Cherry Blossoms in Leelanau County

Cherry Blossoms, photo by leelanau2010. One of the sites I work on is Leelanau.com, and every May I’m always asked “When will the cherry blossoms be out?” It’s been a slow, cold spring but I’m happy to report that the answer is “Right now!” Tart Sweet cherry blossoms are out all over and the tart cherry … Continue reading Cherry Blossoms in Leelanau County

May is Blossom Time in Michigan!

Traverse MI 1950s East Grand Travese Bay Cherry Blossoms Photo by Phil Balyeat Avery Card 58253 S1155661 National Cherry Festival Postmark 1961, photo by UpNorth Memories – Donald (Don) Harrison. The annual National Cherry Festival got its start around 1910, as cherry growers in the Grand Traverse area began to hold informal “blessing of the … Continue reading May is Blossom Time in Michigan!

hey honey bee: are you enjoying the early cherry blossoms?

hey honey bee, photo by ashley.justine. On our Leelanau.com web site, we get a lot of requests about when the cherry blossoms will be out. Almost every year, it’s the second week of May. In 2010, however, the warm weather and sunshine have everything well in advance of normal, with cherry blossoms beginning right now! … Continue reading hey honey bee: are you enjoying the early cherry blossoms?

Blossomtime in Michigan

Untitled, photo by Christina**. We’re headed into the season where trees explode with color in Michigan. It’s celebrated in events like next weekend’s Blossomtime Festival. It happens the first Saturday in May every year in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph and is Michigan’s oldest multi-community festival. You can view this photo larger (and more blossoms) … Continue reading Blossomtime in Michigan

Cherry Blossom Time in Michigan

Cherry Blossom Time, Benzie County Michigan, photo by John Clement Howe. The photo is part of John’s amazing Benzie County! photo set (slideshow) and it’s no coincidence that the next photo is a tasty looking morel mushroom – both cherry blossoms and morels are found at the same time of year! Every May, the cherry … Continue reading Cherry Blossom Time in Michigan