, gentle but irresistable.

By Alfred, who is depressed today on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 07:51 am:

Therese, its snowing in calumet--huge flakes, wet, depressing, and it will freeze again tonight. Still haven't found my garden under the snow!!

By SS, Chassell on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 08:01 am:

Found the first tick of the season yesterday. All this rain must being bringing them out.

By ChuckZar in GR on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 08:01 am:

It was 86 degrees in Grand Rapids Sunday afternoon when I called my son at Michigan Tech to rub it in. He said they were having a hail storm and the power went out in the library. He says his skis are still waxed and ready to go. Spring will come eventually.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 08:04 am:

Therese - I wondered how long it would take for someone to point out the out-of-phase moon. As I do the final upload of Mary's work each morning, today I debated as to whether this shot was too dated - conditions are changing so rapidly. But just this weekend Edie and I drove along the shore and noted how much ice and snow still remain, especially in shaded areas. Depending on which cove you are viewing, you might see this very scene today (minus the full moon, of course.)

By R.J., U.P. on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 08:06 am:

Very nice pic.. Nice to see the moon in pictures.. Too bad there aren't more..

By Dave, Laurium on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 08:16 am:

I have seen plenty of 'full moons' in the Keweenaw, and not necessarily in the proper phase..:>)

By Gary from Westland on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 08:47 am:

Thought "Full Moon in the Keweenaw" refered to berry pickers...........

By Roudy Mi on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 08:59 am:

Sure is windy today.

By J, Chassell on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 09:18 am:

SS, Chassell: Thanks for the heads up on the tick finding. Time to ditch walking in the woods and hit the pavement.

By Peter G.,Dbn,Mi on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 09:57 am:

Very nice picture, all this moon talk has me
thinking when is the next blue moon that is to
say two full moons in a month.

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 09:58 am:

Very nice.

By db on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 12:06 pm:

thanks for the moon pic. I wish we could get the big moon effect--? Seems when it's just comming up, it looks big.

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 12:07 pm:

Beautiful picture! Always a great day to start my work day!

By Tom, Green Bay on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 12:17 pm:

Drove up from Green Bay for the weekend. We stopped at the Calumet Waterworks and found only traces of snow. On the beach some snow was under sand here and there. The lake was almost calm and quite beautiful even at this time of year.
Sunday was another story-------rained to beat the band with fog. We decided it wasn't a day for hiking so we left. Still was a good weekend.

By Tom, Green Bay on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 12:20 pm:

Are the ticks now common in the CC?? I sure hope not.

By julie b., MI on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 12:24 pm:

With all the rain & snow melt, how is the Redridge Dam holding up?!

By Linda in Genesee County on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 12:24 pm:

Great picture, even if the moon is out of phase. Has anyone at pasty.com thought about publishing a daily picture calender? I know there must be more than plenty of pictures to put together a WOW-A-DAY calender for 2005. I know I would buy one.

By H. Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT. on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 12:37 pm:

I have plenty at http://pasty.com/pcam/hdeyampert

By Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT. on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 12:41 pm:

Redridge dam at http://pasty.com/pcam/albuo54/CRW_5387a

By julie b., MI on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 12:44 pm:

Thanks Donn for the beautiful picture of the dam - very nice shot! Looks like its holding its own! Was concerned with the latest storms blowing thru and what the strain might do to the structure.

By DJ Whitten, DVM on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 01:32 pm:

I'd recommend Bayer product called Advantix as great tick repellant and killer. Keep away from cats however.

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 02:03 pm:

I'd be 2nd in line for that "WOW A DAY" picture calendar from the U.P.!!! I really miss Michigan and it would be great to have one!! :)

By mel, wa on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 02:22 pm:

Well, shoot- I'll be third, what an awesome idea!!

By Yooper Girl far away on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 02:38 pm:

Hey Tom from Green Bay, all the weekends in the Copper
Country are great ones! Unfortunately, I don't get to be there
often enough... Sure would be nice to see some arbutus nice and
big on the pasty site. anyone out there willing to tromp in the
bush and find some?

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 02:54 pm:

When do those black flies go away?

By Ron WA on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 03:05 pm:

We always enjoy the pics of the sun sets and rising and the moon. I've tried to get this question in last week but got dropped. Why do both the sun and the moon look so much bigger coming up and going down then when they are higher in the sky.
Love the daily shots.

By Leslie, Illinois on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 03:53 pm:

Peter G. -- I believe we'll see a Blue Moon in July.

By bobby, VA on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 03:55 pm:

Peter G., Dbn, MI

Next Blue Moon: 31 July 2004

"Because the cycle of the phases is shorter than most calendar months, the phase of the Moon at the very beginning of the month usually repeats at the very end of the month. When there are two Full Moons in a month (which occurs, on average, every 2.7 years), the second one is called a "Blue Moon".


try http://google.com search for 'moon rise'

By Martha K., Pinckney, MI on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 04:06 pm:

Ron, I believe this phenomenon has to do with the thickness of Earth's atmosphere. When light from the sun or light reflected from the moon hits the atmosphere it is scattered by the particles in the air. The thicker the atmosphere, the more scattering there is, and the larger the image you see. At noon you are looking through just the thickness of the atmosphere above you, but at sunup and sundown, you are looking at that amount plus the distance from where you are to the edge of the Earth in the direction you are looking. Does that make sense? (This would be easier if I could draw a diagram!)

By dan- on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 04:23 pm:

The moon illusion is a phenomenon whose exact cause is still being debated by scientists. While some state it is caused by scattering in the atmosphere, others feel it is only an optical illusion due to the way the human eye processes images at a distance. Here's a MTU/NASA page with more info.


By walter p tampa on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 04:26 pm:

martha is quite correct the moon is actually closer when its overhead also mrs brown call at number a few pictures back it must be however translated from the galic

By JAMES IN BRECKENRIDGE on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 04:45 pm:


By Misplaced Michigander, NJ on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 04:56 pm:

I second the request from yooper girl far away, who asked if anyone could post a nice close-up shot of a patch of Arbutus. Now if you could arrange for the delightful odor of it to travel over the internet!

By Bthecute1 on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 05:01 pm:

Sunday = Sports It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be !

By ric, WI on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 05:23 pm:

I remember sitting at the Eagle Lodge when Suzi and Gunter Franz owned it...we would eat our lunch inside the back windows of the restaurant then...and watch the lake...very beautiful, romantic, quiet...

Those days are gone like the mists of the past...

By Dave, Laurium on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 05:58 pm:

ric...those days are never gone, you just have to find them again...

By Judy Chesaning MI on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 06:29 pm:

Walter, Tampa.... I couldn't translate that message! I am including my email address. Contact me, please. Judy Brown-Kurnik

By ace,tx on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 07:21 pm:

Growing up in Kearsarge we would pick arbutus every spring & truly a one of a kind smell. If any of our camera buffs would like to know were abouts it was I'd be more than happy to sure the spot with you. Great pictures everyday thank you & Charlie would say hello to my Auntie Mary Waananen,she lives there at Still Waters.Great lady!

By Dave, Laurium on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 07:47 pm:

Hi Ace, where's that secret spot, I'll go see if I can find them.....Dave

By Dave, Laurium on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 07:49 pm:

Ace, if you don't want a whole herd of people finding the spot, leave the directions on one of the pics in my gallery.

By Tom, Green Bay on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 08:03 pm:

A long time ago we picked arbutus and made bouquets that we sold on US 41 between Hancock and Calumet. We had lots of that flower on our land. I wonder if there is any today? Endangered so I don't think you are supposed to pick it.

By bobby, VA on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 08:07 pm:


The site you mention is one of the coolest astronomy sites on the iNet. Hosted / edited by a UP resident - MTU Professor - Robert Nemiroff. And they have an archive going back ~ 10 years.


By J, chassell on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 08:19 pm:

It is yet a little early for the Arbutus to be in bloom. I usually find them in early May. They have the most beautiful scent, better than roses or any other flower. They are endangered, just don't pull up the roots. I take a knife and cut them and leave the roots. They are a sure sign that spring is here and summer soon. I love them and sorry, but I don't want to share where I find them!

By Ms. Katie on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 08:50 pm:

Seems to me my mother had a childhood friend in Hubbell in the teens/twenties who was named Arbutus. Always thought it was a beautiful, graceful, lovely name. Anybody know someone by that name?

By Fran,Ga on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 09:20 pm:

Ms Katie, My sister-in-law's mother was named Arbutus.

I would love to see a close up picture of some Arbutus also. We use to pick them every spring in Woodside. Loved that smell.

I think todays picture is just beautiful.

By greg, portland, or on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 09:32 pm:

wonderful picture. thanks so much.

donn, i was wondering if you wouldn't mind saying what camera you have. your shots are unbelievable. which isn't to say it's the camera, by any means.

By Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT. on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 09:46 pm:

I am using a Canon EOS 3 at times and a Canon 10D most of the time. Go to this URL for the specs http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Canon/canon_eos10d.asp?dontcount=1

By tom tc mi on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 11:24 pm:

we have an arbutus lake in our area, very nice lake too

By LJMani on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 11:59 pm:

Doug and Liz Johnson own the Eagle Lodge now and are very good friends of mine. I met them acouple of years ago. Eagle Lodge is a beautiful lodge with cabins right on Lake Superior. If you are planning a trip to the Keweenaw, stay there!! It will be worth it!!! Beautiful picture!

By Lisa, WI on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 09:28 am:

Ms. Katie - There was an Arbutus Satterly just
up the hill from us in Hubbell when I was
growing up. Satterly was probably her married
name. Everyone called her "Bute"
(pronounced "Beaut"). She is no longer with
us and someone else lives in her house, but
it's still "Bute's house."

By Tammy on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 09:19 pm:

I would like to thank everyone that viewed my picture and for the wonderful comments. It's amazing how a picture can strike up conversations about other subjects. Also I would like to thank Charlie and Mary at pasty.com for posting it. I travel to Copper Country no less than 12 times a year, and each I time I come, I am again amazed at the beauty of the area. Oh, one more thing. Could someone email me and let me know a good spot to find Arbutus? I promise I will keep it a secret. Everyone take care and I thank you again.

By DN in AZ. on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 01:23 am:

Hi all.
I too still love the UP.The arbutus are a lovely flower.My second name is Arbutus.Keep the good pictures coming and all the comments.

By ric, WI on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 01:07 pm:

The lady who owned the Phoenix Store is named Arbutus....Peterson, I think.....

By CAT Missouri on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 11:44 am:

Brings back a lot of memories for me growing in the UP. I miss it a lot-sometimes even the many months of snow.

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