101 Reasons To Move To Michigan

I can think of at least 101 reasons to move to Michigan.
I could have stayed up all night detailing them too,
but it’s getting late, so 32 will have to do.
That’s more than enough for me!

I apologize for the lack of a recipe post.
I wanted something up here to continue the fun of posting for dear Nupur’s marathon — but this hasn’t been the best week for relaxation and cooking.
This will have to suffice till I can get back to the kitchen!

In the spirit of exhaustion, I just put these pics up in alphabetical
(by file name, that is) order.

In the end, that turned out fun. Hope you enjoy :)


eye agate in the rough


Lake Superior rocks back and forth like an ocean, creating pools like this in an instant ~ where one might find an agate!


Roger Blough at night ~ upbound on the St. Clair River


some of a million coneflowers ~ outside Trout Lake in the upper peninsula


Canadian Steamship Lines Frontenac ~ heading downbound at Mission Point, Soo


the anchor of the Edward L. Ryerson, downbound Mission Point


a northern Michigan home garden


beach peas on Lake Michigan in summer


autumn storm on Lake Michigan


Lake Superior through the trees


mergansers swimming and diving at the Soo


the rocky shore at old mission point ~ lake michigan showing her caribbean colors


American Victory, steaming downbound at Mission Point, Soo ~ thanks, mm!!


the northwoods, in paradise


one little piping plover


sunset over whitefish bay ~ paradise


garden peas climbing a propane tank ~ michigan home garden


more piping plovers


juvenile rose-breasted grosbeak


adult male rose-breasted grosbeak


kitty watching a mess of redpolls ~ lunching in northern michigan ~ photo by G


too many redpolls to count ~ photo by G


ring-billed gull at mission point


sandhill crane ~ somewhere out along a county road in the UP


another sandhill on the same county road, back in the wilderness,
collecting nesting material


male scarlet tanager ~ they flit about so much ~ good luck to me getting a pic!


cactus-like sedum ~ growing on the shore of lake michigan


stumpy lake skegemog ~ part of the chain of lakes


pop-quiz! find the snow bunting
(in winter plumage)


a beaver out of water, at the soo ~ eventually the border patrol came and got him out of the road and back into the river


morels in springtime ~ photo courtesy dear G


whitefish point in spring ~ lighthouse, lake, and laker

Are you ready to move yet? :)

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19 Comments »

  1. sra said

    Yes! :-)

    Excellent! See you there, Sra ;)

  2. Happy Cook said

    Happy Newyear. i would move in even if it was just morels. Lucky lady to love there :-)

    Happy New Year to you, HC, glad to see you! So you’re a mushroom lover too — I haven’t gone hunting for morels yet — that’s in the plans ahead :)

    • Happy Cook said

      Call me I will be there in a jiffy hunting morrels with you as here we have to pay a arm and a leg ;-)

  3. Nupur said

    Now I want to move to Michigan :D

    Come ahead, Nupur — lots of room up north! ;)

  4. Asha said

    I wanna move back to India desperately! :D

    Beautiful pics though, looks cold too. We have 17F in the morning today. Brr…!!!!

    Have a relaxing weekend. We are driving Trisha tomorrow back to UNC-CH, she will be back in March 5th again.

    When you go, Asha, I am coming to visit you! M is home from school too — he goes back on the 20th. Enjoy this evening with T! :)

  5. Aparna said

    Don’t think my sister gave me 101 reasons, perhaps not even 32! But I can see from your pictures why she likes it there (except for the cold!)

    A very Happy New year, Linda.

    Happy New Year to you too, Aparna! I didn’t know you had a sister in MI — lucky gal ;)

  6. meeso said

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone who loves Michigan as much as you! There really is a lot to see if you love nature and can appreciate simple things.

    That’s me, meeso — Michigan Maniac ;)

  7. indosungod said

    For the summer YES! but the winter :(

    The agate in the first picture looked like vadouvan the French version of the Indian spice packet.

    Check this link Link

    OK, ISG — when I move, you can come for the summers — then for the winter I will be down at your place ;) Thanks for the link — will check that out! :)

  8. Such a beautiful place! I like the one with a path between grass(!!) leading to a river..N was supposed to move to MI but he didnt, mainly because of the weather and thats how we came to the hurricane state.

    I didnt add anything for phones Linda, just for the page, dont know how it is a pop up for a phone. I need to check that, thanks for letting me know about that.

    PS: My dad, after finishing a meal prepared by me or sis, will end it with ” I should make some bangles for the hand that made this meal”.. And we would grin like we were culinary queens :)
    But we were not even good cooks at that time, compared to what we cook now. I had tears in my eyes when I wrote that post…Now when I think I cook OK, he is in India and I get to meet him for 2 weeks a year, and he insists on mom making my favorites..those days will never come back..

    Oh, I am sure it’s something added by the blog host, S — no worries! It seems everything has an advertisement now — I just wanted to be sure my comment came across properly :)

    As for those days — they live in your heart always, and is something to pass on to your own family when that time comes :)

    There are not many hurricanes in Michigan — but the gales of November pack a punch!

  9. Koki said

    Linda… Now I want to come to Michigan got some space for me?

    Plenty of room, Koki — come along! :)

  10. Lavanya said

    lovely! I’d love to be sitting on that bench in whitefish bay, right now!

    Me too! It’ll be snowy and cold there now, Lavanya — but we can dream of summer :)

  11. Will surely give it back Linda..Waiting for the Day :)

    Wishing you a very happy pongal(our harvest festival), since you make so many Indian recipes, it is fitting that I wish you this one.

    Dear S, I know you’ll have a heartful and more to give, when that time comes :)
    Thank you for your kind wishes, and a happy pongal to you, too! :)

  12. s said

    such pretty pics..all are real nice.

    http://forkbootsandapalette.wordpress.com

    Thank you, S — glad you stopped by :)

  13. Jyothsna said

    How lovely! I’d say yes, yes, yes!!!

    Come right along, Jyothsna! So nice to see you! I will pass by your blog :)

  14. murfnik said

    Gorgeous! Two reasons NOT to move to Michigan:

    1. Cold as bleep
    2. Snow

    I’ve lived in Iowa, Nebraska, and Cleveland, and after 6 + 33 years in the south…have had way enough of those, thanks.

    Michigan is very pretty, though, and wouldn’t mind a bit being there while it’s 100+ here in Texas!

  15. jimbeaux said

    You should use one of my photos as another reason:

    petoskey stones on the beach

    petoskey stones on the beach2

    I’m on a five-year plan to move to Michigan. Wish me luck. Long way from Georgia.

  16. ruuba said

    from all of us unfortunate exiles who had to move for work related reasons and find ourselves so far from our Michigan home, thank you for the pictures. We are stuck here in Des Moines and count each and every 700 plus miles when ever we get the chance to return. I pray each and every day for the economic chance to move back to the most beautiful state in the country!
    Just an aside on how much we need to return to emphasizing geograpy in schools again… Most folks in Iowa think Michigan is on the EAST COAST and not in the midwest. I wish I was making that up!!

    Hi Ruuba, and thanks for stopping! I’m so glad you enjoyed the pics. I am always homesick for Michigan, too, and I *am* on the east coast — in New England :) Hope you get the chance to move back, or at least visit again soon!

  17. Cherie said

    Thanks for the post, two years later. We’re moving to Michigan and I’m so excited!

  18. Jim said

    Where will you be moving to? I am SO envious.

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