Michigan scenes

A gull flies by the Big Sable River outlet to Lake Michigan at sunset in early spring.
A gull flies by the Big Sable River outlet to Lake Michigan at sunset in early spring.
Deer visit the Big Sable River at Ludington State Park, Michigan, on a spring evening.
Deer visit the Big Sable River at Ludington State Park, Michigan, on a spring evening.
A tree stands stark and bare of leaves in front of a February sunset at the Stearns Park Lake Michigan beach in Ludington.
A tree stands stark and bare of leaves in front of a February sunset at the Stearns Park Lake Michigan beach in Ludington.
Ice coats the lakeward facing side of a "no wake" sign at a Lake Michigan boat launch in Ludington. The Ludington North Breakwater Light hulks in the background.
Ice coats the lakeward facing side of a "no wake" sign at a Lake Michigan boat launch in Ludington. The Ludington North Breakwater Light hulks in the background.
Crepuscular rays from the sun light the Ludington North Breakwater Dec. 14.
Crepuscular rays from the sun light the Ludington North Breakwater Dec. 14.
A detail of irridiscent clouds over Lake Michigan north of Ludington, Dec. 14.
A detail of irridiscent clouds over Lake Michigan north of Ludington, Dec. 14.
A yacht enters the channel in Charlevoix, Michigan, as a cement boat waits in the harbor off Lake Michigan.
A yacht enters the channel in Charlevoix, Michigan, as a cement boat waits in the harbor off Lake Michigan.
The stones on the beach of Lake Superior at Whitefish Point contain a loon feather.
The stones on the beach of Lake Superior at Whitefish Point contain a loon feather.
The Lower Falls of Tahqhamenon Falls State Park near Paradise, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula flow through late fall woods just beginning to show autumn color.
The Lower Falls of Tahqhamenon Falls State Park near Paradise, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula flow through late fall woods just beginning to show autumn color.
A laker sits anchored in Whitefish Bay Monday, Sept. 28, waiting for a storm to arrive and pass before heading around Whitefish Point into the open waters of Lake Superior.
A laker sits anchored in Whitefish Bay Monday, Sept. 28, waiting for a storm to arrive and pass before heading around Whitefish Point into the open waters of Lake Superior.
The first sunset of autumn, 2009, at the mouth of the Big Sable River at Lake Michigan, Ludington State Park. Salmon fishermen wade and cast for the chinook running upstream.
The first sunset of autumn, 2009, at the mouth of the Big Sable River at Lake Michigan, Ludington State Park. Salmon fishermen wade and cast for the chinook running upstream.
A September sunrise on foggy Upper Hamlin Lake near Ludington, Michigan.
A September sunrise on foggy Upper Hamlin Lake near Ludington, Michigan.

SS Badger scenes on Lake Michigan

A lifeboat on the S.S. Badger carferry that crosses Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan, and Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
A lifeboat on the S.S. Badger carferry that crosses Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan, and Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
The deck at sunset in Ludington harbor while waiting to sail to Manitowoc.
The deck at sunset in Ludington harbor while waiting to sail to Manitowoc.
A crewmember cleans a piston ring in the Badger's engine room.
A crewmember cleans a piston ring in the Badger's engine room.
A lifering from the SS Badger, the last coal-fired, steam-powered passenger ferry on the Great Lakes.
A lifering from the SS Badger, the last coal-fired, steam-powered passenger ferry on the Great Lakes.
Heading out the channel in Ludington on a summer night.
Heading out the channel in Ludington on a summer night.
The sun eases into clouds shortly after rising on Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay near Paradise in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
The sun eases into clouds shortly after rising on Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay near Paradise in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
A seagull feather rests in the wave washed area of a Lake Superior Whitefish Bay, Paradise, Michigan beach.
A seagull feather rests in the wave washed area of a Lake Superior Whitefish Bay, Paradise, Michigan beach.
Spirit of Ludington statue stays on course during fireworks.
Spirit of Ludington statue stays on course during fireworks.
A Ludington sunset.
A Ludington sunset.
A recent twilight on Hamlin lake.
A recent twilight on Hamlin lake.

A great lake state of mind

 Greetings, I'm just going to share some pix I like from nearby and around this great state of Michigan. Hope you enjoy.

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MichiganLover 6 years ago

These are just breathtaking scenes from our beautiful state. Thank you for posting them. I've been lucky enough to visit some of these places. You do beautiful work.


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Yard of nature 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks. I tire of hearing Michigan described as "rustbelt."

No, we're more the water bottle or something far more positive. And far too few really see the beauty that is all around the state in so many ways.


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kerryg 6 years ago from USA

Gorgeous photos!


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chillingbreeze 6 years ago from India

Truly beautiful :) Is it you who captured them?? (ahmm ahmm hope it's not a silly question***)


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Yard of nature 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Yes, all photographs on my hubs are made by me. Thanks.


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michiganman567 6 years ago from Michigan

Nice work, thanks for sharing, I think that the one of the breakwater is my favorite.


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Rose Kolowinski 6 years ago

Excellent photos! Too many good ones to pick out a favorite but the Whitefish Bay sunrise is so peaceful. Thank you for sharing images of your beautiful state.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago

Beautiful photos of Michigan. Being from Michigan myself, I happen to believe that Michigan is one of the most scenic states.


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Yard of nature 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Joni, Thanks. I'm not sure the rest of the world knows how much beauty is held in the hands of the mitten state.


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positivevibestech 5 years ago

awesme photos i really enjoyed this hub!


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positivevibestech 5 years ago

awesme photos ireally enjoyed this hub!


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Yard of nature 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks much. It's been pretty here in recent days .. pretty snow (12-15 inches on the ground), pretty cold (minus 8 Farenheit this morning) and pretty good for skiing, snowshoeing and photography. In fact, it was pretty sunny today and I got my face sunburned while skiing.

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    A fisherman tries his luck on Hamlin Lake in Ludington State Park.
    A fisherman tries his luck on Hamlin Lake in Ludington State Park.
    A seagull stands on a sand spit at the outlet of the Big Sable River into Lake Michigan at Ludington State Park.
    A seagull stands on a sand spit at the outlet of the Big Sable River into Lake Michigan at Ludington State Park.
    Two small flowers stand out from a sea of U.P. ferns.
    Two small flowers stand out from a sea of U.P. ferns.
    Water lilies on an Upper Peninsula stream.
    Water lilies on an Upper Peninsula stream.

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