Category Archives: Landscapes

Vol XVI – #223 – Meggen’s Monday

We are having a streak of weather that could be mistaken for summer, with the possible exception of many leaves showing non-green hues. Today’s photographs are again from within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The park has a “Trekker’s Challenge,” to hike “all” (13) mainland trails within a year (which I finished this weekend). Dad accompanied me on the most challenging of… Read more »

Vol XVI – #220 – So Clear You Can See Forever

    A beautiful clear day with comfortable temperatures, just right for getting  Biscuit back into our morning routine.  I just have to keep him from jumping and running to safeguard the stiches.  The 2017 Leland Report Calendar is now shipping! New low price!  Look for the Book and Calendar Bundle here:  http://www.artistasylum.com/specialty-items/e5b7837c1  

Vol XVI – #219 – From the Drivers Seat

I took Biscuit for a ride and todays pictures with the exception of the Biscuit Report were taken from the drivers seat.  The picture below was taken last Sunday and the gentleman with Biscuit is an opera singer from New York City.  Standing up he had to duck walking into Reflections.   There is no doubt that I get my greatest pleasure… Read more »

Vol XVI – #217 – Not Biscuits Best Day

Biscuit had a fatty tumor removed this morning and will be out of the spotlight for at least a week, stiches removed in two weeks.  What kind of a day was it… enh The 2017 Leland Report Calendar is now shipping! New low price!  Look for the Book and Calendar Bundle here:  http://www.artistasylum.com/specialty-items/e5b7837c1  

Vol XVI – #216 – Meggen’s Monday

More peak color with a tiny bit of sunshine. Last week, I took the photograph of DH Day Barn with the dewey spiderweb in the morning fog. It was sufficiently spooky-looking to wait for Halloween to roll it out. Happy Halloween, everyone!    The 2017 Leland Report Calendar is now shipping! New low price!  Look for the Book and Calendar… Read more »

Vol XVI – #215 – Cloudy Day Color

Peak color has finally arrived along the costal communities.  Sunshine would be nice, but even on a cloudy day the color is magnificent.    The 2017 Leland Report Calendar is available for pre-order! Shipping around 11/5! New low price!  Look for the Book and Calendar Bundle here:  http://www.artistasylum.com/specialty-items/e5b7837c1  

Vol XVI – #213 – A Cloudy Windy Day

Hafta say, I wish they would get rid of Daylight Savings Time (DST).  Either that or put us in the Central Time Zone.  It was bad enough when it ended at the end of  October, but now into November.  I don’t know what benefit DST has been to Michigan.  Added to that is that you have to readjust every spring and… Read more »

Vol XVI – #211 – Sale Pending… They Say, But Then Again

    Our family has great memories of the heyday of Sugarloaf Mountain. Starting with my wife Joanne taking lessons with Peppy Tiechner in the early years (1950) and later with our four children every Christmas holiday.  Skiing was an important part of our life.  We attended brunch the very last Sunday Sugarloaf was open for skiing.  In January, 2002,   I reported that… Read more »

Vol XVI – #209 – Meggen’s Monday

The Leelanau is a perfect place to fully embrace each of the four seasons. We are in the middle of a bonanza of oranges, yellows, and reds: this morning, raindrops and sunbeams intensified the colors. Today’s photographs are from within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. By sunrise yesterday, I was deep in the park, hiking through morning fog, enjoying… Read more »

Vol XVI – #208 – A Beautiful Start to What Became a Cloudy Day

  It was a perfect day for Leaf Peeping, that is before two, then the clouds moved over. The gentleman holding the leash on Biscuit asked if he could pet him and then showed me pictures of his three dogs.  He said he was on his way back to Alabama and introduced me to gentleman next to him who was… Read more »