July 16-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: July: July 16-07
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Photo by Brian and Shawn Malone

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 06:32 am:

We've seen plenty of beautiful sunsets over Lake Superior, but today's shot from Brian and Shawn Malone, with a storm passing by while the sun goes down, is definitely unique. That falling rain, illuminated with the red of the setting sun, makes it look like the cloud above is mushrooming out of the lake. I think Brian and Shawn summed it up best when they said this photo "....provides for an unusual and dramatic landscape." Something the Big Lake has mastered quite well.

By Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 06:40 am:

Thanks for the fantastic picture!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 06:51 am:

So that kind of sunset would be a "sailor's delight." Any truth in
that old saying?

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 08:15 am:

I don't think I would want to be a boat in that.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 08:24 am:


By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 09:03 am:

Beautiful picture and all today, but I'm tired of rain!!! Since May 1, we have had only 6 days without measurable rainfall; even Noah didn't have to endure this much water ;-)

Only 11 more days until the Dr. and I are on the road back home for a couple weeks. The first thing we are going to do, even before checking in to our room, is drive to waterworks park and just look at what fresh, clear water looks like. The Dr. has even said that she is going to kiss the big rock there and hug every tree in the park.....

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 09:10 am:

I understand the Dr.'s feeling! Enjoy your trip UP you two.

By KJ (Kjinfremontmi) on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 09:28 am:

Great picture. It will make a dramatic screen background!

Capt. Paul, I hope to follow in your footsteps in another couple of weeks. Enjoy your time!

By Therese (Therese) on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 09:35 am:

WOW is right! I remember a sunset over Lake Charlevoix, where the setting sun escaped from the pall of grey clouds and rain to stain the whole underside a bloody red. It cast a rainbow to the east that was also blood red -- no other wavelengths present to diffract.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 09:57 am:

For those of you who have never been UP, there really are sunsets like that over Superior. In fact, it seems every single night we are Up, there is some kind of beautiful sunset out my living room window from Aura. If we are not in the house, we are out on the swing looking out over Keweenaw Bay. Sometimes we think there'll be no sunset due to cloudy conditions, and then, lo and behold, a hole appears in the clouds and there it is, sparkling across the water! No colorization needed! Click on my name above for another beautiful, Superior sunset.

By Marcia H. (Livinindenver) on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 10:03 am:

Really beautiful...

By Justin Johnson (Tinksno) on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 10:43 am:

Marsha you are right. Every time i would come home from school in kalamazoo and cross the bridge right before the sunset. That was always a great welcome home.

By dotti caldwell (Dotti) on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 12:52 pm:

Great Shot! It would be so neat to see something like that!

By Donald Kilpela (Commodore) on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 06:15 pm:

Red skies in the morning, sailors take warning.

Red sky at night, sailors delight.

Adages that are 90% accurate, especially the morning one. The evening one may be tainted by a large forest fire somewhere making it less reliable.

Another good one is:

Rain before wind, sheets and halyards mind; wind before rain you'll soon be sailing again.

I've got a lot of these...

By Theresa R Brunk (Trb0013) on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 06:29 pm:

on the water for sailing this old adage always proved me well

Brown Brown, run a ground, green green, bottom unseen, blue blue sail on thru.

And for my comment on todays pic, I say "I third WOW!"

By Becca (Bec) on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 06:41 am:

Mare's tails and mackerel scales
Make lofty ships carry low sails

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 08:33 am:

WOW! Is definitely right! Got back last night and didn't have time to look at any of the pictures. Glad I checked this one out. It's absolutely breathtaking!!!

Hey Mary! The weather didn't cooperate for the wedding, as you know. The bride wore "blue" lipstick. LOL But the sun came out in the afternoon and we all enjoyed the golf at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. It turned out great!

Mary says: Glad to hear the day went well, despite the chilly weather! At least it will be something they'll remember and laugh about throughout their married years! Thanks for stopping by to say HI!! :->

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 09:43 am:

Where's Tuesday?

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 09:53 am:

Tuesday is stuck between Monday & Wednesday for now.

By Walter M Sands (Wsands) on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 05:14 pm:

Another example of an ever changing Lac Superior

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