Author Archives: Meggen Watt Petersen

Vol XVIII – #323 – Meggen’s Monday

There is something enormously satisfying in driving an hour on a partly cloudy day, to witness a spectacular sunset. The two photos above are from last night at Point Betsie (by Frankfort). While it wasn’t terribly windy, I was startled by the wind chill (and so was my camera). To see the ice-covered shrubs turn orange-pink as the sun slipped… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #316 – Meggen’s Monday

I thought I would park by the Merc and walk down to the harbor mid-day on Sunday. I stuck my head around the corner of the building and promptly changed my mind! The photo above was taken from the car, with window open, right down by the harbor. The waves crashed to magnificent height and the force of the wind… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #312 – Meggen’s Monday

We have all enjoyed visiting Fishtown to see the roofline lights over the last week, illuminated in celebration of Fishtown Preservation Society paying off its initial mortgage. Congratulations to FPS and all who contributed over the last dozen years!  I went out Friday night to take another round of photos of the lights, and noted a serious wind chill coming… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #305 – Meggen’s Monday

  Today, let’s talk about the infamous combination of snow and dirt, or “snirt,” which decorates our shorelines. You need both rain boots and ice spikes to walk around safely and stay dry. It’ll freeze again soon. Keep the spikes handy!    

Vol XVIII – #270 – Meggen’s Monday

     The Lights in Fishtown are generating a lot of buzz these days. They’re certainly worth seeing in person if you’re around; they’ll be illuminated from 5 pm to 10 pm nightly through January 6th. Fishtown Preservation decided to decorate with lights this year — a first — and did so in honor and recognition of Keith Burnham’s contribution in… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #242 – Meggen’s Monday

  Standing at the end of Reynolds Street on a brisk Monday morning: look to the right (top photo), straight ahead (above), and to the left (below). There is sufficient wind to make the life ring into a little sail. The teal blue of Lake Michigan is immensely satisfying, no matter which season is at hand.         … Read more »