Mar 10-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: March: Mar 10-03
Escanaba deep-freeze    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Donn de Yampert
When 2003 began    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Mike Curtin

Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 09:32 am:

You may recall the year began for the Pasty Cam down on the Highland Golf Course in Escanaba. Mike Curtin sent some other shots around the snow-less town, including this neat gazebo (lower photo). The top shot is from Donn de Yampert, received over the weekend - an excellent contrast of frigid March conditions here in the U.P. The weatherman says relief is on the way, however, as we expect to move above freezing before the week is out.

I'll be happy just to see it above zero again :o)

By Karen P, MN on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 09:42 am:

Donn's picture is stunning. The small tree to the left makes me feel the wind. Thanks.

By Betty, Houston on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 09:58 am:

Robins are still hopping around in our backyard. I think they are afraid to go back up north for awhile. Smart birds.

By Sterling Heights on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 09:59 am:

What a BEAUTIFUL picture!!!!!!! I just love this web page and look forward to seeing it every day!

By Mary Lou on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 10:11 am:

Mike's lovely picture was taken the first of the year........the snow was very slow in coming this year...BUT as Donn's lovely picture shows it did arrive along with a lot of cold weather...we received more snow than last year. The gazebo is on the shore of Lake MIchigan in Ludington Park.....some "bananabelt"!!! the deep south of the U.P.

By Pat. Mt. Clemens on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 10:56 am:

The snow scene is really beautiful. It must have been one bad storm, you can't even see the docks in the background. I enjoy your site everyday. Thanks

By Tbel on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 11:16 am:

The bent over Tree sure does make you "feel' the wind but if youlook at both pictures I believe they were taken from opposite sides if you look to the right of the gazebo in the Snowless pic, you'll see the same tree bent over. This also would explain why you can't see the docks in the background

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 11:22 am:

Pat, The two views are from a slightly different perspective. Notice the location of the gazebo entry: it's on the right of center in the upper photo, and left on the lower. It appers Donn's picture is looking more up the shore, not toward the water. Probably still couldn't see the docks if it was the same view as Jan 1.

Does anybody know what all the posts and railings are in the lower shot? Perhaps a marina?

By Mary on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 11:31 am:

The top picture looks like a scene from Dr. Zhivago. Beautiful!

By Mr. Wheatman, South end on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 11:36 am:

Kudos on the dual season depicton of said park. It basically undeniably infuses the diverse conditions that can be discovered in the same season indeed. Another inimitable attribute to our treasured land, so to speak.


By on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 11:41 am:

To answer Mr. Hopper's question, the background is the yacht dock projections. I am sending a photograph from the docks towards the the gazebo.

By Sherie Oklahoma City on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 12:09 pm:

Looks frigid, but what a beautiful picture! Saturday we had some wonderful weather here in Oklahoma City, temps in the mid 70's I commented on how I felt bad for people who still have snow. I noticed yesterday we have tulips coming up and some of the daffodils have blossomed already.The robins were wandering around the back yard Saturday, I tryed to tell them they needed to head up north to usher in spring but dont know if they were listening. Any way I do hope spring arrives soon for Michigan as Im sure all of you are so very ready for it!

By BCT,Mi on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 12:41 pm:

Yes,Dr. Zhivago;I thought so too.

By J, Illinois on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 01:15 pm:

Ludington Park brings back some good memories. My grandpa would always take me there when we came up to visit. I remember one time my cousin had climbed up that slide that looked like a rocket ship (before they re-did the playground) and wouldn't come down, so my grandpa had to climb up after him, by the time grandpa got to the top, my cousin had slid down and started throwing sand on the bottom of the slide, my grandpa, not wanting to climb back down, took the slide and as soon as he hit the sand on the bottom, his legs went up in the air and he landed on his bottom. My grandma laughed so hard she almost fell over!

By ed on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 01:25 pm:

How would one go about making the top picture into a walpaper for my machine? And it does look as if it could be from the Dr Zhivago movie. On Feb 16 we discussed the Ice Men...See the postcard just now discovered on here

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 02:08 pm:

Thanks for the reverse view, Donn.

Photo by Donn de Yampert

Marge in Cincinnati on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 03:06 pm:

Today I'm a little miffed with Michigan.

I left Cincinnati for Michigan on Friday night. On Sunday it was 68 in Cincinnati. Divide that by 10 for what I endured in MI.

Bad choice on my part!

By yooper snowman on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 03:19 pm:

Marge, I guess you better stay home.

By Sherie Oklahoma City on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 03:57 pm:

Marge, what do you expect in Michigan this time of year? it wasnt pleasant for you. Maybe watch the weather channel next time before leaving.

By MM, troll land. on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 04:55 pm:

Nice picture. A trip home (to Escanaba) is not complete without a drive through Ludington Park, and Don's picture makes it almost like a trip home - except 8 hours shorter, each way.

By Jim, Twin Cities on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 05:20 pm:


I'm confused. If I lived in Cinti. (which I did in 1960), and it was 68 degrees with no snow, and I got to Michigan and it was 6.8 degrees with lots of snow, I'd think that was great! I guess it's all a matter of outlook.

By pikkuleipa on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 07:45 pm:

That is the BRRRR of the week!

By Darrell oinas/Dewitt MI. on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 09:36 pm:

That picture makes me shiver, brrrr. How about a picture of spring, somthing we are all looking forward to and hoping get's here mighty quick.

By Ken from da UP on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 11:05 pm:

You can't see the dock piers because they are taken down for the winter. Ludington Park is a really nice place. Thanx, Mike and Donn for the views. Oh, yes, the Highland Golf Course is about 6 or 8 miles west of Esky, just past Hyde. There is a golf course in Esky, too, the Country Club.

By Dee CC on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 11:06 pm:

I live here and it is time for some warmer weather. This has been a very cold winter! It has been long and cold, I do not know how us people up here do it! We are very tuff people, we can drive and live through all this bad weather! Our kids go to school in some really bad weather. Because the state only allows 2 days for the weather LOL funny. I would never live anyway else God Bless the UP!

By Ken from da UP on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 11:09 pm:

Just noticed, you can see those dock piers in Donn's later pic. The white building is the old Harbormaster's office. There's a new one now. You can just make out the gazebo across the street.

By Judy Brown-Kurnik, Chesaning MI on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 01:00 am:

There is hope of spring arriving in the U.P. A friend who lives in Gwinn has been feeding three robins in her yard for over a week! We finally have measurable snow here on the edge of the Saginaw Valley. It has been a cold, dry winter. Enjoyed the photo, Donn. Nice to be reminded what REAL snow looks like!!!

By ILMHitCC on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 12:18 pm:

Beautiful picture!! Love that icy, winter blue tint with just a touch of warmth from the glow of the gazebo lights. Makes me feel nice and cozy in my nice warm house. My new winter wallpaper. I'm not quite ready for spring yet. Too soon to give up the late in coming ski season! Thanks, Donn!

By on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 12:56 pm:

You are very welcome.

By amanda, michigan on Sunday, March 14, 2004 - 06:26 am:

how funny! we just got dumped on today...yesterday..i don't know though i was sleeping. i woke up..looked outside. it was white, and half a foot of snow on the ground. no plows out either..this was at 6pm.

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