For a brief second last night, I could have sworn I saw moon shadows splayed out from the large Ash tree on the hill. When I went back to make sure I wasn’t imagining things, they were gone. That would have meant the clouds broke for only that minute and I missed it. But it was dark, windy, and 20… Read more »
Back in Leland to see what’s been happening. The Japanese Maples are the only trees still holding their color. Found two boats and a building in the Harbor parking lot. Looks like old friends will be spending the Winter together there. Carlson’s Fishery is the latest benefactor to an upgraded foundation. Took a hike up into the Whaleback Natural Area… Read more »
The Janice Sue is back in town! It was a dreary, rainy day today, so not worth too much effort looking for photos. I still managed to get things done. The address sign is almost done. This is a restoration of a sign Keith carved 20 years ago. I also cooked a burger that was accidentally shaped like Michigan. The… Read more »
A couple of sunset photos from Meggen for Monday’s Leland Report. I’m including Jim’s report below from a couple of days ago because it is important to be aware of the struggle facing the commercial fishery, and be in contact with your representatives voicing support. I firmly believe the Great Lakes are big enough for the continuity of all forms… Read more »
(Report by Jim) If you were not aware, there is a struggle going on in the Michigan Legislature regarding commercial fishing rights on Lake Michigan. It could possibly mean the end of commercial fishing in Leland. Please read about the current situation and do what you can to pressure your representatives to do the right thing for the remaining family-owned… Read more »
A tree (above) exposed by the receding shoreline, stands just to the west of the Glen Haven Cannery building on Sleeping Bear Bay. Still sturdy and deep-rooted, it stands as a sentinel, taking in the changes as well as the steady horizon. Best wishes this holiday week! Don’t forget, if you want to save the shipping and get a… Read more »
Jim’s report: Today I am giving you a few things some of you have probably have never experienced before and I invite you to visit. The first photo is the Janice Sue which is in Arcadia for a marine survey (Take State St to the harbor from M22) . I’ve never seen the keel of the Janice Sue, have you?… Read more »
This is what summer is all about: mild breeze, lee shores available for tubing or water skiing, and enough wind to putter around on a little sailboat. Enjoy, take a deep breath. Yes, Geoff and Joel took the Janice Sue out for a boat ride this weekend!
Today started off with a magnificent clear sky. A perfect summer day. Yesterday, I explored Fishtown from the water. The first two photos are mermaid moments. Then, last night we kicked off the summer with the first Sunday Night Sing. The third photo honors a line from a favorite tune: “…the afterglow when the sun has set, these are things I’ll never… Read more »
Another gloomy beginning, dark and dreary. The early afternoon no different. Snow was forecasted to fall around four, it began falling at two. The snow is falling along with the temperature and winter is returning. The Leland Report/Leif Spork Snow Gauge contest is closed. We had a total of 47 entries. We will report the final tally on 4/30/16!