Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Melting & Falling!

I have strong, reliable WiFi again! We arrived home safely about 12:30 a.m. Thursday after 5 days in Saginaw. Our Traverse was still in the shop for some warranty work, and Steve had to shoot a commercial, so we got a late start for home on Wednesday afternoon. Yes, I said Steve had to shoot a commercial. More on that in a future post!

Our friends, Marty & Donna, are up here now for a long weekend, but I wanted to give you a brief update on the melting and falling activity in the Keweenaw. First, the melting: We lost A LOT of snow when we were in lower Michigan. Then, we had 2 inches of rain between Wednesday night and early Friday morning. That left things wet. I'm not sure Cocoa even recognized the backyard when she arrived home from the doggie motel. (She received a good report card, though.) 

This is how our backyard looked on Friday, April 25th.

This is how it looked on Thursday afternoon - 13 days later.

Here's how it looks today.
 

When we left Calumet last Saturday morning, the grass in the backyard was completely snow covered with the exception of some small areas under a few of the trees.

Secondly, the falling: We took a drive with Marty & Donna yesterday. The local waterfalls are really falling now! Here's how Jacob's Falls looked on April 21st.

This is how it looked yesterday.

The falls in Eagle River back on April 21st.

The same falls - yesterday.

Thunderous is the word that came to mind. Definitely loud and very lovely. I know I included an Eagle River waterfall video in a previous post, but I thought you might want to see and hear these waterfalls as they were yesterday.

First, Jacob's Falls (just outside of Eagle River). The water travels under the road and continues on to Lake Superior.
video

Next, the large falls in Eagle River. I'm standing on a bridge while shooting the video. The water travels under the bridges and just a short distance further to Lake Superior.
video

Cool, huh? By the way, almost all the deer have left their winter yard in Eagle River and are now wandering the other roadsides of the Keweenaw looking for vegetation. Drivers need to be extremely cautious at this time of year.

That'll do it for today. Heading out to eat with Marty & Donna shortly. It's so good to be home!

All is well in the Keweenaw.

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