Author Archives: Jim Burnham

Vol XVIII – #326 – Lake Michigan Ice

(Report by Jim) Ice as far as the eye can see from our perch on the clay cliffs North of Leland. Thank you, Neal Cory for allowing us to photograph from his stairs. It looks like you can walk out to the islands, but I don’t think it is all solid ice. Empire Beach showed quite a bit of open… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #325 – Scenes While Out and About

  (Report by Jim) There is always something to see up here. A little splash of color here and there, peeking out of the ice. Although the week has been mostly cloudy, there have been a few minutes of blue sky here and there, peeking out of the ice.  See note below about the Snow Gauge contest. Our Snow Gauge… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #322 – Empire Beach Sunset

For everyone wondering what is happening with the snow gauge contest, we will be announcing a new partner for the first prize soon. We will be sending out an email blast with all the details and a live broadcast. Please continue to send us images from wherever you are in the Michigans. We can always use them. And don’t forget… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #315 – More From Erhardt Peters

(Report by Jim while Keith is recuperating.) I like to pull out the photo above as a reminder of what it was like to drive in the Winter circa 1910-20. Clearing that amount of snow off M22 is not easy these days, so what a herculean effort it was back then! And the photo below probably could have been taken yesterday! Be… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #314 – Fan Contributions

(Report by Jim) Today’s report photos are by a couple followers. The first is a wave crashing on the Frankfort Light by Jim Drubert. “Not seasonal for February as it was taken in November as in “When the gales of November come early” from the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” Marge Mulvihill sent us the image below called “Fire and… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #313 – Fan Contribution – Lake Ice

I‘m glad that in times of need we have people following us that can fill in when we need it. Keith has been battling pneumonia all week and is got a clean bill of health as of today. That doesn’t mean we won’t need your images going forward, please continue to send us images from wherever you are in the… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #311 – Sunday From and For Our Fans

(Report by Jim) Today’s Report is from Rick Allen, one of our long-time followers. You might have seen son Elijah’s drone videos and photography. Below is some video from kiting a couple days ago. You might have noticed a break in the Report over the last week. Keith is getting over a bout of pneumonia and cleaning up some leaking… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #309 – Lighthouses From a Different Angle

Report by Jim Saturday, I took M22 and M31 down the whole state up to 196. Stopped at Pt. Betsie, Grand Haven, and Muskegon. Another first, as I have never visited these lighthouses in the winter. Lots of people applauded me for wearing chains on my shoes, as they slipped and slid all around the ice-covered walkway.

Vol XVIII – #308 – Close Call and a Breakwall

Report by Jim Thanks to Geno Miller for letting me camp on his lawn this afternoon to catch a few shots of his view. The ice in the water creates streaks that his Dad used to call “oil slicks”. Well, 10 degrees with a 25mph wind made for some chilly below-zero-windchill shots on the breakwall, but I’m glad I ventured… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #307 – Ice Ice and More Ice

Report by Jim Fishtown in Lights is back.The mortgage burning was postponed because of the ice storm, but the lights still went on at 6pm. Marsha Burnette of Fishtown Preservation was there with a sign for me while Andrew McFarland of leelanau.com recorded a message about Fishtown as the lights went on. Below is the ice that came down originally… Read more »