Treat your momma right!

Happy Mother’s Day, photo by Jim Sisko

Happy Mother’s Day to all you Michigan moms! I appreciate how hard you work every day doing the toughest job that I know of. Here’s hoping that everyone takes some time this weekend for the mothers in their lives.

Jim shared this several years ago and wrote:

This is my wife Margie (AKA Mom to our daughter and Grandma to our two granddaughters) looking out at Lake Superior from the beach of her favorite place in the world, Little Girl’s Point. Margie is the best person I have ever known, and i’m eternally grateful that she chose me to spend her life with. My Mother has been gone almost 25 years now and I still think about her every day, but especially on this day.

View the photo bigger and see more in Jim’s Random 19 slideshow.

Easter Wreath

Easter!, photo by Staci DeVries

Happy Easter, if that’s something you celebrate.

View the photo background bigilicious and see more in Staci’s slideshow.

Softening a Heart of Stone

There’s a first time for everything – apologies to Aaron Springer for partially incorrectly attributing today’s photo!!

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Heart of Stone, photo by Aaron Springer

“Light softens even the hardest of hearts.”
~Aaron Springer

A nice sentiment for Valentine’s Day, and I hope you get a chance to spend some time this week enjoying the beautiful light of Michigan.

View Aaron’s photo biggerand see more awesome shots from the Old Mission Peninsula and elsewhere in his slideshow.

There’s 10+ years of Valentine’s Day photos on Michigan in Pictures.

Groundhog Day 2017: Gifted & Talented Edition

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WOODCHUCK, photo by John Heinz, Jr.

This has to be the best Groundhog Day picture EVER!!I have no doubt in whatever prediction this little guy or gal makes! Forget about old-fashioned shadows – today’s groundhog makes use of sophisticated pine-bough analysis to come up with their forecast!!

Michigan’s official groundhog is Woody of the Howell Nature Center. She will strut her stuff tomorrow morning beginning at 7 AM – all the details on their Facebook event.

View John’s photo bigger and see more in his massive Michigan Animals slideshow (seriously – John is like Dr. Doolittle – check it out!)

The Odd Couple

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The Odd Couple, photo by Matt Burrows

I hope that you have the day off today. If not, I hope you’re doing better than the reindeer who’s missing his horn.

About the photo Matt writes:

Taken with an iPhone 3GS (ShakeItPhoto app). This was just as it appears in the basement of a Christmas party my wife and I attended. This very well could be the photo Santa points to whenever one of the reindeer refuses to oblige with his commands. Tis the season?

View it background big and see more in his Most Interesting slideshow.

Holly Jolly

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Saugatuck Fall 2009, photo by Richard Deming Photography

I’d like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season, which includes Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, St. Stephen’s Day, Festivus, New Year, and of course general good will and fortune. If an inclusive wish of holiday cheer is in any way offensive, I’d mention the giving and loving spirit of the season and wish you the very best of it!

View Richard’s photo bigger, see more in his Saugatuck Fall 2009 slideshow.

Bay City Santa Attack!

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Santa Attack!, photo by Tom Clark

The annual Santa Claus for the Cause in Bay City takes place next Thursday (December 15) from 5-10 PM. It’s a pub crawl and just $10 gets you a Santa Suit and supports local charities.

View Tom’s photo bigger, see more in his whimsical things slideshow, and follow him at TAC Photography on Facebook.

Back into the Woods Day, 2016

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The Runner, photo by Scott Laidlaw

December 1st is one of my personal holidays, Back into the Woods Day, which of course is the day after deer hunting season ends when it’s once again safe to wander Michigan’s woods & trails.

View Scott’s photo background big and see more in his Explored! slideshow.

Dive in before Summer 2016 is over!!

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Sunset Dive, photo by Niki Collis

Can you believe that Summer 2016 is almost over?? Here’s hoping you get a chance to enjoy the last, golden moments of summer this weekend!

View Niki’s photo from Crystal Lake taken Labor Day Weekend 2009 bigger, check out more of Niki’s awesome Summer photos, and view her work at nikicollisphotography.com.

This barn is ready for the 4th of July

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Ready for the 4th of July, photo by Ann Fisher

This barn in Chatham (Alger County) is definitely ready for Independence Day – here’s hoping you are too!

View Ann’s photo background bigtacular and see more in her 2016 UP slideshow.