America, America! God Shed His Grace on Thee . . . 7/4/09

Happy 4th of July!
 
We are living in the greatest country in the world!  Do we have problems?  Of course we do.  But we are one nation, under God, and we are so blessed.  It is my prayer today, as we celebrate this great American holiday, that we all stop for a moment and give thanks to the One who makes it all possible.  With Him, we can do anything.

My gift to you today is a picture story of some of my favorite moments on the island so far this season.  Enjoy, have a wonderful weekend, and – good Lord willing – I will see you back here again Monday morning.  God bless.

firsthill

First day on the island in May - first trip up the hill. Would you believe it is Jeanine driving us? How funny is that!

 

 A team of horses waits while a dray driver makes a stop at the bank.

A team of horses waits while a dray driver makes a stop at the bank.

 

Tulips at The Grand

Tulips at The Grand

 

medogs1

Me and the pups on the East Bluff.

 

cathieted

Cathie and Ted

 

trinitylilacs

Trinity Church framed in the Marquette Park lilacs.

 

harts

Lilacs hover over Hart's sign.

 

flowers3

A summer flower garden near the West Bluff.

 

flowers5

Beautiful flower growing near the fence next to The Grand pool.

 

thunder

Thunder

 

steeple

St. Anne's steeple against a clear blue sky.

 

scouts

Girl Scouts respectfully hold the American flag.

 

maddie2

Happy Maddie - in her daddy's lap on the deck of the condo.

 

islandtime

On Mackinac Island, everyone is on Island Time!

 

golfswans

Looking across The Grand's Jewel golf course.

 

teddogs

Ted with Bear and Maddie on the ferry.

 

liliac1

A beautiful, mature lilac tree in full bloom along Cadotte Avenue.

 

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Bear, waiting for me to catch up along Pontiac Trail.

 

 

Ted and I at the site of his grandparents house in the Les Cheneaux Island

Ted and I at the site of his grandparents house in the Les Cheneaux Islands.

 

Looking out over the harbor and the Straits

Looking out over the harbor and the Straits.

 

A taxi ride through the woods

A taxi ride through the woods.

 

Arch Rock

Arch Rock

 

fort

Fort Mackinac

 

 

Dozens of daylilies

Dozens of daylilies

 

Will I fit?

Will I fit?

 

Me sitting on the turtle next to the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly House

Me sitting on the turtle next to the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly House.

 

Lighthouse through lilacs at the top of Fort Street

Lighthouse through lilacs at the top of Fort Street.

 

A West Bluff cottage proudly flies the American flag.

A West Bluff cottage proudly flies the American flag.

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9 thoughts on “America, America! God Shed His Grace on Thee . . . 7/4/09

  1. Ok, I am really ready for our trip now! One month and counting. Lovely pics. I have several versions of the harbor view myself. Thanks again Bree!

  2. What a gala 4th of July group of photos! It felt like fireworks of beauty going off here on your blog. 🙂

    • What a nice comment! I hope by the end of the day to have some really good 4th of July pictures to add next week.

      Have a great 4th!

  3. Beautiful pictures for the 4th. of July, Mattie and Bear look so “in control.”
    I saw Chili and met C J, Sandi`s dogs Thursday night.
    Love ya`ll, have a Happy 4th.

  4. Thanks for the pictorial trip around town. That is what heaven must be like.

    I thank God every day that we live in this great country and I also ask him to bless and protect all who have served and are serving to make our celebration possible.

    Have a blast on this day of joy.

    xxoo
    Cathie

  5. Great photo album to remind all of us while we love the Island so much!! Thanks for sharing!! And thanks for reminding me that with Him we can do anything!! God Bless!! Have a wonderful 4th!!

  6. You do more than “point and shoot” Bree —

    You naturally COMPOSE your photos and they are powerful.

    Even with a camera, you have to SEE it first before you can immortalize it.

    You are creator and witness.

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