Dec 13-18

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2018: December: Dec 13-18
2001: Icicle Art    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Dan Urbanski
2003: Ice & Wood Sculpture    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Donn de Yampert
2010: Snowy Shores    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Michael Musiel
2018: Lacy Snow Slide    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Kathy Archambeau
Cabin Roof Slides to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 05:28 pm:

Winter brings its own beauty each year. Today’s archive and current photo show that beauty off quite well, starting in 2001, with a shot taken by Dan Urbanski. The water here had coated the tree branch with a clear icy coating and hanging icicles below.

Then in 2003, Donn de Yampert found an interesting art form near the Gravrot River (between Freda and Misery Bay). I'm curious as to how those icicles froze, pointing up in the air? Then some of them are hanging down like the usual ice formation. Must have been a cold windy day for that to happen.

Michael Musiel was on the shores of Lake Superior in 2010, showing one of her more frigid looks. With the waves splashing and the temperatures freezing, it didn't take long for a snowy and icy coating to cover the shoreline rocks.

To complete our interesting ice and snow formations, Kathy Archambeau shares a photo she snapped of the snow sliding off their metal roof, looking all lacy as it hangs over the eaves. Pretty fancy winter decorations nature gives us at times.

Speaking of snow sliding off a metal roof, we have a video of a cabin roof slowly unloading here today. Watch for it, slowly at first, then... WHOOSH... down it goes!

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 06:58 pm:

Looks like you're right Mary ~ a VERY windy day to
make ice cycles like that! Have never seen anything
like the 2018 picture.

By D. A. (Midwested) on Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 07:39 pm:

Very unusual and interesting ice formations.

I think I can tie together today's roof lines with yesterday's bustling cityscape. The following picture, I took this past October, is a different view of the Library Bar and surrounding buildings than was shown yesterday. The interesting historical story revolves around that white piece of chimney. The chimney used to be much taller. The missing section was brought down by the same storm that sank the Edmund Fitzgerald in November of 1975. The white section indicates the remaining section that was repaired. My apartment was that one on the near corner on the 3rd floor. The girls that lived above us on the 4th floor were fortunate to not be home at the time as their living room was filled with a literal ton of bricks.

Library Bar 2018

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 08:23 pm:

D. A. (Midwested),

Excellent picture showing how you could step out your
window onto the Library's roof! Did they have open
air dining back then? LOL!

Yes, you'd have to say Someone was looking out for
those girls that night.

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 09:23 pm:

I would love to be driving around the Keweenaw seeing the sights, instead oral surgery tomorrow for a dental implant, a tooth knocked out on lake Medora on my 13th Bday with a rock, the crown now broken off and now 47 years later, big pain!! Alex, get the pharmacy ready!! lol

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 09:31 pm:

Man, UC, that's a bummer! Here's hoping it sounds a
lot worse than it is and you'll recover quickly. Take
care of yourself!

p.s. who was throwing rocks at you?!!

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 09:39 pm:

jbuck.... us cousins in a rock fight ... being really smart, I got the short end of the stick, my cousin.... well he got a ••• whoopin, and not deserved... it could of been any of us intelligent 13 year olds!! Boys will be boys!!

By D. A. (Midwested) on Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 09:56 pm:

If the behavior of 12 and 13 year old boys was handled with the same standards of mental health as we do for adults, many of them would be locked up in institutions for the criminally insane.

From time to time we'd take out the lawn chairs and partake of some beverages.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, December 14, 2018 - 07:38 am:

UC...I broke an old crown in the back and I had it yanked, I don't miss it a bit. You should do the same and we'll start calling you "Leon Spinks".

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, December 14, 2018 - 07:40 am:

...and oh yeah; Nice pix and interesting commentary.

By George L. (Yooperinct) on Friday, December 14, 2018 - 09:25 am:

Made many trips to "The Library", hee-hee. Glad to know that it's still there.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Friday, December 14, 2018 - 07:24 pm:

Hey UC,
How did it go? Are you ambulatory? Hope all is

By john mich (Johnofmi) on Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 01:52 am:

Almost 2am Saturday morning and still no cam notes for Friday. Is this this first time the midnight deadline has been missed in 20 years?

By Pat & Glenda (Gormfrog) on Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 06:45 am:

Remember to forget the things that made you sad...
...but don't forget to remember the things that made you glad. Lets the second 20 year streak begin!

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 06:46 am:

john mich (Johnofmi),

I was thinking the same thing. Think there was one
other time a couple years ago but not this late.
Hope everything is ok in the CC.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 08:04 am:

Great attitude Pat & Glenda (Gormfrog)!

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