Author Archives: Jim Burnham

Vol XXII – #60 – Dropping In

With all the water coming down this week, I thought I’d build on one of the photos from a couple of days ago. Water beading on the back of leaves, or any hydrophobic surface, is due to a phenomenon known as the “lotus effect” or superhydrophobicity. This effect primarily results from the combination of two key factors: the physical structure… Read more »

Vol XXII – #59 – Down to the City

  What a rotten week so far, especially with all the color peaking. You get what you can get, I guess. This was on M72 West of Traverse.       Find Leland Report gifts at:  

Vol XXII – #58 – More of a Little Color

  Hike though Houdek Dunes was a colorful one. Lots of things going on, hope life in your neck of the woods is peaceful and healthy.       Find Leland Report gifts at:  

Vol XXII – #57 – A Little Color

    Hi, it’s been a while, I know.  With everything going on, it was a nice day to take the red jeep out and do some shopping. The apple trees on Pertner and Macksey were being picked and I stopped to take a picture before they were cleared out. For what it’s worth, we will not be printing a… Read more »

Vol XXII – #56 – Point Betsie, Arcadia, and Big Sable

I am back in Illinois, but on the way down I stopped at some of my favorite places. Pointe Betsie, Arcadia Marsh, and Big Sable Lighthouse. Pointe Betsie was pretty crowded, so I parked back by the nature conservancy trail and walked around the dunes. I always stop at this twisted pine deadfall on the way back. This birch stands… Read more »

Vol XXII – #55 – Pickleball in Leland

My daughter came up for a week to visit and brought her pickleball paddle. Wouldn’t you know it, there are courts in Leland now at Hancock Field! After the downpour today, we headed over and I fell 2 games to one on a call of rain. Later, a hazy sunset on the breakwall.       You’ve all been very… Read more »

Vol XXII – #54 – Leland Library Open House

If you’re in Leland, join me and other area authors at the Library open house! I’ll have my new book of poems and short stories and the Leland Report book. 10am-2pm     You’ve all been very good to us over the years, from helping secure a collection of Erhardt Peters negatives and prints, to supporting this website by buying… Read more »

Vol XXII – #54 – Stranded

  Seems like this kind of thing happens once every few years. I don’t know how this unlucky sailor got stranded on the shore in Good Harbor Bay, but extracting a boat this big is never an easy task. My friend Gwenn Stevenson sent me over to the Overheard in Leelanau Facebook page for the video of this group of… Read more »

Vol XXII – #53 – Leelanau Heritage Trail

  Today was gloomy, cold, and rainy (but we really needed it), so you get yesterday’s photos.  I finally got to ride part of the Leelanau Heritage Trail yesterday from Bohemian Rd down to Glen Haven and back. 24 great miles round trip! Read on… Had my second Sandhill Crane encounter of the week, both ushering two chicks into the… Read more »

Vol XXII – #52 – Frankfort Sunset

I am up for over a week before heading up to Drummond Island with Deb for a Jeep Jamboree. I’m not driving this year, the Grand Cherokee has been on three Jamborees and has seen better days. At 160k miles, I rather not hasten its demise. I caught the sunset in Frankfort on the way up on Sunday. The original… Read more »