Author Archives: Jim Burnham

Vol. XX – #265- Drone Up at Peterson Park

(Report by Jim) I got the Leland Report jeep out on the road for the first time in a while! I took the drone up to Peterson Park up in Northport after the winds finally died down a little. After that, I headed down to the beach for some long exposure wave action. I’m heading back to Illinois tomorrow, thanks… Read more »

Vol. XX – #264- Gale Force

(Report by Jim) One shot tonight (actually, two). Gale force winds down at the harbor this morning, Leland Lodge for dinner in the evening. If anyone would like to highlight a photo or two, send it and a short paragraph to: support@lelandreport.comĀ  OR post it to our Facebook Page @theLelandReport.

Vol. XX – #263- Bay View Trail

(Report by Jim) I took some time to enjoy the false spring to take another trail. The rock above is on the Leelanau Heritage Trail next to the Olsen Barn (below). In it, I saw the mother bear in the Sleeping Bear legend, perched on a bluff, searching for her cubs. Down Point Oneida Rd from here is the Bay… Read more »

Vol. XX – #262- Coast Guard Flyover

(Report by Jim) The breakwall is sporting it’s seasonal blanket of melting icepack while the lake level is noticeable lower compared to the last time I took this photo of Hall’s Shanty, by at least a foot! I’m sure he is relieved, hopefully when it goers up again this Summer, it does not match the level from last year. While… Read more »

Vol. XX – #261- 31 and 22

(Report by Jim) I managed to turn an eight hour drive into a 11 hour drive again. I usually am up in the Grand Haven, Manistee and Ludington lighthouse areas around the mid-afternoon and Frankfort and Point Betsie by sunset. Even when there are no clouds, there are images to be found. I’ve been to Big Sable Light a couple… Read more »

Vol. XX – #258- OAB Ice Sculptures

(Report by Jim) The Old Art Building is currently decorated with some fabulous ice sculptures. Mark Smith got a great one with the sun rising behind it. Thanks to Kathleen Snedeker and Mark Smith for allowing me to use these. They all look great with the last snow that fell around them. Go take a look! I’m waiting for the… Read more »

Vol. XX – #257- Blast From the Past

(Report by Jim) I apologize for the lack of reports lately, I have had quite a few messages and even phone calls asking if there was anything wrong. Well, Keith is not physically able to do this every day and it’s better that he not have the responsibility. I am in Illinois, but I have begun the process of searching… Read more »

Vol. XX – #256- Teichner Preserve and Lime Lake

(Report by Jim) Teichner Preserve is a Leelanau Conservancy area on Lime Lake Rd. It’s a short third of a mile walk to the East side of Lime Lake, but I made the most of it. During the Spring and Summer, it should be a treat with the boardwalk through the marsh and some possible Blue Flag Irises, which I’ve… Read more »

Vol. XX – #255- Still In the Air

(Report by Jim) I was looking for some ice boats today to run the drone over but none of the boats were sailing this afternoon. Instead, I took it up to the top of Whaleback and got the sun setting against the shoreline. I never tire of that view. It’s very clear how little ice has accumulated along the shore… Read more »