Oct 12-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: October: Oct 12-04
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Photo by Del Rajala

By
Mary Drew, night owl on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 04:10 am:

There's no denying the fall colors have engulfed the U.P., dusk seems to be arriving earlier, nights are getting colder, foretelling the chill yet to come and the owls have begun to hoot in the evening darkness. Del Rajala had this feathered fowl pay him a visit, but claims that he didn't have much to say. Maybe because it was broad daylight and owls are known to do their hooting in the dark. Owls represent different beliefs to different cultures, but hearing their call at night always reminds me of autumn's arrival.


By Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 04:26 am:

One of the pictures in Del's gallery (of himself) is actually by another Pasty Camist whose work you've seen before. Michael Karenan grabbed this recent shot of Del doing battle on the high seas... or was it Lake Medora?

Got a big one

By Mike, MI on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 06:05 am:

So does Charlie get the early bird today? This is absolutely the best time of year. Enjoy the day everyone.


By Rose on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 10:12 am:

No day is ordinary... in the fall..in the UP.Autumn Cove


By Paul , Webberville Troll on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 10:13 am:

Good morning!


By Frances S. Georgia on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 10:17 am:

Good Morning to you in the UP.


By Dave - Colorado on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 10:17 am:

Nice picture! It reminds me of an old saying... It goes something like:
It is hard to soar with the eagles at dawn when you hoot with the owls at night...

Another variation is:
It is hard to soar with the eagles when you work with a bunch of turkeys...


By Kate - Ann Arbor on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 10:28 am:

Roses picture is a WOW - would love to set it as my background - but not able to click on it to make it bigger - can you repost it? Thanks


By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 10:29 am:

This owl looks like it was posing and making sure to show off its eyes.

Morning from Houston!


By Rose on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 10:31 am:

Kate: Wish I could make it larger but it was a small digital pic with low resolution.


By Bob on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 10:44 am:

Colors are definately fantastic this year.

We had a great camping trip this weekend,
see some of the color shots here:

http://pasty.com/pcam/albur26


By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 11:22 am:

Oh my... I just went to the above posted link, http://pasty.com/pcam/albur26, and I can't believe how beautiful those pix are. Just another example of the UNIQUE beauty of the U.P. Awesome job by the photographer!


By keweenawgal on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 11:25 am:

Bob - Very nice photo's in your album!


By Glenn, Green Bay. on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 11:32 am:

For sale: one slightly used, wedge shaped, cheese hat. I give up.

Go Lions.


By Dave, Laurium on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 11:33 am:

Here is one more shot of the special place I happened upon the other day, a nice view of the 'reflections of fall' in da Yooper Country....enjoy the weather today, looks like a downhill skid starting tomorrow....
reflections


By Bob on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 11:40 am:

Dave, I believe I passed you taking these sunday
afternoon south of L'Anse while we were returning
from our camping trip. ;-)

Bob


By Dave, Laurium on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 11:48 am:

Bob....that is quite likely, I was in this area just a couple miles south of L'anse about 2 or 3 in the afternoon. When you find a scene like this, it is hard to take a bad photo, the whole scene just kind of takes care of itself. It was a very refreshing stop after a long trip from 'troll land'.


By Dr. Nat in Nevada on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 11:53 am:

Good morning!
When we lived at Red Jacket Shaft, a big owl was a frequent visitor to the trees in our back yard. My cats went crazy when it would hoot. One would hide under the bed (that's her reaction to just about everything) and the other would run from window to window looking for the owl.
I think they are beautiful birds, but they always are just a litle bit spooky to me. When I was growing up out west, many of my friends were Indians and I grew up with their legends. For several tribes, the owl is the messenger of death. Even though I'm all grown up now and a scientist, when I hear the mournful call of an owl, I think on those stories I grew up with. But no, I don't hide under the bed with my cat. ;)


By Roudy Mi on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 12:09 pm:

Neighbors had a pet owl. Owlie was his name. He seemed to like riding on the handle of a broom if you held the corn end and spun around. He'd hang on tight and lean in! Think I mentioned this before here.


By Kathy from Whitmore Lake/Cheboygan on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 12:26 pm:

Dr. Nat, your cat is probably showing good survival skills. We have a neighbor up north who regularly lets her cats out at night, in the deep woods...and regularly loses them. Maybe we have a coyote, but maybe it's owls. I know they are predators of skunks & a cat is not different in size


By Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 12:31 pm:

I just watched Bob G's Fall trip as a slide show, and it is fantastic. Another good slide show from the summer is Michael Keranen's, to see a good contrast of the seasons.

With so many thousands of great photos in the Guest Gallery now, we should probably have some kind of contest with slide shows for each season, with the winner receiving something like a new car... or a camera... or maybe just a couple of pasties. That's it, pasties. I'll pass along the idea to Mary.

Mary says: Sounds like a plan to me, Charlie! Will employees be eligible too? I have a couple hundred Copper Harbor/Montreal Falls pics to add to my gallery from this past weekend! ;-)


By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 12:35 pm:

There has already been a picture posted of the newlyweds, John and Nora Dee, but I just couldn't help myself and had to add this photo of the good-looking couple. Especially since John Dee's Snow Central is a sponsor of this site and their reception was held at another sponsor's Season's Lac La Belle Lodge. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Dee!!

John & Nora Dee!

By
Dr. Nat in Nevada on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 01:32 pm:

Kathy,
I'm sure you are right about my kitty hiding from a predator, it's just funny because she hides from everything else, too. She isn't allowed outside and shows no interest in wanting to go outside. Her name is Sika (I did not name her), she is pure white with emerald green eyes and is the kindest, gentlest cat I have ever met, unless you are a moth. She loves chasing and catching moths. Otherwise, she is afraid of just about everything other than my kitten, my husband, and I. She hides under the bed if a laundry basket is around, she ran away from a cat treat I offered her, and she's not fond of hockey equipment, either. She does like watching Clint Eastwood movies (especially Two Mules for Sister Sarah) and loves it when I sing to her.


By Catman on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 02:11 pm:

The domestic cat a great predator if left out to roam at night. They kill mice, squirrels, chipmunks, birds etc. Partridge are one of their favorites. If abandond out in the woods they can become real aggresive hunters similar to a fisher, marten or a weasel. I know of a guy who lived out in a rural wooded area, he had about 15 cats running around his place. He couldn't feed them all so they went out and foraged for themselves. Needless to say there were very few partridge, squirrels or other small game in the area. Besides that they use my garden for a camode. The only cats I like are the LIONS.


By Catman on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 02:20 pm:

That is the (Detroit Lions).


By Victor P., Houston Tx on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 02:56 pm:

go Astros...

Nice owl.


By NotAnEagle on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 03:05 pm:

Another variation ... "Soaring with eagles is great, but weasles never get sucked into jet engines ..."


By Marsha, Genesee/Aura on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 03:09 pm:

Roudy: Since you've told that story twice (I remember the first time), it must be true!


By BT,TC on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 03:23 pm:

Congrats to the Dee's. What a beautiful day they had for their wedding up there. The weatherman deserved it!


By maijaMi on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 03:32 pm:

I heard that Finns thought owls were sacred. Or maybe they just took care of their barn rodents?


By joe on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 04:22 pm:

Hello

I heard that a UFO was seen in the Copper harbor area a few years ago, anyone remember


By joe on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 04:25 pm:

Hello

I heard that a UFo was sighted in the Copper Harbor area a few years ago. Anyone remember this.


By Julie Vasold-Siemers on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 04:43 pm:

I would like to thank all of you who have read the article in the Lake Superior Voice that was written by C.J. Williams in the On Target Column about me and my family. Your kind thoughts are most appreciated. It is nice to know that a great group of people live right there in the U.P. and that is the most important thing I miss about not living there.

Anyone interrested in reading the article online can see it at http://www.thelakesuperiorvoice.com/articles.html


By I hoot! on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 04:47 pm:

He who hoots with the owls at night can't soar with the eagles in the morning!


By sandstone princess on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 05:11 pm:

Nice photo of the new in-law;-), Mary. Good to meet you at the wedding, also. John, the weather man, said it was to be 60 degrees, I think he was a few degrees off, but no one is perfect and the weather did get better, not as windy as in the a.m. Nothing like a fall wedding, the colors this year have been beautiful. Our whole trip was great. Sad to have to come "down" from the "high" of being in the UP.
Hi to dah sistahs.


By Troll in Eagle Harbor on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 05:45 pm:

MIKE Karenan...Is that a fish Del's battling...or is he hung up on the bottom?Looks like a pretty good fight!Maybe he's caught up in the prop,eh!


By shelly on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 05:58 pm:

WHO's ready for 5:00?

I am! See ya tomorrow!


By downstate don on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 06:14 pm:

Great pictures of your Camping Trip Bob G. Really
nice pictures of the fall colors. Did you catch
any fish?


By ace,tx on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 06:32 pm:

Dave- When out taking all these beautiful photo's have you ever came across a moose? Every year we hope to see one when we visit home. Has anyone else seen them? Have a great evening & thank you as always for the pic's.


By Dave - Colorado on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 06:32 pm:

"Roudy: Since you've told that story twice (I remember the first time), it must be true!"

Hmmm... this sounds like a common political strategy... If you repeat somethng (anything) often enough then it must be true... regardless of the facts...


By trish, wa on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 07:19 pm:

Roudy, that owl trick sounds as if it's straight outa Harry
Potter!


By Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 07:24 pm:

Houghton vs. Hancock tonight in Girl's Basketball over at Pasty.NET. Play-by-play from WMPL in Hancock.


By Mike on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 07:32 pm:

Troll
This would be a fish. Del kept me busy with the net on this trip.


By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 07:39 pm:

Great pictures, you guys!!!!!


By Anita from the U.P. on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 07:50 pm:

Bob G's slide show is so beautiful I had to watch it twice. Awesome pictures.


By DB on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 07:52 pm:

IS ANYBODY ELSE HAVING PROBLEM WITH A LOT OF POP-UP ADS WRECKING PC?


By no on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 08:08 pm:

NOT on this site.


By Mark in Copper Harbor on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 08:48 pm:

DB...the problem is called adware and spyware.It is extra code which "piggybacks" on code you have downloaded off of the internet.(often times w/o your knowledge).Alot of times it is hidden deep in the licensing aggreement.It comes with "free" offers such as screensavers,toolbars and the like.It is not as malicious as a virus and can't do damage, but can slow your PC to a crawl.Look for anti-spyware applications to remove this pest ASAP. p.s. I am A+ Certified


By flyin without spyware on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 08:57 pm:

Google "Spybot" to get a free spyware and adware cleaner. The guy is in Germany and I run his updated program weekly. The first time I ran it I had 127 spyware and adware programs on the puter. At the end, just click on "fix" the problem and they all get "fixed"......

Great folks at SPYBOT Probably Spybot.com


By Roz, GR MI on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 09:37 pm:

Another good anti-spyware program is Adaware by Lavasoft. Many people use both of these programs to keep their computers clean. And a good firewall (Zone Alarm is a free program.) All of these products have help forums that contain a TON of useful information to keep your computer safe. Good luck!


By bobby, VA in the UP on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 10:06 pm:

Another trick is to use Mozilla or FireFox for your browser. They are less bothered by popups than IE. Mostly due to market share probably.

Once you have spyware, you need to clean it of course.

http://www.mozilla.org


By Steve,WI on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 11:24 pm:

Just came back from a round trip run between Eagle River, WI and Gay,MI and I have to say I think color is at it's peak today!!

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By Steve,WI on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 11:30 pm:

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By Ollieta, MI below the bridge on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 11:49 pm:

Hey, is there going to be a Halloween Parade in downtown Calumet? Sat. eve the 30th? I heard their might be. Everyone dressed in their best costume? Hope so.


By Dave of Mohawk on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 12:28 am:

I'm ready to take a ball bat to my computer. Every day it seems like there's a new problem with something. Pop-ups, new programs being downloaded which I don't seem to have any control over, could spend hours sitting here trying to fix things.


By Bobt on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 07:48 am:

Dave, Scroll up six messages for spyware hints. If you still have problems after that, try an anti-virus program. We had some nasty junk on our work computers last week, like your description, which was clened up with spyware and Norton anti-virus scans. Good luck.


By Bobt on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 07:49 am:

Dave, Scroll up six messages for spyware hints. If you still have problems after that, try an anti-virus program. We had some nasty junk on our work computers last week, like your description, which was cleaned up with spyware and Norton anti-virus scans. Good luck.


By DB on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 04:27 pm:

thanks for info on spyware. It was on the news last nite too.


By Lori... Commerce Twp on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 11:02 am:

Funny, isn't it... our computers are becoming nothing but machines to hold antispyware, antivirus, spam stopping/pop-up blocking boxes that we have little time to do anything else on but clean out, delete, and quanrantine the unwanted junk! But we sure can do it fast now with warp speed processors, additional memory and high speed cable connections!


By Divine Child on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 11:05 pm:

Steve~

I think you need some more practice on uploading your pics! :-)

Was at the packer game....yeah, I left early.I've make it 20 some years w/out owning any Packer attire and so one of my warmer jackets happened to be blue and white. Jinx?? Nah, they've just got issues this year


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