Category Archives: Lake Leelanau (the lake)

Vol XVIII – #98 – Cherry Trees and Milky Trees

(Report by Jim. Keith is feeling a little under the weather, so the Biscuit Report will have to wait.) A trip around the county last week shows how large the cherry harvest might be. Trees are bursting with fruit. The main photo shows several different stages of a typical cherry orchard, from young sapling to mature trees with fruit to dead… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #97 – Night to Day and a Shoreline Cruise

(Report by Jim) A cloudless, moonless night usually means I’m going to step away from a conversation to hit my shutter button. Last night, Venus was very bright over the North end of Lake Leelanau. After it set, the rest of the galaxy came out. We had some fun with John Marshall and his daughter Scout taking long exposure star fields…. Read more »

Vol XVIII – #96 – Happy Birthday Mrs Leland Report

(Report by Jim) Sometimes you get lucky with the sunsets over the Manitou Islands and sometimes it helps to have a little bit extra in the foreground. I had some animal encounters this week on the lake. Don’t worry, the lab was perfectly happy where he was. His owner was not far away! I’m not sure about the turtle, though…. Read more »

Vol XVIII – #92 – Still Hot But We Were on a Boat

  (Report by Jim)The day was hot, but who cares when you get to spend it on the water? The A10 Warthogs from the Cherry Festival made a couple passes over Leland. Nice day overall. I talked a little about our Leelanau Summinar talk tonight at the kickoff this evening. That was before the storm front moved through and knocked… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #69 – Wine Fest Tomorrow

(Report by Jim) Tents are up for the Wine Fest tomorrow. We may have put the boat in, but it’s coming out again with a bad bilge pump. Manitou Marine in Lake Leelanau is going to have a look-see. Who’s that in the back? It’s Leland Report Joanne! This little Red Squirrel posed for me today. I’m not good at… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #34 – Open Water

(Report by Jim) Looking at the North end of the lake today, there is still a small pocket of slush that will probably be gone by tomorrow. Today’s temps were in the lower 70s, but by 4pm the temperature dropped to 50. The ice on the breakwall in the photo below is slowly disappearing as well. The lines of sand… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #33 – Jim’s Tuesday

The winners of the 2017-18 Leif Sporck Snow Gauge Contest are: First Place: Bruce Dunn with a guess of 225″ (Wins a Sporck TileArt Tile of a LR photo) Second Place: Marcee Johnson with a guess of 222″ (Wins a LR print of her choice) Third Place: Karen Fredrickson with a guess of 215″ (Wins a LR photo mug) Congratulations… Read more »