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

Real Michigan Maple Syrup: Step One

110314_4339A, photo by jsorbieus. One of the signs of spring in Michigan is when you see buckets on the maple trees. Jim writes that the first step to a delicious breakfast is real michigan maple syrup! Check it out bigger than a bucket and see more shots in his Syrup Slideshow! For more about how … Continue reading Real Michigan Maple Syrup: Step One

Fall at Ransom Lake Natural Area

PA223507A, photo by jsorbieus. As the leaves start to turn in Michigan, I see a steady uptick in the number of people who come to Michigan in Pictures after searching for “Fall” or “Autumn” or “Fall Wallpaper“.For all of you color seekers, I’m sending photo of early fall color from years past at Ransom Lake … Continue reading Fall at Ransom Lake Natural Area

Autumn in Alberta, Michigan

DSC_6567, photo by jsorbieus. Jim took this photo in Alberta, Michigan, an unincorporated community in L’Anse Township of Baraga County: The community was originally founded in 1936 after Henry Ford declared the banks of the Plumbago Creek to be an ideal spot for a sawmill. Ford named the town “Alberta” after the daughter of one … Continue reading Autumn in Alberta, Michigan