Round Island Lighthouse Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | August 2019

Lake Michigan Beach
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Lake Michigan Beach

Two scenes this month is split between Lakes Michigan and Huron. At the top is a misty view of Lake Michigan south of Muskegon. Below is the Round Island Lighthouse made especially famous in the movie Somewhere in Time.

– Jon

Round Island Lighthouse
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Round Island Lighthouse

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Fishtown Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | July 2019

Fishtown
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Fishtown Leland

Typically, I gravitate toward the photo of fireworks for July calendar wallpaper. This year I am choosing this photo because of its gritty suggestion of the patriotic pioneer.  Fishtown is a small waterfront attraction of Leland.

Below is an alternate calendar, the setting sun over Lake Michigan at Duck Lake State Park.

– Jon

The Setting Sun over Lake Michigan
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | The Setting Sun over Lake Michigan

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Grand Hotel Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | June 2019

Porch View from the Grand Hotel
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | A View from the Porch of Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel

One of the great crown jewels of Michigan. The porch of the Grand Hotel is an experience worthy of any bucket list. Even if it’s a brief rest for a quick drink. It is an escape like no other.

– Jon

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Dutch Tulips Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | May 2019

Dutch Tulips
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Dutch Tulips

These life-sized statues of Geertje and Cornelis, by sculptor Billie Clark, were installed in downtown Holland in 2006.

– Jon

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Pinta Replica Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | April 2019

The Pinta
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | A Replica of the Pinta as she ‘sails’ into Muskegon Harbor

One half of the touring duo of Pinta and Niña, the modern replica of The Pinta makes her way to dock as a floating museum.

– Jon

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Spring Thaw Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | March 2019

Spring Thaw at the Beach
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Spring Thaw at the Beach on Lake Michigan

It’s a necessity of Spring. Even if it’s not frozen our there, the Spring thaw still feels nice.

– Jon

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Ice Portal Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | February 2019

Ice Portal
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Ice Portal

This is the portal of a lighthouse. I think the popularity of lighthouses is partly due to the lure of a fantasy. A fantasy of escape into desolation, like the imagined desolation of lighthouse keepers in the past.

The icy scene can only draw us deeper into that desolation. No alarm clocks, no co-workers, no diapers, no phone bills. Peering out through the window, holding our breath so the cold surface does not become foggy, is this really the fantasy we seek?

– Jon

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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