Oct 22-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: October: Oct 22-01
Autumn at Tahquamenon Falls    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by John Olson

Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 08:24 am:

My earliest memories of the U.P. include 3 vivid images (I must have been about 8 or 9 years old). The Mackinac Bridge - Tahquamenon Falls - and all those misspelled pastry shop signs, where they left out the "r". I saw all these billboards for "pasty" and "pasties" and wondered if these people north of the bridge were educated at all. Of course I was the one who needed to get a clue.

(By the way, here at Pasty Central we often get calls on our toll-free number from folks who want to try our "meat pastries", not realizing there is no "r" in the word PASS-tees.)

Anyway, back to Tahquamenon Falls... What a beautiful spot in the Eastern U.P., near Paradise. (And we thought God's country was here in the Keweenaw :o) Our thanks to John Olson for an up-to-date shot from this special spot.

By Viki; Georgia on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 10:31 am:

Ok, you are all making me EXTREMELY homesick! Anyone who saw these photos wouldn't DARE ask me "How I could stand to shovel all that snow?" ...DUH!
But how can you expect us to choose from all these gorgeous pics, can't you use all of them in the calendar?? I just can't wait to order one. Come on November!! :o)

By The Hoyers, MN on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 10:35 am:

Wouldn't this make a wonderful calendar shot?

Hope all is going well with our good partners at Pasty Central. People and their "pastry" requests in Minnesota are even more common. They are learning these aren't the jelly things you eat at breakfast.

Best regards from your Minnesota partners.

By Joseph, Ohio on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 12:36 pm:

What a fine shot! Our first visit to the U.P. began with Paradise and Whitefish Point and the Falls. This site is so wonderful because of the acknowledgement of God and His creative beauty and all the comments that reflect Godly people.
Thank you very much for maintaining it with real quality. May God bless Pasty.com and Still Waters Home and all the people involved in it. And this shot gets my vote for the calendar!

By Patti, TN on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 01:40 pm:

Ok, Charlie....I already sent you my picks for the pasty cam calendar....this isn't fair to throw in another 'contender'. Please add this one to my list!

By Kathleen, California on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 01:56 pm:


By Jeff, MN on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 02:43 pm:

Absolutely beautiful shot!
Charlie: Is there any way of removing your Pasty.com watermark other than by a crop(for personal viewing pleasure only of course), or is that a trade secret?

By Eric Troy, Michigan on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 02:44 pm:


By Janice from Greenville, Mi on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 03:29 pm:

I use to tease some co-workers of mine in NYC that I knew of a place where the river runs gold.
Of course they didn't believe me. I wish I had this picture to show them.

By Gina, MI on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 04:07 pm:

pc2002 I really like this picture! It's really good. Oh and I like it because my dad took it! ;) But, I'm not just voting for it because of that. I think it is just a really good pic. My dad says thanx for using it and I do too!

By Jim on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 04:18 pm:

Great picture! Is John Olson a professional photographer? If he isn't, he really should reconsider his career options. I'll bet his family treasures the talent he posseses. This picture needs to be in the next calendar!

By Lisa, MI on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 05:09 pm:

Hey this pic rocks! My friends dad took it! :) I
think its an awesome picture! Its so pretty!
With all the different color leaves and the falls!
Its like you can almost feel the mis

By Lisa, MI on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 05:18 pm:

pc2002 Hola! Luv the picture it defintly deserves
to be on a calander it is such a pretty picture!

By Kailee, MSU East Lansing MI on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 05:43 pm:

Wow what a great pic!
Love the tranquility of the fall colors and grey sky contrasted with the Awsome power of the waterfalls~ The U.P. has been known as God's Country and seeing this you undersatnd why it is indeed God's Country!

By Barb, IN on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 07:55 pm:

Super shot. Makes me wish that I had gotten to
the UP this fall.

By Jerry, Ohio on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 08:21 pm:

This would make a great calander photo.

By Caitlin,BORING Illinois on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 08:26 pm:

I went there once. It's beautiful! Makes me wanna be in Da U.P.!

By D&JPuro/MI on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 08:40 pm:

pc2002 This deserves to be on the calendar. Fantastic shot!

By Carol, Illinois on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 09:22 pm:

Beautiful shot! Nothing like that in Illinois! It really does make me wish I had gotten up to the UP this fall! Hopefully next summer!

By Ann &Steve Brink, Mich. on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 09:27 pm:

What a great shot, John has a real talent for photography. This photo would be great for a calandar or for a travel poster to promote the beauty of the U.P. Ann and Steve Brink

By Eileen, Ohio natural born Yooper on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 09:56 pm:

What a beauty! Can you not just hear those rushing waters and smell those fall leaves. Man do I miss my homeland :-(

By bj-Milford on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 10:04 pm:

check out Jan 4, 2001 for a "cooler" shot of the same spot

By R Somero CA on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 12:11 am:

pc2002 I hope I haven't used up all my votes yet!

By Brant, Illinois on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 12:21 am:

Words fail me. I can only gaze with slack-jawed wonder at the beauty of God's country and a deep sense of nostalgic longing for the scenes of my youth.

By Nancy Martin, Michigan on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 06:45 am:

Awesome! The photographer has captured the true beauty of one of Michigan's treasures. Please use this in your upcoming calendar. It will help non-Michiganders understand our love of this great state!

By mary mi on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 07:22 am:

People, people, your glowing reviews of John's picture has made his head swell something aweful! Seriously, you would swear it was Christmas with him, he is so excited about having his picture published. Thank you for making a good person's day great.

By CAL - Michigan on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 08:36 am:

I am so glad my sister linked me to this website.
This fall picture is available only in our Great Lakes ( and rivers) State. Give this one a vote for the calendar. CAL

By Lucy, Michigan on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 09:08 am:

What an awesome photo! Definitely deserves publication.

By Carrie-Lynn, FL on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 09:29 am:


By Donna MI on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 09:38 am:

I hear the sound of the water rushing over the edge in the mists of the forest - for those who have never been there - the winters are just as beautiful. It should not be excluded!

By Tracy on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 09:51 am:

OHMYGOD! I love this shot! I hope the Olson's realize they made my day!

By julie, IN on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 10:44 am:

I went up there last fall around the first week of October. Walked through the bush with the smell of leaves, pine, and I think cedar, or something that smelled like it. This pic brings back great memories. I can hear the roar and feel the mist just looking at it.

By The Hoyer on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 11:40 am:


Should have added this the first time.

By Chris, Illinois on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 11:42 am:


By Grace Kester on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 12:51 pm:

Tahquamenon Falls is a must see in the U.P.

By Lucy Dionne on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 01:59 pm:

Tahquamenon Falls absolutely beautiful picture...

By Lucy San Jose, CA on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 02:04 pm:

pc 2002

By brant on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 02:23 pm:


By Larry geister Mi on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 04:16 pm:

Very nice job Mr olson.Couldnt have done better, you have my vote on this.I must say though you had to be useing a nikon ditial to take this picture.beautiful picture!!!

By Mary/Wisconsin on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 04:43 pm:

Beautiful picture.
pc2002 - for sure.

By Billie A. A.Nashville, Tn. on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 05:08 pm:

This picture is beautiful. I can hear the roar of the falls. I can feel it. It belongs on the calendar.

By Carol Elder on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 08:53 pm:

This is a remarkable picture of Tahquamenon Falls. Even though I've been there, myself, and experienced the majestic beauty in the summertime, the autumn colors add so much more joy to this particular spot in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. Please add this to your Michigan PC2002 calendar. This picture is meant to be seen by everyone!

By Kate - Ann Arbor on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 08:14 am:

pc2002. Thank you for the escape here at work.

By Naomi-East Lansing on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 12:50 pm:

pc2002~I agree with Kate Its a nice escape to those of us living Under the Bridge..Although I will always be a "yooper at heart" born and raised in Laurium/Calumet!

By Jo Kurlonko, Mi. on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 02:09 pm:

PC2002 Definately!!

By Bill B on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 02:10 pm:

A fantastic photo....definite calendar material!!

By Darci, MI on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 02:56 pm:

John is so cool. Vote for his picture. This picture is calendar AND postcard quality for sure!!

By kn, mn on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 04:27 pm:


By Patti, TN on Thursday, October 25, 2001 - 08:41 am:

The Cover of pc2002

By Becky, Lansing MI on Thursday, October 25, 2001 - 11:01 am:

Definitely a cover contender!! pc2002

By Tammy Hilman, OR on Thursday, October 25, 2001 - 11:40 am:


By Curt B on Saturday, October 27, 2001 - 12:04 pm:

This picture adorns my cubical at work here in phoenix az. Here in Arizona we have to drive a long LONG way to find a site like this.
Sent the link around to my family and friends.
just a perfect day at the falls
thanks to all

By Ron W. Louisville, Ky. on Saturday, October 27, 2001 - 01:46 pm:

I " REALY " Want To Be A Yooper !!!

By Wes - Gowen, Mi. on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 - 03:10 pm:

John - You have captured the true majesty of the things God has created and allows us to enjoy as mere mortals. Keep up the good work. A must for the calendar cover.

By ROB, ST. FRANCIS, WI on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 - 04:33 pm:


By LAURIE GREAR on Thursday, November 8, 2001 - 11:51 am:

I just discoverd this website through the Gourmet Magazine. Loved the picture. Made us a little homesick though.
Laurie Grear - Denver, CO

By Darla Alexander, MI on Friday, November 9, 2001 - 01:59 pm:

Just beautiful capture of one of Michigan's natural wonders, John. I would like to see this one on the 2002 calendar. And I like the suggestion of a winter shot, same scene. How about it?

By yooper@heart, Flint, MI on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 08:44 am:

Graduated from N.H.S. 1983. Skipped classes to go and tramp around the falls.We visit the falls regulary, still have family in Curtis. GREAT PLACE.

By Gina, MI on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 03:04 pm:

I'm John's daughter and I we might be going up this winter a little after Christmas so you may see another shot like this! ;)

By Martha Truitt, Texas on Thursday, November 29, 2001 - 04:19 pm:

I visited a friend in Michigan last year and we traveled a good portion of the Upper Peninsula. Being from south Texas, I had never seen sights like that. The leaves were turning and I even saw a little snow around Manistique. But Tahquamenon Falls literally took my breath away! And to top it all off had pasties in Paradise! You know thats right next to Heaven! I love Michigan!!!

By Jeff Coughlin,Virginia on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 - 10:23 am:

My wifes family is originally from Chassel now in Cheboygan,three years ago I had my first look at Michigan and the state gets more beautiful the further north you go.So they took me to Fort Wilkins and then back south but not until we saw Tahquamenon Falls.The U.P. IS A MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE.Thank you for those fantastic pasties!!

By Don Spycher,Sterling,Mi on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 12:57 pm:

Charlie... keep up the great work,I like the one
of the Tahquamenon falls. I like looking at all the
great pictures, that you people have taken of the
great up north area.

By Jim..Illinois on Sunday, January 26, 2003 - 10:07 am:

It is truly a beautiful picture and show us once again tha GOD is the Master of the easel and paints the beauty in our lives for us to see. All we have to do is look around us and take it all in HE will provide it for us. My congratulations to the photographer who was there at the proper time to take the beauty in and share it with the rest of us.

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