Mackinac Island, photo by Gary Ennis While lilacs have faded in much of Michigan, they’re still going strong on Mackinac Island as we head into the final weekend of the annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival. The Northern Express’s writeup on the Lilac Festival says in part: There are over 100 varieties of lilac on the … Continue reading Lilacs are still out on Mackinac Island!
Red barn with Lilacs, photo by Ann Fisher While lilacs are fading in much of the state, they’re just getting going in the Upper Peninsula! View Ann’s photo background big and see more in her 2016 UP slideshow. More barns on Michigan in Pictures.
Walking on Sunshine, photo by Sue Fraser Sue shared this with wishes of “blue skies & sunshine” back in 2007, and I’d like to join her in wishing all of Michigan’s marvelous moms a very Happy Mothers Day! View Sue’s photo bigger and see more in her slideshow. PS: To all you moms not of … Continue reading Sunshine, blue sky & lilacs for Michigan moms!
Fort Mackinac & Lilacs, photo by Steven Blair The 66th annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival starts tomorrow and runs through June 14th. It celebrates the Island’s historic varieties of lilacs (many from the Colonial era) and equestrian culture and is one of the Island’s biggest attractions. Apparently it’s “Lissa Edwards Goes to Mackinac Week” on Michigan in Pictures as I turn again to one … Continue reading Lilac Island: Mackinac Island’s Lilacs & Lilac Festival
Lilacs on Mackinac Island, photo by Steven Blair While lilacs are starting to wind down around the state, they’re just getting going on Mackinac Island. The annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival started last weekend and continues through Sunday, June 15th. Here’s a few tips courtesy the Lilac Festival and Jeff Young, Lilac Curator at the … Continue reading Lilacs on Mackinac … and lilacs in your garden
lilacs in spring, photo by Laila L It’s lilac time across most of Michigan, one of my favorite seasons! Laila took this photo last May – view it bigger and see more in her Flowers slideshow.
Lilacs, photo by Ann279. When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d, And the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night, I mourn’d, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring. ~Walt Whitman (read the complete poem) Check this out background big and in Anne’s slideshow.
lilac after morning rain, photo by grdadof6. I don’t know if there’s anything that says to me more that spring has well and truly sprung than the appearance of lilacs. Although they are still a week or so away here in northern Michigan and further off in the UP and on Mackinac Island (home of … Continue reading Lilac Time in Michigan
lilacs 2008 05-10 03, photo by Ray-48. Wikipedia says that Syringa (Lilac) is a genus of about 20–25 species of deciduous shrubs or small trees in the olive family (Oleaceae), native to Europe and Asia. Although lilacs in Michigan typically bloom in mid to late May in most locations, it’s not until June that Mackinac … Continue reading Lilacs and the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival
Round Island Lighthouse & Lilacs, photo by Allocentric. This Friday (June 9, 2006) the annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival kicks off. The festival runs June 9-18 and includes the Taste of Mackinac, free concerts and (of course) lots and lots of lilacs. Mackinac Island Lilac Festival web site.