Category Archives: Sunrise/Sunset

Vol XXI – #33 – Back to Big Sable Light

One of my favorite lights so far travelling up the Michigan shore is Big Sable Light. Mostly, because it is not as easy to get to as most of the others. There is no way to simply drive right up to it and park. There is over a mile walk down a path inland (or bike in my case) from… Read more »

Vol XXI – #31 – The 2022 Calendar

The 2022 Leland Report Calendar is now available to pre-order at the link below (ships middle of October). $15.95 for the calendar and if you buy a book with it, it’s only $5.00! Images by Keith Burnham, Meggen Watt Petersen, and Jim Burnham. Click here to go to the Calendar order page Thanks to everyone who has supported our project… Read more »

Vol XXI – #30 – Reflections on Rick

It’s with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Rick Lahmann, owner of Reflections in Fishtown for 25 years. Not many people know, but I had approached Rick back in 2017 about someday taking over Reflections. My goal at the time was to move up here and run The Leland Report. Reflections would be a great location to… Read more »

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. XX – #231 – 2021 Calendar

  (Report by Jim) At this point, I can’t guarantee calendars will make it anywhere before Christmas, especially this year. I purposely bought less knowing sales would be lackluster, but I still have a bunch ready to go. You can get a calendar at Leelanau Books in Leland or online Get your 2021 Leland Report Calendar Online Here’s a summary… Read more »

Vol. XX – #229 – Meggen’s Monday

Greetings from up north, where we have had our first real snowfall. It turned the woods into a magical place, with tree branches bowed low under the wet snow. I’ve been walking outdoors as much as possible. These are scenes from three different walks in the past week; all but the last were taken within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National… Read more »

Vol. XX – #221 – A Cold Beach Sunset

(Report by Jim) It’s been cloudy all day and I didn’t have high hopes for sunset, but South Beach delivered again. The beach has receded a good 10 more feet from what it was this Summer. I ran into Paul Bolmer and his golden lab Mackinaw, they found some nice sized Leland Blues. Adventurer of the day goes to the… Read more »

Vol. XX – #219 – Meggen’s Monday

Thank you. Thanks for loving Leelanau County as much (or more) than we do, and for returning to catch a glimpse of this beautiful place. Before I relocated here in 2010, I would check the Leland Report as often as I could. Staring into those pictures, I could imagine the sand between my toes, the splash of the waves, the… Read more »

Vol. XX – #215 – Hello Sheen Watkins

(Report by Sheen Watkins – First Post!) There are colors and moments in nature you just can’t make up. Sunset the other night was afire in color. The aqua water of Lake Michigan on Van’s beach looked like the color of vintage blue milk glass. This sunset was one for the memory bank. Mother Nature is brilliant. Fall’s last hurrah…. Read more »

Vol. XX – #213 – Meggen’s Monday

Today’s photos are from a hike around Sleeping Bear Point in the national lakeshore. This weekend held amazing, warm weather (albeit a bit breezy), and lots of people enjoyed the great outdoors in Leelanau County.  Sad news dept: We received word from Mary Ball that George Ball passed away peacefully last Thursday.     The Leland Report 2021 Calendar is… Read more »