Vol XVII – #233 – Meggen’s Monday

Wind chill on the beach: wear a hat that covers your ears. It’s windy and wavy. Perhaps a little bit of sun today, but feels like late fall in Michigan. I was delighted to see a snowy owl land on a balcony in Traverse City over the weekend (below).                       … Read more »

Vol XVII – #226 – Meggen’s Monday

  Cue a few lines from Richard Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a short story featuring a brave and persistent young gull, which Bach wrote in Leelanau’s Port Oneida farm district. So this gull could be distant kin to the ones that inspired the story. I can see why watching seagulls is satisfying (or watching them watch me, as was the case… Read more »

Vol XVII – #225 – Meditation Beach

  It happens every morning during the season, people come down to Van’s beach, stand and stare out into Big Blue for long periods of time… Morning meditation. Not every morning, but I too stare out over Big Blue. As I look out over the water I find myself engaged in thoughts about the many friends of ours that have passed… Read more »

Vol XVII – #224 – The Snow is Snowin, The Wind is Blowin

The original weather forecast this morning called for snow in the am, then ending.  It’s been snowing all day.     One Sunday morning a long time ago I got a call from Mary Clark to come over and photograph the General.  Leland has been the home of many war hero’s and General Mark Clark, WW 2 fame, one of the… Read more »