Category Archives: Lake Michigan

Vol XIX – #197 – Views Up High and Down Low

Report by Jim Color is really coming out now. I had the drone out on official business and saw huge patches of red and orange all over the interior hillsides. Some of those shots will be tomorrow. I heard North Beach was a driftwood graveyard after all that wind, so I headed down there around sunset to see what was… Read more »

Vol XIX – #196 – Nice Day for Kite Surfing

Report by Jim Headed down to Van’s Beach when I saw some guys were kite surfing on the Manitou Transit Sky Cam. Out on the water is Dan Andrews, who caught some wicked air (do the kids still say that?). On the beach are Matt Larson and a friend of his who told me he just started kite surfing (I… Read more »

Vol XIX – #193 – Wet Rainy Color Tour

Report by Jim As you can see, someone got to drive the red jeep and it wasn’t me! My daughter and I headed inland to find some color. There is some down 667 through Maple City and M72 heading into Traverse City, but it rained most of the time, even sleeted some. I’m here the right week, though! Glad I… Read more »

Vol XIX – #192 – Color Starting to Pop

Report by Jim We had a very quiet, no delay trip up from Illinois today. (It helps when you leave at 5:30 am). The cold hit there as well, dropping down below freezing overnight. The cold weather seems to have started the color changing in earnest. But only inland, the photo above was just north of Big Rapids on 131…. Read more »

Vol XIX – #191 – It’s Raining In Paradise

It was posted yesterday that my commentary was missed. I haven’t commented for awhile. Six years ago I was diagnosed with “Post Polio Syndrome”.  I had polio at the age of 2 and children under 5 are destined to have the syndrome by the time they reach 55, I was 80. I had reconstructive surgery at the age of 7… Read more »