Category Archives: Landscapes

Vol XV #318 – Lake Effect is On it’s Way

Again… the wind is dictating our “El Nino” winter weather.  And these ice boats are ready to take advantage of it before the snow falls.  We are under another “Winter Weather Warning” until Thursday at 10am.  I heard this morning that the ice on North Lake Leelanau is about 3 inches thick, which isn’t the best but, I’ve seen ice boats… Read more »

Vol XV #308 – A Nice Day, 40 Degrees, Some Sunshine

A dark get-up, which has been the routine this month.  Sky opened up shortly after noon, but you can see on the horizon for the weather to arrive in the early morning tomorrow… Rain!…  Which will mix with snow later in the day.  Weather watch for Tuesday calls for snow. The Leland Report/Leif Spork Snow Gauge contest is closed. We had… Read more »

Vol XV #307 – The Day the Sun Came Out

It’s amazing what a lot of sunshine can do for your mental health.  A little bit of sunshine helps, but a lot really does the job.  Anyway, it was a nice day to go to Suttons Bay   The Leland Report/Leif Spork Snow Gauge contest is closed. We had a total of 47 entries. We will report the final tally on 4/30/16!

Vol XV #304 – Whatta Ya Know… Drizzle and then Snow

Woke up this morning and guess what… three inches of new and drizzle.  With the temperature around 35 degrees, it bounced back and forth between snow and drizzle.  Not a very nice day, but not the worst we ever had. On Nov 28, we were fortunate to tag along with the crew of the Joy when it moved into the shop for… Read more »

Vol XV #303 – Meggen’s Monday

  Still dark and dreary, but the otters come out to play anyway. It’s just warm enough today that the precipitation is rain: at least that’s what’s happening this morning. So I’ll share a couple more glimpses of sunlit snow from Saturday.   The Leland Report/Leif Spork Snow Gauge contest is closed. We had a total of 47 entries. We will… Read more »

Vol XV #297 – Tuesday

Another Lake Effect Day, in spite of the fact that the wind has calmed down to 4 mph.  I won’t know what the snow total is in Maple City until tomorrow, Wednesday.  The good thing about this snow is the ski resorts are doing well as is the rest of the winter sports activities.  Our Road Commission is doing a great job… Read more »

Vol XV #280 – A Very Bicentennial Sunset

This is one of the reasons we drive as far as we do to come up here. I followed Meggen and Joel Petersen down to Good Harbor Bay in search of the elusive “ice boulders” and even though we couldn’t find any, we were not disappointed because the sky exploded in a palette of orange and red. As I was taking… Read more »

Vol XV #277 – The Day Before the Last Day of the Year

I couldn’t make it to my usual destination, South Fishtown, because of the depth of snow… so I ventured over to South Beach.  I walked in the footprints of previous visitors.  That’s probably the way I will travel on foot for the rest of the winter, walking in other peoples footprints. The Leelanau County Road Commission gets our applause for the great job… Read more »

Vol XV #275 – Meggen’s Monday

Reflecting on a mild sunset in late December, accompanied by the kind of wind chill that makes your eyes water. According to the weatherman, this afternoon we’re supposed to see snow. This morning I startled the herd above. Below are a few photos of the model trains set up for the holidays by the Northern Michigan Railroad Club: several rooms full… Read more »