May the 4th be with Michigan!

“Midnight Light” Frankfort, Michigan by John McCormick May 4th is known as Star Wars Day – May the Fourth be with you – an annual celebration of one of our shared modern stories. If you’re up before dawn tomorrow, you can step out to see if you can see Eta Aquariid  meteors in the east. … Continue reading May the 4th be with Michigan!

Trouble in a corner of paradise

Porcupine Mountain State Park, photo by Jim Sorbie I’m sure that some people will see this as a “political” post, but it’s very much in line with Michigan in Pictures’ 11 year focus on the promotion AND protection of Michigan’s natural beauty. In other words, I will never stop speaking up when I believe decisions … Continue reading Trouble in a corner of paradise

Don’t Skip the Fresh Coast Film Festival!

Skipping Stones, Lake Superior Presque Isle Park, photo by John McCormick As I shared a couple of weeks ago, the first-ever Fresh Coast Film Festival takes place next week (October 13-16) in Marquette. It’s a documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle, water-rich environment and resilient spirit of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest. In my article about the festival on Absolute … Continue reading Don’t Skip the Fresh Coast Film Festival!

Sunrise on McCarty’s Cove & Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

“McCarty’s Cove” Marquette Harbor Lighthouse, photo by John McCormick Just got back from Marquette, and I have to say, this is one cool city!! John took this photo back in August of 2011 at sunrise at McCarty’s Cove, one of Marquette’s best beaches according to Travel Marquette. I really had to dig (seriously, a Mining Journal … Continue reading Sunrise on McCarty’s Cove & Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

Rainbow Falls and the Waterfalls of the Black River

Rainbow Falls, Ottawa National Forest, photo by John McCormick GoWaterfalling’s page on the Waterfalls of the Black River Scenic Byway explains that this section of the river is Michigan’s waterfall alley: The Black River Scenic Byway is located in the western corner of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Dedicated in 1992 as a National Forest Scenic Byway, it … Continue reading Rainbow Falls and the Waterfalls of the Black River

May’s Eta Aquariad Meteor Shower

Milky Way over Au Sable Point Lighthouse, photo by Michigan Nut EarthSky shares details on this week’s Eta Aquarid meteor shower: In 2016, the forecast calls for the greatest number of Eta Aquarid meteors to light up the predawn darkness on May 5 and 6. It should be a good year for this shower, with the … Continue reading May’s Eta Aquariad Meteor Shower

Waterfall Wednesday: Milky Way over Tahquamenon Falls

Milky Way over Tahquamenon Falls, photo by John McCormick / Michigan Nut Photography The Tahquamenon Falls State Park says: Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses close to 50,000 acres stretching over 13 miles. Most of this is undeveloped woodland without roads, buildings or power lines. The centerpiece of the park, and the very reason for its existence, … Continue reading Waterfall Wednesday: Milky Way over Tahquamenon Falls

Deer Michigan, I Love You

Deer Tracks – Kitch-iti-Kipi, photo by John McCormick/Michigan Nut Happy Valentines Day to all of you! I love Michigan even more than stupid puns.  Someone else who loves this state is my friend John McCormick of Michigan Nut Photography. He’s on quite a tear right now with photos on many Pure Michigan billboards and being featured … Continue reading Deer Michigan, I Love You

Polling for Parks: Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park

Sunset over Lake of the Clouds, Porcupine Mountains, photo by John McCormick USA Today is polling their readers to see what they think the 10 best state parks in the nation are. The entry page for the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park says: The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, or the “Porkies” as its known to frequent … Continue reading Polling for Parks: Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park

Bigfoot comes to West Branch

“Foggy Forest Dawn” Lower Michigan Winter, photo by John McCormick Well, Bigfoot Days at least. The Ogema County Voice reports: World renowned scientist/author Dr. Igor Burtsev from Moscow, Russia, will be the keynote speaker at the West Branch Bigfoot Days conference scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7. Burtsev will have a meet … Continue reading Bigfoot comes to West Branch