Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Vol XXI – #29 – Starry Morning

I woke up early this morning not intending to take photos outside, but I stepped out on the deck and looked up and couldn’t help it. Clouds and stars are a irresistible combination. Later, I checked the webcam on Manitou Island Transit and saw another irresistible combination, Lake Michigan, clouds and sunset, with some surfers thrown in for good measure…. Read more »

Vol XXI – #27 – More of the Same

Happy Labor Day!. I missed the Leland Bridge Walk this morning, too many things to get fixed at the house (a little labor on Labor Day), so I am leading with a shot of the Mackinac Bridge, which I stopped to see at 11:30pm on Saturday night as I drove the UP route from Wisconsin. The second shot is the… Read more »

Vol XXI – #26 – Cumulus For Us

Report #7000 This is unofficially report number 7000. I say unofficially because I have only corrected the numbers of the reports only a few times over the last 20 years and it may or may not be #7000, but pretty close. 7,000/365 is between 19 and 20, so I won’t go through the whole list at this point. Just take… Read more »

Vol XXI – #24 – Fishtales for the Win

Mike Fisher and crew brought home a first place finish in Section 2 Mackinac Cup Division of the 112th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac with their boat Fishtales out of Lake Leelanau! I have the pleasure of knowing two of the crew, his son Judd and Frank Petty and we couldn’t be more proud of this band of renegades!… Read more »

Vol XXI – #5 -Earth Day

Starting with Rachel Carson’s bestselling novel Silent Spring in 1962, the modern environmental movement began. The first Earth Day followed in 1970 as a global movement to stem the tide of pollution and damage we cause to this planet on a daily basis. The images today are from Keith’s 1970’s archives to  celebrate the first Earth Day. See the history… Read more »

Vol XXI – #4 -A Tale of a Table

Jim Carpenter posted the lead photo back in 2016 of the picnic table that used to be on the shore on South Beach. I came across the same table in November 2019 and found its legs were frozen into the beach. The plan was to come back when the sand was not frozen solid and dig it out. I passed… Read more »

Vol XXI – #3 -Hiking Kettles Trail and Bohemian Rd Beach

Took a hike through a now defrosted Kettles Trail with my daughter. The last hike was so icy, I seemed to be a much longer trail. But I also found I went off the trail on one part, following other’s footsteps in the snow and thinking, “Wow, this is a really steep and difficult trail!” Now I find I was… Read more »

Vol. XX – #266- A Beautiful Day Near Platte Bay

As I headed back down to Illinois, I took a chance on some two-track trails I passed by on past trips up M22 near Esch Rd Beach. Leland Report Jeep  #2 meandered slowly through the old pine plantations and eventually past Deer and Bass lakes. I’m definitely going back in the Summer and Fall in Jeep #1.    The sky… Read more »