Friday, August 19, 2011

Summers Sweet Pink Saturday

Hello My Pink Saturday Friends....Here is the link to Beverly our hostess with the mostess for doing this for us faithfully each week....you will find all the other great blogs to visit and be sure to leave Bev a comment too, to tell her how much we appreciate her!

What a lazy summer week this has been....the cicadas are singing, the zinnias finally blooming and the watermelon and all the fruits and veggies from the Farmers Market simply delicious....




A bowl of saved rose petals....so pink and pretty.

Heavenly summer days and believe me, I am enjoying each and every moment as I watch the evenings slowly becoming shorter, I know that Fall is just over the hill...
We leave a little earlier in the evenings, now, for our two mile walk on the boardwalk by the St. Claire River, and when we finish our fast walk we enjoy sitting on one of the many benches and watch, hopefully, for a freighter to come steaming by. They can come in from the Atlantic and go through the St. Lawrence Seaway to a chain of magnificent Great Lakes and rivers to get to the Mississippi and out into the Gulf of Mexico. I always dream of getting a ticket on one and taking that journey...having a bag of books I never have time to read and maybe some needlework....I have put it on my bucket list. lol! The weather on the Great Lakes can be fierce, though....many freighters have broken up and sunk through the years in wild storms....like out on the oceans....infact, under our Blue Water Bridges lies in extremely deep water, a freighter that sunk there many a year ago. There were no survivors and the ship lies intact on the bottom where other freighters and super tankers travel over it.....that tells you how deep it is.


Looking North to the bridges, we are where we turn around and walk back....it is a mile each way...it is such a pretty place to walk and so much cooler on a hot evening. This is the St. Claire River and on the other side of the bridges is the mouth of gorgeous Lake Huron.


This has been a week of worry, too. One of our darling granddaughters, our Miss H. came down suddenly, and I mean suddenly! with pneumonia last Friday. She is not improving as she should.

She went back for more x-rays a couple of days ago where they showed she was worse, not better. Her meds were changed and yesterday she texted me the congestion in her chest is starting to break up and she was feeling bored, always a good sign, so I pray she is on the way back to her healthy self....this young lady had been running three miles a day in prepartion of her schools soccer season. She wanted to be the fastest on her team as they run those three miles a day in practice. I know she is anxious to get back to it and I hope she knows after this illness she is going to have to be very, very careful to pace herself and not play in the rain or it could all come back on her...Today she has an early morning appointment at the doctors where her Mom is going to ask for another chest x-ray. I hope they find that she is improving...She is a very precious girl.....I have found I worry as much about my grandchildren as I do with my own....I am sure all you Grandma's can relate!

Have a wonderful summery Pink Saturday! I am always overjoyed when I read your sweet comments and now I am off to leave you some!
With Loving Thoughts to my blogging friends....
Jil
xo

44 comments:

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Wishes first for a speedy recovery for your little Miss H...adding her to my prayer list! Your post was otherwise so lovely...never saw those bridges.

Richard Cottrell said...

Roses are my favorite. I just love anything with a rose, especially if it is pink. Thanks for stopping by my blog today, My Old Historic House, and leaving such a nice comment. Sissy Dog is pictured in most of my post, so just come back for a visit anytime. I am your newest follower. Richard

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Keeping your sweet granddaughter in my thoughts for a speedy and complete recovery.

Beautiful post!

Riet said...

What a great pink post. Love your photo's . Hopefully little miss H will get better soon.

LV said...

Sorry a dark cloud dropped into all that beauty you shared. Trust your granddaughter improves soon. So young to be having those kind of issues.

Suzann said...

Your pictures are wonderful!! I love all the pictures, summer really did go by fast didn't it?
Enjoy your last days of summer!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Jil, Love all your pictures, your walks sound wonderful. Great pictures of the bridge. Hope your granddaughter gets well soon.

Splenderosa said...

Goodness, I hope she recovers well. So young for this, isn't she? Love your post, and thank you so much for visiting me for Pink Saturday. xx's

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jil,
I think that we moms and grandmoms are all guilty of worrying over our children and grandchildren.
I hope she gets better soon and able to return to the things she loves.

I think my roses liked our Summer weather this year because they have never bloomed so long. They loved it and I feel jipped because the weather was lousy for much of the season. It was cool and wet; terrible for us beach people!

Your walk sounds really lovely. Sounds a lot like our boardwalk here along the water front. When one is finished walking you can sit on the bench and watch the sunset. It is breath-taking there.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment. I'm always happy to hear from you. Wishing you a delightful Pink Saturday weekend, my dear friend.

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Lounging with a Latte said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed visiting yours, it looks very picturesque where you live, nice for walking. Hope your granddaughter is soon back to normal health.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--I sure hope that your granddaughter will be feeling better soon!!!
XO
Cindy

Elaine said...

I so enjoyed your post since i live on lake Michigan and know how rough the lakes can get. I hope that your granddaughter will feeling well soon. Thanks for stopping by.

Terri Morse said...

Hi Jill! It was interesting reading about Lake Huron and your pictures are beautiful. There are many stories of ships going down in the Great Lakes. I've frequently vacationed at Lake Erie, and they won't allow kayakers on the lake side because the waters are so rough. I hope your granddaughter is up and about soon. It's always a worry when little ones are sick! Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs, Terri

KatyDidStitches said...

A wonderful post, Jil! Lake Huron IS beautiful. I think it's the water...which always looks more turquoise to me, as compared to Lakes Michigan and Superior.

All the best to Miss H. She will be fine...and back to all the things she loves to do...I feel certain of it.

We're gonna be in your fair state tomorrow morning...my hubbin, my FIL and me...picking peaches!

Kathy

fannipauline said...

I heard from Kimi and she said Hannah is much better. The dear Lord does hear all our prayers and thankfully so. I love all your pictures and it is good to see the picture of where you and Tom run in the evenings. It is very beautiful. I love all your darling muslum "beauties" - they are so sweet....on your "Ruffled Rose"...... Hugs to you, Pauline

Cassy said...

Nice post. I love those apples.

happy pink saturday!

Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Jenni said...

I really enjoy your darling blog! It is such fun to visit! I hope your granddaughter gets well and strong.... I have heard of several people coming down with pneumonia this summer. Unfortunately, I am one of them. I took me about six weeks to shake it. It just hung on and didn't want to let go! I will say a prayer for her, and hope she gets well, soon!
Blessings,
Jenni

Tammy said...

What a beautiful summer post! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I am so sorry aobut miss H and I hope she gets better real soon! Happy PS!

Love Tammy

Charlotte said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for the nice comments. Yes, summer is winding down. I have mixed emotions because I do love the fall but don't like the shorter days.
Happy Pink Saturday.
Blessings & prayers for your granddaughter.
Charlotte

pinkim said...

Hello, I do so hope Miss H recovers soon! Pneumonia is no fun, I know...Your area for walking is beautiful! You are very lucky...maybe exercise would be easier for me if I lived near a beautiful area such as that...Pinkim from TrulySimplyPink Your newest follower...

poppilinnstudios said...

Hope your granddaughter is well soon! Love your photos. I miss the Great Lakes-I spent many years in Michigan and Chicago. Thanks for stopping by earlier!
-Lynn

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I hope little Miss H is feeling better today.. you're right a sign of boredom is a good thing. lol I so enjoyed your post and visit. hugs ~lynne~

Jojo said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet note. I do hope by now your precious granddaughter is much improved.

I hate when the days start getting shorter...summer is my favorite season. For now I'll keep enjoying those lazy, hazy crazy days of summer.

The bowl of pink petals is lovely.

From The Heart said...

I am praying your Grand Daughter recovers real soon. Pneumonia seems to be worse now..takes longer to get over it. My Hubby has been down with it and complications since March..hospitalized twice. And yes, our Grands are so precious.. Great Grands too!Thank you for the nice comment you made on my blog..I love your blog and all the beautiful things you show.
Blessings,
Shirley

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

What a beautiful sight for you to walk along! I do pray that your precious Grandaughter is up to her usual self soon.

Great visuals of summer. Oh I do not want fall to arrive!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Such pretty summer pinks! Here's wishing Miss H a full recovery! She'll be back to good health and soccer soon with such a competetive and positive attitude! Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Beautiful blog, beautiful header! I loved visiting.

Pat said...

I hope Miss H gets well soon. My granddaughter had something very similar about 6 months ago - 5 days in the hospital. She's 100% today. I don't think they ever knew what was the cause - odd, huh?!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a gorgeous area to walk! Oh, I can see how you could worry about your granddaughter, sounds like she could be on the mend, keep us updated!

Carol

Light and Voices said...

Prayers are being sent your way for that granddaughter of yours. Wonderful photos.
Joyce M

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Jil :) It's always so nice to have you stop by my blog :) I've had such a busy weekend so far...first a baby shower for my daughter, from her father-in-law's side of the family today, then this afternoon Austin had to re-take his driving test (failed the parking aspect the first time), and thankfully he passed!!! Yeah!! So going to you know where Monday morning, lol :) Tomorrow I have another baby shower to go to for Amber, this one hosted by her mother-in-laws side of the family. Her due date is only just over 2 weeks away...yikes!!! :)

I think tonight I am just going to "kick back" in my cozy chair and relax for a bit, lol :) Sending good thoughts and prayers for your sweet granddaughter :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Red Rose Alley said...

I wish good health for your granddaugter, and sending love your way.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Jean said...

Hope your grand is feeling better soon. Happy pink day!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

I hope that your granddaughter makes a complete and speedy recovery!

Lynn said...

Added your beautiful granddaughter to my prayer list. I will check back to see how her Dr appt went. Such a lovely view while taking your evening walk. Thank you for stopping by my blog on Pink Saturday and leaving such a nice comment. Blessings and recovery to you and Miss H.
Lynn

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Jill, you have such a beautiful place to walk. Enjoy! My walk takes me thru a section of woods and even though the sun is shining it's darker thru the woods. It's skeery sometimes...LOL. Prayers for your gd and hoping she recovers swiftly. My little gd had pneumonia too and was put in the hospital and like you said you worry so much...just as with your own children. It never ends. HPS ...xo

Rebecca said...

I hope Miss H gets better soon and you will be able to cross that trip off your bucket list soon!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I hope your granddaughter gets completely well very soon. Being sick at her age is definitely no fun! Your blog is really nice , enjoyed visiting. Shannon

Annesphamily said...

Two of my girls had pneumonia when they were small. It is so hard to get over! But eventually they were well. I will pray for her. She is so cute! I know that must be tough being unable to ran and jump and play! She will heal. It just takes time.
Love to you today and always Anne

Annesphamily said...

Oops, forgot to finish my comment! Love the farmer's market. I had a COlorado peach today! It was so sweet. I m do dilly cause I live here but have not had a peach yet this summer! I am glad I bought more! enjoy! Anne

Kathy said...

Yes, that sounds like she's healing - it is so hard to see little ones sick! So enjoy visiting on Pink Saturday - it is always such a joy - I hope this week brings a lot of blessings your way,
Kathy

Icy BC said...

What a fantastic post with everything to see under the rainbow.

Wishing your grandbaby better!

Leann said...

Hi Jil

Hope that little Miss is on her way to better health.

What better way to spend a day than a stroll along the board walk?

Thanks so much for stopping by, please come again.

Leann

haizi daizi said...

Hello ~ what a delightful blog ~ I came across it quite by chance and have enjoyed looking through your beautiful pictures. I hope your grandaughter is feeling much better. Sending healing thoughts.