Spring Return: Eastern Redbud

I’ll Return With Spring, photo by MightyBoyBrian On AnnArbor.com Rick Meader writes: When you think about popular, colorful ornamentals, Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) often comes to mind. It’s a real crowd-pleaser, with a graceful, ornamental shape that puts out a “bouquet on a stem” look, with thousands of tiny pink/purple flowers lining its branches in early spring … Continue reading Spring Return: Eastern Redbud

First Bloom of Spring, 2010

First Bloom of Spring, photo by Kevin’s Stuff While Northern Michigan still has lots of snow, Kevin says that with the over 40 degree temperatures of the past few days, the snow has been melting pretty steadily in West Michigan and the crocus have been coming up, presenting actual flowers yesterday afternoon! Check it out … Continue reading First Bloom of Spring, 2010

Holy Spring, Batman!

Holy Spring, Batman!, photo by Rudy Malmquist. Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, Bokeh! Be sure to and get yourself a Bokehlicious Background from Michigan’s Perspicacious Prince of Pictoral Presentment. Biff!, POW!! More spring wallpaper on Michigan … Continue reading Holy Spring, Batman!

There’s music on the Spring Wind

music, photo by yodraws. Love calls like the wild birds, it’s another day. A Spring wind blew my list of things to do … away. ~Greg Brown, Spring Wind In celebration of the first day of spring and the vernal equinox, I went looking for a photo of “spring” in the Absolute Michigan pool. With … Continue reading There’s music on the Spring Wind

Morel Time: 2018 Edition

Twin Morels worth a zoom, photo by Mark Smith Mark took this photo back in May of 2015, but I’m hearing from friends in Leelanau that morels are starting to pop. We’ve had some great rain over the last few days all around Michigan and the temps are about right for morel magic! View Mark’s … Continue reading Morel Time: 2018 Edition

Happy May Day from a Dutchman!

Happy May Day from a Dutchman, photo by Dale Devries Happy May Day everyone! Dale took this on May 1, 2017 after a much warmer spring and writes: Took a walk to the Rosy Mound (sand dune) just south of Grand Haven this morning, and found many Dutchman’s Breeches along the trail! I was looking for … Continue reading Happy May Day from a Dutchman!

Yellow Rumped Warbler

Yellow Rumped Warbler, photo by Jeff Dehmel Jeff’s back with another bird everyone! I couldn’t resist – the colors on this are so perfectly April!! Here’s a couple of facts on the Yellow-rumped Warbler from All About Birds: Yellow-rumped Warblers are impressive in the sheer numbers with which they flood the continent each fall. Shrubs … Continue reading Yellow Rumped Warbler

Say you will

Say you will, photo by Brian Wolfe Brian took this back in April of 2009 and shared some thoughts that I think all photographers (and people) would do well to consider: This weekend I resolved to wake up for the dawn. With the days growing longer and the sun rising earlier, it will only get … Continue reading Say you will