Dec 11-14

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2014: December: Dec 11-14
Great Sand Bay    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Joe Kirkish
Piled icebanks    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Joe Kirkish
Over the fence    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Joe Kirkish
Icy tracks on the road    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Joe Kirkish
Empty lot    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Joe Kirkish

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 06:45 am:

When Joe Kirkish sent today's photos to me, he mentioned that this is his favorite spot in the Keweenaw. With the sun shining so brightly this day, he had to stop and capture the beauty of the ice and snow scene.

The first three pictures give us a good idea of the amount of ice that has already formed on the shores in Great Sand Bay. Look at how blue Lake Superior is there. If it wasn't for the ice in the photo, this could have been taken on any summer day, too. But the ice gives it away that it is definitely a winter scene. I'm not sure if it's the lighting from the sun or if that ice really is that sandy and dirty looking out there. From the looks of the second photo, I'd say it is that dirty, most likely having been laced with the blowing sand while forming.

Joe sure has a trained eye for capturing shots that the rest of us might just pass right on by and miss out on the unique things that Mother Nature creates without effort. I'm talking about the frozen tracks on the road. What interesting patterns they have formed, showing that even though the parking lot is completely empty and abandoned looking, there have been many visitors that have braved the cold winds there.

Thanks for making the wintry trek to Lake Superior and taking us with you to your favorite place, Joe!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 07:06 am:

The U.P. is so pretty no matter the time of year!

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 08:40 am:

Always like to visit when you have the place to yourself! Thanks for the tour!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 09:09 am:

You're right, Jbuck, winter is the best time to visit the beaches, whether the Lakes or oceans, a lot less hubbub!
Beautiful, Joe!

By Donna (Donna) on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 09:47 am:


By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 09:53 am:

Great pictures. The mixture of ice and sand form some unique patterns.

By David S. Vilona (Flatrockriver1) on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:29 pm:

UP of Michigan is a great place to be, even in the winter.

By philip odum (Phishinfill) on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 08:18 pm:

great shots joe..certainly enjoy your work and
the second photos caught my eye.for just off in
the distance is one of my most favorite spots the
holy tranfiguration skete the society of st.john
and the jampot..good evening

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:16 pm:

Nice pictures!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 04:28 am:

More signs of Winter.

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