Tag Archives: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Vol XVI – #216 – Meggen’s Monday

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 »

Vol XVI – #209 – Meggen’s Monday

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 »

Vol XVI # 068 – A Foggy Day in Lelandtown

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.         

Vol XVI # 066 – Another Very Nice Day I’d Say

On the cool side but a very nice day in the Leelanau.  We went to the Big City by the Bay this morning with our student driver, granddaughter, Lauren Burnham.  She did a fine job.   

Vol XVI # 065 – A Very Nice Day I’d Say

An overnight thunderstorm cleared the air and our morning began as another spectacular Leelanau day.  We received a shipment of “Leland Report” books and delivered them to Leelanau Books.  Sold 4 books before we could unload the box.   

Vol XVI # 062 – Meggen’s Monday

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 »

Vol XV # 346 – A Nice Tuesday

Today’s pictures are revisits to familiar places with nice cloud formations.  What is special about today is the temperature which is 66 degrees.  The snow which has dominated our landscape is disappearing rapidly.  The downside: One of the better iceboating seasons coming to an end, berging probably not an event as well as any activity associated with snow and ice. One year… Read more »

Vol XV # 345 – Meggen’s Monday

Today’s photographs are from a couple of hikes taken over the weekend in our nearby national lakeshore. The melting snow made patterns all over the dunes. It was still chilly enough that it probably wasn’t melting very fast while we were out there.          

Vol XV #282 – Meggen’s Monday

  It was one of those instances of glancing back over my shoulder after having photographed the waves breaking near the old Life Saving Station in the park. A thin line of pink hovered over the Manitou Passage. As I returned to the water’s edge and looked toward the point, the sun had turned South Manitou Island’s snow-covered dunes pink as… Read more »