#TBT Hepatica

Hepatica by d charvat Here’s a Throwback Thursday from way back in April of 2011. Wikipedia says that Hepatica was named for its leaves, which, like the human liver (Greek hepar), have three lobes. It was once used as a medicinal herb. Owing to the doctrine of signatures, the plant was thought an effective treatment for liver disorders. … Continue reading #TBT Hepatica

#TBT A Blue Like No Other: Why are robin eggs blue?

A Blue Like No Other by Jamie MacDonald Here’s a Throwback Thursday from April of 2009 in honor of Spring, which I hear is still happening. The resource on the initial post is no longer online, so I dug up this post from The Spruce explaining why robin eggs are blue: The color of an … Continue reading #TBT A Blue Like No Other: Why are robin eggs blue?

#TBT Spring Storm on Superior

Spring Storm on Superior, photo by Greg Kretovic Here’s a great Throwback Thursday of big waves on Lake Superior back on Friday, April 19 of 2013 at the Black Rocks in Marquette’s Presque Isle Park. Lots more of Greg’s Lake Superior photos right here and more Lake Superior pics on Michigan in Pictures too!

#TBT Miners Castle Loses a Turret

Freezing, photo by Lars Jensen Here’s a throwback Thursday post with an article originally published April 14, 2006 on Absolute Michigan… The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore reports that one of the two turrets on Miner’s Castle is no more: On Thursday morning, April 13, 2006, the northeast turret of Miners Castle collapsed. One turret remains on … Continue reading #TBT Miners Castle Loses a Turret

#TBT: Beating the Winter Blues

Winter Blues by simply, Diann. If you’ve followed Michigan in Pictures for a long time, you’ll recognize this photo of the Ludington North Breakwater Light from 10 years ago. I love the photo so much that I thought I’d bring it back for an encore. If you click the link above, you can read about the lighthouse, and … Continue reading #TBT: Beating the Winter Blues

#TBT with the Oldest Ship on the Great Lakes

Lake Michigan … barge pushing, photo by Ken Scott Photography Here’s a shot of a familiar vessel, the St. Marys Challenger. As this article on the conversion of the Challenger says, eventually, age catches up with you: St. Marys Challenger lived up to its name by defying that assertion longer than its counterparts. But after … Continue reading #TBT with the Oldest Ship on the Great Lakes

#TBT Happy 100th Birthday to the Michigan State Police

State of Michigan State Police, photo by glory be me   A belated happy 100th birthday to the Michigan State police, who are 100 years and a day old today: Since April 19, 1917, the Michigan State Police has proudly served the citizens of Michigan. From a cavalry of 300 men to a full-service police … Continue reading #TBT Happy 100th Birthday to the Michigan State Police

#TBT: Shining in Cheyboygan with the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw

Shining in Cheyboygan, photo by Bill Johnson Here’s a neat “Throwback Thursday” (TBT), a photo of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw on May 25, 1993 when she was still in service. Bill writes: This is the original Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, WAGB 83, wearing its silvery whitish colors, in its home port of Cheboygan, … Continue reading #TBT: Shining in Cheyboygan with the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw