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Vol XXI – #30 – Reflections on Rick

It’s with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Rick Lahmann, owner of Reflections in Fishtown for 25 years. Not many people know, but I had approached Rick back in 2017 about someday taking over Reflections. My goal at the time was to move up here and run The Leland Report. Reflections would be a great location to… Read more »

Vol XXI – #29 – Starry Morning

I woke up early this morning not intending to take photos outside, but I stepped out on the deck and looked up and couldn’t help it. Clouds and stars are a irresistible combination. Later, I checked the webcam on Manitou Island Transit and saw another irresistible combination, Lake Michigan, clouds and sunset, with some surfers thrown in for good measure…. Read more »

Vol XXI – #27 – More of the Same

Happy Labor Day!. I missed the Leland Bridge Walk this morning, too many things to get fixed at the house (a little labor on Labor Day), so I am leading with a shot of the Mackinac Bridge, which I stopped to see at 11:30pm on Saturday night as I drove the UP route from Wisconsin. The second shot is the… Read more »

Vol XXI – #26 – Cumulus For Us

Report #7000 This is unofficially report number 7000. I say unofficially because I have only corrected the numbers of the reports only a few times over the last 20 years and it may or may not be #7000, but pretty close. 7,000/365 is between 19 and 20, so I won’t go through the whole list at this point. Just take… Read more »

Vol. XX – #170 – The Wind and Leelanau State Park

(Report by Jim) The weather has rarely disappointed this year, today being no exception! 30+ knot winds out around the islands in the afternoon and 20+ onshore from the Southwest gave us and opportunity to view the waves crashing from a different angle. We got a little wet on the big wall, but the waves were not breaching it. The… Read more »

Vol XX – #040 – In Some Trees and Under Water

(Report by Jim) Some more nice clouds today, so I headed up to Bay View to get a good look. There are quite a few new houses up there compared to the last time I drove up so it’s possible;e this view will be someone else’s in the not too distant future. I headed down to the south side of… Read more »

Vol XX – #039 – Along Lake Michigan On a Windy Day

(Report by Jim) I knew from the NOAA wind and wave forecast that today was going to be great for beach and cloud shots, so I headed south to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Point Betsie, Esch Road Beach, and Glen Arbor before getting back to have some Friday take out pizza from the Bluebird. The green shades below represent 6-9 foot… Read more »

Vol XIX – #213 More of Fall

(Report by Jim) On the way back on my last trip, I stopped by the High Rollaways. I’ve posted a few photos from that morning. Here are some more. I made it a point this year to get to Leelanau at peak color, and I believe I missed it early by a week. But there was plenty of color to… Read more »