June 29-05

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Photo by Peter Chiomenti

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 07:13 am:

Lake Superior by itself, is beauteous to behold whether on a hot summer day or even in the cold of winter. As you saunter along the shoreline, make sure you look around and take in all the details, otherwise you might miss a unique artifact. The Big Lake stirs up some powerful waves, which deposit eye-catching, natural artwork on the beach, like this driftwood sculpture spotted by Peter Chiomenti. Check out the smooth-looking texture of that wood, washed clean of its bark by Superior's water action. The forces of Mother Nature can do amazing things!

Yikes! Only three more days and Pasty Fest 2005, will be upon us! There will be lots of hustle and bustle in Calumet on July 2nd , with so many folks in town to get a taste of U.P. Pasties. If you're one of the lucky first 400 with a coupon, you'll be enjoying yours 'free of charge', served up by the crew here at Pasty Central! Hope to see you there!

By garth minn on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 07:15 am:

Good Morning from Minneapolis/Garth

By Dale Holmberg, Ohio on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 07:15 am:

Good morning, another great picture.

By troll person on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 07:17 am:

That would look great in my yard!

By lz, mi on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 07:18 am:

Good morning. Thanks Peter! The new background picture for my computer!

By NKR Mishawaka IN on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 07:23 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. A beautiful sculpture by the Almighty! Suppose to be another hot day here in northern Indiana. I think the forcast is 92į with 30% chance of rain. We need rain. Stay cool everyone.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 07:37 am:

Oh, Troll! I wanted it out here in my front yard.

By DB-MI. on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 07:48 am:

once a beautiful tree--makes me think.-- I have one on the lawn to remind me of the beach.

By Captain Video on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 08:05 am:

Thereís something about the weather worn beauty of a tangle of tree branches and roots thatís peaceful and pureÖand as much as many of us would love to have it in our yards, itís even more beautiful in itís natural surroundings...Thanks

By FLYIN da MOONEY on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 08:10 am:

I'll bet this is out east of Gay as I have a pic of my wife sitting "in" this very treee. Will check, but we thought it was so amazing, we took pics with her in it.

By Joan, Ohio on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 08:14 am:

You guys certainly give us a lot of choices for our background pictures!! These big trees have a history: where is it from? What birds made nests in the branches? Why did it fall? Was it a good shade? Which storm washed it up? How long did it drift in the lake? It's like seeing an old old house that is falling down...you wonder if the walls could talk, what would they tell us...

By Cindy in Iowa on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 08:25 am:

Good Morning,
Lake Superior looks cool refreshing in the picture today. We are looking forward to another day of heat and humidity, but that is what makes our corn grow!

By Mary Ann, WY on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 09:51 am:

It sure would be nice to spend a day on the beach. I am heading to the UP in a week for a class reunion, and am looking forward to be by Lake Michigan in the summer. That is where I grew up. Hopefully I will be able to get up to Lake Superior by Munising too. Miss the Great Lakes in the summer. Wish I could make the Pasty Fest too.

By Paul, Hartland Mi. on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 10:00 am:

Check Out http://www.cableamerica.com/Michigan/Lake.shtml

New meaning to spider on the web.

By Janie, IA. on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 10:33 am:

Cindy in Iowa, sounds like we may get some big "boomers" coming into Iowa as well!

By Jiggs in California on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 11:25 am:

Great picture, Peter. Good to see you're at it again!

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 03:03 pm:

When I was in high school we would get a date, bring hotdogs and road pop. We would go to Lake Superior in the evening and have a wonderful picnic. Unfortunatly, we burnt driftwood to have a huge bonfire. Todays picture would have been a goner. But, then again it is a renewable resource.

By John,mi. on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 03:53 pm:

I agree with Captain Video. That stump looks best just where it is. What if some fugie tourist, a few days before this picture was taken, decided that they wanted this stump in their front yard and took it. Then all the Pasty Cam viewers would have to look at is a "nice" hole in the beach. If you see something nice on the beach or in the forest, PLEASE LEAVE IT ALONE so that others can enjoy.

By Schoolmarm on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 04:59 pm:

OK, I give up, what's a "fugie tourist"?

By Helldiver - USA on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 06:12 pm:

While walking the beach or rambling through the woods I`ve collected numerous items over the years. Their on display all over my digs. It`s what I call "affordable art".
I will continue to do so.

By Ronald Oregon on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 06:20 pm:

A friend of mine from Trimountain was walking the beach
between Agate Beach Park and Rockhouse Point a few years ago
and saw a bear on the beach.

As he approached, he saw further that it was a dead frozen bear
standing on the beach! It was late winter/early spring. I would
have loved to have a picture of that!

By Ronald on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 07:54 pm:

Oh, I forgot to say that the bear was frozen in the remainder of
the ice bergs that were slowly melting on shore. The bear was
standing in the ice, frozen in. No telling how long he had been

We used to call them "ice banks", I don't know what they are
called now-a-days.

This is just too cool a story to keep hidden.

By Grimace on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 08:36 pm:

This upside down tree was normal a 100 years ago, but soon , radio , t.v. and the internet made it seek the solitude of the old days.It flipped ! buried it's crown 60 feet deep. I seek the peace and quiet that this photo relates and may all of us that live in the Keweenaw continue enjoy .

By FLYIN da MOONEY dis WEEKEND to da K on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 10:07 pm:


By Angel, Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 02:45 pm:

Wist I were there --- Stuck in the desert --- feel like I was dropped onto an alien planet...
Beach Sand, Beach Sand, I must find beach sand!

Angel who once lived in God's Country.

By Chocaholic on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 02:56 pm:

Fugie: Tourist in St. Ignace/Mac City buying fudge from one of the many shops.

By Schoolmarm on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 09:00 pm:

" Fugie: Tourist in St. Ignace/Mac City buying fudge from one of the many shops."

Wouldn't that be a Fudgie Tourist?

By sur5er on Friday, July 1, 2005 - 01:47 am:

Schoolmarm, Trust us, it's Fugie...without the 'd'. Pronounced, Fuhgee. No 'd' ....

By Bob and Marti Wilson,VA on Friday, July 1, 2005 - 04:28 pm:

Take only Pictures,Leave Only Footprints. Thanks for the wonderful picture.Cant wait to move back to MI.

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