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

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