Art Deco Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | January 2019

Grand Rapids Civic Auditorium facade
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Civic Auditorium in Grand Rapids

This is a portion of the front facade and lobby of the 1933 Grand Rapids Civic Auditorium. Also known as the George Walsh Auditorium, this piece of historic Art Deco architecture was preserved during the 2003 demolition of the auditorium. Today it is part of the Devos Place Convention Center, which opened in 2004.

An alternative feature for this month is historically three years older than the auditorium. The 1930 Muskegon South Breakwater Light taunts Mother Nature by standing tall in the frozen landscape.

– Jon

Winter scene of Muskegon South Break Light
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Ice Wrapped Light at Muskegon on Lake Michigan

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Winter Dunes Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | December 2018

Somewhere along the shore of Lake Michigan, is a place for a casual and refreshing hike through the rolling sand dunes.

Dune Grass in the Snow
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Dune Grass in the Snow | December 2018

In this case – winter – it would be an adventurous hike. However, with a little imagination, this is truly a view of calm serenity.

– Jon

Muskegon Channel Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | November 2018

Today’s modern channel at Muskegon serves mostly pleasure craft with the occasional freighter and cruise ship.

A hundred and forty years ago, at the height of the lumber era, schooners and streamers would be in a line waiting to enter this channel.

Muskegon Channel Lights
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Muskegon Channel Lights | November 2018

This view shows some early ice on the south breakwater, and on the far left a rare glimpse of a weather buoy awaiting winter storage.

– Jon

September 2018 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper

This month, another bonus. The Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper features two scenic spots. The first is the harbor at Mackinac Island.

September 2018 Desktop Wallpaper
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper September 2018 featuring the harbor at Mackinac Island

 

And also featured for the month of September was previewed last month. The view of Au Sable Falls that is up close and in there. Refreshing and abstract.

 

Au Sable Falls Calendar Desktop Wallpaper
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper for September 2018 featuring the Au Sable Falls at Pictured Rocks

 

Technically, most of September is still summer. Try to enjoy!

  • Jon

August 2018 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper

August means summer exploring. If you are exploring the Upper Peninsula, you may very well be exploring waterfalls or the Pictured Rocks. If that’s the case, you will certainly find yourself at the Au Sable Falls.

So in a twist of irony, let’s make the September calendar feature the Au Sable Falls.

This month, we feature the Round Island Lighthouse, near Mackinac Island.

 

Round Island Light near Mackinac Island - August 2018 Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper
Round Island Light near Mackinac Island – August 2018 Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper

 

Au Sable Falls Calendar Desktop Wallpaper
Au Sable Falls Calendar Desktop Wallpaper

 

And we have even more exploring from here. If we are at Au Sable Falls, keep going down the stairs to enjoy a secluded beach on Lake Superior! Or if we are near the Round Island Light, that can only mean we are most likely headed to Mackinac Island. That too will be featured at the Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper.

– Jon

 

Pictured Rocks Lake Superior Beach at Sable Dunes
Sable Dunes

July 2018 Desktop Wallpaper

This month there are two choices for Picture Michigan desktop Wallpaper.

 

 

July 2018 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper • Abstract Fireworks

 

 

July 2018 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper • Presque Isle Lighthouse

 

Traditionally I would make July wallpaper from a fireworks scene. That is the case again this month, but with the option of another choice to split the time or simply choosing one over the other.

The second choice is an abstraction of the Presque Isle Light meat Alpena.

– Jon