Author Archives: Meggen Watt Petersen

Vol XIX – #337 – Meggen’s Monday

  For today’s Report, Meggen returned to her photographs from 2013, taken when lake levels were noticeably lower than at present. Sunday afternoon (3/8/2020) at Empire Bluff Trail: some slush, plenty of ice, and sunny views at the overlook. Pro tip: wear spikes on your shoes. The Leland Report calendars are now $5 each +$2 shipping! All book orders get… Read more »

Vol XIX – #331 -Meggen’s Monday

I love the play of light on buildings that we may drive by in the morning and evening. As days get longer and snow begins to melt, there’s a season-is-changing/spring-is-coming glow.   The Leland Report calendars are now $5 each +$2 shipping! All book orders get a free 2020 calendar until further notice. The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is available… Read more »

Vol XIX – #324 – Meggen’s Monday

The snowy owl visited Leland again! It’s a beautiful sight. With the arrival of February, the Leland Report calendars are now $5 each +$2 shipping! All book orders get a free 2020 calendar until further notice.   The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is available for $5+$2 shipping! Click on the following link to order. There is a special on the… Read more »

Vol XIX – #317 – Meggen’s Monday

Photos from the time frame of sunset… this evening, snow is beginning to fall.         Wth the arrival of February, the Leland Report calendars are now $5 each +$2 shipping! All book orders get a free 2020 calendar until further notice. The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is available for $5+$2 shipping! Click on the following link to… Read more »

Vol XIX – #311 – Meggen’s Monday

Bluebird skies peeking through on Monday!     With the arrival of February, the Leland Report calendars are now $5 each +$2 shipping! All book orders get a free 2020 calendar until further notice. The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is available for $5+$2 shipping! Click on the following link to order. There is a special on the Book+Calendar combination at… Read more »

Vol XIX – #297 – Meggen’s Monday

  It has been snowing on and off today, Monday. A quick walk around outside can reveal the simple beauty of little things like snowflakes. Each season, no matter how gray or slushy, has its own sparkle.       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 – #290 – 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 »