Mar 28-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: March: Mar 28-09
Opening waters    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Art Brabbs
Signs of summer    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Art Brabbs
Receding ice    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Art Brabbs

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 05:32 am:

When you talk about Lake Superior, it's almost always mentioned how cold the water is. So, isn't it amazing that the ice that covers it for the winter months can melt away like it is in these photos from Art Brabbs? He was once again down near the Picnic Rocks, to give us an "almost live" report on the conditions there in Marquette. The last time Art reported, was back in February. You couldn't see the writing on the rocks then, as they were covered with snow and ice. It's a good sign that the graffiti is once again visible, that means that winter is receding along with the ice.

By Donna (Donna) on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 06:19 am:

It's so cold by the big lake! The ice chunks floating in that water are pretty big...and you can hear the cracking going on throughout...very cool stuff!

By Ray & Chris (Ray) on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 08:36 am:

Many years ago our family took the Glass Bottom Boat tour out of Munising. As we were leaving the dock, we were told that it was the first tour of the season and that the ice had just left the bay the previous week. We were also instructed on the location of the life jackets, just in case someone fell in - which was not a good idea. Our captain went on to say that the water was so cold that we would suffer from hypothermia before he could turn around to pick anyone who fell into the water. Great tour and better advice!


By Serena Sturm (Serena) on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 09:54 am:

Me being a sledhead is not ready for spring n summer...don't shoot me peeps I just want a few more rides before we end the season.

Great pics Art!!

Donna that's a true sign of spring :)

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 10:27 am:

Why do people feel they have 2 deface something, especially something naturally made (I'm guessing that's painted on)? Good pics, otherwise.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 10:56 am:

Thomas...I think the Eagles said it best in a song called "The Last Resort":

And you can see them there,
On Sunday morning.
They stand up and sing about
what it's like up there.
They call it paradise
I don't know why.
You call someplace paradise,
kiss it goodbye.

By Richard J. (Dick_fl) on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 12:13 pm:

Thomas, I agree with you about defacing Picnic Rocks. Those who did or supported that damage should be required to remove it.

Alex, you lost ne about that Eagles song. I must be dense or something but what has that to do with Picnic Rocks?

Have a great Spring y'all. Enjoy the great U.P.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 01:27 pm:

I agree also, on the defacing of beautiful sites. Trouble is the culprits are usually never caught, and if 'they' had any decency, they'd come forward, admit it, and clean the rocks. Such a shame. Pretty photos anyway.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 07:48 pm:

Who cares about a bunch of old rocks anyway; I mean sheesh, what use are they to people?? :-P

By Morning Glory (Lucylu) on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 10:19 pm:

The use of the old rocks to people are in the beauty of the
nature God created especially for our pleasure. I get great joy
out of just looking at the magnificence of creation.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 10:35 pm:

Why is that part of the rock white? Was it also painted, as though to be a canvas? Just not necessary to do all that. Ever look at the railroad cars as the trains go through town? They also are covered with graffiti. Someone's talents going to waste, 'eh?

By Morning Glory (Lucylu) on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 10:44 pm:

I've seen some beautiful paintings on buildings in the city, but
there is a place for art and a difference between art and
defacing. There is so much beauty in the UP. It's one of my
favorite places, it would be a shame to ruin any of it.
I would never want anyones talent to be wasted.

By Therese (Therese) on Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 11:36 am:

I think what Thomas meant was that if you call someplace paradise the crowds will come and ruin it. I don't remember that song but it is true: look what has happened to beautiful areas that were unprotected by laws limiting what can be built, like most of the eastern seaboard, either a carny show or condominiums.

Little Traverse Bay by Harbor Springs on Lk Michigan is still frozen over, but the ice is thinning and one windy day it will fragment and move out. Today we have about 8 inches of new snow but sun returns tomorrow.

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