Mar 23-11

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2011: March: Mar 23-11
Above Eagle River    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by E. Neil Harri
Over Bete Grise    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by E. Neil Harri

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 07:55 am:

E. Neil Harri was up in the air about a week ago, checking out the ice coverage in Eagle River and in Bete Grise, too. I'm guessing that some of that ice may have melted or shifted about with winds and such, since Neil snapped these, but it gives everyone an idea of the ice cover that the Lake Superior shore accumulates. If you look closely at the top photo, over on the right side, you can see where our Webmaster lives and get a glimpse of the view he has every day from his windows. It's a wonder he can get any work done, at all, with sights like this to observe daily. ;->

Neil's second photo is on the opposite shore, showing part of the Lac La Belle Channel and the ice in Bete Grise. Looks like it'll be awhile before anyone will be on the beach swimming, although with the channel open like that, it might not be too long before we'll be able to head up there kayaking. Come on Spring... arrive here in the Copper Country already!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 08:04 am:

Come on Spring...I'll second that!

How is the heat in your plane, Niel?

By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 08:15 am:

I've been wondering what the aerial view is like lately...thank you Neil and thank you Mary!

By Jim (Keweenawpress) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 08:25 am:

Neat photos. At BG, with the leaves down and the snow you can see some of the arcs of the old shorelines. Thanks Niel and Pasty.
A couple of random questions:
What's the status of the motel/eatery on the Eagle River shore. When we went by it a few weeks ago it appeared closed.
What has the canal at BG clear so early? Water current or ??

By Tim Collins (Timc) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 08:31 am:

The folks in the L. P. have over 250 closed schools, etc. today due to a "Winter storm!" Spring indeed!!!

By Norma in Midland (Normainmidland) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 08:32 am:

Awesome pictures Neil!! Thanks for the views!!

By sometimesyooper (Nancyd) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 08:46 am:

It was so much fun to see these recent photos! Can't wait to get up there in May.

By JAD, Orgnst (Jandalq) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 09:35 am:

Well, I am disappointed. Karl Bohnak has forecast 10 inches in Menominee and 3 for Houghton. Where are the good old-fashioned March blizzards we used to have? Makes me think of one of my mother's favorite poems:
" I wish you'd write me a letter about the frost,
You can't be warm unless there's a frost, you know.
And about the little birch tree,
The bashful one, white as white can be,
In its cloak of snow.
Write me about the drifts
That are piled up to a giant's shoulders,
And tell me everything about the blizzards
that strike so savagely and kiss so hotly
Every kiss a sting.
Write me about how thick the ice is in the stream,
And how it sparkles in the moonlight.
Write me all about the stove, how it crackles easily,
And how the cricket chirps in the wall.
Be good, and write me about the fire on the hearth,
All the small homely things beyond belief.
I remember how I would hold my wrist to the flames,
And it looked as transparent as a maple leaf.
Oh far and far away is my Russia,
Dressed in silver, bridal in her bright array.
Here, rain runs over the side walks, slantingly,
Spring-fashion, on a January day.
Don't look for blizzards here, don't hope to see fresh-fallen snow.
There is no winter here, where men wear rubbers, and not thick felt boots,
And capes, not overcoats, at the end of the year.
Where they have radiators in every room,
And hot baths at any hour, day or night.
But I am lost, with nothing to keep me warm.
Send me a snowstorm and I'll be all right."
---By Yevegny Dolmatovsky.
A Russian soldier stationed in Paris, France.

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 09:38 am:

Neil, awesome aerial photos! Thanks for the share!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 09:51 am:

The "acrs of the old shorelines" Jim speaks of are, I suspect, a baymouth bar that has separated Lac La Belle from Lake Superior because of longshore drift of the beach sands over time.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 09:57 am:

Here is a photo of what I am talking about:


By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 10:14 am:

Pretty awesome pictures today! If you are ever in need for an assistant Neil, get a hold of me! :)

By Maija Fleming (Seattlemaija) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 02:59 pm:

JAD, thank you for posting that poem. I had never read it before. I think that one of your mother's favorite poems has just become one of mine as well.

Love the aerial view of Eagle River. My family spent a lot of time every summer at our camp that was about a quarter-mile to the left side of the photo... some of my fondest childhood memories.

By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 09:15 pm:

I saw my first robin today!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 09:20 pm:

I saw a Nat today..... but then again, I see a Nat everyday!! J

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 11:29 pm:

We saw our first 2 Robins on Monday. Now there are 5 of them. Only a few flakes of snow came down for our 'storm'. But the wind is SO cold!

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