Gary took this stunning shot at Holland’s “Big Red” lighthouse on Valentine’s Day back in 2017. Head over to his Flickr for the latest & I hope that you all have a lovely week!
There’s a first time for everything – apologies to Aaron Springer for partially incorrectly attributing today’s photo!!
“Light softens even the hardest of hearts.”
A nice sentiment for Valentine’s Day, and I hope you get a chance to spend some time this week enjoying the beautiful light of Michigan.
There’s 10+ years of Valentine’s Day photos on Michigan in Pictures.
Happy Valentines Day to all of you! I love Michigan even more than stupid puns.
Someone else who loves this state is my friend John McCormick of Michigan Nut Photography. He’s on quite a tear right now with photos on many Pure Michigan billboards and being featured as an Instagram must-follow for Michigan lovers.
Kitch-iti-kipi means “The Big Spring” and it’s located in Palms Book State Park near Manistique. The park page shares what I’m realizing is kind of a dark story for Valentine’s Day. I do have past Valentine’s Day posts that are sweeter.
The legend of Kitch-iti-kipi is said to be about a young chieftain whose girlfriend got the best of him. He told her he loved her far above the other dark-haired maidens dancing near his birch bark wigwam. Prove it, she insisted. As a test of his devotion, she declared that he must set sail in his canoe on the pool deep in the conifer swamp. He was to catch her from his canoe as she leaped from an overhanging bough. His canoe overturned in the icy waters and he drowned. It turns out that the maiden was back at the village laughing at his foolish quest. According to legend, the Spring was named Kitch-itikipi in memory of the young chieftain who went to his death in the icy waters in an attempt to satisfy the vain caprice of his ladylove.
John observes that the deer that winter in this cedar swamp have a never ending supply of “Kitch-iti-Kipi Spring water.” View the photo bigger on Facebook, dive into his slideshow for some stunning winter shots from the UP, follow him at Michigan Nut Photography, and purchase photos from his website if you’re so inclined.
PS: I shared a summertime pic by John of Kitch-iti-Kipi with more info about this hidden Michigan gem!
Happy FROZEN Valentine’s Day everyone. If you’re like me, with highs predicted for today and tomorrow in single digits and lows below zero across most of Michigan, you’re probably wishing that Mother Nature would let it go!
What an eye from Greg, eh? View his photo bigger and see many more photos & follow him at GR2 Photography on Facebook. Also, if you want to stock up on cool Valentines for next year, click the pic and ask him about that!
More Michigan Valentine’s Day on Michigan in Pictures.
A few weeks ago we featured one of LadyDragonflyCC’s photos on our Make it a Michigan Valentine’s Day. Is it OK to go back for seconds, especially as Michigan’s frozen heart melts in a mid February thaw?
Give us what you’re loving this Valentine’s Day in the comments!
Some people I talk to are not fans of Valentine’s Day.
I’ve always thought of Valentine’s Day as a celebration of everything and everyone I love and that has always made it one of my favorite holidays.
How about you? Love it? Hate it? Only in it for the chocolate?
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Absolute Michigan is ready to help you Celebrate Valentine’s Day the Michigan Way featuring Valentine’s Day recipes from Michigan B&Bs and all kinds of links and info about how to do Valentine’s Day right.
Because Monday is President’s Day, there’s a slew of events from all across the state (check them out via Pure Michigan) including the first-ever Traverse City Wine & Art Festival Winter Wine Wonderland that I’m working on.
About this photo, Nick writes:
This is what I get into when my parents say I can’t go to the skatepark with all my friends… Luckily nothing really went to waste, the Cran juice was drunk, the strawberry devoured, and the newspaper recycled. My flashes are even powered by recharge batteries. What a smart, and Eco friendly kid I am.
I hope that those of you who celebrate Valentine’s Day have a day filled with fun and love (and chocolate) and that those of you who don’t have a day full of fun and love and chocolate too!