The morning arrived with a nice sunrise. I thought there might be a nice picture opportunity at Fudgy Beach and as I crossed over the Carp River I said this is it. Never got to Fudgy Beach, instead I made my way to South Fishtown. Noon and the sun provided a picture postcard shot of North Beach. Tomorrow afternoon… possible rain or snow…. Read more »
This afternoon we will be in the Big City By the Bay, so the Leland Report is being posted early. Back in 2001 when I started the LR, it was usually was posted in the am as it was a good morning email to my family. Hard to believe that 15 years will have passed since March 30 2001. I have been interviewed… Read more »
It was one of those instances of glancing back over my shoulder after having photographed the waves breaking near the old Life Saving Station in the park. A thin line of pink hovered over the Manitou Passage. As I returned to the water’s edge and looked toward the point, the sun had turned South Manitou Island’s snow-covered dunes pink as… Read more »
I couldn’t make it to my usual destination, South Fishtown, because of the depth of snow… so I ventured over to South Beach. I walked in the footprints of previous visitors. That’s probably the way I will travel on foot for the rest of the winter, walking in other peoples footprints. The Leelanau County Road Commission gets our applause for the great job… Read more »
Reflecting on a mild sunset in late December, accompanied by the kind of wind chill that makes your eyes water. According to the weatherman, this afternoon we’re supposed to see snow. This morning I startled the herd above. Below are a few photos of the model trains set up for the holidays by the Northern Michigan Railroad Club: several rooms full… Read more »
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 »
The calm that follows a severe storm is a welcome thing – the hush that accompanies the startled look around. Much work lies ahead in cleaning up around the area. Thanks to everyone who responded in any way possible – re-routing traffic, cutting up trees, protecting downed power lines, and helping those that were stranded.