Author Archives: Meggen Watt Petersen

Vol XVII – #317 – Meggen’s Monday

Blue skies today, though it was a mere 18 degrees at sun-up. Today’s photographs are from Saturday, when JP and I went to Empire and watched as icebergs drifted by with the current, far out in the lake beyond the shoreline ice. We also checked out the Dune Climb, where a handful of people were taking advantage of the great conditions…. Read more »

Vol XVII – #310 – Meggen’s Monday

I understand that cross-country ski conditions on the Heritage Trail are excellent right now – new powder along with low temps – so head out to enjoy it if you can. Days are gradually getting longer, and many deer congregate along these country roads at sunrise and sunset, so keep eyes out for them. One surprised us yesterday by repeatedly standing… Read more »

Vol XVII – #303 – Meggen’s Monday

  On a quiet Monday morning, plenty of activity in this part of the county: tree removal in Leland and a yurt under construction in Lake Leelanau. I’ve been fascinated by yurts ever since visiting Mongolia a decade ago – they go up relatively quickly and are sturdy and surprisingly spacious. Weather-wise, we have the return of “real winter” temps… Read more »

Vol XVII – #296 – Meggen’s Monday

Today we have snow, or possibly rain washing away snow. It’s a study of “hard water” meets the liquid form. Over the weekend, one of our neighbors commented on a preference for temps in the teens and twenties throughout the winter. We smiled in agreement.      .    

Vol XVII – #289 – MLK Day – Meggen’s Monday

  We drove to the Michigan Legacy Art Park (by Crystal Mountain) Sunday afternoon for a guided snowshoe hike along the outdoor sculpture path. Today’s photos are from that hike. Art is exhibited out in natural settings, or at times, painted right on the trees! The quote at top, by founder David Barr, seemed appropriate to share on the day… Read more »