May 02-11

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2011: May: May 02-11
Springtime River    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Charlie Eshbach

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, May 2, 2011 - 07:50 am:

At the beginning of each month during 2011 we bring our "Legends of the Pasty Cam Calendar" picture for that month. For May, Charlie Eshbach snapped this shot of a gentleman making his way along the river's edge in a perfect Springtime setting. Charlie was one of the first photographers that shared his talents with us, contributing a number of shots from all over the U.P. to the Pasty Cam. He's one of the more experienced photographers, with works ranging from waterfalls and historic structures of the U.P., along with pictures of people and nature, just to name a few.

If you haven't already picked up your own copy of the 2011 Legends of the Pasty Cam Calendar, you can order one now, by clicking here: Half price sale! Save on shipping when you order your calendar along with some delicious U.P. Pasties, direct from the Pasty Central Kitchen. At the end of the year you can decorate your walls with the prints from each month, as the quality of the photos that grace each page are suitable for framing. So don't delay. Order yours, along with U.P. Pasties for dinner on Motherís Day. Proceeds from the sale of the calendars and pasties, help support care for the elderly here in the U.P.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, May 2, 2011 - 07:53 am:

There's the picture I was seeing on my calendar yesterday!! But I was hoping to find out which river that was. Anyone???

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, May 2, 2011 - 08:38 am:

A very calm and serene one, Deb!! J

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, May 2, 2011 - 08:45 am:

That's a beautiful picture. Sort of makes you wonder how many years worth of pics there would be and how they'd look if they were taken annually....from a young man to the present photo. What a collage that would be! This is just such a grand picture. Thanks for sharing!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, May 2, 2011 - 08:47 am:

Peaceful scene, indeed! I remember seeing this photo before and I thought that there was a moose in the river behind the gentleman, but it must be a log.

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, May 2, 2011 - 11:27 am:

When Gratitude Replaces Judgment

When gratitude replaces judgment, peace spreads throughout your body, gentleness embraces your soul, wisdom fills your mind. Let gratitude replace judgment and your whole experience of life will take a turn for the better in five seconds.

Happier Than God
Neale Donald Walsch

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, May 2, 2011 - 01:35 pm:

I always thought it was some sort of animal as well, Alex. Upon closer inspection though, it is a log.

I too would like to know where this is at; seems like a very peaceful spot to reflect and ponder life....

By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Monday, May 2, 2011 - 02:12 pm:

I did a double-take, if you will, when I saw Charlie Eshbach's photo of the gentleman in today's Cam Notes photo on the same web page as yesterday's photo of Ray Lahikainen's postcard of the old swing bridge. See the remarkable similarity?

By Paul H. Meier (Paul) on Monday, May 2, 2011 - 04:03 pm:

Just read on another site that the spring flows on Garden City creek took out the dam. Hope the rush of water didn't do any damage down stream at the Bible camp or the urban areas of East Eagle River.

By Roger (Rog1) on Monday, May 2, 2011 - 07:16 pm:

Paul -

The Garden City dam was already destroyed last November when I was there. During the summer of 2010 some beavers had built their lodge right where the water overflowed the boards in the middle of the dam. That caused the water level to rise. It appeared to me that the water rose to a point where it finally started to flow over the edge of the dam where one side of the concrete joined the earthen berm. Once that happened, the flow no doubt increased and eroded the soil so all that was left was just a large gully next to the end of the concrete. What used to be the pond was just a marsh.

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, May 2, 2011 - 10:38 pm:

So many times over the last 14 years, my day ends by looking in on the conversation that was started when my day began. According to Charlie Eshbach, the man in the photo is Jim Ziemnick, planting trees in a reclamation area at Black Creek (and you thought that was a walking stick :o)

I'll have to run up to Garden City Pond tomorrow to see the damage. Several years ago I shot several sequences of video up at the dam (on my cell phone), running around with Buddy, my furry companion at the time. Maybe I can take Shadow along tomorrow.

Your right, Dunerat, I also did a double take of the old men in the two photos. An interesting combination.

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