Oct 01-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: October: Oct 01-02
Northern pines, northern lights    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Donn de Yampert
Ursa Major    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Donn de Yampert
Symphony of light    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Dan Urbanski

Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 08:03 am:

The other night we stood in the edge of the woods next to our house here in Eagle River. The northern lights were again ebbing and flowing above the trees, just as they had done all summer. As a shooting star streaked across the Big Dipper, we realized it is impossible to fully capture the profound beauty we enjoy living here at the end of the earth. But Donn de Yampert did a pretty good job with these two shots.

Welcome to October.

P.S. On Wednesday morning we added the 3rd shot by Dan Urbanski, which he took overnight after the first 2 had been posted.

By Amy, MI on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 08:16 am:

I'm taking an astronomy class, last night we talked about the auroras. What an appropriate picture!

By Maggie, Chattanooga TN on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 08:54 am:

Again, great photos.
We are getting ready to travel to MI in a few weeks. Getting excited! How's the color?

By Color lover on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 10:33 am:

Hi Maggie,
Color is slow this fall. Check out these links to find out how the color is progressing across the Yoop:

By Marsha, Genesee, MI on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 10:56 am:

We saw an amazing Northern Lights display coming across Highway 2 just west of the bridge a ways a few years ago. I never expected to see the Lights there! We're hoping to be at our cottage in Aura a week from Thursday, so I'm hoping for beautiful colors in the Huron Mountains.

By Melissa, Grand Ledge, MI on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 11:01 am:

The first time I ever drove to the Keweenaw it was a clear night and the Big Dipper was shining brightly. I followed it all the way to Houghton and fell in love with the Copper Country that weekend. Thanks for the picture, it brought back a great memory!

By Francis, So. Milw. Wi. on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 11:52 am:

WOW!!! A Still waters pasty, Thurner's crusty bread, warm from the oven, and being north of the Houghton-Hancock Bridge. What more could anybody ask???

By Rick K, WI on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 12:02 pm:

There are two AWESOME places to view the Northern Lights from:

Cliff Drive, and the Boston Pond stamp sands...

Very dark, very brilliant when they display!

By Donna Utzman, Muskegon, Michigan on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 12:39 pm:

I remember sitting on the cedar swing on the edge of Lake Superior at Calumet Waterworks at my parent's camp (Utzman's), all wrapped up in my sleeping bag and watching the lights all night long. It was just breathtaking when the lake was calm and the lights reflected off the water. I sure hope one day to be able to have that same experience again.

Sure have alot of wonderful memories from that camp. I remember my father (Al) having picnics for all the customers from our Restaraunt and it would turn out to be a jam session. Everyone would bring musical instruments and we all would have a ball.

Does anybody remember being there?

By Ken from da UP on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 01:51 pm:

Mimi and I were in Lincoln Park last week to visit my sister Karen. What a GOOD feeling to see the Big Mac bridge and give the man the $1.50. We were home! Up to the Calumet Theater Sunday evening with Kilpela and Friends for the dance. Ain't life grand UP here? Just LOVE it!
Beautimous shots, Donn. Did you know that the star at the bend in the handle is a double star?

By Frances,Rossville,GA on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 04:43 pm:

Hey Maggie, we are neighbors! I live just over the stateline in Ga.It is a small world isn't it.It should be much cooler than when we were up this summer.It felt like the South!!

By kl on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 09:20 pm:

we use to go in utzmans restaurant when we were kids.it was a hang out for teens too.is the building still there.

By Jippy Fish, Sturgeon, MN on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 09:22 pm:

Have to give you folks credit who edit the photo submissions. Day in and day out the photos you put on your site are first class and make me long for the UP. In fact, I have Pasty.com as my home page on my computer. Only after I have my mandatory sanity break with pasty.com can I venture into the turbulent world of the stock market or the Hurricane Du Jour.

By EM,MI on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 09:29 pm:

Charlie you are probably too young to remember the song that said " And if a shooting star goes by, I'll use that star to write I love you, A thousand times across the sky", but that's the way most of us feel about you & Pasty.Net. Your mention of the shooting star sure brings back memories of the 50's.

By TM, Kalamazoo, MI on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 09:35 pm:

Coming up (FINALLY!) in 2.5 weeks! Hopefully I will get to see a show. We got one down here in SW MI last fall, but I know it was nothing compared to what ya get to see up there (or so I'm told!) ;)

By Dan, Detroit on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 10:40 pm:

DARN IT!!! I HATE THIS WEBSITE!!! (Kidding) I visit EVERY day and torture myself with the beautiful pictures of a life that I miss sooo much. Ever so slowly, I am convincing myself that I can get by up there for half the pay and a return to the simple lifestyles that I miss. I will continue to live vicariously through the photos on this website until I return. To all that live in the UP, God Bless and NEVER take for granted what you have. Not that many of you do:)

By MAC on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 11:55 pm:

GORGEOUS shot....and Dan, I never take this place for granted. Give me this rugged, pristine, soul-charging place OVER your rat race....any day. The Keweenaw is simply magical.

By Al, Chicago on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 - 01:56 am:

Currently it's 53 degrees in Calumet, but it's 73 degrees in Chicago. Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha!

By Donna Utzman, Muskegon, MI on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 - 05:49 am:

The old Utzman's restaurant building is still there. Presently it is the lodge for the "Court of the North Star".

By Jeff Laitila, Japan on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 - 06:24 am:

I love the shot of the Big Dipper!



By Michele Anderson, Hancock, Mich. on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 - 07:44 am:

Great photos of northern lights! Thanks to photographers and Charlie. Michele and www.keweenawnow.com

By me on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 - 08:18 am:

Hey Al...it's a CLEAN smelling, fresh air 53 here. You can keep your smog filled, raunchy smelling 73 pal!

By I love da Keeweenaw! on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 - 10:55 am:

Hey Al, I agree with 'me'. I've lived both in Chicago and in the Keeweenaw. I'll take the Keeweenaw over Chicago any day of the year.

By Sarah, St. Clair Shores MI on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 - 02:59 pm:

I certainly echo Dan, Detroit's sentiments. How we wish we could relocate to your beautiful land!

By Chris GB WI Home is Onto's on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 - 03:09 pm:

That raunchy smelling 73 is just Da Bears!!!! LOL
Go Packers!!!! Can't wait to come home (Ontonagon)this weekend.

By noah on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 05:01 pm:

Fantastic, those norhern lights are just like we see them all the time, here in the U.P.

By Sarah michigan on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 05:05 pm:

Ilove the northern lights, they are beautiful

By Miriam,UP MI on Tuesday, October 8, 2002 - 09:32 am:

We had heavy cloud cover here in Western end of UP last nite and early this morn but the show I saw Monday morn Oct 7th was worth staying out and freezing for over 2 hours. Am just hoping my pics turn out. Have been in Aurora Heaven the last few days. Love the UP and glad I live here

By F. L. Pennsylvania on Friday, October 1, 2004 - 09:22 pm:

If you were adding a piece of classical music to the northern lights what would your choice be?

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