May you find your pot of gold on St Patrick’s Day

Rainbow and fog bank over the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, photo by Ann Fisher May you have all the happiness And luck that life can hold And at the end of your rainbows May you find a pot of gold. ~ Old Irish Blessing A very happy St. Patrick’s Day and health & good fortune … Continue reading May you find your pot of gold on St Patrick’s Day

Corktown, the Irish and St. Patrick’s Day in Michigan

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, photo by *Alysa*. May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you wherever you go. ~Irish Blessing Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Detroit had their parade last weekend but there are events on tap today and tomorrow in Bay City, Clare, Flint, Kalamazoo, Grand Ledge,  Saugatuck, Traverse … Continue reading Corktown, the Irish and St. Patrick’s Day in Michigan

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Michigan

Royal Oak Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2008, photo by Wigwam Jones As a Scotsman, my understanding of today is that St. Patrick drove the snakes our of Ireland to make it safe for Guinness. Today it’s a day where the young, young at heart and leprechauns can join together in the celebration of Irish heritage … Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Michigan

Ice Jam 2008 on Lake St. Clair

3-16-08 BH 14, photo by heypat. This photo is part of Patrick’s 2008 ICE Flows Lake St Clair set. Check out more ice jam action on Lake St. Clair from Michigan in Pictures. It’s an annual sign of spring, and in one of the posts, Spike explained this phenomenon: The ice starts as a sheet … Continue reading Ice Jam 2008 on Lake St. Clair

The Guru Of The Green and our science fiction moment

Guru Of The Green – Flint, Michigan, photo by J.M.Barclay. “It’s almost like science fiction at this point.” ~Weather Underground weather historian, Christopher C. Burt Dr. Jeff Masters flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990 and co-founded Ann Arbor-based The Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He’s Wunderground’s Senior Meteorologist and … Continue reading The Guru Of The Green and our science fiction moment

March is the new May

Beach, photo by Second Glance Photos Kevin Ryan. What a crazy weekend, with sunny & 70s recorded all over Michigan on St Patrick’s Day weekend and record temps set in many places yesterday including 82 degrees in my home of Traverse City. 82. In March. Add to that mosquitos biting, forsythia blooming and even spring … Continue reading March is the new May

Wearing o the Green (ice)

Icicles in cave – Grand Island Ice Curtains on Lake Superior, photo by Craig Craig writes: A little emerald green for St. Patrick’s Day! Viewing this ice curtain from the inside at Grand Island near Munising Michigan, highlights the blue and teal hues that nature provides. View the photo bigger and see more in Craig’s … Continue reading Wearing o the Green (ice)