Vol XV #283 – It Could Be A Nice Day I’d Say

This afternoon we will be in the Big City By the Bay, so the Leland Report is being posted early.  Back in 2001 when I started the LR, it was usually was posted in the am as it was a good morning email to my family.  Hard to believe that 15 years will have passed since March 30 2001.  I have been interviewed… Read more »

Vol XV #282 – Meggen’s Monday

  It was one of those instances of glancing back over my shoulder after having photographed the waves breaking near the old Life Saving Station in the park. A thin line of pink hovered over the Manitou Passage. As I returned to the water’s edge and looked toward the point, the sun had turned South Manitou Island’s snow-covered dunes pink as… Read more »

Vol XV #280 – A Very Bicentennial Sunset

This is one of the reasons we drive as far as we do to come up here. I followed Meggen and Joel Petersen down to Good Harbor Bay in search of the elusive “ice boulders” and even though we couldn’t find any, we were not disappointed because the sky exploded in a palette of orange and red. As I was taking… Read more »

Vol XV #277 – The Day Before the Last Day of the Year

I couldn’t make it to my usual destination, South Fishtown, because of the depth of snow… so I ventured over to South Beach.  I walked in the footprints of previous visitors.  That’s probably the way I will travel on foot for the rest of the winter, walking in other peoples footprints. The Leelanau County Road Commission gets our applause for the great job… Read more »

Vol XV #276 – Snow Daze

No surprise this morning waking up to 10 inches of new.  The real surprise was that it wasn’t as bad as the weather reports all day long predicted.  If you didn’t have all wheel or 4 wheel drive, driving was a little iffy in the early morning. Below, Francie Gits, director, members of the Museum Board and friends toast and thank Norbert… Read more »

Vol XV #275 – Meggen’s Monday

Reflecting on a mild sunset in late December, accompanied by the kind of wind chill that makes your eyes water. According to the weatherman, this afternoon we’re supposed to see snow. This morning I startled the herd above. Below are a few photos of the model trains set up for the holidays by the Northern Michigan Railroad Club: several rooms full… Read more »

Vol XV #274 – Cable’s Back… But For How Long?

Somewhere around noon…  Cable returned!  Great news, but for the fact that Tuesday there is an Winter Storm Warning of possible 8 to 12 inches of snow and 1/4 inch ice.  Quarter inch ice means tree limbs and power lines down.  This El Nino Winter ain’t no fun. Below, this surfer finally caught one to ride in after a half… Read more »