Vol XV #212 – Meggen’s Monday

  It’s grayer and cloudier today than it was yesterday, when I joined the many people out cruising M-22, taking in the richness of fall color. I traipsed up the Dune Climb, hoping to see more from that elevation. Along about that time, clouds rolled in. All told, the fall color of 2015 has been delightful, and perhaps continuing longer… Read more »

Vol XV #211 – Blue Sky, White Clouds and Peak Color

Today was probably the best day for color touring with the weather forecasting clouds and rain this week.  Blue sky with puffy white clouds showcased the peak colors.  Another factor, the leaves are falling fast with some trees already barren.  Our journey today took us to Empire by way of Glen arbor and back home on roads we have never travels… Read more »

Vol XV #210 – Fall Frenzy in Greater Downtown Leland

A few sprinkles left over from the overnight rain greeted the sunrise.  Small pockets of blue provided an occasional splash of sunshine.  It was an mostly cloudy and breezy day.  Fishtown and Greater Downtown Leland were crowded with Fall Frenzy people.

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.