Mark got this gorgeous shot on the Leelanau Peninsula. Here’s hoping you get a chance to bite into some delicious Michigan sweet corn! Head over to Downstreamer on Flickr for his latest!
Blossoms & Blue
Sweet Cherry Blossoms by Andrew McFarlane
Here’s a photo of mine from yesterday afternoon of cherry blossoms on the Leelanau Peninsula. You can follow my @mileelanau Instagram for more shots from northwest lower Michigan!
Cotton Candy on the Crystal River
Crystal River after a Winter’s Storm by Jim Sorbie
Jim got an awesome shot of the cotton candy snow that fell on Leelanau this weekend on the Crystal River in Glen Arbor. See more in his Winter in Leelanau gallery!
Big Sky Days
Here’s a stunning sweep of Michigan fall color by Mark Smith. Head over to Downstreamer on Flickr or follow him @downstreamer7 on Instagram for more!
Autumn Mosaic on the Leelanau Peninsula
Autumn Mosaic by Lisa Flaska Erickson
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”
Lisa captured this beautiful canvas of fall color near Maple City on the Leelanau Peninsula. Follow Lisa at supqueen on Instagram for lots more including some more gorgeous autumn 2020 photos!!
Everything’s coming up rainbows!
Double Rainbow over the Narrows, photo by Elijah Allen
I guess one of the advantages of getting a lot of rain is that you also get a lot of rainbows! My friend Elijah took this on Monday night. The end of the bow is over the thin channel called “the Narrows” that joins North & South Lake Leelanau.
View Elijah’s photo bigger and follow him on Facebook for lots more cool shots!
Many more rainbows on Michigan in Pictures!
Lake Dreams, photo by Francios
I hope your lake dreams come true this weekend!
About the photo Francois writes: A capture taken very early in the morning with fog and mist stretched across the lakes at Leelanau. Processed for a suitable dreamy hazy feel as the light was almost a blue & golden hue. The boat was anchored and just drifting in the fog with wonderful reflections on the water.
View the photo bigger and see more in his Michigan Journeys slideshow.
Stillwater, photo by Jamey Robertson
One of the things I love about spring in Michigan – even in a very windy spring like 2017 – are those days when the water is smooth as glass.
View the photo of the soon to be filled Northport Marina bigger and follow Jamey on Instagram for more.
February Ice … and 10,000 Leelanau Photos
Lake Michigan … February ice, photo by Ken Scott Photography
Some followers of Michigan in Pictures may know that I live in Leelanau County, the village of Leland to be precise. The first website I ever built was Leelanau.com, and as with Michigan in Pictures, I have a photo group on Flickr. One of my favorite pursuits is hiking the shoreline, and when I returned from a hike yesterday, I noticed that the Leelanau.com Group had 9,999 photos. The 9999th is the one above from a year ago, fittingly by top contributor, professional photographer, and dedicated Leelanau-booster Ken Scott. I realized that I had a pic from almost exactly the same spot!
View Ken’s photo on Flickr, see more in his Lake Michigan Ice & Caves slideshow, and follow Ken Scott Photography on Facebook!
You can see mine and more photos & videos from the day in my Wavy Day in Leland slideshow.
PS: The Absolute Michigan pool is the one I use for Michigan in Pictures, and it has well over 200,000 photos!
Horn Road Orchard
Horn Road Orchard, photo by Mark Smith
Up here in the Traverse City area we don’t have cherry blossoms yet, but I’ve been seeing reports that cherries and other fruit crops are in bloom in southwest Michigan. Expect the TC area to bloom in a week or two and please share what you’re seeing in the comments!
View Mark’s photo background bigilicious and see more in his East of Leland slideshow.
More spring wallpaper and more orchards on Michigan in Pictures.