Author Archives: Meggen Watt Petersen

Vol XV #261 – Meggen’s Monday

  I went out  Friday morning to see the three freighters that are proving Good Harbor Bay true to its name. Strong winds caused the Great Republic, Algoma Navigator, and Algosoo (L to R) to stop here overnight.    Click here to enter the 2016 Snow Gauge contest! Win a custom Leif Spork tile!  

Vol XV #254 – Meggen’s Monday

We have a mild and gray Monday today. At Mr. Burnham’s request, we are featuring photos of bowls turned from trees downed during the August 2 storm. Members of the Northwestern Michigan Woodturners Club are turning these bowls from sections of hardwood trees that fell that day, as a way for neighbors and those in the community to commemorate their… Read more »

Vol XV #247 – Meggen’s Monday

  Today’s photos are from a special event that took place on Saturday. It is a privilege to grab the camera and head out the door with the intention of photographing a bald eagle – and know that you’ll actually see one. Wings of Wonder’s Founder and CEO Rebecca Lessard released “Miracle Boy” after describing the treatment her organization provided… Read more »

Vol XV #226 – Meggen’s Monday

  It’s another crystal-clear blue day, and mild for November. Sunday was perfect to take a leisurely drive the way all the way to the northern tip of the peninsula to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse, with a mandatory stop along the way at Mr. Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove Farm. The collection of bottles is nothing short of phenomenal. And the apples… Read more »

Vol XV #219 – Meggen’s Monday

Sunrise, sunset… a canopy of fall clouds makes a light-catching backdrop both just after sunset last night and just before (an earlier/more normal-feeling) sunrise this morning. Those who were driving anywhere just after 7 am were treated to an array of pinks.    

Vol XV #212 – Meggen’s Monday

  It’s grayer and cloudier today than it was yesterday, when I joined the many people out cruising M-22, taking in the richness of fall color. I traipsed up the Dune Climb, hoping to see more from that elevation. Along about that time, clouds rolled in. All told, the fall color of 2015 has been delightful, and perhaps continuing longer… Read more »

Vol XV #205 – Meggen’s Monday

A perfect fall day, complete with wind blowing leaves every which way, and not too cold. It started out with a pre-dawn line-up of Venus, Jupiter, and Mars. At sunset last night, the freighter Great Lakes Trader and tug Joyce L. VanEnkevort moved slowly through the Manitou Passage. Same place, 24 hours earlier – windy, wavy, and chilly, with a hundred… Read more »