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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 05:18 am:

Near the lookout tower on the Eagle Harbor cut through road, as seen 8 years ago on the Pasty Cam.

By Cindy, New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 05:28 am:

Good morning! I think fall is in the air.
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By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 06:07 am:

Good Morning, Everyone! Fall has been in the air here in mid-Michigan all week! I know it is cold when my youngest son wears his long jeans instead of shorts to school, as he would prefer to wear shorts, under normal circumstances. He wore shorts on Monday, but he was cold when he came home, so he changed into long jeans, and he has been in long jeans ever since.

Happy Wednesday! Oh, btw, it is 47 here now. The temperature will probably drop another couple of degrees before it starts to rise.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 06:10 am:

How old is that stone wall that the spring is coming out of? What was the stone wall originally part of? Thanks!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 06:54 am:

Good morning. Geez, yet another place I haven't seen. I definitely am going to have to go to that spring.

It's cold here too. It's near freezing here today. I do hate this weather.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 07:07 am:

Morning all! 37* this morning here in eastern Iowa, this cool down makes the best bug repellent in the world, no chemicals, all natural!

By lz (Llamamama) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 07:18 am:

Agreed Bobbysgirl! While I am not particularly happy about the impending fall, the llamas were dancing circles of joy in the pasture last night. Oh, they do love the cool weather!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 07:25 am:

Been a lot of that dancing in our pasture here too by our horses! The miniature horses have 2 in. of winter hair growth already!

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 08:00 am:

It sticks in my mind that the rock wall was done by the CCC. I suspect a call to the Keweenaw Cty road commission has the real answer. Their crews take care of that little road side park. I do remember when the tower was moved there from the Eagle Harbor coast guard station.

By Ozzie W. (10330) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 08:39 am:

Good morning to all!

By Therese (Therese) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 08:42 am:

Beautiful sunrise this morning with wet rain clouds coming in off the lake meeting the golden light of morning arising in the east. We have had much-needed rain, but now I need some dry weather so the roofers and painters can finish their work before the snow flies.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 09:37 am:

Better hope the roofers/painters work quick Therese. The weather forecast is calling for a little snow Thursday night and Friday in the UP; not sure about Harbour Springs!!!

Of course, you know it won't stick....yet!

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 11:18 am:

Did you say that four letter word S-N-O-W?? Bite your tongue!

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 11:52 am:

The Capt is just taunting us from Texas, but we are much more comfortable temperature wise than him and Doc I'm sure. Have a good day all!

By Richard A. Fields (Cherokeeyooper) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 12:40 pm:

It has been above 90 the past two days out here in the Portland area. My wife saw the weather on TV this morning with a map showing 32 degrees from International Falls over to the UP. She said "watch, you'll probably get transferred back there where its cold with 400 inches of snow." I told her "From your lips to God's ears."

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 01:14 pm:

We have a smell here around K-Town that we haven't had much all Summer.Clean and fresh scent from the soaking rain we had all day yesterday.The Sky is so very blue,no Cloud to be seen,the temp outside my door is 88 F.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 01:39 pm:

Ok, I gave in & asked my husband to turn on the furnace. It's been cold all week, and our house had cooled down. I get achy when I am cold for long periods of time. I guess I'm just a sissy. But, I don't feel so bad about it because my youngest son has been wearing his long jeans & complaining about the cold since Monday after school. :-) Wishing for high temps in the lower 70's...

One good thing about the cooler temps: we can use the oven again. (Our house heats up quickly when we use the oven, so we don't use it in warm or hot weather.) Last night we had baked chicken. Now we can think about the great fall harvest goodies, like apple cobbler, pumpkin pie or bread, and you name it, for real. That gives us a lot more food options for meals and desserts. :-)

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 02:36 pm:

Actually I wish we were getting snow/cold instead of what just developed off the Texas coast this morning. We are now under tropical storm warnings through tomorrow for the potential of 15 inches of rain. The funny thing is.... this is an eerie shadow of what happened here in 2001 with Allison, where that storm just parked itself over Houston and dumped 33 inches of rain.

I just looked at the forecast, and not only is the center predicted to head up Galveston Bay, but it is slowing down, just like Allison......

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 03:07 pm:

Hmm, Capt Paul, I might start to be thinking maybe your tropical storm out of the blue might be payback for your snow comment, but I have too many friends in the greater Houston area to wish that on anyone? Just kidding on the payback thing. :-)

Seriously, folks, Allison did more damage in 2001 than many hurricanes do, at least as far as heavy rains & flooding go. Tropical storms that just pull up and remain stationary, dumping their rain, can cause tremendous damage, especially to an area like southeast Texas, that is already saturated from way too much rain this summer. My niece lost her brand new car because it was flooded up to its roof (in her apt complex's parking lot) to Allison in 2001. The good news was that her car was so new that her insurance cover replaced it with another new car. I guess she had good insurance.

Anyway, I sincerely hope this is just a little tropical storm that is nothing at all like Allison, by the time it comes ashore! Take care!

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 03:13 pm:

Marianne- no heat from the furnace until after October 15th! lol

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 04:34 pm:

Oct 15th is pushing it, I will wait until the first though.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 05:35 pm:

We used to wait until Oct 1 to turn on the heat for the first time of the season, based on principle, when we moved up here in 1979. But, as I have gotten somewhat older, my rotten right shoulder and left ankle, on top of my fractured back that apparently isn't healing, are causing too many aches now a days in these no longer quite so young bones. If turning on the heat a few days earlier reduces some of that, it is worth it. :-) Tomorrow, I go back to my neurosurgeon to see what he thinks about the CT scan from last week, & what he wants to do next with it. I have seen the pictures, though, & let's just say that it is not at all a pretty sight. I even asked the tech (I never saw the first one) if that was the CT scan from early July or Sept? I was assured that it was Sept, unfortunately. This could be a long, cold winter, at least for me.

By Mary Geshel (Maryll) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 05:44 pm:

Hey folks: About 50 geese just flew over my house going South. Yak! All week I have been seeing geese fly by, but this is the largest flock so far. Just wish Winter would stay away until December this year. Brrr, really cold out there today. I turned the furnace on just now.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 06:59 pm:

Well from the looks of things, the Dr. and I are far enough west that we may get a little rain and some wind out of Humberto. The city on the other hand, could be in for a rough night. Looks like they are predicting 10-15 inches of rain for downtown (where my office is) and points east.

I believe I will have a freeby day from the looks things, which really hurts my feeling!! ;-)

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 09:11 pm:

Small flocks of geese have been sketching the sky over the Mississippi last few days. Always love that mournful music going over. Fall is the wonderful season preparing us for winter. Winter can be beautiful too in it's purity, far from the cities and along the messy highways.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 09:22 pm:

Marianne, can I enhance the quality of your life with equipment that will help you get around easier or help your sleep be a bit more restfull? I would be happy to provide you with this equipment at n/c, all you have to do is let me know, and we'll talk off line, I would really like to help. You can contact me thru Mary, she know's how to reach me, I'd like to help if I can.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 12:05 am:

Have been hearing the Sand Hill cranes 'gronking' and the geese honking as they go south. For a week or more already. Hei Charles/Esky, have you seen any yet?

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 02:04 am:

Marianne: I have lots of similiar aching joints, bad vertebrae etc., so as that I must have some heat on these cool nights. We never turn the furnace on tho til around Halloween! We have the problem taken care of and for free! We have a woodstove! Just a small fire on these cool days or nights does the trick!~ When we use the oven tho it does warm the place considerably too. Homemade apple pies come to mind now!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 06:54 pm:

Thank you for your kind offer, Uncle Chuck! I am keeping that in mind, if that is ok with you?

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