When people think of photos of Michigan they think of the Mackinaw Bridge, the Sleeping Bear Dunes or Sunsets on Lake Michigan. They are all wonderful things we all love in Michigan, but there is so much more. My goal of this website is to post current photos daily. Since I live in Saginaw, in the center of the L.P. there is not a lot of waterfalls and natural wonders to photograph, so instead I like to get pics of the historical places and other interesting things I find.
The long winter months can be challenging because the downtown areas have snow along the sides the roads from the plows, it does not look that appealing in photographs. I go out to the countryside and the skies are usually gray and dull. Winter time isa good time for me to show some of the old and forgotten places I find around the state. I do show a lot of old farm houses, not because I want to glorify the heartbreak and sadness of these old forgotten homes but to show they are still here and remind us of long ago times and of hard work and struggle. I see so many photos of inner city abandonment and the struggles that the large cities in Michigan have been dealing with for the past few decades. I feel that the small towns and rural areas are overlooked and are struggling in this economy too. When I go to small towns and I see empty shops and buildings with for sale or for rent signs, It’s sad to see and I know they are struggling to survive just like the people in the big cities. I do my best to also show some of the places a town is proud of too, like a park or restored home or historic building, but during the winter it can be challenging to get some nice photos of those places.
I don’t consider my page something to promote Michigan to tourists like Pure Michigan. I like to post photos that I find interesting. It may not be all rainbows and unicorns but I do like posting the pics I take and I hope you enjoy looking at them too. I hope I show you places you may have forgotten about or never seen before and there is beauty all around us besides sunsets and waterfalls.