Mystery!, photo by I am Jacques Strappe. Yesterday Marjorie went hiking on a mountain near Marquette where she came across this carving that reads R.S. Chamberlin 10 20 1872. She writes: Near the highest point of the mountain was a small outcrop of rock. This was carved into it — though it had been hidden … Continue reading Mystery Monday: Who Was R.S. Chamberlin?
Art Museum, photo by I am Jacques Strappe. Over at the Ann Arbor Area Crappy Camera Club, Matt Callow posted an announcement from ArtServe Michigan. They are seeking: …quality photographs that capture and document arts and culture in Michigan: the buildings where arts and culture takes place, artists at work in their studios or participating … Continue reading Photos of Arts & Culture in Michigan
Looking Down, photo by chicalookate After spending an hour yesterday afternoon exploring Kalamazoo video for our Absolute Michigan station on chime.tv, I decided to check out the slideshow of 10,000+ photos tagged “kalamazoo” on Flickr. After spending entirely too long with some really amazing photos and photographers, I have the following to report: puja has … Continue reading Kalamazoo, Michigan
IMPORTANT NOTE: Mushrooms can be dangerous and even deadly! Be careful and know what you’re eating. As the saying goes: “There are old mushroom hunters, and bold mushroom hunters, but there are no old, bold mushroom hunters.” Black Trumpet, photo by I am Jacques Strappe The Michigan Morel Hunters Club features mushrooms that are in … Continue reading Know Your Michigan Mushrooms: Black Trumpet
Sundews!, photo by Sundews! by I am Jacques Strappe English sundew (Drosera anglica) is also known as Great sundew. This sundew guide from MSU says that there are 4 species of sundew in Michigan. Similar to Sarracenia purpurea (pitcher-plant) and Pinguicula vulgaris (butterwort), sundews are carnivorous plants, capturing insects (primarily) with their nectar-like, mucilaginous secretions … Continue reading Sundews!
Ore Dock, photo by I am Jacques Strappe. Here’s an early addition to the Absolute Michigan pool from Jorie O’Brien. See it bigger in her massive Marquette slideshow. We profiled her way back when on Michigan in Pictures. Check them all out at the links below: Day I: Michigan Photographers: Michpics Talks with Marjorie O’Brien … Continue reading Ore Dock
Bohm Theatre, Albion, photo by I am Jacques Strappe. One of the cool things that came out at this year’s Traverse City Film Festival was Michael Moore’s plan to to bring back downtown movie theaters. John Flesher And Mike Householder of the AP write in USA Today: For generations, Americans viewed films in stately, single-screen … Continue reading Michael Moore to help restore Michigan’s downtown movie theaters
The start of Autumn, photo by I am Jacques Strappe You can get 100+ more photos of the Upper Peninsula in autumn from Marjorie (slideshow). Last fall through Absolute Michigan/Michigan in Pictures we started using the great information compiled in Travel Michigan’s Fall Color Tours as a starting point to point you to some great … Continue reading Fall Color Tours: Marquette, Negaunee, Au Train
Paul Bunyan, photo by I am Jacques Strappe. The Michigan Historical Museum is planning an exhibit called Michigan’s Roadside Attractions, set to run from January to June of 2009. They are looking for stories, pictures and artifacts of the unique places – open or long shuttered – that folks visit on the way from someplace … Continue reading Another (Michigan) Roadside Attraction
Mason County Courthouse, Ludington, MI, photo by I am Jacques Strappe. Michpics regulars may remember Marjorie O’Brien from her profile last year. Given her passion for architecture and wandering the state of Michigan, it should come as little surprise that she has developed the Michigan Architecture Blog where she photographs and discusses everything from the … Continue reading Paying tribute to Michigan’s architecture