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Fall Color Report: Fall color is starting to get good. There’s still a lot of green out there but we’re seeing lots of yellows along with more and more oranges and reds. Some spots, such as M-22 south of Leland are very close to peak while others are still waiting to turn.
Fall is the best time for hiking on the Leelanau Peninsula, and one of my personal favorite hiking locations is Whaleback, known also as Carp Point. This distinctive point juts into Lake Michigan just south of Leland and forms the north point of Good Harbor Bay. When viewed from the north or south along the shoreline or just offshore, it is shaped like a beached whale, but I was told as a kid that Whaleback is actually named for its resemblance to a style of ship common on the Great Lakes called a whaleback.
Can anyone confirm or deny? If so, head over to Leelanau.com and post your comment!
Norm Wheeler of the Glen Arbor Sun offered the following poem by the late poet Max Ellison, founder of the Stone Circle near Elk Rapids that I wanted to share with you…
Michigan My Michigan
He spread a bolt of pineland beneath a canopy of blue,
|The last Wednesday of every month on Absolute Michigan is a “Weird Wednesday” when we check in with Weird Michigan author Linda Godfrey for a story of the strange and unexplained. While we’re starting to accept that cougars are once again roaming the woods and wilds of Michigan, what do we think about Michigan’s Mystery Cats? The Gogomain Swamp south of Sault Ste. Marie in 1954 was when the ebon-furred creature clawed its way into the Wolverine State’s consciousness. Read on for more!
Jeff Gaydash (who took that gorgeous Whaleback photo above) also has a cool study of the Rouge Plant in Detroit on Michigan in Pictures.
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State of the State’s Energy Infrastructure with John Sarver
Empire Heritage Day ~ Saturday, October 9th
2010 Leelanau Farmer’s Markets continue in Northport on Friday mornings and in Empire and Suttons Bay on Saturday mornings with lots of great produce and products available. Apples anyone? See the complete list on their website and check them out on Facebook
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Now Playing at the Bay Theater in Suttons Bay:’Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ – continues thru Oct 7. Coming soon: ‘The Social Network’ and ‘Secretariat’ (PG) and ‘Get Low’ (PG-13). The Bay Film Series 2010/2011: Another year of great world cinema available right here in SuttonsBay, MI is now underway! The schedule for the film series has now been posted on the website. Mid-Week Specials are back!! Tuesdays – Free Popcorn (one medium corn with ticket purchase), Wednesdays – $5.50 for all seats (Specials are not valid for special events or film series). Bay Theatre Gift Certificates: ‘Say it with a Movie’ gift certificates provide a memorable and enjoyable experience all year ’round.Check the web site for details!
Trish snapped this shot yesterday at Tom and Marie Korson’s place. Applesauce sound good? Read all about it at her Adventures in Preserving and Canning blog!
It’s 68 degrees under mostly sunny skies at 2:20 PM at Leelanau Coffee Roasting in Glen Arbor. The record high for a September 30th was 89 degrees in 1922 with the record low of 26 set in 1945. The forecast for today calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 60s. Expect mostly cloudy skies tomorrow with a high in the upper 50s. The weekend outlook calls for a chance of showers on Saturday with highs only around 50. Sunday expect mostly sunny skies and temps in the low 50s.
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