December 31, 2006
When we started Michigan in Pictures one year ago, I’m not quite sure what we expected. Looking back, I have to say that of everything we’ve done through Absolute Michigan, it is of this site that I am most proud. We have to give a huge bucket of thanks to the fine folks at WordPress.com, who provide free and fantastic blog service for this and half a million other blogs and also make their amazing blog software available for free at WordPress.org. An equally large container of thanks is due to Flickr, the equally free and equally fantastic photo sharing site. These two companies demonstrate what people who care about what they are building can accomplish.
But beyond either of those are all of you who take and share and appreciate all kinds of photographs of this beautiful land we love called Michigan. We are so grateful to all of you.
This is the time of year when it is customary to make great promises. I’m tempted to make some about how we’ll figure out a way to tie in photos from many more places – professional photographers, other photo services, photography clubs, libraries and museums. Or to say that we will do a lot more photographer profiles like the the ones of Matt Callow and Marjorie O’Brien. Or to announce a massive Michigan photography exhibition. I hope we will do all of these and more but can’t promise anything more than that we will do our very best to honor what you have given us and to show Michigan in all its beauty to all of you.
Happy New Year, hope it’s a good one for everyone.
December 30, 2006
December 29, 2006
This picture shows people waiting in line to sign the President Ford condolence book at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids (Dec 28, 2006). Below are some more photos that you can click to view. Also see President Gerald R. Ford – 1913 – 2006 on Absolute Michigan and the Gerald R. Ford photo pool.
December 28, 2006
The above photo is one of many great shots in the Rose Bowl Game timeline on the official Rose Bowl site. It’s from the first ever Rose Bowl Game in 1902. As the account makes clear, it was a very good day for the gang from Michigan:
1902 – Michigan 49 Stanford 0
Michigan (10-0) defeats Stanford (3-1-2) at wooden Tournament Park, 49-0. Fielding (Hurry Up) Yost’s point-a-minute Wolverines outscore 11 foes 550-0 for the season. Michigan fullback Neil Snow scores five touchdowns in this first Tournament of Roses Game and halfback Willie Heston carries 18 times for 170 yards. Guard W.K. Roosevelt, second cousin of Theodore Roosevelt, plays for Stanford despite a bone fracture in his leg.
You can get a lot more Rose Bowl / Wolverines history from Absolute Michigan and learn more about Fielding Yost in Wikipedia and at the UM Bentley Historical Library.
December 27, 2006
I didn’t say anything about the last photo I blogged from this photographer, and though I feel that I should say something about this one, all I can come up with is: “Check out all Sam’s photos because he has some amazing shots from all over the world.”
December 26, 2006
December 25, 2006
I’m wishing for…
Hope the season, the year, your life or the fat guy in the red suit brings you what you’re wanting, needing and hoping for.