Category Archives: Landscapes

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      

Vol XV #63 – Riptide Warning

Our roving reporter Ian Dawkins spent the rainy morning at the 2015 Empire Hill Climb. The race was run from 1964 to 1980 and at long last it is back! The course is a short but challenging .5 miles and 8 turns, just a short walk from the shores of Lake Michigan. During its original running some of the best cars… Read more »