Vol XVI – #209 – Meggen’s Monday

Report #5681 Photo: LR_10-24-16
Fall Color - Buck-5609

A buck in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park

6:00 am ~ 46° ~ Cloudy/Windy – Wind: N NW at 15 mph ~ Humidity: 77%
Sunrise is at 8:11 am ~ Ave. Low is 37° ~ Record Low is 28° (1981)
1:40 pm – 48° ~ Cloudy/Windy ~ Wind: Northwest at 16 mph ~ Humidity: 69%
Sunset is at 6:42 pm ~ Ave. High is 54° ~ Record High is 72° (1989)
Moonphase: Waning Crescent ~ Pressure: 30.35 in ~ Dew Point: 40° ~ Visibility: 10 Miles
Daylight: 10 Hrs 31 Mns
Forecast for 11/25/16 – Cloudy – High: 47° – Low: 36°

Vol XVI - #208 - A Beautiful Start to What Became a Cloudy Day
Vol XVI - #210 - Cool and Cloudy
Fall Color - Cottonwood Overlook-6510

View from atop the dunes, accessed by the Cottonwood Trail

The Leelanau is a perfect place to fully embrace each of the four seasons. We are in the middle of a bonanza of oranges, yellows, and reds: this morning, raindrops and sunbeams intensified the colors. Today’s photographs are from within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. By sunrise yesterday, I was deep in the park, hiking through morning fog, enjoying an unusual bit of solitude at a popular destination (Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive). As I stood at the top of the dune a buck ran uphill straight toward me. He only stopped when I raised my camera. In an instant he was running, faster, in the other direction, and I was reflecting on a magnificent moment.

Fall Color - Alligator-6501

Sunrise from an overlook on Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive


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Abby in Atlanta
Abby in Atlanta

It is so breathtaking, I don’t know how any one up there gets any work done this time of year.

Jeff in Paw Paw
Jeff in Paw Paw

The third one is magical.

Laura Smiley
Laura Smiley


Judy in Grand Blanc
Judy in Grand Blanc

Great pics Meggen!

Dick, in Rankin

Meggen, you sure know how to depict the mood of your locations!

The Biscuit report looks like a double exposure.