Fall is one of the shortest yet most spectacular seasons of the year in Northern Michigan. And if steamy summer days stretch on through September and biting winds start blowing ahead of schedule in early November, you might just blink and miss this glorious time of year! All the more reason to be purposeful about […]
Northern Michigan’s fall foliage is legendary, and Leelanau county might be the crowning jewel. While most visitors experience the soft summer hues of Caribbean blue waters, sparkling beige sands, and lush green forests, when summer ends and temps drop Autumn is ready to move in.
Across the county, the foliage covering the rolling sandy landscape is […]
This September has truly become an extension of summer. I am thankful that the boys haven’t had any homework, so the moment they are out of school we’ve been able to do all the million things a person can do under the sun in Northern Michigan. Colebrook and Hawthorn caught the biggest fish they’ve ever […]
The Coho came into the Crystal River recently. Colebrook and Hawthorn have been driving by the fishermen on their way to school each day, which really put them in a fishing frenzy this past weekend. On Friday night, we shopped in TC for spawn bags, hooks, and heavy duty line, and when the boys woke […]
Great Lakes, Bad Lines…
Discover the story of two Michigan adventurers and their 500-mile, fossil-free journey across the Upper Peninsula along the route of Line 5 – a 63-year-old pipeline – that threatens our inland waters and Great Lakes. Every day nearly 23 million gallons of oil flow through Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline located on the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac just west […]
Above is a favorite angle of the Crystal River at the Dunns Farm Rd culvert.
Here is a second view of the Dunns Farm culvert looking straight up the Crystal River. If you have never paddled the Crystal in the winter, this mild winter would be a great year to do it.
Can you see the duck […]
The Re-Arbor Glen Arbor Fundraising Campaign has raised $45,000. Thank you to all who have contributed to this important effort. From the moment the storm cleared, we’ve been hard at work clearing, rebuilding and fundraising. What have we accomplished in the three months since the storm? Here is a short photo blog update:
We have to […]
What should citizens do on Leaf Day? Dress up? Give gifts? Hide Baskets? Make a big dinner? Those are all too much work. How about do nothing. How about a purposeless day? A day to just reflect on the beauty of nature?
Leaf Day was created by Cherry Republic to celebrate the amazing colors of […]
My favorite tree – a giant Black Walnut – was so strong thru the great summer shear storm two weeks ago that it didn’t even loose a leaf. This tree lives on the Barratt farm on Port Oneida. It stands over every tree in the county and towers over Lake Michigan.
Two grand maples act as […]
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The tragic Summer Shear Storm that happened August 2nd, 2015 is the worst storm to hit Glen Arbor in recorded history. The storm has devastated acres and acres of old growth forest in the Sleeping Bear […]