Category Archives: Landscapes

Vol XV #149 – Meggen’s Monday

   Sunrise this morning as seen from North Manitou Island. Strong winds and serious waves made the return trip an adventurous one.   To all subscribers: You may have noticed new advertisements on the left side column. Although I’ve resisted selling ad space for many years, it is going to help our bottom line and allow us to keep publishing the… Read more »

Vol XV #132 – Not Much Bark and a Bite to Eat

 (Report by Jim today) Anyone driving down M22 South of Leland this morning may have seen me down in the poison ivy and reeds taking photos of the sunrise. Anyone who was paying attention saw a great cloud show that carried over into Fishtown. Lunch at Happy Hour and a trip down to roaring brook caps off a pre-barbecruise-day afternoon

Vol XV #131 – Beyond the Little Red Schoolhouse

    Biscuit and I decided to check out the Little Red Schoolhouse and found it to be in excellent condition, especially with it’s new coat of paint. Just beyond, around the bend the destruction began.  Trees were flattened on both sides of the road.  The power was still out in the Glen Lake Area at noon,  9&10 News reported 9,000… Read more »

Vol XV #114 – Meggen’s Monday!

We are in the middle of a series of days that are quintessential Leelanau days: bright, vivid colors, blue skies with a touch of wispy clouds, sunny, enough breeze to sail, warm enough during the day to enjoy being on and in the water or out and about on local trails and dunes, and cool enough at night for a… Read more »

Vol XV #112 – Just Before the Power Went Out

Mid-morning the sky darkened and the “Dark Sky” app on my I Phone started alerting that possible severe weather is on it’s way. The “Radar” app confirmed that with a fast moving, very red graphic headed for Leland.  The rain began to fall and power went out.  The internet remained until just before noon and it went out.  Logged onto ConsumerPower.com on… Read more »

Vol XV #86 – Meggen’s Monday

The Monday morning haze is melting away to reveal another perfect Leelanau morning. T’storms predicted for this afternoon, however. (Last photo) Jim and family hiked up Empire Bluffs Trail right before the rain moved in. These wild lilies dot the steep hillside