Vol XV #263 – A Beautiful Day in Spite of it all

Hard to believe that with the wind gusting to 32 mph, Big Blue is flat as a pancake and as green as a shamrock, but it is.  Had a couple of seconds of sunshine tossed in with a little bit of rain.  The weather people are telling us that snow is on it’s way, but not today.     Below is our… Read more »

Vol XV #262 – Raindrops, Snowflakes, Sunshine, Clouds and Pockets of Blue

A dark beginning to the morning with a light rain and later, large snowflakes.  Around noon, peek-a-boo sunshine with billowing white clouds becoming overcast and then cloudy.  Biscuit and I arrived in Fishtown to the sound of pounding waves against the break wall.  What kind of a day is it?…  It’s an Everything kind of day.   Click here to enter… Read more »

Vol XV #261 – Meggen’s Monday

  I went out  Friday morning to see the three freighters that are proving Good Harbor Bay true to its name. Strong winds caused the Great Republic, Algoma Navigator, and Algosoo (L to R) to stop here overnight.    Click here to enter the 2016 Snow Gauge contest! Win a custom Leif Spork tile!  

Vol XV #260 – A Rainy Sunday in December

 The morning began sounding like a war zone with lightning and thunder which actually shook the house. A rainy, sometimes heavy, morning which makes it tough to do our Biscuit thing.  It will probably take all day to dry him off.  Click here to enter the 2016 Snow Gauge contest! Win a custom Leif Spork tile!  

Vol XV #258 – The AM Wind Gusting to 35 mph

 The wind overnight sounded like a freight train roaring through.  Gusts of 54 mph caused a brief power out that made the clock flash on and off.  Outside of that, Christmas is only two weeks away and there is no snow.  Getting over to the shoreline to take a picture wasn’t the easiest, but it’s part of the job.  A good gust… Read more »

Vol XV #257 – And Then the Sun Came Out… But Not For Long

El Nino is making it’s mark on Winter 2015/16 with spring like temperatures but in 2001 it was 65 degrees on December 9th.  When the next snowfall will be interesting. Click here to enter the 2016 Snow Gauge contest! Win a custom Leif Spork tile!

Vol XV #256 – Wednesday’s Misty Boredom

I wondered what December 9th was like back when I started the Leland Report and discovered that there are as many snowless days as there are snowy.  I assume that there were misty ones too.  I noticed that Leif had changed his clothes again, probably because of the warmer weather.  Herr Professor apparently doesn’t have a change. The fish sausage… Read more »

Vol XV #254 – Meggen’s Monday

We have a mild and gray Monday today. At Mr. Burnham’s request, we are featuring photos of bowls turned from trees downed during the August 2 storm. Members of the Northwestern Michigan Woodturners Club are turning these bowls from sections of hardwood trees that fell that day, as a way for neighbors and those in the community to commemorate their… Read more »