Author Archives: Meggen Watt Petersen

Vol XIX – #289 – MLK Day – Meggens Monday

  File under: “Why We Live Here” — the weekend’s snow became the highlight of outdoor play. My dad and I cross-country skied along the Heritage Trail, which had been groomed the evening before but then covered with enough snow to bury the XC ski tracks. It was idyllic: snow gently falling; powder on the trail; patches of blue sky;… Read more »

Vol XIX – #283 – Meggen’s Monday

Monday: snow falling gently, a little at a time… The Snow Gauge Contest entries are all in! 95 entries this year and a good distribution of snow totals from 89.5″ to 233″! We wish everyone the best of luck! The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is available for $15.99+$2 shipping! Click on the following link to order. There is a special… Read more »

Vol XIX – #276 – Meggen’s Monday

Brighter skies Monday! After a gray weekend, the sun emerged today. The wind, however, is still bitingly chilly. Happy New Year!       The 2020 Snow Gauge Contest is now open! Go here and enter your guess! The Leland Report 2020 Snow Gauge Contest   The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is available for $15.99+$2 shipping! Click on the following… Read more »

Vol XIX – #262 – Meggen’s Monday

A tree (above) exposed by the receding shoreline, stands just to the west of the Glen Haven Cannery building on Sleeping Bear Bay. Still sturdy and deep-rooted, it stands as a sentinel, taking in the changes as well as the steady horizon. Best wishes this holiday week!   Don’t forget, if you want to save the shipping and get a… Read more »

Vol XIX – #256 – Meggen’s Monday

Today we offer a glance toward the horizon over the Manitou Passage, with one lone tug and barge heading northward, visible as merely a black dot or two in front of North Manitou (above). Whether during the warm summer months or now, graced with some snow, we head to the shore to take in the distant horizon. Also above: remembering… Read more »

Vol XIX – #242 – Meggen’s Monday

A glorious morning, replete with sunrise pinks. Don’t forget, if you want to save the shipping and get a great gift for someone this season, Leelanau Books has a stack of our books and calendars for sale!       The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is available for $15.99+$2 shipping! Click on the following link to order. There is a… Read more »

Vol XIX – #235 – Meggen’s Monday

We are enjoying the sunshine to launch this holiday week. Safe travels and grace and kindness as you gather with loved ones. The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is available for $15.99+$2 shipping! Click on the following link to order. There is a special on the Book+Calendar combination at $45 (You get the calendar for $6 !)   https://www.burnhamgraphicarts.com/specialty-items/e5b7837c1    

Vol XIX – #221 – Veterans Day…Meggen’s Monday

A Salute to all who have served, are serving, or will serve in the armed forces: Thank you. Sometimes we won’t be able to perceive the ongoing, hidden triggers, the residual effect of fighting on behalf of our country. I’ve become more aware of this through my brother, USAF veteran Morgan Watt, who has been speaking to audiences and educating… Read more »

Vol XIX – #214 – Meggen’s Monday

Meggen is reporting from outside of Leelanau County today… the top photo is surly skies over Empire, from late October. Below: shorebirds on Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon. I’ll be returning to Leland this week following another visit with my wonderful nephews & Florida family. The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is ready for advanced ordering for $15.99+$2 shipping! Shipping 11/15!… Read more »

Vol XIX – #207 Meggen’s Monday

Glimpses from along our fabled highway. While I paused at the corner of 651 and M22, two bald eagles flew into view… and I was shooting with my iPhone X.    The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is ready for advanced ordering for $15.99+$2 shipping! Shipping 11/15! Click on the following link to order. There is a special on the Book+Calendar… Read more »