It’s the wind blowing from out of the west over Big Blue that is creating our current weather. Almost all of our current snowfall is lake effect. The cold is a result of a polar vortex. Last year on this date we had 10 inches total. 2014-53 in, 2013-28 in, 2012-10 in, 2011-half inch, 2010-21 in, 2009-29 in, 2008-55 in, 2007-33… Read more »
It’s still early in the winter, with the ground gradually freezing under foot. A short walk along Lake Michigan at the north end of Route 651 (still accessible with a truck) shows winter happening. If you pause long enough, you can almost detect the sound of snow touching the ground, or water forming into ice… a moment of beautiful stillness. … Read more »
We are having a streak of weather that could be mistaken for summer, with the possible exception of many leaves showing non-green hues. Today’s photographs are again from within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The park has a “Trekker’s Challenge,” to hike “all” (13) mainland trails within a year (which I finished this weekend). Dad accompanied me on the most challenging of… Read more »
More peak color with a tiny bit of sunshine. Last week, I took the photograph of DH Day Barn with the dewey spiderweb in the morning fog. It was sufficiently spooky-looking to wait for Halloween to roll it out. Happy Halloween, everyone! The 2017 Leland Report Calendar is now shipping! New low price! Look for the Book and Calendar… Read more »
The Leelanau is a perfect place to fully embrace each of the four seasons. We are in the middle of a bonanza of oranges, yellows, and reds: this morning, raindrops and sunbeams intensified the colors. Today’s photographs are from within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. By sunrise yesterday, I was deep in the park, hiking through morning fog, enjoying… Read more »
A cloud moved in and over Lelandtown this morning making it difficult to see much beyond a few hundred feet. Later a West Southwest wind and 57 degrees to chill the air. Not exactly beach weather, it’s June and we expect a foggy day now and then. Above, a great shot by Meggen from the break wall this morning.
Happy Memorial Day! Today we gratefully remember those who served, and deeply honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Leland town is hopping with activity. Across the Manitou Passage, North Manitou Island was also a beautiful place to be. Lilacs there are in full bloom. In the hours before the Manitou Island Transit arrived, the green space near the ranger… Read more »