#TBT Time for Tulip Time in Holland

Tulip Time 1953 Edition

Tulip Time 1953 Edition

Holland’s annual Tulip Time Festival starts this Saturday and runs May 7-15, 2022. Tulip Time is the oldest tulip festival in North America that started in in 1929 when the City of Holland planted its first crop of 100,000 tulips, and it has continued to grow with national entertainment acts and events & activities for all ages.

The Tulip Time Festival shared this awesome photo from the 1950s, a perfect Throwback Thursday! Head over to their Facebook Page for more!

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Stay warm, Crocuses

Crocuses by Brooke Pennington

Crocuses by Brooke Pennington

You might think that after thousands of years of coming up too soon and getting frozen, the crocus family would have had a little sense knocked into it. 
-Robert Benchley

With a cold weekend ahead, I can’t help think about the bold crocuses. Stay warm, my purple pals!!

I’ve shared this stunning shot by Brooke before, and when it came up in my memories I had to share it again! More from Brooke on Flickr.

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No Foolin’

Michigan Spring?!? by Michelle Leale

Michigan Spring?!? by Michelle Leale

I love a good April Fools, but I just don’t seem to have it in me this year. You can check out some of my (and others) Michigan April Fools pics from years past though. 

Speaking of April Foolishness, the 4″ of snow outside is testing my patience!! Michelle took this back in April of 2018. See the latest on her Flickr & have a great weekend!

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Eastern Market Flower Day returns

Eastern Market Flower Day

Eastern Market Flower Day by Eastern Market

Detroit’s Eastern Market shares that their popular Flower Day will return in 2022 on Suday, May 15th:

Flower Day takes place every year on the Sunday after Mother’s Day and has been a time-honored tradition of Eastern Market since 1967. Growers offer a wide variety of flowers at a great value so we recommend you come early for the best selection!

This special day is made possible through our partnership with the Metropolitan Detroit Flower Growers Association. MDFGA members arrive every year from Michigan, Ontario, and neighboring states. They share 15 acres of the heartiest varieties of flowers for this region and they’re ready to share the best strategies of how to help their flora thrive.

We also offer free convenient parcel pickups so you can explore the market throughout the day without being attached to your flats of flowers.

More at Eastern Market. and also on their Eastern Market Flower Day Facebook event.

Eastern Market shared this pic back in 2020. Here’s a gallery from Flower Day 2019 on their Facebook page.

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The First Crocuses

The first crocuses I've seen this spring by Bill Dolak

The first crocuses I’ve seen this spring by Bill Dolak

While I’m still waiting to see the first crocus here in Traverse City, Bill saw some on Friday in Kalamazoo. How about you – any crocuses or springy signs in your neck of Michigan?? 

Head over to Bill’s Flickr to see his latest & have an awesome week everyone!

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Sunflowers for Ukraine

Sunflowers by Diane Greene Lent

Sunflowers by Diane Greene Lent

Diane shared these sunflowers for Ukraine today in the Absolute Michigan photo group on Flickr. I don’t really have anything to add except for my own hopes & good wishes to the Ukrainian people at this terrible time.

See more in Diane’s Photo a Day 2022 gallery on Flickr.

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Reaching for Summer’s Light

Reaching for the light by Mike Carey

Reaching for the light by Mike Carey

In just over a day – 3:20 PM tomorrow at the vernal equinox to be precise – Summer 2021 will be in the books. Here’s hoping you get a little of that summer light before it’s all gone!

See more in Mike’s Lake Michigan 2021 gallery on Flickr

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Sunflowers & Monarchs!

Sunflower & Monarch! by Michelle Leale

Sunflower & Monarch! by Michelle Leale

It’s been good to see a lot of monarch butterflies this August in my photo feed & in real life! Featuring a pair from Michelle today, the one above & the one below as the latest cover for the Michigan in Pictures Facebook page!

See more in Michelle’s feed & have an awesome week everyone!

Sunflowers & Monarch by Michelle Leale

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Michpics Rewind: There’s one in every crowd

There's one in every crowd by Bill Dolak

There’s one in every crowd by Bill Dolak

I’m seeing photos of Michigan sunflower fields in my feeds, so I figured I’d reach back 7 years for one of my favorite sunflower shots! Bill got this photo of a field of sunflowers east of Vicksburg back in 2014. See moore in his massive Kalamazoo County, Michigan gallery on Flickr & have a great week!

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Field, Flowers, Farm

Field of Flowers at the Farm by Robert F Carter

Field of Flowers at the Farm by Robert F Carter

“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.”
– Ansel Adams

Robert took this back in August of 2015. He shared this perfectly apt quotation from Ansel Adams on his profile & about this photo he writes:

While visiting a local farm market in Petoskey, Michigan, I was drawn to their crop of flowers next to their driveway. The flowers in the foreground are Bachelor’s Buttons. The road that curves through the hilly terrain can be seen near the barn in the distance.

See more in his My Petoskey gallery on Flickr & for sure check out his website.

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