The Night’s Watch

The Night’s Watch, photo by Jiqing Fan Of this stunning photo from back in October at Miners Castle in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Jiqing Fan writes: Winter is coming! The night’s watch of the North guard the last bit of colors against the white walkers (snow storm) approaching. It appears that the Watch did its job … Continue reading The Night’s Watch

Heavenly curtain at the Phoenix Church

A special Sunday “I changed the cover of the Michigan in Pictures Facebook” edition of Michigan in Pictures. God is light, photo by Jiqing Fan The Keweenaw County Historical Society page about their Phoenix Church in Houghton explains: St. Mary’s Church was built in 1858 to serve the Catholic residents in the nearby mining community of Cliff, scene … Continue reading Heavenly curtain at the Phoenix Church

Waterfall Wednesday: Manido Falls in the Porcupine Mountains

Turbulence (Manido Falls, Porcupine Mountain), photo by Jiqing Fan The Waterfall Record’s entry for Manido Falls says: Manido Falls did not impress me at first, at least not as much as the downstream Manabezho Falls. After seeing the pictures I had taken, though, I discovered what an amazingly beautiful waterfall Manido Falls is. Its beauty … Continue reading Waterfall Wednesday: Manido Falls in the Porcupine Mountains

Foggy Morning on Portage Lake and the Tyndall Effect

Foggy morning, photo by Jiqing Fan Wikipedia says that Portage Lake is part of the Keweenaw Waterway, a partly natural, partly artificial waterway that cuts across the Keweenaw Peninsula to provide access for shipping from Lake Superior. If you click the link you can get an aerial view. View Jiqing Fan’s photo bigger and see … Continue reading Foggy Morning on Portage Lake and the Tyndall Effect

#michpics

Good Morning Brockway, photo by Jiqing Fan Today’s post might win the 2013 Incomprehensible Garbledegook Award… Almost all of the photos on Michigan in Pictures are those added to the Absolute Michigan pool on the excellent photo sharing site Flickr, with occasional photo posted to the Michigan in Pictures Facebook mixed in. While that’s very convenient for me, … Continue reading #michpics

First Light at Lake of the Clouds

First light, photo by adonyvan About a month ago, Jiqing Fan spent the night at Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountain State Park. I featured one of his photos then but I figured after Sunday’s ripping storm, we all deserved a glorious sunrise to start the week! Check it out bigger and see … Continue reading First Light at Lake of the Clouds

Happy Ending: Sunrise in the Porkies

Happy ending, photo by adonyvan About this gorgeous shot of the sunrise & fall color in the Porcupine Mountains, Jiqing Fan writes: Weather.com forecasted that the sky would clear 2 hours before Monday’s sunrise after 3 days rain, so I decided to camp at the Porcupine Mountain to wait for it. Sunday afternoon, dense fog … Continue reading Happy Ending: Sunrise in the Porkies

Ice Arch: Cold grips Michigan

Ice Arch by adonyvan, photo by adonyvan Got to love what a lake like Superior can carve out of ice. Right now the coldest air of the last 4 years has settled in across Michigan. Metro Detroit will see wind chills below zero today, Bay City/Saginaw and the surrounding area faces single digit temps and … Continue reading Ice Arch: Cold grips Michigan

Waterfall Wednesday: A Fall Morning at Bond Falls

Morning fog, photo by adonyvan Bond Falls is is one of Michigan’s most beautiful waterfalls and a frequent guest on this blog. Click for more Bond Falls photos from Michigan in Pictures including a great one from a month ago of Bond Falls under the stars by the same photographer! Check this out on black … Continue reading Waterfall Wednesday: A Fall Morning at Bond Falls