Report today by Jim. It’s a smorgasbord of photos today, so soak it in. This is the first day of our 18th year doing the Leland Report. So much has happened since I first registered lelandreport.com with Network Solutions and taught myself how to code web pages so Keith could upload the images he was taking up here. In doing so, I created a career for myself and we even became authors and publishers. In doing so, I believe I found myself a new vocation. Thanks to everyone who follows us and makes this effort worthwhile. We are looking forward to bigger things in the years ahead!
Out on the ice again today out in the sun. This time on the North end where there was a nice little ice bridge out into the lake at the Bachmeyer cottage. I found that out after I had already tried the ice 40 ft south and broke through and got my foot soaking wet. I was looking for patterns again today and went out onto the ice with my son Daniel. The main photo was interesting as it mimics the pattern on his shirt.
In many places, the fissures give you a clue as to how thick the ice actually is, even though it looks a couple inches thick. It’s more like 8-10″. But, I had a pole with me anyway to occasionally test the ice along our path.
And when you get even closer, you see the patterns that make up the other patterns.
At one point there was a mysterious object encased a few inches under the ice. We chipped away at it and uncovered some birch bark.
On a different note, I was interviewed again by the guys at The Fotobug podcast about my wildflower garden timelapse. That will hit the interwebs on Sunday. Snow is coming tonight, I think the snow gauge has a few more inches to move between now and Easter Sunday.
Finally, a walk with Leland Reporter Keith and his sidekick Biscuit where there was the usual sky show. I think these are in Wikipedia as “Michigan Clouds”. If they aren’t, they should be. I finally got to be the Biscuit Report.