Vol XXII – #47 – April in Leland

  Back in Leland for the next week or so. I went down to Van’s Beach to see if the dredging was starting, but nothing is set up yet. Our resident porcupine decided to spend the day outside on the limb of his home. I went out to take a closer look and saw him waddle slowly back into his… Read more »

Vol XXII – #46 – The Leland Reporter is 90!

Technically, this was yesterday, but we had everyone possible in today in person or on Zoom. Keith Burnham turned the milestone age of 90! In honor of this auspicious occasion, you get a pic of Fishtown and Van’s Beach (pre-snowstorm). If you are looking for a cute AirBnb, look for The Cherry Cottage on M204. You’ve all been very good… Read more »

Vol XXII – #45 – Pandemic Poems

This is a call of a personal nature today. Feel free to share. I’m trying to raise money to help my nephew TJ replace his car. He’s had some bad luck over the last couple of months and is trying to keep everything together. One thing that would help immensely with his life is replacing an old Impala with 205k… Read more »

Vol XXII – #44 – Wings over Leelanau

We were greeted by a bit of sunshine and a light pillar at sunrise this morning. Yesterday, I found a log and created a homemade bird feeder to photograph. I drilled some deep holes in it and mounted it on a board that I attached to the porch railing. To keep the seed in the holes, I needed a suet-like… Read more »

Vol XXII – #43 – Leelanau State Park

  Patterns out on the north end of the lake are always interesting when the wind is left to paint a canvas. Took a ski run around Mud Lake up in Leelanau State Park. I always take in the view from the dunes when I go up there hiking or skiing. Happy 62nd Anniversary to Keith and Joanne Burnham!  … Read more »

Vol XXII – #42 – Back on the Breakwall

  So, the snow came and went. Not much to speak of. But we did have some blue sky peak before that happened. Another light year for snow so far, and most of the north end of the lake is not frozen over. But, I’m seeing some promising signs at the mouth of the river. Still enough snow to ski… Read more »

Vol XXII – #41 – Some Snow

Welcome to the first post of 2023! This is the extent of the blue sky for the day today. Light snow was falling for most of the day after this, sometimes heavy. I took the afternoon and cross-country skied the Good Harbor Trail. The loop was clear except for the southern half, which was littered with 10-15 old-growth trees that… Read more »

Vol XXII – #40 – Merry Christmas

  Merry Christmas from everyone in the Leland Report orbit to yours!    The 2023 Leland Report Calendar is currently at the printers and I expect to ship by the end of this October. We no longer post every day, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have images to share. We thank you for your support as you make this… Read more »

Vol XXII – #39 – Blast From the Past

  To end 2022, which was certainly an improvement from 2020 and 2021 in many ways, each day I will be posting some favorites from the blog from 20 years ago. It’s hard to believe we’ve kept this going for this long. I think it should be added as part of the historical record of Leland. We still have 80… Read more »

Vol XXII – #38 – Cyber Monday

  It’s Cyber Monday again! Get 30% off anything in the Burnham Graphic Arts store including the calendar, book and photo prints.  Browse to https://www.burnhamgraphicarts.com. Use CM2022 as a coupon code. Good through Tuesday! Here are a couple of the images from the 2023 calendar. See below for the direct link. The 2023 Leland Report Calendar is currently at the… Read more »