Author Archives: Meggen Watt Petersen

Vol XIX – #256 – Meggen’s Monday

Today we offer a glance toward the horizon over the Manitou Passage, with one lone tug and barge heading northward, visible as merely a black dot or two in front of North Manitou (above). Whether during the warm summer months or now, graced with some snow, we head to the shore to take in the distant horizon. Also above: remembering… Read more »

Vol XIX – #242 – Meggen’s Monday

A glorious morning, replete with sunrise pinks. Don’t forget, if you want to save the shipping and get a great gift for someone this season, Leelanau Books has a stack of our books and calendars for sale!       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 – #235 – Meggen’s Monday

We are enjoying the sunshine to launch this holiday week. Safe travels and grace and kindness as you gather with loved ones. The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is available for $15.99+$2 shipping! Click on the following link to order. There is a special on the Book+Calendar combination at $45 (You get the calendar for $6 !)   https://www.burnhamgraphicarts.com/specialty-items/e5b7837c1    

Vol XIX – #221 – Veterans Day…Meggen’s Monday

A Salute to all who have served, are serving, or will serve in the armed forces: Thank you. Sometimes we won’t be able to perceive the ongoing, hidden triggers, the residual effect of fighting on behalf of our country. I’ve become more aware of this through my brother, USAF veteran Morgan Watt, who has been speaking to audiences and educating… Read more »

Vol XIX – #214 – Meggen’s Monday

Meggen is reporting from outside of Leelanau County today… the top photo is surly skies over Empire, from late October. Below: shorebirds on Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon. I’ll be returning to Leland this week following another visit with my wonderful nephews & Florida family. The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is ready for advanced ordering for $15.99+$2 shipping! Shipping 11/15!… Read more »

Vol XIX – #207 Meggen’s Monday

Glimpses from along our fabled highway. While I paused at the corner of 651 and M22, two bald eagles flew into view… and I was shooting with my iPhone X.    The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is ready for advanced ordering for $15.99+$2 shipping! Shipping 11/15! Click on the following link to order. There is a special on the Book+Calendar… Read more »

Vol XIX – #200 – Meggen’s Monday

Monday started out with a stunning sunrise, which at this time of year is nearly 8 am and easy to see (compared with a rather earlier hour in mid-summer). By afternoon, the rain had begun to saturate all the amazing colors. Above is a street shot in Lake Leelanau. Below is one of many waterfalls near Munising in the Upper… Read more »

Vol XIX – #173 – Meggen’s Monday

Happy first day of Fall! It’s a rainy day here in Leland, so I’ll share photos from Friday, which was a great day for boating on the Big Lake. Photo above is of Garden Island, which is located just to the north of Beaver Island, and top photo is open water just west of BI. We call it an “infinity… Read more »

Vol XIX – #166 – Meggen’s Monday

  I spent early Saturday morning staring at the huge waves rolling in around Leland Harbor, amazed at each time a wave would splash higher than the harbor lights. However, when I asked Joel which photo he thought showed how rough the lake was, he chose the one immediately above: no tall splash, but whitecaps at the harbor mouth… top… Read more »