Vol XVIII – #33 – Jim’s Tuesday

Vol XVIII - #32 - Meggen's Monday
Vol XVIII - #34 - Open Water

Winter4-19-18

The winners of the 2017-18 Leif Sporck Snow Gauge Contest are:

  • First Place: Bruce Dunn with a guess of 225″ (Wins a Sporck TileArt Tile of a LR photo)
  • Second Place: Marcee Johnson with a guess of 222″ (Wins a LR print of her choice)
  • Third Place: Karen Fredrickson with a guess of 215″ (Wins a LR photo mug)

Congratulations to all the winners this year!

(Report by Jim)

Full day today, both working remotely and playing exploring locally. I’ve never been up here when the ice on Lake Leelanau turned into open water. That happened today, literally. When I got up, there was still slush on most of the North end. With temperatures moving into the 70s, a couple hours later it was half open water. You’ll see this in a time lapse later. The needle ice was all over the North shore.

LR 3 1 2018 JF7 9816

I had no problem convincing Meggen Watt Petersen to hike the Cottonwood Trail up at the end of Pierce Stocking Drive in Glen Arbor. It would have been much easier had the Drive actually been open for the season, but it wasn’t. We ended up having to go the hard way up the Dune Climb. The sunset had potential, so we headed down to the cannery building.

LR 3 1 2018 JF7 9895

LR 3 1 2018 JF7 9921

 

 

Biscuit5-1-2018

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No. 1 Son
2 years ago

Too bad you didn’t get a good sunset picture.

Becky
Becky
2 years ago

Your shoreline pix is stunning! My days of dune climbing are long gone so thanks for sharing!

Harry P
Harry P
2 years ago

Nice action portrait of the talented Meggan Watt Petersen… as well as the deckhands in town with Biscuit!

Judy in Grand Blanc
Judy in Grand Blanc
2 years ago

Great pics! Love Sleeping Bear…

Shirley Fredrickson Ches
Shirley Fredrickson Ches
2 years ago

Congratulations cousin Karen! Hooray for you! Winter here in NC mtns was endless, but we didn’t have that much snow – just cold wet grey with more red mud, more cold, surprise warmth more cold wet grey… YUK ! But now all in bloom – we here are presently measuring pollen. Perhaps we need a measuring contest here – at least it would be more fun;

Chris
Chris
2 years ago

That sunset was gorgeous😎😎😎😎

Dick, in Rankin
Dick, in Rankin
2 years ago
Reply to  Chris

Wasn’t it though?