Category Archives: Landscapes

Vol XV # 346 – A Nice Tuesday

Today’s pictures are revisits to familiar places with nice cloud formations.  What is special about today is the temperature which is 66 degrees.  The snow which has dominated our landscape is disappearing rapidly.  The downside: One of the better iceboating seasons coming to an end, berging probably not an event as well as any activity associated with snow and ice. One year… Read more »

Vol XV # 345 – Meggen’s Monday

Today’s photographs are from a couple of hikes taken over the weekend in our nearby national lakeshore. The melting snow made patterns all over the dunes. It was still chilly enough that it probably wasn’t melting very fast while we were out there.          

Vol XV #326 – They Say Sunshine… Maybe

Nothing much happening around town today.  The weather people say that there will be sunshine… someplace, but not here yet.  In fact, at the moment there are snowflakes in the air.  In the forecast… warming for a couple of days with possible rain drops. And then, of course, falling temperatures. The Leland Report Book is going to happen! 120 Pages… Read more »

Vol XV #325 – It’s Snowing, but not Blowing

A cloudy day with occasional snow.  what’s nice is that there isn’t a 30 mph wind along with it.  The HDTV weather people say we are to have a heat wave for the next 4 or so days.  The average high for today is 31 degrees and the forecast is for it to sky rocket to upper 30’s by Friday reaching an… Read more »

Vol XV #324 – Meggen’s Monday

Happy President’s Day! We have snow flurries again on Monday, obscuring what was a beautiful blue sky yesterday. Ice boats raced about on the south end of Lake Leelanau. The wind chill out on the lake was considerable, but it looked like the sailors were having fun. Here are more glimpses of the vibrant colors that pop when the sun… Read more »

Vol XV #322 – It’s A Real Winter Day

D No doubt about it…  It’s a real winter day.  Visibility zero at times on the road and only one car without headlights.  Two degrees at get-up is the coldest so far this season, the record low is 10 below.  Not many people out today. The Leland Report/Leif Spork Snow Gauge contest is closed. We had a total of 47 entries. We… Read more »

Vol XV #321 – Now You See, Now You Don’t

No doubt about it… this has to be the worst day of the season with the wind blowing at over 30 mph, periods of lake effect snow and visibility near zero at times.  Drove to Lake Leelanau for recycling in a total whiteout.  Amazing how many cars have no headlights and I thought it was mandatory.  The scary cars are white and appear… Read more »

Vol XV #319 – The Wind… It’s the Wind

Again… the wind!   Last nights local TV weather forecasted 6 to 10 inches of snow, we received 1 inch.  The lake effect machine is in full throttle, but we happen the fall between the bands.  10 inches has been reported in various locations and I’m sure Suttons Bay is one of them.  The main picture taken this morning at Van’s… Read more »