Author Archives: Jim Burnham

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 »

Vol XVIII – #344 – Aerials Revisited

(Report by Jim) More shots from drone day on the North side. I’m in the process of getting my commercial certification, which will open up possibilities to do paid work. There are so many possibilities to take amazing photos with drones, but I will not fly them in state or national parks without permission, or fly it around people. There… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #343 – Spring Cracks

(Report by Jim) Took my daughter down to Suttons Bay for some portraits. Actually, SHE took me down to take portraits of her! Looks like some new docks are ready to go in at the harbor. I took a walk around on them, pretty solid! My panorama didn’t turn out exactly like I expected, but it was an experiment, anyway…. Read more »

Vol XVIII – #342 – Droning and Boating

See the video here: (Report by Jim) The Leland Report has a new toy. Took the Phantom 4 drone out onto the beach North of town up to around Golfview Dr. Also met Mike, one of the ice boaters today out for a run off Fudgie Beach.