A Snowflake’s Life: How Snowflakes Get Their Shape

A Snowflake’s Life, photo by Shawn Malone/Lake Superior Photo “Lives are snowflakes – unique in detail, forming patterns we have seen before, but as like one another as peas in a pod (and have you ever looked at peas in a pod? I mean, really looked at them? There’s not a chance you’d mistake one … Continue reading A Snowflake’s Life: How Snowflakes Get Their Shape

Into the cold clear night with Shawn Malone … and NASA

Comet Pan-Starrs over Headlands International Dark Sky Park, photo by Shawn Malone/Lake Superior Photo Michigan in Pictures regular Shawn Malone of Lake Superior Photo is one of the best photographers of the Michigan night sky around, and on the evening of November 22nd , you have a chance to learn from her at a Night … Continue reading Into the cold clear night with Shawn Malone … and NASA

Lake Superior Thunderhead

Lake Superior Thunderhead, photo by Lake Superior Photo So far this summer we’ve gotten some free fireworks show such as the storm that swept through last weekend. Shawn wrote: It was fireworks over the lake last night, my dog was not pleased, however I was ecstatic. Lightning was going off a couple times a second … Continue reading Lake Superior Thunderhead

Winter won’t leave Lake Superior

Wintry Sunrise from Pictured Rocks, photo by Lake Superior Photo Normally ice would be gone or nearly gone from Superior and the other Great Lakes, but as the Freep reported: Heading into May, the Great Lakes combined remain 26% ice-covered, with Lake Superior still more than half-blanketed in ice. By comparison, at this time last … Continue reading Winter won’t leave Lake Superior

March 11, 2011 Northern Lights over Lake Superior

Editor’s note: I had planned a post about Michigan St. Patrick’s Day parades, some of which take place today or tomorrow. Check out  information for St. Paddy’s celebrations in Detroit, Bay City, Clare, Flint,Kalamazoo, Grand Ledge, Saugatuck, Traverse City and Muskegon. Sorry about that, but when the Aurora Borealis calls, I’m picking up the phone! March 11 Northern Lights over Lake Superior, … Continue reading March 11, 2011 Northern Lights over Lake Superior

Northern Lake, Northern Lights

Northern Lights, photo by Harry Thomas My friend Harry sent me this photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) over North Lake Leelanau. He says that at about 2am on a very windy Tuesday night, the neighbor’s sailboat came off the mooring. He got up to check his boat and got a light show! And … Continue reading Northern Lake, Northern Lights

Lake Superior, Presque Isle, Gales of November

photo by Shawn Malone, LakeSuperiorPhoto.com About this photo, Shawn writes: Storm was 40 knot NW gales creating 10-15 ft waves at Presque Isle Park in Marquette, MI. Water appears that color (glass green/blue) under those conditions due to gray sky, water depth among other things. It’s very brutal to stand out there and try to … Continue reading Lake Superior, Presque Isle, Gales of November