Vol XIX – #71- Meggen’s Monday

Report #3572 Photo: LR_6-10-19
Wine Fest Firefighter My Camera-6468

View on Saturday June 8 from the fire truck ladder… at the top! Photo taken by Jared Ornelas with Meggen’s camera.


Leland, MI
5:56 am9:33 pm EDT
Feels like: 70°F
Wind: 3mph SE
Humidity: 95%
Pressure: 29.82"Hg
UV index: 4
3 pm4 pm5 pm6 pm7 pm
68°F / 59°F
72°F / 66°F
77°F / 63°F
66°F / 57°F
70°F / 63°F


Wine Fest Firefighter My Camera-6462

View of the Leland Food & Wine Festival, from the fire truck’s extended ladder, from the top!

As today is rainy, I’ll share a couple of photos from Saturday. At the Leland Food & Wine Festival, we had a banner day, and the fire truck was there, with ladder extended. After I finished my volunteer stint pouring Verterra’s wines and ciders, I wandered over and asked a question to which I already knew the answer: “do you guys let civilians up on that ladder?” — “No. But we can send your camera up there with one of the guys.” We can thank the kind guys who made possible today’s glimpses from aloft, in particular Paramedic Fire Fighter Jared Ornelas, who took the photos above with my camera. 

Wine Fest Firefighter My Camera-6865

Paramedic Fire Fighter Jared Ornelas up on the fire truck ladder, with Meggen’s camera

Wine Fest Firefighter My Camera-7635

Thanks, Jared!

Lilac Rain-7022

Lilacs in the rain on Monday



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John Frank
John Frank
5 years ago

One of my memories from three-quarters of a century ago was the prominent sweet odor of the lilacs that were everywhere in town (Lander, Wyoming) — in the residential areas.

Not so much anymore; these days I think there are fewer lilac bushes for some reason, and my smeller is getting old and worn out.

5 years ago

Thanks, Jared!

CJ on Little Traverse Lk
CJ on Little Traverse Lk
5 years ago
Reply to  HarryP

Words you wouldn’t want to hear:
“Oops….I dropped it!”