Category Archives: Sunrise/Sunset

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 »

Vol. XX – #212 – Puffballs and Sour Grapes

Report by No. 1 Son Unusually warm weather was bestowed upon us here in God’s Country this week, and I took an opportunity on Tuesday to hike the trails through Houdek Dunes Natural Area (this time without getting soaked by rain). I happened upon a cluster of puffball mushrooms clearly on their way out for the season. Today, I encountered some… Read more »

Vol. XX – #211 – Meggen’s Monday

Sometimes Lake Michigan kicks up – this weekend has been a remarkable example of that! Many in the area are still without electricity due to downed trees. The Good Captain (JP) and I went up to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse to examine the waves… were greeted by model skeletons… pelted by hail… and became quite chilly in a matter of… Read more »