Feb 02-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: February: Feb 02-06
Calumet shines    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Katie Keranen
Towers on the hill    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Katie Keranen


By
Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 04:17 am:

Swedetown Hill is best known for its outstanding cross country ski trails and the awesome sledding slope. Few people think of this spot as just a great place to take in the view of the town of Calumet, but Katie Keranen knew a good thing when she saw it. Thankfully, she had her camera in hand to capture the town decked out in sunshine, then she turned right around and snapped a shot of what's located at the top of the lookout spot. Standing tall, representing the old and the new, are the water towers on the hill. Now, I'm not certain if they're both in use at present or not, perhaps someone can add a bit of info about those landmarks.

Happy Groundhog's Day! I'm hoping for a "no shadow" showing…an early spring would be nice! :->

By
David Carlyon (Yooperlobo) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 04:56 am:

Good morning from the southwest.We sure could use some of that moisture.


By wishwasntaTroll (Brock) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 05:11 am:

Well I know I wish we had some snow like that down here in west Michigan so we could do some sledding huh Debra. Morning everyone. We have no snow what so ever on the ground. Other than just some piles from the plows I guess. Have a great day.


By JARMO ITÄNIEMI (Japei) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 06:03 am:

regards to DEBRA.. .and many others!!!


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 07:09 am:

Nice picture of Calumet. It would be nice to have a nice place to go sledding like that. We got a couple of inches yesterday and it's not very warm so it just might stick around for a while. Problem is, you like to go sledding when it's nice out and now it's cold. You guys all have a nice day now.


By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 07:31 am:

I've got my sled, where we goin?


By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 07:50 am:

Nice pics,it would be neat to see a shoebox pic looking the same direction.Groundhog Phil says six more weeks.


By Steven Lindon (Sclindon) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 08:20 am:

Can you bring some of that snow downstate so we can have a successful "Motown Winter Blast" before Super Bowl XL?


By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 08:24 am:

Now if Phil could only tell us if the next 6 weeks of winter will be mild like we are having, or more like what winter is suppose to be like, with lots of snow!!


By PAUL (Pungvait) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 08:36 am:

today is red squirrel day in the Copper Country---if the squirrel sees his shadow when he pokes out of the snowbank, we have 8 more weeks of winter--if he sees no shadow, we'll have 2 months more


By Budone (Budone) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 09:04 am:

Paul,

Funny how that works, doesn't it!!!!!


By dotti caldwell (Dotti) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 11:13 am:

I love to see snow pics as we have none here. Wondering if we will ever get winter. Happy February too!


By Justin Johnson (Tinksno) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 03:01 pm:

TINKSNO!!!
We need some more!!


By Pennie (Trolldiva) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 03:44 pm:

Old Phil never looks very thrilled to be pulled out of his nice warm hole. But if 6 more weeks are like January was then I can deal with that.


By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 03:46 pm:

Love the pics of the snow. So that's what snow looks like, eh. I haven't seen any in so long around here, that I was beginning to wonder if snow even existed. Instead, my trees are really starting to bud...in February?


By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 05:20 pm:

Sounds like the Copper Country has some snow activity in the forcast. Should make the statue building a bit easier. It will also clean this dirty snow up some. That will be nice.


By S.D. (Upla) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 09:02 pm:

The modern water tower is still in use. The octagonal shaped historic tower is an engineering landmark that once serviced the area prior to construction of the new one. Seems like they keep each other company up on that hill.


By Gordon Schmitt (Gordy) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 10:13 pm:

http://pasty.com/reflections/id54.htm
Heres a link to photo from years gone by from the Copper Country Reflections Web site, looks in the same direction. If you look to the left side of the photo, you will see two smokestacks, the shorter one is the stack you can see in todays photo


By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 11:48 pm:

Thanks, Gordy, for finding the photo in Copper Country Reflections. When I saw John and Anne's note earlier, I made a mental note to find such a shot. But these days, with all of the work we're doing at The Hut, the new network center, the new pasty kitchen, and Still Waters, it's hard to do all I'd like to do on the Pasty Cam. It's neat to have so many of you, our online friends, to keep this continuous feature moving along so well.

This month we are coming down the home stretch, concluding eight full years of bringing a new picture every day, along with this lively forum of interaction about the U.P. I've never had any job for 8 years before, and certainly none which has required my input every day. Even on days when Mary or Toivo prepare the pictures - just as the late, great Dan Urbanski used to do - I still make the final upload with finishing touches each day. If I ever need my enthusiasm rekindled, to do the new day's picture, I just think of my heroes like Charles Schulz (who drew Charlie Brown every day for so many years), or Paul Harvey (still going strong at almost twice my age... though I am gaining on him). And especially, reading the comments and browsing the pictures from so many who share our love for the upper Great Lakes region - that's enough to keep my batteries charged.

Edie and I also want to send along our best wishes for Daryl Laitila, recovering from successful surgery this week at Portage in Hancock. Daryl was the first full time staffer at Pasty Central. We pray that her recovery will be complete and that she will soon return to her very capable role at the Pasty.NET help desk.

Hope you had a good Groundhog Day. Good night from Eagle River.


By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Friday, February 3, 2006 - 01:37 am:

Daryl, Hope you are feeling better :)

Charlie, Thank you so much for all your hard work...and the work of everyone at Pasty Net, that keeps this site going, for all of us. Everyone's dedication to this site, is so very much appreciated.
I cannot begin to express how much I miss Michigan and the UP...and your wonderful site, along with the posts and pictures, helps me get through those really tough days. It makes dealing with the officials in Indiana a little easier to bear, when I know that the goal will eventually be us living in the wonderful UP. Thank you :)


By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Friday, February 3, 2006 - 06:52 am:

To what Sur5er said: Ditto, ditto, ditto!


By Danbury (Danbury) on Sunday, February 5, 2006 - 09:50 am:

Since you've mentioned Charlie Brown, here's one of the sites I check first thing in the morning:
http://www.snoopy.com/comics/peanuts/archive/index.html


By EDWARD L. SIBILSKY, JR. (Cashiers) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 12:39 pm:

GOOD MORNING FROM COLD GEORGIA...50 DEGREES TODAY
MY FATHER, ED SIBILSKY, BORN AND RAISED IN LAURIUM, LAST WEEK CELEBRATED HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY IN HONOLULU WHERE HE AND MY MOM HAVE LIVED FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, TOLD MANY STORIES ABOUT THE WINTERS OF UP. NONE OF WHICH WE CHILDREN BELIEVED UNTIL I FOUND THE UP WEB CAM AND YES, HE DID TELL THE TRUTH. THANKS FOR PROVIDING THIS SERVICE AND KNOW HOW AMAZED WE ARE TO SEE YOUR WORLD AND HOW MUCH WE WOUILD LOVE TO HAVE 2 INCHES OF SNOW ONE WINTER.


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