Vol XV #206 – Not as Nice as Yesterday

Not as nice as yesterday, but not the worst.  Another one of those “little bit of everything” days with some raindrops in the AM, sunshine at noon and overcast to mostly cloudy later.  Leelanau County is reaching peak color this weekend with temperatures in the mid fifties, sunshine Thursday thru Saturday. Possible showers Saturday PM.  

Vol XV #205 – Meggen’s Monday

A perfect fall day, complete with wind blowing leaves every which way, and not too cold. It started out with a pre-dawn line-up of Venus, Jupiter, and Mars. At sunset last night, the freighter Great Lakes Trader and tug Joyce L. VanEnkevort moved slowly through the Manitou Passage. Same place, 24 hours earlier – windy, wavy, and chilly, with a hundred… Read more »

Vol XV #204 – Quiet On the Set… This is a Take!

Another everything you can think of day with dark drizzly clouds at sunrise with an occasional snowflake.  The dark clouds moved slowly to the east with puffy whites moving in with a background of blue. Early afternoon we toured the Lime Lake, Maple City area looking for color and found a few nice spots, but the peak is still a week away.          

Vol XV #203 – Another Eclectic October Day

Another one of those days that had everything Mother Nature could bring.  Deep dark clouds with pockets of blue and billowing whites.  Drizzle at times with periods of snow.  Temperature in the forties with wind gusts in the twenties.  Leelanau County color is shown on TV at 50% with the peak predicted next weekend.       

Vol XV #202 – Leland, Somewhere Under a Rainbow

The day began with big waves splashing over the breakwall along with BB sized hale.  A rainbow graced the western sky as a lonely surfer fought the wind, waves and rain. In the early afternoon occasional pockets of blue opened up, what can you say other than it’s an eclectic weather day.       

Vol XV #200 – Leland Skyline

The day began with “clearing in the west” and by noon another spectacular Leelanau Day.   Today’s only downside was that I lost a lens out of my glasses somewhere around Van’s Beach.  Driving home after our morning walk, I couldn’t figure out why my right eye wasn’t focusing.  Duh!, how can you not know when your lens falls out.  … Read more »

Vol XV #199 – Hold Your Hats, Wind Gusting to 31 MPH

A lot of parking spaces available in town this afternoon.  Gale force winds make outdoor activities not much fun unless you’re surfing or kite boarding.  Color is developing rapidly in the areas with a lot of maples.  This coming weekend should be nice to color tour.    

Vol XV #197 – A Summer Day in October

  Today was as middle of summer as you could get. A top down day with parking spaces at a premium.  Lots of folks in Fishtown.  A real keeper, but… this mornings weather forecast (Weather Channel) claims that snow will fall east of Grand Traverse Bay excluding Leelanau County 7 or 8 days from now as well as the upper… Read more »