Closing out the Summer

Untitled, photo by Jim Sorbie Summer 2014 – get it before it’s gone! View Jim’s photo of a sunset paddleboarder on Lake Michigan near Empire background bigtacular and see more in his Leelanau Scenes slideshow! More sunsets and more summer wallpaper on Michigan in Pictures!

Why is it called Indian Summer anyway?

indian summer, photo by paulh192. “The air is perfectly quiescent and all is stillness, as if Nature, after her exertions during the Summer, were now at rest.” ~John Bradbury, 1817 We’ve had a spectacular October, and that had me wondering about the term “Indian summer.” Wikipedia has some thoughts on Indian summer, but I thought … Continue reading Why is it called Indian Summer anyway?

Michigan Summertime

Bubble and Droplet., photo by G0Da. A boy blowing bubbles in the fountain at Frankenmuth. Dan says it looks great in the larger sizes (he’s right – it’s very refreshing as wallpaper!) This is just one of about 100 photos in a mash-up called Michigan Summertime (new window) that Absolute Michigan put together using photos … Continue reading Michigan Summertime

The Firefly Boom of 2018

Faerie by Brian Laskowski The Great Lakes Echo shared a feature from Great Lakes Today entitled Ideal Conditions for Firefly Boom. It says (in part): Whether you call it a lightning bug or a firefly or perhaps by its scientific name, Lampyridae, chances are you’ve had some experience with the tiny flying insect that flashes … Continue reading The Firefly Boom of 2018

Back Flipping at Big Star Lake

Back Flipping at Big Star Lake, photo by Cyndie M Hope you’re finding time between all the eclipses & storms to enjoy summer in Michigan. It will be gone before you know it!! View Cyndie’s photo background bigtacular and see more in her slideshow. More summer wallpaper on Michigan in Pictures.

Sunflowers Galore!

Sunflowers Galore, photo by Shawn Jenks If you’re a fan of sunflowers, it’s your season! I love seeing fields bursting with sunflowers as I’m out and about this time of year. View the photo background bigilicious and see more in Shawn’s slideshow. More summer wallpaper on Michigan in Pictures.  

What’s up everyone?

Squirrels in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan (July 31st, 2017), photo by Corey Seeman Apologies for the spotty posting over the last week. I’ve been pretty busy on a project. Corey took this photo yesterday on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor when he was testing out his new Tamron 18mm-400mm lens, … Continue reading What’s up everyone?

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Killdeer, photo by Jeff Dehmel All About Birds says that the Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) is shorebird you can see without going to the beach: These tawny birds run across the ground in spurts, stopping with a jolt every so often to check their progress, or to see if they’ve startled up any insect prey. Their … Continue reading Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)