Taking today to reflect, with gratitude, all who answered the call to serve our great nation. In particular those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. We remember. May we all find a moment to pause, hand on heart, this Memorial Day. It’s worth noting that the Leelanau Conservancy’s Houdek Dunes hosts beautiful ladies slippers and these should come into bloom in… Read more »
We have all enjoyed visiting Fishtown to see the roofline lights over the last week, illuminated in celebration of Fishtown Preservation Society paying off its initial mortgage. Congratulations to FPS and all who contributed over the last dozen years! I went out Friday night to take another round of photos of the lights, and noted a serious wind chill coming… Read more »
Report by Jim Saturday, I took M22 and M31 down the whole state up to 196. Stopped at Pt. Betsie, Grand Haven, and Muskegon. Another first, as I have never visited these lighthouses in the winter. Lots of people applauded me for wearing chains on my shoes, as they slipped and slid all around the ice-covered walkway.
Report by Jim Thanks to Geno Miller for letting me camp on his lawn this afternoon to catch a few shots of his view. The ice in the water creates streaks that his Dad used to call “oil slicks”. Well, 10 degrees with a 25mph wind made for some chilly below-zero-windchill shots on the breakwall, but I’m glad I ventured… Read more »
Report by Jim Fishtown in Lights is back.The mortgage burning was postponed because of the ice storm, but the lights still went on at 6pm. Marsha Burnette of Fishtown Preservation was there with a sign for me while Andrew McFarland of leelanau.com recorded a message about Fishtown as the lights went on. Below is the ice that came down originally… Read more »