Rotten Apples: 2014 Detroit Lions Playoff Edition

The Rotten Apples, photo by Joel Dinda If you’re a Detroit Lions fan, you’re probably more than a bit dazed by yesterday’s game which had the Lions on the verge of winning their first playoff game in 23 years. Mitch Albom has a column that details the stunning turn of events as the door closed on … Continue reading Rotten Apples: 2014 Detroit Lions Playoff Edition

Michigan Apples Bounce Back!

Red McIntosh apples, photo by vostok71 The Detroit Free Press writes that Michigan apples are back – and in a big way. This year’s harvest could be one of the largest Michigan has ever seen, the Michigan Apple Committee said Friday after the U.S. Apple Association released its estimate for Michigan’s 2013 apple crop. The … Continue reading Michigan Apples Bounce Back!

Apples on the Ridge push through Mothers Day frost

empire apple tree blossoming, photo by Alissa Holland NPR’s Noah Adams visited “The Ridge” to see how the apple crop was faring in 2013 after the devastation of 2012. The engaging 4 minute piece looks at methods they use to battle frost and how last year’s 99% wipeout hurt farmers. It’s well worth your time, … Continue reading Apples on the Ridge push through Mothers Day frost

MMMMMMM-Michigan Apples!

MMMMMMM-Michigan Apples….., photo by rowrlm. While our cool fall has been rough on some farmers, it has produced one of the best years for apples in Michigan history! Michigan apples, not only delicious but prized on Absolute Michigan has a ton of apple information (including a new Honeycrisp apple hybrid). You can also check out … Continue reading MMMMMMM-Michigan Apples!

Art & Apples … and a whole bunch of Michigan events

… one a day, photo by suesue2. Our Absolute Michigan calendar says there’s here’s a lot of cool events happening this weekend from long-standing events like the Celebration on the Grand in Grand Rapids, Wheatland Music Festival and Posen Potato Festival to newer events like the Ann Arbor HomeGrown Festival, UP Oktoberfest, Great Lakes Cider … Continue reading Art & Apples … and a whole bunch of Michigan events

Picking Apples, W. Golden Orchard 1894 … or thereabouts

Picking Apples, W. Golden Orchard 1894, photo courtesy Archives of Michigan The Image of the Month for October 2007 from the Archives of Michigan begin: This photo depicts apple pickers in the Old Mission Peninsula. It was taken in the early 1890’s. (The caption on the front of the photo gives the year as “1894.” … Continue reading Picking Apples, W. Golden Orchard 1894 … or thereabouts

Altar to Fall

Altar by Bill Dolak Bill writes “On this, the altar to the last day of summer: the sacrificial leaf that will bring on fall,” so if anyone is sad summer’s over, Bill’s the man to talk to. ;) Of course if you’re excited for apples, autumn’s colors & of course, pumpkin spice, mad props to … Continue reading Altar to Fall

January 5th with Joel

Lilies, photo by Joel Dinda This morning I got a note from one of Michigan in Pictures’s longtime contributors, Joel Dinda letting me know that I had coincidentally featured his photos twice on previous January 5ths. The other two were Rotten Apples: 2014 Detroit Lions Playoff Edition detailing the Lions’ loss to Dallas after the pass … Continue reading January 5th with Joel

Today’s the Day for the Michigan Apple Crunch!

apples, photo by Diane Greene Lent A Healthier Michigan is a pretty cool blog with some state-specific tips for better health. Their post on the annual  Michigan’s Apple Crunch Day (Thursday, October 13)  says that every October, schools, organizations, and businesses bite into Michigan apples on the same day, setting records for apples eaten. It’s a … Continue reading Today’s the Day for the Michigan Apple Crunch!

Charles Stewart Mott and the Mott Foundation Building

The Mott Foundation Building in Flint, photo by Steve Brown My post on Tuesday generated a little controversy because I stated who I was supporting in Michigan’s primary and also that I’d continue to share my personal opinions here on Michigan in Pictures. Most readers who commented agreed, including Jim Schaefer who shared the most powerful comment … Continue reading Charles Stewart Mott and the Mott Foundation Building