Category Archives: Fishtown

Vol XXII – #21 – Puffy White Cloud Day

It’s really been an unseasonably cold Summer so far. It doesn’t feel like it broke 74 from the time I was in the Art Shanty to today, but the last three days were spectacular. The first photo is one of my favorite vistas on Pertner Rd and Macksey. With the perfect blend of orchard and farm, all I have to… Read more »

Vol XXII – #20 – Happy 4th

Happy 4th of July! The lake was peppered with boats last night for the fireworks in Hancock Field. We started the day by taking a bike ride around the lake before I went down for my last day at the Art Shanty. I’ll be back next year. Thank you for everyone who came down to visit, it was nice to… Read more »

Vol XXII – #19 – Manning the Art Shanty

Come down to the Art Shanty in Fishtown (right under Haystacks) through 7/4. I’ll be there with canvas, metal, and framed prints, and some cool little acrylic blocks. We’ll also have some Keith Burnham Leland series pen and ink prints, framed and unframed.    

Vol XXII – #18 – Return to the Art Shanty

Jim will be sitting in the Fishtown Preservation’s Art Shanty from 6/28 – 7/5. I’ll be there with canvas, metal, and framed prints, and some cool little acrylic blocks. We’ll also have some Keith Burnham Leland series pen and ink prints, framed and unframed. A special offering this year is a 41-year-old limited edition print by Keith that we only… Read more »

Vol XXII – #16- Airborne

  Nice light and light wind tonight so I went down to North Beach and launched the drone and did a video run from a mile south to a mile north to compare with the one I did when the water level was at its peak. I’ll post that when I make it. Below is a view of the finished… Read more »

Vol XXII – #15- Fishtown Trim

    Fishtown is looking pretty ready for the season! The water level is not as low as it has been recently at 579.5′, but way off the high of just over 582.3′ in 2020. The dredger is running and dumping sand down by South Beach.  Today’s water level: Taken back in 2019 (with seiches, the level easily went over… Read more »

Vol XXII – #6- A Puzzling Week

I am up in Leland again for the first time since the middle of January. Covid kept me back in Illinois in February, but I spent a couple weeks recovering and finally made my way up. The weather on the trip up Sunday was great, but immediately took a turn Monday, so I apologize for jinxing you all. It’s been… Read more »

Vol XXI – #44- A Little Bit More Snow

If you were driving up through Michigan today for the holiday, like my brother and family did, you were greeted with a dumping of snow and ice across the state. Doesn’t look like anyone was spared, and we got three inches of it up here. One poor soul was laboring with a soil compactor at the Carlson Fishery plot, probably… Read more »

Vol XXI – #43- A Little Bit of Snow on the First Day of Winter

For a brief second last night, I could have sworn I saw moon shadows splayed out from the large Ash tree on the hill. When I went back to make sure I wasn’t imagining things, they were gone. That would have meant the clouds broke for only that minute and I missed it. But it was dark, windy, and 20… Read more »

Vol XXI – #41 – Calendars

The 2022 Leland Report Calendar is the 16th consecutive calendar we have put out. For the last 16 years, I have assembled 12 of our best photos from a huge number to choose from. This isn’t as easy as uploading 12 photos and having a printer print out X number of calendars. I manually edited every page, placed all the… Read more »