Mar 16-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: March: Mar 16-09
Spotted in Marquette    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Art Brabbs
Penguins    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Art Brabbs
On the icy beach    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Art Brabbs

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 07:06 am:

These photos from Art Brabbs, were snapped along Marquette Harbor, looking out toward the Presque Isle Breakwall Light. Art says he spotted these unusual visitors to the U.P. as they were walking along the beach on Lakeshore Blvd., heading north from Picnic Rocks. I have to admit, when I saw these photos in Art's Guest Gallery Album, I did a double take and had to check them out to see where these penguin shots were snapped. It sure made me chuckle when I realized that someone had taken the time to cut them out, paint them to look authentic and placed them along the beach to catch the attention of passers-by. They certainly did the trick for both Art and myself!

Don't forget, it's St. Urho's Day today, so even if you're not Finnish-American, have some fun by wear something purple in honor of the day!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 07:16 am:

Good Morning!!

If it weren't for the trees and the lighthouse, I'd think I was back in Antarctica with the penguins walking around. Or, could it be those crazy Canadians sending across their scouts in preparation for an invasion; you never know....... ;-)

And yes, I'm wearing my purple today in honour of old Sainte Urho!!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 07:44 am:

My friend from Ishpeming already sent me these pictures. They fooled me at first.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 07:45 am:

What’s next, Polar Bears?

By D. Clark (Dcclark) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 08:41 am:

These little fellas must have had quite a trip, what with crossing the equator and all. Maybe they took a plane... :)

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 08:45 am:

A woman stopped her car near where I was shoveling out the end of my driveway after being gone for most of the winter about Easter 12 years ago. She nodded walking past me without saying a word, camera in hand, disappearing around a corner in the road. On the way back she told me the crumpled ice off the coast led her to just know there had too be penguins out there. She was from Germany and her husband was going to MTU. I think she was a bit in awe of the winters here.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 08:45 am:

I love the penguin touch!!

By Jane (Yooperski) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 08:57 am:

Thanks for a laugh-out-loud moment this morning!!

By Mary L. Wolter (Mwolter) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 09:01 am:

Too funny. My sister-in-law was just telling me this weekend how fun her trip to Mexico was, when I told her about my visit last weekend to the UP. I bragged that I was swimming with the penguins while she was swimming with the dolphins. Now I can show her proof! :-)

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 09:11 am:

The penguins are real! They're in Marquette! St Urho was real! What's wrong w youse guys!?

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 09:31 am:

I heard about those penguins. Glad someone put them up they are fun.

Red doesn't count for purple does it? I don't think I have any purple.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 09:51 am:

Penguins in Marquette-COOL!


By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 09:58 am:

That is funny ;O). I really did do a double take.

It is that time of the season here in the nieghborhood. The geese are on the roofs just squawking at each other. It got so loud one time we thought they were fighting. Went out to look and there were about 10 geese on one roof and about 10 on another roof just yelling at each other. My sweetie said on one side were the females and the other roof were the males and the males must have done something wrong. I just laughed. We knew it was mating season.

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 10:28 am:

You should have saved these shots for April Fool's day. Hopefully, though, the snow & ice will be gone by then, right?

Although I vaguely knew about St. Urho's day, I did not remember about wearing purple. As a pure coincidence, I am wearing magenta. Brooke, you can save your red for St. Joseph's day (here, I remember the color but not the date).

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 10:51 am:

Sainte Joseph's Day and his feast are coming up on Thursday, March 19.

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:36 pm:

Capt. Paul,
Isn't Sainte reserved for female Saints? I believe the French use Sainte as in Sault Sainte Marie in that manner.

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:37 pm:

Larry, Moe, an Curly chasing Loral and Hardy?

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 01:08 pm:

I, too, am wearing purple to honor St Urho. We just can't be thankful enough that he drove the grasshoppers out of Finland to save the grapes. Have a great day all!!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 01:26 pm:

Another glorious week or remembering honored Saints by eating, drinking and debauchery. I'm surprised that there isn't a Saint Copabuzz Day, the honored Saint of party-hearty.

By Hilarie Alwine (Halwine) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 03:03 pm:

I thought those were real!!!

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 03:24 pm:

HAHAHA....that is GREAT!!!!

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 04:26 pm:

8 Below!!! April Fool!!!!

By Cindy, New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 06:39 pm:

That is hilarious! I love it!

By Just me (Jaby) on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 06:39 pm:

I thought it was April Fool's Day for a moment there!

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