Dec 29-12

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2012: December: Dec 29-12
Eagle River greeter    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Charlie Hopper
Working on a snowman    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Steve Haagen
The finished product    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Steve Haagen
Digging a tunnel    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Deb Simons
Sledding fun    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Deb Simons

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 07:36 am:

A trio of photographers grace the pages today, starting with our webmaster himself, Charlie Hopper:

Edie and Shadow and I weíre walking across town to get the mail, as we typically do 6 days a week here in Eagle River. On top of the long brick fence that surrounds the Courthouse complex, wet snow was beginning to accumulate. I started forming a snowball on this surface just before we reached the jail. It was the Ďlazy manís way to roll a big ball, with the wall comfortably at waist height. By the time we reached the mailboxes, I had a nice size head for our snowman, which we simply sat on the end pillar, gave some arms and a face, and snapped the top shot above on my cell phone. I made a little movie of the snow coming down, which Iíve been too lazy to upload to Youtube (maybe sometime this weekend?) It sure is nice to have a little time off between the holidays.
The next two photos were snapped by Steve Haagen. Those are his two youngsters diligently working on building a whole snowman and then the proud moment when they're posing with their creation. It's always good to be out playing in the snow and making new friends.

The last two photos were taken by Deb Simons, of two of her grandkids busily enjoying the snow by digging a tunnel and sledding. Deb said these remind her of when she was a kid, living in Lake Linden. Back in those days, kids spent more time outside than inside, so it's nice to see Deb's grandkids carrying on grandma's tradition of playing in the snow.
Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 08:17 am:

Great pics! Leo da Vinci would be proud.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 08:41 am:

LOL! Charlie, I'd say that's a lazy man's snowman....;) Cute!! Thanks for the giggle this morning.
Thanks also to Steve and Deb, for sharing the precious children photos!
We've got LOTs of snow down here in the Ohio Valley this morning, but I don't expect I'll be building a snowman.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 08:58 am:

Great pictures today! All smile makers!

By Eugene Zuverink (Zube) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 10:17 am:

These pictures are so nice. They bring back so many good times when I was a kid,many moons ago.
Thanks so much Deb and Steve.

By FJL (Langoman) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 10:17 am:

Be careful. Snow tunnels can be dangerous....

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 10:37 am:

As usual some fine photos this a.m. there a simple way to get one of these great photos where I can use it for background? I believe most of you are aware that I'm a computer dummy, only simple techniques can be used in my noggon. I would love to use Rob Wettons photo of the hillside view at dusk/night. Any help for this old brain?? Thanks!

By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 11:54 am:

Great photos! Here's a big "yay" for all the outdoor people involved with these shots!

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 02:37 pm:

Sure looks like fun! Kids always find a way to have fun, don't they?

Very true FJL ~ we had a snow tunnel collapse one time and it can be very dangerous. The ignorance of youth!

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 03:14 pm:

Guess I should have put a footnote on the tunnel picture, such as: DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME or some such warning, but you DO realize that the person behind the camera is an adult and was there supervising this tunnel building, right? So it wasn't just kids playing, but adults there making sure they were OK, too. :-)

By Cindy Barga (Hoosiergirl) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 04:52 pm:

Kay, just do a right click with your mouse on the picture
you want, and there should be an option to set as desktop
background. Left click on that option. Hope this helps!

By Sally/Hocking (Twinb) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 05:18 pm:

Hey Charlie, I know that spot. Wow, what memories of camp Gitche
Gumee come to mind. I found Jesus there over 55 years ago in the
lounge during a campfire service listening to a counselor share her
faith in Jesus and how it is a personal decision each must make. I
was always in church and realized that night it isn't about what I
'do' but what Jesus did. That spot is very near the girls dorm not yet
built when I was seven years old and there because mom was a
cook that week and of course she had to take her kids along.
Founder Rev. Radar died the next day but nothing moved me from
the solid reality that Jesus was real and in my heart now.Like I
said...memories! God is good...always!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 07:06 pm:

The kids had a ball that day. There was no fear with the tunnel
being dangerous cuz grandpa was out there with them. Sure
brought me back to the times when my brother and me would
play outside with all the neighborhood kids. It was nice to see
that those days aren't totally gone.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 07:42 pm:

Sally/Hocking, Amen! to that. Having been diagnosed with Mantle cell Lymphoma a little over two years ago, I praise Him and thank Him every time I see the sun come over the trees to the east. As the hymn says: "every little bird and flower are testimonies, too." "It Took a Miracle" is the hymn.

By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 08:15 pm:

WOW all those memories of being small and having
fun came flooding back with all the photos today.


There were nine of us and we were allowed to do so
many fun things growing up. It seems in this day
and age far too many people worry about things
that very rarely occur. We all rode bikes and
never donned a helmet...not one of us ever even
had stitches,no concussions or collisions either.
AND guess what our parents were not right there
watching us either.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 09:52 pm:

I agree, Brenda and Deb.
How'd we ever survive? ;>

By Sally/Hocking (Twinb) on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 11:41 am:

Ken, keep on keeping on. You surely are a testimony to His grace.
Glad you can still enjoy those blessings God pours out. I think
Charlie's and Edie's snowman is raising his hands declaring God's
glory...ok, maybe not but we still can, eh? The Bible does talk about
all creation shouting out in praise. I love that is & does
'take a miracle'.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 11:49 am:

Great story, Sally. And yes, Ken, I agree with Sally. You just have to keep on keeping on. We all do :-)

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