Author Archives: Meggen Watt Petersen

Vol. XX – #259- Meggen’s Monday

In like a lion… March has arrived, and with it, mighty winds. And a quick trip to the Straits to see the ice that has collected along the shore. Even in the fog and dwindling daylight, the ice is captivating.   If anyone would like to highlight a photo or two, send it and a short paragraph to: support@lelandreport.com  OR… Read more »

Vol. XX – #249- Meggen’s Monday

A couple of sunset photos from Meggen for Monday’s Leland Report. I’m including Jim’s report below from a couple of days ago because it is important to be aware of the struggle facing the commercial fishery, and be in contact with your representatives voicing support. I firmly believe the Great Lakes are big enough for the continuity of all forms… Read more »

Vol. XX – #246- Meggen’s Monday

Past Glen Haven where the iconic red Cannery building sits, M-209 runs to the old Life Saving station, and beyond that, to a parking lot for the trailhead of the Sleeping Bear Point trail. We weren’t the only ones out there on a mild Sunday afternoon. A dusting of snow played up the contrast in this wild dunes landscape. It… Read more »

Vol. XX – #244- Meggen’s Monday

Just for today, we are trotting out some “Favorite Things” images from summertime, a couple of summers ago…watching for the Joy to return to Leland… gazing at the Big Dipper surrounded by the aurora borealis, from Glen Haven… and tumbling down the Dune Climb.  Here are the 2020-21 Snow Gauge Contest entries! We had 41 entries and looks like the… Read more »

Vol. XX – #243- Meggen’s Monday

Happy New Year! This weekend we saw mild temps (above freezing) and low to no wind, which made ideal hiking conditions. The stretch along the north edge of Pyramid Point, accessed by Bohemian Road, is a new favorite (or an old favorite, for many). The dune continues to erode, with active water run-off (and residual snow), which produced cinnamon-roll-like sand… Read more »

Vol. XX – #238- Meggen’s Monday

  A couple of years ago this heart appeared in Fishtown. Here’s a reprise of a number of photos in which that heart appears, and a friendly end-of-year nudge to consider the heartfelt moments of this year as we move onward to 2021… Best wishes!  The Leland Report 2021 Snow Gauge Contest   The Leland Report 2021 Calendar is shipping… Read more »

Vol. XX – #233 – Meggen’s Monday

A Sunday drive along M-22 presented a few moments to take in the waves crashing on the steel and concrete pilings that protect the Point Betsie Lighthouse in Frankfort. No ice is forming there yet, because our temps have been well above freezing. The spray from the waves was catching the light in such a fashion that, from right up… Read more »

Vol. XX – #229 – Meggen’s Monday

Greetings from up north, where we have had our first real snowfall. It turned the woods into a magical place, with tree branches bowed low under the wet snow. I’ve been walking outdoors as much as possible. These are scenes from three different walks in the past week; all but the last were taken within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National… Read more »

Vol. XX – #227 – Meggen’s Monday

It’s not every day you get to see a building fly through the air. Last Thursday, Dec. 3rd, the Biggs Contruction – Team Elmers – Kasson Contractors group of professionals succeeded in relocating the “Otherside Shanty” to dry land so the foundation can be refurbished and elevated safely above the high water mark. It was quite an orchestration. Fishtown Preservation… Read more »

Vol. XX – #224 – Meggen’s Monday

  The Leland Community Cultural Center/Old Art Building has put up a wonderful display of Christmas trees on the lawn, complete with lights and decorations. It was a delight to wander among the trees and also see the full moon peeking through the clouds. Many thanks to all at the OAB for this celebration of lights! (Pro tip: check out… Read more »