Author Archives: Jim Burnham

Vol. XXIV – #9 In Memoriam Scott Craig

Sad News Dept: It’s with deep sadness that we report the passing on long time Leland resident Scott Craig on April 18th. I am reposting our Leland Report from July, 2020 when Scott came out with his book “Laughing In Leelanau”. We met last at the Leland Library where he was showing his books. Scott was a writer, director, and… Read more »

Vol XXIV – #7 – Happy 91st Birthday!

Happy 91st birthday to the original Leland Reporter Keith Burnham. Having a celebratory cherry pie today! Let’s have a stroll down memory lane….         Find Leland Report gifts at:  

Vol XXIV – #6 – Still some ice left

  Feels like I was just down the coast last week. Oh yeah, I was. I wanted to stop by Grand Haven then, but forgot that they started closing off the pier after it gets coated with ice. There are some warnings about people that have died on the pier, 50 since 1871. Wait, 50 in 150 years? I’d like… Read more »

Vol XXIV – #5 – Snow and Ice on the way to Manistee

Without going into too much personal detail, we are at a point in time that is requiring all four of us kids to attend to the needs of both Joanne and Keith. If the Report has been off and on for the last few years, that is the reason. Joanne needs some regular treatment in Traverse City and both will… Read more »

Vol XXIV – #4 – Heading down to the Lights

When I head back to Illinois and have a bit of time to spend on the way down, I’ll take M22 through Glen Arbor, Empire, and Frankfort to stop by the lighthouses on the way. When shooting the pine plantation, I had to hike through 4′ snowdrifts. At Point Betsie, I met another photographer who attempted to hike along the… Read more »

Vol XXIV – #3 – Treats on the Log

  Our gluttons of the suet log are back. There are four Bluejays now and at one point I had all four on the feeder at once, but didn’t get the shot in time. Nobody messes with these bullies except for the Red-Bellied and Pileated Woodpeckers. For anyone curious, I created this suet feeder from an old log I found… Read more »

Vol XXIV – #2 – January Snow Day

  Deb and I ran into Mark Smith while snowshoeing the Clay Cliffs trail a couple of days ago (at least 8″ fell in the last 48 hours up around Leland). I said I wasn’t going to be taking photos, but I guess I lied. I hadn’t up to that point, but it was just too nice to pass up…. Read more »

Vol XXIV- #1 – All Good Things Come to an End

  But all beginnings start with an end, right? If you haven’t been paying attention, the Blue Bird in Leland is being razed. A sad day, but Skip Telgard promises something will return in its place. We got a bit of snow and just in time as I just put new tires on my Jeep yesterday. Happy new year from… Read more »

Vol XXII – #61 – All Things Great and Small

  I didn’t get a chance to take many photos this past week. There have been other more important things to focus on. Here are some images from my last trip up, “All images great and small”, or “Great to Small” I should say. Sometimes it takes effort to narrow your attention and see the small things. I’ve been getting… Read more »