Pumpkin Army

pumpkins 3, photo by northernlightphotograph Over on Absolute Michigan our PumpkinPalooza can tell you everything you want to know about pumpkins including some facts from our friends at Taste the Local Difference: Pumpkins are a member of the cucurbita family, which includes squash, watermelons, and cucumbers. Their origins are believed to have come from Central … Continue reading Pumpkin Army

Garden Pumpkin via the Great Wall

Garden Pumpkin 1, photo by Marianne Priest Absolute Michigan has a pumpkinpalooza going today – check it out! Marianne took this shot using a Great Wall df2 camera using tri X/hc110 film. Another friend of the blog, Mark O’Brien, has details on The Great Wall camera on his blog. You can see more shots that Marianne … Continue reading Garden Pumpkin via the Great Wall

of Pumpkins & Pistons

pumpkins on the porch, photo by Bean in Sylvan Lake Haven’t carved your pumpkins yet? One of the things at absolutemichigan.com/Pumpkin are Detroit Pistons Pumpkin Stencils. The almost completely revamped Pistons open the season tonight with a benefit for the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit and upper level seats are just $15! If you’re wondering … Continue reading of Pumpkins & Pistons

In the pumpkin patch

Note: This photo isn’t the original photo. The person who took the photo that was here deleted their photos from the internet. Because I couldn’t stand the ugly “This photo has been deleted” image, I added one of my own … so I guess this isn’t really an “official” Michigan in Pictures. Move along. Black … Continue reading In the pumpkin patch

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

Happy Halloween … and the Indian Drum

Happy Halloween, photo by Julie Happy Halloween everyone! I shared this story a few years ago, but since we’re back up on northern Lake Michigan at a time when the witch of November is rousing, why not share it again? In 1915, William MacHarg & Edwin Balmer wrote a book called The Indian Drum. The whole book is available … Continue reading Happy Halloween … and the Indian Drum

Make Mine a Michigan Thanksgiving: High Bush Cranberry Edition

Cranberries, photo by Blondieyooper One thing that I love is Thanksgiving dinner, and another is Michigan grown food. Dianna at Promote Michigan brings those together with 15 things that make Thanksgiving Pure Michigan. From starters like Koeze nuts, McClure’s Pickles, Koegel Meats, and Leelanau Cheese to sides like Michigan potatoes & squash to Michigan-raised turkeys … Continue reading Make Mine a Michigan Thanksgiving: High Bush Cranberry Edition