Aug 16-00

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2000: August: Aug 16-00
Photo by Dan Urbanski
Stormy Sunset, Porcupine Mountains

Charlie at Pasty Central on Wednesday, August 16, 2000 - 01:55 am:

We have certainly been blessed this year to have so many good shots from Dan Urbanski. My windows 98 wallpaper happens to be his lightning shot over the Lake, back on June 22... probably taken near this same spot.

If you capture a scenic/historic/odd/interesting sight in the U.P., we welcome you simply to email it to my attention. At the present time we are assembling a Summer 2000 scrapbook with vacation/reunion shots, which we should have in time for Labor Day.

A bunch of old folks in the U.P. are still having fun on the Internet after all these yearsJ

By Florida on Wednesday, August 16, 2000 - 08:00 am:

What a beautiful picture. It looks like a painting. And of course orange is my favorite color. I think I'll replace Dan's blue flag (which I have as wallpaper) with this one. Such talent! Does Dan do this professionally?

Yes! Dan has a website where you can see more of his work:, which is, of course, in the Golden Pasty Hall of Fame.

By J. Stefanac, Port Orchard, WA on Wednesday, August 16, 2000 - 11:09 am:

I couldn't agree more! This is a fabulous shot. FYI: My wallpaper changes a couple of times a week...with the wonderful shots of "home" from the Pasty Cam. Thanks for all your efforts. It really helps keep us once-upon-a-time Yoopers connected!

By sara on Wednesday, August 16, 2000 - 03:27 pm: greatest site for free wallpaper on the web!

By Jean McGrath on Wednesday, August 16, 2000 - 06:08 pm:

Thank you Dan! You bring such a wonderful gift and share it so many, thanks again and I will stop by your shop when I come to Silver City in a few weeks.

By Renee in IL on Thursday, August 17, 2000 - 02:45 am:

What a beautiful picture! The mention of the unusual weather and cool snap in the UP right now reminds me of our vacation up there last summer. We drove up on July 30. We were all in the middle of a heat wave in the midwest at the time. I wasn't sure what to pack clothes wise because of it so packed a little of everything; from shorts and tshirts to long underwear and sweats. It was the hottest and most humid I had felt here in Chicago in a long time. I was trying to figure out how we could stay cool while camping in that heat. By the time we hit Wasau, WI around 6pm that evening it was still 90 but we could see a strom on the horizon. We ran into that real nasty storm a little later on. It had knocked out power to alot of the towns in the UP near where we were camping. A cool front had come through the area bringing the storm but releif from the hot temps as well! My worry about how to stay cool was gone! We finally reached our camp ground and the next morning when we arose we had perfect weather! We also had great weather for the rest of the trip too! In fact, the nights were quite chilly getting down to the 40s. So I was glad to have packed the long underwear and sweats! Just goes to show you how fast weather can turn around!
Anyone remember that heat wave and nasty storm too? Please share any stories with me at as I would love to hear them!
Best wishes,
Renee in IL

By Helen, Michigan on Thursday, August 17, 2000 - 08:10 am:

Dan, this shot is superb! I remember when I saw this magnificent sky the other night I said to a friend I hope Dan gets this pic on the Pasty Cam and here you are. I send your pictures to friends all over the country and never having seen you, personally, they have met you through your beautiful, sensitive, photography! Keep up the fantastic is so much appreciated!

By Sarah, St. Clair Shores, MI on Thursday, August 17, 2000 - 04:03 pm:

Dan, what a wonderful shot! We enjoyed the opportunity to visit you and your shop on our recent trip to Silver City. We purchased one of your prints but it looks like we'll have to add this one to our growing collection! Thank you for your beautiful work!

By J. Stefanac, Port Orchard, WA on Thursday, August 17, 2000 - 04:06 pm:

I'm curious...where is Silver City?


By Jean McGrath on Thursday, August 17, 2000 - 04:55 pm:

Hi this is for J. Srefanac,Port Orchard,Wa this is a link to the BEST State Park in Michigan, and the town closest to the Porcupine Mountain State Park is where Dan has his shop, Silver City.

By J. Stefanac, Port Orchard, WA on Friday, August 18, 2000 - 02:27 pm:

To Jean:

Thanks for the info. My husband and I spent some time in the Porcupine Mt. St. Park many years ago, before we were married as a matter of fact. Guess that's why I didn't recall that Silver City was near there.

We LOVED that park. Except for the black flies that were particularly bad that year.

Thanks again for the refresher!


By Joan, Sterling, IL on Sunday, August 20, 2000 - 01:04 pm:

My Mother and I just left Copper Harbor on the 16th - looks like we missed the most gorgeous sunset that night! On the last night there, the 15th, she and I went over to where the Isla Royale Queen docks, hoping for a sunset. There was a band of gray on the horizon after the sun set, but I had a feeling that some color would still develop. At first it was just a very faint pink low on the horizon, then purple, growing in intensity and color, until there was this brilliant fuschia color spreading out against the gray clouds, and underlining other clouds higher up. It was a memorable last evening.

By Dan Urbanski, Silver City, MI on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 - 11:44 pm:

What is wallpaper, exactly, anyway? I'm a Mac
person, and I don't think we have that.

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I'm more
than happy to share the joy I have in living in
this special place at

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