Sunday, October 30, 2011

Signs of the Season...

The clouds can be nice to see over water, it gives depth and distance to a shot. The signs of the next season can be seen all around. The changing weather and the empty slips. The sailboats all in layup and wrapped nicely. In a few weeks we could see the big change? NOAA has warned of a rough winter so that will be interesting to see what develops.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bayfield Park

As you enter Bayfield there is a wonderful little park on the left side of the road that is always decorated for the season. The Tinman and Mums. If you look close at the detail, somebody got quite creative making Mr. Tinman.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bayfield Weather

I really enjoy the Satellite flyovers each day showing Cheqaumegon Bay and Bayfield Area.
It's almost magical what you can see. The details and weather. Speaking of weather the talk is about our big bad winter that is coming. We have the La Nina influence this winter. This alters the jet stream and brings cold air from Canada and moisture from Lake Superior to the Snowbelt of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. It would be a great boom for the Ski Resorts. I'm not sure it's going to be as bad as they are making it out to be. I think perhaps just a bit below average is all.
But considering how mild winters have been the last few years it might seem bad. Either way there is nothing one can do about it so you might as well just enjoy yourself watching what happens.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Flawless Fall Day

Weather couldn't be better today, clear skies and wonderful temps. This is fall at its best. You don't care what you're doing as long as it's outside. A nice walk and a drive. Enjoying the last of the fall colors as we know what comes next.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Legendary Waters Casino, Bayfield Wi.

While not a gambler, I do enjoy a nice lunch with a incredible view. I found the burger and sweet potato fries just excellent. Really nice burger. And my gosh, what a view! Just wonderful to sit there and look out that window. In the summertime that deck will be very popular. I'm going to try a dinner next time. The building is very nice and I think they will do very very well. In other news our forecast for winter looks rough. But we are due for a real old fashion winter. The kind that Grandpa talks about.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Edwin H Gott

This was the ship that was anchored all weekend in Chequamegon Bay. It's not going to Gary Indiana after all as I just spotted it on the tracking in Lake Huron. So it's going to another steel Mill. It's fascinating to track these great ships and shipping in general. Bayfield area does see a few ships from time to time taking shelter or taking coal to Ashland. Also a few cruise ships dock in Bayfield at City dock sometimes in the summer. The tall ships will be coming again to Duluth and sometimes also spend a evening in Bayfield.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Big weekend gale on Lake Superior

Big Gale on Lake Superior this weekend due to a huge low pressure system that passed north of Bayfield and continued into Canada. We knew that the lake was angry when we saw a 1,000 foot Iron ore ship anchored in the Bay just south of Bayfield. There is only one thing that causes a ship like that to leave the open lake. That is massive waves. At one point Saturday night the Real Time Wave chart was showing near 25 foot waves in Eastern Lake Superior. The gale was howling and I woke a few times during the night due to the wind in the trees. But who was this ship anchored in the bay? Some minor research found this to be the Edwin H Gott. I've only seen ships go back and forth to Xcel Energy Electric plant in Ashland with coal and have never seen this large of a ship in Chequamegon Bay. Current Wave map still shows some larger waves on the lake on Monday night. This morning the GOTT was anchored behind Manitou Island near Copper Harbor Michigan. Now she is on the move again heading to Gary Indiana to unload the taconite pellets for a steel mill. Perhaps for cars being built in America. Get that economy rolling again! If she can get there in the bad weather! Imagine what this storm has cost shipping.

Link to the ship information:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

More Apple Fest Parade.

The Apple cores and the bottom picture is the Two Harbors High Agates Band.
Bands from all over the area were in the parade. Might be the largest parade in Wisconsin? Unless they start up the Circus Parade in Milwaukee again that is! Weather really was perfect, the big change is coming next week. Back to reality weather wise.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Apple Fest Parade

Just a few shots of the Apple Fest Parade:

Friday, October 7, 2011

Apple Fest 2011

The 50th year for Apple Fest! Keep that rain away for the parade on Sunday!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Slow to turn this year

The leaves seem slow to turn this year despite some cool nights and shorter days.The weather this week is forecasted very nice. Perhaps too nice? Leaves need cooler nights.Apple Fest weekend starts on Thursday and it looks great weather wise. Past years have had snow flurries and cold. The leaves will improve this week but perhaps peak fall color might be later this year? Pictured is the meadow below the house and it's very green.