Labor Day Sunset by Dan Gaken
Well we’ve reached the end of summer 2021. I hope you had a good one & that you get a chance to get out to grab one last bite of Michigan summer goodness!
Dan took this photo back on Labor Day 2019 in West Branch. See more in his massive Life in Michigan gallery.
Evening by Emanuel Dragoi
Emanuel captured this idyllic scene back in June. See more in his Michigan album on Flickr.
Sunglow over Glen Lake by Owen Weber
While Minnesota gets a lot of mileage out of their “Land of 10,000 Lakes” slogan, Michigan has over 10,000 lakes larger than 5 acres. Clean Water Action of Michigan has been working to draw attention to our incredible good fortune with an incredible Twitter thread of Michigan’s largest lakes.
Big & Little Glen Lake check in at #18 on the list of Michigan’s largest inland lakes or 23 if you include the 4 Great Lakes & Lake St. Clair. Glen Lake is 6265 acres (9.8 square miles) with 17 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 130 feet. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore page on Glen Lake says:
Glen Lake, with its remarkably blue waters, is famous for its beauty. The lake appears divided into two parts by the constriction at the “narrows” bridge. The two parts are Little Glen Lake in the foreground, only 12 feet deep, and Big Glen Lake, beyond the M-22 bridge, about 130 feet deep. Glen Lake used to be connected to ancestral Lake Michigan. Glacial erosion carved out both lakes during the Ice Age. In post-glacial times, a sand bar developed, separating Glen Lake from Lake Michigan. Both the D.H. Day Campground and the village of Glen Arbor are located on that sandbar. The flat terrain and proximity to Lake Michigan made it a desirable site for these developments.
Check the lakes out at #LakesAppreciation on Twitter! & learn more about Clean Water Action Michigan on their website.
Owen took this photo a few years ago from atop the Sleeping Bear Dunes. See more in his Michigan gallery on Flickr & view and purchase prints at OwenWeberPhotography.com.
Heading Home for the Night by TP Mann
TP took this shot a couple of years ago & shares:
This is an example of being at the right place and at the right time. The sun had set long ago and the boat heading in for the night. The light reflections added to the pure beauty of this beautiful evening. This from the pier in Charlevoix Michigan, located along beautiful Lake Michigan.
Here’s hoping you find yourself in the right place at the right time this weekend! See more in TP’s Charlevoix, Michigan gallery on Flickr.
Crepuscular rays over Sunday Lake by Michigan Nut Photography
The Atmospheric Optics page on crepuscular rays says:
Sun rays, also called crepuscular rays, streaming through gaps in clouds are parallel columns of sunlit air separated by darker cloud shadowed regions.
The rays appear to diverge because of perspective effects, like the parallel furrows of freshly ploughed fields or a road wide at your feet yet apparently narrowing with distance.
Airborne dust, inorganic salts, organic aerosols, small water droplets and the air molecules themselves scatter the sunlight and make the rays visible.
John took this photo at Sunday Lake in Wakefield. Follow him on Facebook & view and purchase his work at michigannutphotography.com.
Sail Boat Masts – Macatawa, Michigan by Lita Sandy
Here’s a gorgeous shot of the masts in Macatawa’s harbor. See more in her Other West Michigan Photos gallery on Flickr & have a great day!
Sunset Sailing by TP Mann
This shot was taken at one of my favorite places for photos, the lighthouse in Charlevoix Michigan along Lake Michigan. This is a case of perfect time and place.
Indeed!! Hope you get some of those “perfect time & place” moments this weekend & this summer.
Check out more stunning shots in TP’s Explored gallery on Flickr.
Home for Sale! by Fire Fighter’s Wife
Like much of the rest of the country, Michigan has been seeing skyrocketing home prices.
Beth may have found a solution, but she notes that the neighbors always leave their sprinklers on, which is a little bit annoying but also a source of constant irrigation. 😂 See more in her landscape gallery on Flickr!
Superior’s Wink by James Woolcock
Back in May, James took this photo & shared: “Superior, for our 8 days along your shores, your waters have been so calm, belying your reputation as the angry instrument of so many shipwrecks. I get the wink, o’ great one. I won’t tell a soul.”
See more from James on his Flickr.
PS: Don’t trust the wink, James – Superior is wily!!! More from Michigan’s mighty Lake Superior (including another pic from James) on Michigan in Pictures.
The Beacon by James Woolcock
James caught an awesome sunset at the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Head over to his Flickr for more!
You can read about Eagle Harbor Lighthouse & see another angle on Michigan in Pictures.