Vol XV #144 – It Was a Cloudy Sunny Day

   It was a very quiet and calm morning on the beach with a little drizzle in the air.  Gee, I think I said that yesterday.  We had a nice overnight rain and the was fresh and clean, actually the air is fresh and clean every morning.  Today must be Biscuit’s day because he’s in every photo except the aerial. … Read more »

Vol XV #143 – Mostly Cloudy With a Chance of Thunderstorms

   It was a very quiet and calm morning on the beach with a little drizzle in the air.  A couple of folks were looking for stones, taking advantage of the still water.  The sun did visit for a couple of minutes this afternoon, but cloudy skies and occasional drops are forecasted for the rest of the day. John Chapman… Read more »

Vol XV #142 – Meggen’s Monday

   It was a very summery weekend in Leland. The harbor was teeming with activity of all sorts – as many boats as could fit, lots of people enjoying the beach, and swimming to cool down in this genuinely warm stretch of August. The crew of the Joy pulled one net from the lake: an indication that our summer season… Read more »

Vol XV #141 – Van’s Beach

  I really don’t know how many pictures I’ve taken from this very same spot over the past 14+ years, It’s not always as beautiful as it was this morning, but always makes you feel good just being there.  The raft below was washed onshore at the south end of the upper Lake Leelanau two weeks ago.  If it’s yours or belongs… Read more »

Vol XV #140 – The Wonderful World of Ellie Golden

  One of my favorite piece’s of artwork hanging on my wall is an Ellie Golden Fishtown watercolor.  Last night, the Old Art Building was host to a amazing exhibit of Ellie’s work in many mediums.  The exhibit continues today and tomorrow.   It’s no secret that Leland is an artist’s haven and we are very fortunate to have so many talented artists as our… Read more »

Vol XV #139 – A Magical Place in the Land of Delight

  Maro Nook is up for sale.  July 1960, I spent my first night in Leland here at Maro Nook as a newly engaged house guest. My wife’s father Remi Gits bought this beautiful home in the late thirties from Harry Harrison, who had bought it from Mrs. Maro (Allie).  Harry Harrison owned Redpath Orchards and was the founder of… Read more »

Vol XV #137 – Bluer Than Blue

  Big Blue with a big blue sky was a destination early this morning for a lot of visitors. Biscuit and I drove to Glen Arbor this afternoon and saw a few units removing the fallen trees along the road, but for the most part it was clean between the Old School House and the bridge just before Glen Arbor. … Read more »

Vol XV #135 – Meggen’s Monday

  It’s Monday! Last night the Leland Community Sing – the seventh Sunday Night Sing of the summer –  was jammed. Song leader David Parrish, accompanied on piano by his wife, Mary, led us in singing many old favorites. For those who love to sing and will be in town next Sunday, bring your song requests and come to the… Read more »