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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Crazy for Daisies

Crazy for Daisies by Andrew McFarlane

Crazy for Daisies by Andrew McFarlane

I don’t take most of the photos that I share on Michigan in Pictures, but I took this one back in May of 2015!

Nothing to add except to wish you all a wonderful weekend & to ask you to support Michigan in Pictures on Patreon.

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Looking through to another time … again

Looking Through to Another Time by Anna Newhouse

Looking Through to Another Time by Anna Newhouse

Sometimes I save photos I feature on Michigan in Pictures to a folder that changes my computer background every day. This one by Anna from 5 years back has always been one of my favorites.

You can see more in Anna’s My 365 Photo Challenge gallery.

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#TBT Hepatica

Hepatica by d charvat

Hepatica by d charvat

Here’s a Throwback Thursday from way back in April of 2011.

Wikipedia says that Hepatica was named for its leaves, which, like the human liver (Greek hepar), have three lobes. It was once used as a medicinal herb. Owing to the doctrine of signatures, the plant was thought an effective treatment for liver disorders. Although poisonous in large doses, the leaves and flowers may be used as an astringent, demulcent for slow-healing injuries and as a diuretic.

More in Diane’s Wildflowers gallery on Flickr.

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Dutchman’s breeches

Dutchman's breeches by William Dolak

Dutchman’s breeches by William Dolak

Bill shared this photo last week in the Michigan in Pictures group on Facebook & writes:

Dicentra cucullaria, or Dutchman’s breeches, is a perennial herbaceous plant, native to rich woods of eastern North America, with a disjunct population in the Columbia Basin.

The common name Dutchman’s breeches derives from their white flowers that look like white breeches.

Click for a couple more shots from Bill.

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The Purple Ones

Mom's garden by Andrew McFarlane

The Purple Ones by Andrew McFarlane

Here’s a rare Michpics pic from yours truly. It’s a shot of these incredible purple flowers that spread from the neighbor’s to my mother’s yard & bloom every spring.

See more flowers on Michigan in Pictures & have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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Bees Working

Bees Working by Brooke Pennington

Untitled by Brooke Pennington

Here’s stunning shot from way back in 2008 that I’ve featured before. Check out Brooke’s Spring gallery on Flickr for more!

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