Dec 10-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: December: Dec 10-03
December sunrise    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Roger Kangas

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 06:47 am:

I don't know if any of the local Pasty Cam viewers have noticed, but Roger Kangas sure has. I'm talking about the December sunrises. I walk our dog Pippin, every morning through the Lake Linden park/marina area and the sunrises since the beginning of the month have been something to behold! Check out Roger's album in our Guest Gallery for more views.....then head toward the last couple pages for additional Dec. sunrise shots in my own gallery (shameless plug!) :->

Sure some folks say they don't like the snow and cold, but look what else they're missing!

By V, Michigan on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 06:53 am:

God sure is a Wonderful Artist!

By V, Belleville, Mi on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 07:03 am:

What camera is Roger using? Looked at his other photos and wished I could take the day off to shoot.

By Sharyn in Howell MI on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 07:31 am:

This is a WOW photo! I've had it for wallpaper all week....fantastic! And V, remember, regardless of the camera most of the credit must actually go to the photographer. I once heard a great story that I'll share's the only joke I can ever remember. There were these 2 old dear friends...the one of which was a photographer, the other a great cook. The one
friend often commented to the other after seeing a roll of pictures about what a wonderful camera she must have. One day then the photographer went to the cooks home for dinner and was served an outstanding meal, the best she ever had.
When she was saying her thank yous and goodbyes she said "thank you very much for the wonderful dinner, you must have some great pots and pans!"

By curtis ylitalo, MI on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 08:17 am:

that pic is awesome Where is that??????????????????

By SANDY on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 08:22 am:


By Fozzy on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 08:51 am:

sandy - you would have to complain to M-Dot, they are the ones that are suppose to be taking care of the highways! I still think that Houghton County did a better job than M-Dot!

By Mary Lou on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 09:14 am:

Roger Kangas is a gifted artist...I just checked out his gallery and the photos are BEAUTIFUL and sensitive!! This sunrise is breathtaking!!...I always thought the Copper Country sunsets were the greatest now I guess it a draw!!....nice way to start my day....

By Alice, CA on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 11:44 am:

Great joke Sharyn! Also, Mary says that the sunrises are wonderful now. They sunsets are wonderful here now too. Pretty much look like Roger's sunrise, but maybe more purple to the color.

By Mike on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 12:30 pm:

Does anyone know if the calendars are available in stores in the Houghton area? I would like to buy some to send to friends in Europe and not have to wait until they are mailed to me to send them on. The MTU bookstore does not have them.

By RCW on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 12:43 pm:

Right on Fozzy, its a task regardless of whose doing it. Get the county back I say.

By Herb_Wis on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 12:46 pm:

With a sky full of colors like that, no wonder they
call it "copper country." Almost like a mirage of the
copper giant lurking underground....

By Debbie Habermas, Dearborn, MI on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 01:03 pm:

Mr. Kangas's photos are awesome! He has such an eye and a talent for capturing all the beauty, tranquility and the fun that belongs to the U.P. I would like to know what kind of camera he uses.

By SW on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 01:08 pm:

Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning

By SBL-Lake Linden on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 01:15 pm:


You have some real nice pictures in your gallery!! I got a chuckle out of your wildlife album:) Keep up the great work!

By Roger on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 01:15 pm:

Many thanks for all the nice comments - and Mary, your pictures are fantastic. Thanks for sharing them with us! Some specifics about the picture: The scene was captured near the top of Quincy hill, looking east towards the Huron Mts. (The sun is just starting to poke over the top of them in this one.) The camera is a Sony Cyber Shot, DSC-F717. The quality of the picture is amazing!

By Richard, Florida on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 01:34 pm:

Dear Mary,

You really had me going when I logged into the site today. I jumped to the conclusion that you moved the end of the month memorial. I was going to ask you to remember my sister-in-law, Alice Carlson who passed on recently at the end of the month and thought "OOPS!". Sunrises are a most appropriate picture for the memorial. Save some of Roger's beautiful sunrises for later.

Regards - Richard now from Florida, where the sunrises are real quick!

By Joel, Deep in the heart of Texas on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 01:57 pm:

Amazing !

By Sarah, Stuck in St. Clair Shores on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 03:10 pm:

To Joel - Deep in the Heart of Texas:

Miss you!

By Missin the UP from NJ on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 06:06 pm:

Just checked out Roger's album and I'm left thinking he could probably make beautiful pictures with ANY camera. He's an artist.

By DJB-MI. on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 06:54 pm:


By k on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 07:31 pm:

Hey fozzy....
That slush on the highway ?
It's caused by SALT, something you're not used to driving on, as HoCoRdComm never bothered to use it....Or to little of it.
Give the salt a little time to work, and you'll be driving on a BARE road....Not the 3 to 4 inches of slippery ice and snow pack it used to be when the county did the highways.
If the roads are a little slushy, that means the salt is working.
Kudo's to far as i've seen they're doing a pretty fine job.

By Steve Racine Wi.calumet on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 07:40 pm:

How would one find a long lost friend from Calumet? Any help would be nice. Roxanne. Thanks for your help.

By k on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 07:45 pm:

start here....
Who ya'all looking for ?

By k on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 07:47 pm:

Also, have you tried the CLK Alumni page ???

By Steve Racine Wi.calumet on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 08:21 pm:

Checked the alumni, no such luck, the name might help. Don't know if i can mention last names or not. Any more help would be great.

By tom, t.c. mich on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 08:31 pm:

I've been told that salt is useless in lower temps

By Steve Racine Wi.calumet on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 08:49 pm:

Tom, salt ain't gonna help me on this one.I need a little more help than that.

By Tom T.C. Mich on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 10:28 pm:

Sorry, I was referring to road salt on the highways.. it melts the ice if the outside temp is high enough.

By A , Royal Oak, MI on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 12:27 am:

Roger, I just finished viewing all 53 magnificent pictures in your gallery. They truly are masterpieces. While I couldn't select any one as the best, I especially liked the three apples. Also, your titles match the photos perfectly. Thanks for sharing your views of the world around you.

By WL, CA on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 12:53 am:

Alice, yes, the sunsets over the great Pacific are something to behold too! How can anyone proclaim where THEY live is the BEST of EVERYTHING? I believe they just didn't travel much, or they wouldn't have such tunnel vision. Gods country is everywhere. There is such beauty all over this great country, you just can not say one place is the best! I love the CC, but I've experienced Gods beauty all across the fruited plains.

By Mary Ann, WY on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 01:18 am:

What a beautiful sunrise! I will have to check out Roger's gallery.

By Mary Lou on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 06:39 am:

WL, are right beauty is everywhere.....I have traveled a lot and I have seen beautiful sunrises all over the world also......but when the sun raises amd sets over the special spot we call home with the people we love there is an added spiritual quality hard to define.........remember what Dorothy said: "There is no place like home"........I do not think you are a YOOPER!!!!

By stuck on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 07:35 am:

Salt works when the temp is higher than 20 degrees. When the temp drops below 20, a product such as magnesium chloride, as well as other products work, which several agencies use.
Salt can be used when the temp drops a few degrees lower than 20 (but not much lower than 20) depending on several factors though. Such as if it's a sunny day, amount of traffic travelling on the road, time of day, is the temp rising or falling, etc.

By Ed Mi on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 07:53 am:

I think chemicals used on the road are one of the biggest ecological negative events being perpitrated on us and getting no mention. That stuff doesn't just disappear. It goes on year after year accumulating in the process.

By Fozzy on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 08:46 am:

K - I never said anything about the salt that they are dumping on the roads at all! You just never see the M-Dot trucks like you would see the county trucks out there. With all that slush out there on the roads, they could plow some of it off the roads, it pretty easy to loose control on slushy roads!

By RCW on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 11:28 am:

Boy, sure can't notice the big improvments today. Roads actually look narrower. Bring back the HCRC.

By walter p tampa on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 10:17 pm:

wonderous photo ansel adams would be pleased his peer certainly i remain walter p.

By WL, CA on Friday, December 12, 2003 - 01:03 am:

Mary Lou, I agree that home is where you make it, and everyone's home is their "special spot". So therefore, one place is not better or more special than another, right?? It's all in the eye of the homesteader. What does being or not being a YOOPER have to do with it then?

By l.j.m. on Friday, December 12, 2003 - 05:24 pm:

Sandy, Why are you using this sight and beautiful picture to write your complaints? Call somebody or something, don't use this sight!!!!

Yes God is a beautiful artist!!!

By mi. on Friday, December 12, 2003 - 05:28 pm:


Not being a yooper... you wouldn't understand!!! Ha,Ha,Ha!!!

By WALTER P TAMPA on Friday, December 12, 2003 - 10:23 pm:


By Mary Lou on Friday, December 12, 2003 - 10:33 pm:

WL.CA....I think what "mi" means that we are sort of a gang of Yoopers..with our own manner of speaking, cooking, dressing and thinking. It is a mixture of cultures from our grandparents many of whom came here from Finland, Cornwall, Croatia, Canada,Germany & Switzerland...Generally they were very hardworkig, honest, loyal, kind and determined folks who arrived in this wilderness and managed to raise their families on very low wages working for the Copper industry or farming. We are a peninsula so they were isolated and had to get along to survive.....most of us came from this background and hold these values...we are not easily impressed with BS...we are Yoopers and proud of it...even if we no longer live there..we do think of it as home and.."Someplace Special"

By Connie - Colorado on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 04:33 pm:

I've been fortunate to live in two very beautiful places, Houghton and Colorado. I've lived in other places that don't fit that criteria, though. I'm a yooper and always will be, but don't hold your breath waiting for me to decide which place is better! I have year-round bike riding here but Houghton you can ride without getting hit by a car!! It's a tough choice we all have to make.

By Dave Janke-Colo on Saturday, December 20, 2003 - 10:15 pm:

Ya That is beautiful! But you know, I just took the boat out fishing on our local reservoir, and it was 70 degrees. The fish were not biting though, but it was nice to get out, anyway

By Bubba, MI on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 11:21 am:

AUP violation IP#

By Lauise, MN on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 03:34 pm:

That is an awesome pic! where did you take it?

By Amanda, South Carolina on Friday, December 3, 2004 - 08:23 am:

I love it, it is an amazing photo. You should post more of this kind up here because this just gave me the chills. I hope to be an amazing photographer someday, and I hope to see my photos are as well developed as that. Just kidding-- I want to become a Burger King hamburger flipper. Do you want to hear another joke?

There was this guy and he owned a cigar shop. He needed to go on vacation very badly. So, to the next guy that walked into his store, he said, "Will you watch my store for me while I go on vacation?"


Okay, so the owner walked out and came back in. "Do you sell cigars here?"

"I don't know."

You're supposed to say yes.


Do you sell cigars here?


How much are they?

I don't know.

You're supposed to say, two nickels and a penny.

do you sell cigars here?


how much are they?

two nickels and a penny.

Are they fresh?

I don't know.

You're supposed to say, yes fresh, very fresh.

do you sell cigars here?


how much are they?

two nickels and a penny.

are they fresh?

yes fresh, very fresh.

What if I don't buy any?

I don't know.

You're supposed to say,well, if you don't someone else will. I guess you're all set. Goodbye!!

Soon, a robber came in. He said,"Can I rob you're store?"


How much will you give me?

two nickels and a penny.

are you trying to get fresn with me?

Yes fresh, very fresh.

Do you want me to punch your lights out?

Well, if you don't, someone else will!!!!!!!

By dolly, jamaica on Friday, December 3, 2004 - 08:28 am:

I so luv you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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