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Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2017: December: Dec 21-17
2005: Snowy mushroom    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Joyce Tormala
2009: Iced up shoreline    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Rod Burdick
2016: Whitefish Point Lighthouse    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Brenda Leigh
2017: Snowshoe trail    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Judy Byykkonen
Snowshoeing at Tahquamenon Falls to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 08:02 am:

Another day, another look back into the archives at the plethora of photos stored there. Many people flee the U.P. when winter comes around, but plenty of folks stay and partake of the beauty that these colder months provide. Like the snowy mushroom shot from Joyce Tormala snapped in 2005. Today being the first day of winter, it was noted back when this photo appeared on the Pasty Cam, that the calendar might be a bit behind for the Copper Country weather.

In 2009, Rod Burdick was actually photographing the freighter, James R. Barker at the dock unloading coal, but what I liked about the photo is the icy shoreline in the foreground. When the wind combines with the cold and waves, the results are often quite beautiful encased in ice.

Brenda Leigh was out and about last year this time, in 2016, exploring around the Whitefish Point Lighthouse. I love how she captured the snow squall surrounding the lighthouse. She loves winter and snowshoeing adventures along the shores of Lake Superior.

Today's current photo was snapped by Judy Byykkonen while snowshoeing earlier this week when the sun was shining. We don't get too many of those types of days, so getting out and enjoying it when the sun does peek out is a necessity. If you're wondering about the black spot on her trail, I think that's her Scottish Terrier, Minnie, taking a break from their adventure.

Pure Michigan is taking us on a snowshoeing jaunt today at Tahquamenon Falls. Strap on your virtual snowshoes, no snuggies required.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 08:21 am:

Santa in 2014 pic looks like the same one in yesterday's video.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 08:25 am:

...and Happy Winter Solstice, Spring's on the way.

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 09:13 am:

That third pic of the lighthouse is fantastic!

Alex, after 11:28 this morning your day's will start to get brighter buddy!!

After today, I'm on vacation until next year! lol

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 09:19 am:

Our Scottish Terriers loved to roll in the snow.
Kipp not quite as much.

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:18 pm:

Alex: Of course he looks the same, how many Santa's do you think there are;)? He does have a lot of doppelgangers though.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, December 22, 2017 - 07:56 am:

"Yeah, well, I'm not from here, man. Like, I'm from Pittsburgh, man. I don't know to many local dudes."
(Tommy Chong - Santa Claus and His Old Lady)

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Friday, December 22, 2017 - 01:52 pm:

Well how does he fit in the chimney and do that all in one night man?

Simple... He takes the Freeway and a little magic dust man!!

By Greta Jones (Urbanescapees) on Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 09:10 pm:

Hey, I had a job going to Tommy Chong's house.
He's 80 and doing great! So much laughter from him
and Cheech back in the day!!

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