Category Archives: Landscapes

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 #281 – A Lake Effect Day

Wind from the west brought in lake effect snow.  A nice day to stay at home and watch football. A new Snow Report will be posted tomorrow. 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 #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 »

Vol XV #262 – Raindrops, Snowflakes, Sunshine, Clouds and Pockets of Blue

A dark beginning to the morning with a light rain and later, large snowflakes.  Around noon, peek-a-boo sunshine with billowing white clouds becoming overcast and then cloudy.  Biscuit and I arrived in Fishtown to the sound of pounding waves against the break wall.  What kind of a day is it?…  It’s an Everything kind of day.   Click here to enter… Read more »

Vol XV #256 – Wednesday’s Misty Boredom

I wondered what December 9th was like back when I started the Leland Report and discovered that there are as many snowless days as there are snowy.  I assume that there were misty ones too.  I noticed that Leif had changed his clothes again, probably because of the warmer weather.  Herr Professor apparently doesn’t have a change. The fish sausage… Read more »