Vol XVIII – #105 – Meggen’s Monday

  We departed Leland Harbor in the early afternoon on Sunday, bound for Frankfort. It was a beautiful day for a cruise on Lake Michigan! It’s always nice to see familiar places from a new perspective: for me, it was the first opportunity to see the Point Betsie Lighthouse from the water.         

Vol XVIII – #102 Fire on High

(Keith is still a bit under the weather but will most likely return tomorrow. Jim is filling in again today) “Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” Ralph Waldo Emerson After my first time without a tripod at a fireworks show, I was hooked. What came out of my camera after moving the camera around while… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #101 The Fate of the Diamond

(Keith is still a bit under the weather so Jim is filling in again today) There is an old superstition that it is bad luck to rename a boat. But, there are ways to avoid your fate if you follow certain rituals. According to the website 321boatclub.com, this is how you handle it: Historically it’s been considered bad luck to change… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #100 – From the Lens of Erhardt Peters

(Keith is still a bit under the weather so Jim is filling in again today) An action shot by Erhardt Peters of the legendary George Cook on the Why Not. This rare one has Erhardt’s notes on it. The two above are the Irene and the Sambo. Below, the Janice Sue and the Joy. Today is a day for looking… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #98 – Cherry Trees and Milky Trees

(Report by Jim. Keith is feeling a little under the weather, so the Biscuit Report will have to wait.) A trip around the county last week shows how large the cherry harvest might be. Trees are bursting with fruit. The main photo shows several different stages of a typical cherry orchard, from young sapling to mature trees with fruit to dead… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #97 – Night to Day and a Shoreline Cruise

(Report by Jim) A cloudless, moonless night usually means I’m going to step away from a conversation to hit my shutter button. Last night, Venus was very bright over the North end of Lake Leelanau. After it set, the rest of the galaxy came out. We had some fun with John Marshall and his daughter Scout taking long exposure star fields…. Read more »

Vol XVIII – #96 – Happy Birthday Mrs Leland Report

(Report by Jim) Sometimes you get lucky with the sunsets over the Manitou Islands and sometimes it helps to have a little bit extra in the foreground. I had some animal encounters this week on the lake. Don’t worry, the lab was perfectly happy where he was. His owner was not far away! I’m not sure about the turtle, though…. Read more »