2017 Chicago to Mackinac Sailing Race

Absolute Chicago-Mackinac, photo by Jim Sorbie When I wandered down to Fishtown in Leland yesterday afternoon, the number one topic of conversation was the annual Chicago to Mackinac sailing race. The 333-mile race from Chicago’s Navy Pier to Mackinac Island is kind of a big deal in communities along Michigan’s western coast like mine. I … Continue reading 2017 Chicago to Mackinac Sailing Race

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

Wild & Scenic Rivers: September color along the Carp River

West from the Lake of the Clouds, photo by Jim Sorbie Glints of yellow, orange and red are starting to pop up around the state, so it’s probably time to get some fall wallpaper for your computer! Check that link for a ton and get fall color reports and color touring ideas from the Pure Michigan Fall … Continue reading Wild & Scenic Rivers: September color along the Carp River

Closing out the Summer

Untitled, photo by Jim Sorbie Summer 2014 – get it before it’s gone! View Jim’s photo of a sunset paddleboarder on Lake Michigan near Empire background bigtacular and see more in his Leelanau Scenes slideshow! More sunsets and more summer wallpaper on Michigan in Pictures!

Is our summer out there?

090611_1186 by jsorbieus, photo by jsorbieus Don’t get me wrong, I love winter, and we’re having a great one. Around this time I start to wonder when we’ll be able to walk out of winter and into warmer times. Check Jim’s photo out background bigtacular, view it in his Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore slideshow and … Continue reading Is our summer out there?

Morning on Pearl Lake

DSC_5813, photo by jsorbieus Today is the opening day of walleye season in Michigan. I couldn’t find a good walleye photo, but even though Pearl Lake isn’t on the list of top walleye lakes in Michigan, I thought it captured the mood perfectly! Much more at Michigan Walleye on Absolute Michigan. Check this out background … Continue reading Morning on Pearl Lake

The Lake in Winter

DSC_0136, photo by jsorbieus. It changes every day, every hour. It is a thousand lakes, changing faces with every shift in wind and light – flurried by offshore wind, whitecapped in squalls, colored flannel gray or pearl-white or stormy black beneath the winter clouds, a dozen blues when the sky is blue. ~Jerry Dennis on … Continue reading The Lake in Winter