Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Going Somewhere

I Heart Photos Entry - theme is Props. Photo by Jessica Leng
An Organized Madness Photography

Friday, July 08, 2011

Mackinac Pinks

We made a trip to Mackinac Island for a day and while there I took a few photos of pinks that I saw along the way. I will be linking up with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday, so take a few minutes to drop over and visit some wonderful pinkie bloggers!

Our first stop was at the coffee shop, The Beanery, where my daughter's friend works.  I must say she made a wonderful mocha for me! One of the best I've had!

Then we rented bikes and rode around the island. I just love, love doing that. The island does not allow cars, so it is a most beautiful and relaxing ride. You just have to avoid the occasional horse droppings!

And the last thing before we left was to drool over the fudge!
Last week, I highlighted one of my favorite blogs, but never had time to go visiting for Pink Saturday, so I will try again. If you'd love to see a wonderful, art-filled, inspirational blog, stop over to visit Pat at The Artful Diva.  She is great to share techniques and tutorials that I have learned so much from.
The Artful Diva

So, everyone, Think Pink! And head over to Beverly's to enjoy more pink finery! Happy Pink Saturday!

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Red, White and Blue and Pink

This week I am linking up with Beverly over at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.  June in Michigan is very beautiful and I have a few "pinks" to share from our summer garden along with some 4th of July red, white and blues. Here is a wonderful peony and its sister below.

Pink Peony from my garden

More pink peonies

Also our rhododendrons have been beautiful this year.
Rhododendron from my back yard

More rhododendrons from my back yard

Petunias on my front porch
Isn't God the most wonderful artist. He paints such gorgeous blooms for us every year at this time and it is something that we often take for granted. This year I am going to try to be more intentional about appreciating the beauty around me and giving thanks to God for it. Notice the little bee in the last rhododendron picture.

And for the 4th of July weekend, I am sharing some red, white and blues.
Altered Book Background Page In Progress
New York cheesecake with fresh strawberries made by my oldest daughter
Round Island Light just off Mackinac Island
My two beautiful daughters on Panacea as we sailed away from Mackinac Island
Be sure to visit Beverly and her Pink Saturday party. It's lots of fun. Also, take a minute to visit Pat at The Artful Diva and enjoy looking at the art and techniques on her blog. Her's is one of my favorite places to visit on Pink Saturday! I always learn so much from visiting her blog!
The Artful Diva

And finally, have a wonderful 4th of July holiday celebrating the freedom God has blessed us with in this country!