Author Archives: Jim Burnham

Vol XIX – #67- The Floating Leland Reporters

(Report by Jim) Chilly this morning, but I finally managed to take my constitutional morning Summer swim. Water temps on the Lake Michigan shoreline are 50-55F, so it was probably little higher on the little lake. Still COLD. But, sometimes you need a little shock to the system. Did a little drone flight over Lake Leelanau and then around Horn… Read more »

Vol XIX – #66- When the Boat is in Summer Begins

(Report by Jim) Tuesday was an unexpectedly warm day and a good day for an adoption. Congratulations Susan, Jeremiah is very lucky to have you! Also a good day to put the boat in the water and test a drone launch from the boat. Look for more of that in the coming months. Weather today was exactly opposite with rain… Read more »

Vol XIX- #35 – Kayaking and Droning

  (Report by Jim) What a difference a day can make! Lake Michigan was a sheet of glass as Gwenn Stevenson led me on a kayak run up the north shoreline. A bit chilly, but the sun came out and it turned into a beautiful day. Thanks, Gwenn! You can find her decorative rock art frames at Greta’s in Leland…. Read more »

Vol XIX- #32 – Winners of the Snow Gauge Contest

(Report by Jim) It’s been a brutal Winter in more ways than one! We had a threat of snow at the end of April, but it missed us to the South. Thank you to everyone who entered and good luck next year, you will love the new prizes! The winners of the snow gauge contest are: First Prize: Our new… Read more »

Vol XIX- #31- On the Money on Onomonee

(Report by Jim) A cold, dreary day today so here are some shots from the sunset last night. I had the drone up about 330′, the lake was so calm, you could see the reflections of the trees. This was up at Onomonee Road Beach, which we used to call “Sunset Beach”. It didn’t disappoint!

Vol XIX- #30- Music and Fish Sausage

(Report by Jim) Visited Carlson’s to get Biscuit his first fish sausage since November! The weather turned out warmer than expected, but cooler than normal. Snow in Chicago but no snow up here! The snow gauge stands! Through there will be a little rain, doesn’t look like any more snow. We will announce the winner of the contest on Wednesday…. Read more »

Vol XVIII – #344 – Some Sunsets are Sunsweet

(Report by Jim) I was sitting at the Bluebird with Leelanau.com‘s Andy McFarlane when he quickly excused himself and said he was going out to take the sunset. Bah, I thought, there were too many clouds! Then I saw the sunshine hitting the Verterra Wine Tasting room and I grabbed my camera out of the car. That’s me in the… Read more »