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.
Absolutely gorgeous photos!! Thank you all for helping me still be “up north” when I’m in Detroit.
Congrats on 18 yrs. My brother told me about Leland in 1970..haven’t stopped coming there since …it is a magical place..just always feel good there!!!
Happy Easter. Thanks for the photos.
Since Susan Ager brought The Leland Report to my attention (how many years ago?) I haven’t missed an issue! My days haven’t been complete until I checked in. (Whenever traveling occasionally made that impractical I always “caught up” upon my return.) Today’s beautiful record of nature’s miracles persuade me to continue this most enjoyable and enlightening routine. Jim and Keith, thanks to you both!
Again, Mother nature proves to be the greatest of all artists ! Thanks Jim, for recording it .
Thank You all for The Leland Report!!
Thank You all for The Leland Report.
Happy Anniversary Leland Report! I found you around 2002 and have rarely missed checking in on a daily basis no matter where I happened to be. Glad to read that the torch is being passed and the site will go on.
The L R has been a “must” for me daily. I’ve recruited many folks who are now daily viewers. What a marvelous endeavor! Great pix of lake ice. I know it well. In the 1930’s I fished with my Dad with he in the shanty and i with tipups. I came to love the face of lake ice and the curve of snow drifts. Thanks so much Keith and Jim. Bill Hahn Easter greetings to all.