an oldie but a goodie for #TBT! Above is a portrait of Elsie Schuenemann at the wheel of the Christmas Ship, near the Clark Street Bridge on the Chicago River in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. The boat carried Christmas trees to Chicago from Michigan. Her father, Captain H. Schuenemann, died when the … Continue reading The Christmas Tree Ships
Christmas Memories, photo by Richard Deming Photography Here’s hoping that whatever holiday you are celebrating this season is wonderful. Thanks everyone for being a part of Michigan in Pictures! View Richard’s photo bigger and see more in his Christmas Time 2010 slideshow.
Moon December 18 2015, photo by Dave in Michigan EarthSky notes that the December full moon will be the first on Christmas since 1977: This month, the December full moon falls on Friday, December 25, 2015. For Earth’s Western Hemisphere, it’s the first full moon on Christmas Day since 1977.We won’t have another full moon on … Continue reading Christmas Full Moon and the Metonic Cycle
Pink Glow, photo by Northern Living Photography Dee shared this gorgeous shot from near Greenbush of some trees that managed to live to grow another season! View her photo bigger on Facebook!
“Winter Blues” Rural Michigan Countryside, photo by John McCormick Editor’s Note: I inadvertently re-blogged a barn photo by John that I posted last year. This one’s a beauty too though!! After a promising start, the Great Lakes snow machine has shut down leaving us to wonder if a white Christmas is on the horizon. mLive meteorologist Mark … Continue reading Michigan White Christmas Watch
November 27th, photo by dudesitsgabby Today is Christmas for me and my family. I hope that whatever today is for you & yours, your life is filled with warmth and love. View Gabby’s photo background bigtacular and see more in her slideshow.
I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas!, photo by Spring Noel mLive meteorologist Mark Torregrossa makes the question of whether we’ll have a white Christmas or not pretty simple, saying: “If you will be in Michigan this Christmas, your dream of a white Christmas will come true – wherever you are.” Read on for his detailed forecast. … Continue reading White Christmas dreams will come true in Michigan!
December 17 – Holly Jolly Christmas, photo by Holly Jolly Christmas by Michael Koole – Vision Three Images Here’s hoping that all of you have a great Christmas if that’s your thing and a wonderful weekend in any case! See it bigger on black and in Michael’s great snow slideshow.
Roll 1 FILM Snowy Pine SOOC, photo by Carolyn Gallo The History of Christmas Trees from the History Channel notes that ancient peoples hung evergreen boughs over their doors and windows, many in the belief that evergreens would keep away witches, ghosts, evil spirits, and illness. A popular belief is that Martin Luther was walking … Continue reading The Perfect Christmas Tree (some assembly required)
Out On A Limb, photo by Beth Crawford 65. The Great Lakes Echo tipped us off to the National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count. : Each of the citizen scientists who annually braves snow, wind, or rain, to take part in the Christmas Bird Count makes an enormous contribution to conservation. Audubon and other organizations … Continue reading Help the National Audubon Society with their Christmas Bird Count