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.
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.
The month of March can offer any of the four seasons on any given day. That is, depending where you may find yourself in Michigan.
This visit to the Grand Haven Pier was a memorable one. I’ve walked this pier hundreds of times in all the seasons. The natural decorations were breathtaking! Muscular ice wrapped the entire structure like it was science fiction!
Leonardo da Vinci started the project over 500 years ago. The commissioned statue would have stood in Milan Italy upon its completion.
I have always called this piece the “da Vinci Horse.” Incorrectly so. It is one of two original casts made in 1999, this one being “The American Horse,” at the Frederick Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park, near Grand Rapids. The first of the original casts is in Milan, called, “The Horse.”
Other names include Leonardo’s Horse, Gran Cavallo, and Il Cavallo.
Since these 1999 installations, other duplications with varying names have emerged.
This picture here, of the American Horse, is something of a work in progress. It seems fitting. Leonard’s vision took more than five centuries to complete.