Happy Memorial Day! Today we gratefully remember those who served, and deeply honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Leland town is hopping with activity. Across the Manitou Passage, North Manitou Island was also a beautiful place to be. Lilacs there are in full bloom. In the hours before the Manitou Island Transit arrived, the green space near the ranger… Read more »
The day began with beautiful blue skies and puffy white clouds and around noon, dark clouds started moving in from the southwest and a sprinkle or two happened. Other than that it was a beautiful Sunday in May. Fishtown was filled to capacity with weekend visitors, places to park… none.
With the exception of a brief sprinkle, Leland was blessed with some sunshine for the Wildflower Sale. Lots of visitors in town, parking hard to find. Below in front of the Dam Candy Store are my granddaughters Lauren and Shea. What kind of a day is it?… A nice one.
There is the rumble of thunder and radar shows a big cell headed for Leland. Rain is on it’s way, probably good for the wildflowers.
The promised rain happened somewhere else. Still some fog lingering with occasional sunshine cutting through. A nice day in spite of the forecast.
A brief rain shower passed over last evening and fog greeted us this morning. Not enough rain to alleviate the No Burn rule. Sun finally burned thru the fog and another nice day was in store. Scattered thunderstorms are forecasted for tomorrow.
The Wildflower Rescue team will be on hand this weekend at the Village Green with a lot of Trillium for sale. Both Upper and Northern Lower peninsulas are under an extreme fire watch and No Burn Rule is in effect. Some rain is expected this week.
We have been enjoying an outstanding several days of mild temperatures, clear skies, and lakes as calm as glass.
The aerial photo shown above was actually taken 12 years ago on May 19, 2004. If I could take flight today I venture to say… it would look exactly to same. The county is blessed with a fantastic show of cherry blossoms.
Another beautiful day in the Leelanau. The stillness of the air presented Big Blue with a mirror surface perfect for Blue Stoners. But no rock collectors were on the beach.