Friday, November 5, 2010

Pink Saturday Retrospective and Whoops!!

Welcome! I am excited to be a featured Pink Saturday blog today! I joined Beverly of the How Sweet the Sound blog's Pink Saturday with my first Pink post on September 27, 2008.  Even though I hardly have anything pink in my house, and pink is not one of my favorite colors to wear, I wanted to challenge myself to look for Pink in my world and join in on all the fun of Pink Saturday. 

Guess what? 

Even though I devote much of my blog to the wonderful sights, events and locations throughout New York City where I live, and sights from all of my many travels, My First Pink Saturday post is the most popular of all my blog posts according to my Blogger stats, with almost 4,000 page views for this one post! 

Now that's what I call "Pink Power"!

I made a photo mosaic of the photos from that post, as you can see above, and although the photos in that post of my cat, a pink door in Ireland, pink roses, a pink squid from Brooklyn's annual Mermaid Parade, and pink hats in store in San Diego were all pretty, my guess is that those pink bridesmaids dresses attracted a lot of attention in Google searches or Google images, which in turn lead to a lot of visits to my blog. My daughter is the tall and pretty bridesmaid in that photo. (all photos will enlarge if clicked on once, and then again when they open on a new page)

I went through all my Pink Saturday posts to make some more photo mosaics of all my past Pink Saturday Posts and it was fun to see all the pinks I found through the years! 

Among the photos above is a pink brownstone in Brooklyn, a pink house in Key West, Florida, a girl with pink hair on Manhattan's elevated Highline Park, NYC 2009 marathon runners who were wearing pink, the Brooklyn Botanic garden's pink roses and cherry blossoms, a pink opera costume at the Metropolitan Opera , a pink stretch limousine in Brooklyn, a pink bicycle on the streets of the East Village in Manhattan and a pink clown car in Colorado.

Pink is certainly everywhere!

This is a mosaic of photo collages of some of the pink flowers that I've profiled on past Pink Saturday posts.

Another mosaic of photo collages from past posts with an assortment of pink things I found in Manhattan, Beverly Hills and San Francisco.

My most famous pink photo was the one of a beautiful pink chandelier.

This 1,900-piece, Louis XV chandelier once hung in the main banking hall of J. P. Morgan at 23 Wall Street. The two commercial properties have been converted into luxury condominium apartments and the chandelier was saved and put on permanent display as a design element in the lobby of the condominium.

It became famous because it was one of the photos chosen by the 2010 Summer edition of Artful Blogging magazine to publish in its special story about Beverly and Pink Saturday!  It was such a thrill to see my photograph published along with all the other wonderful photos chosen by the magazine in that edition.

So as you see the color pink has brought a lot of excitement to my life in the past few years since I've been contributing, whenever I am able, to Pink Saturday. I've enjoyed searching for pink, reading as many Pink Saturday posts as I can each week, and enjoying so many wonderful friendships with other Pink Saturday bloggers. 

Thank you Beverly for bringing Pink into my world each week!  I am so happy we found each other so many years ago when our blogs were brand new and I'm looking forward to many more pink discoveries!

Now  for the "Whoops" part of my post ......  I have to amend a Pink Saturday post from a few weeks ago entitled "Tickled Pink"

As it turns out my daughter-in-law's second sonogram showed she is not having a girl after all, but having another boy!  A surprise for all of us, but a happy one, non-the-less!

We will be thrilled to have another grandson to carry our name forward and we look forward to seeing two little boys become the best brothers and friends to each other as they grow!

Thank you for all your congratulations and best wishes. New life is always a miracle and we look forward to seeing our new grandson sometime in late Winter. As far as babies are concerned blue is as happy a color as pink!

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pam said...

I'm not really a pink person but I love those pink bridesmaids dresses...very pretty. And I remember your post about that chandelier. I loved this many great pics. Have a great weekend Pat!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love the mosaics, Pat.... I'm not a 'pink' person either --but your pinks are incredible. My two fav's are the chandelier and the bridesmaids.....

Your daughter is gorgeous!!!!!

Congrats on another new grandson-to-be..

Snap said...

I'm not a pink person either, but I sure enjoy seeing everyone elses pink!!!!! Lovely images all. Congratulations on the grandson!

Cheryl D. said...

Pink is my favorite color!

The picture from the wedding really reminded me of a wedding I sent to once that was on the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia.

Vee said...

I think you're right...those pink bridesmaids dresses are very special...4,000 page views...wowzer! All of your mosaics are beautiful...

Fun news about a new grandson. I am happy that you will have two grandsons to love. Grandsons are great!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Pat, Nice to see that you will be featured Pink! I have enjoyed all of your pink posts...well all of your posts, but one of the most memorable was the pink chandelier. I bought the magazine that it was featured in to keep in my library!
♥, Susan

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Happy Pink Saturday Pat. I'm fascinated with the pink cars. I can't figure out who would want a pink car?

La said...

Such a beautiful wedding party. I love all your pink mosaics.

Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your grand----child. La

Yvette said...

I'm not a pink person either, Pat, but I love your pink mosaics. One of these days I'm going to learn to do those, even if it kills me. Ha. Wow - that chandelier. It's like something out of Versailles.

By the way, love the picture of the bride and bridesmaids.

Old Kitty said...

Oh Pat!!!! Awwwww you're going to have a beautiful grandson no.2!! That's just lovely - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Awwww!!! Much as I ADORE PINK!!!! Blue is a soothing calming colour - you can't beat blue for its blueness!!! :-)

It's so great to see your daughter!! She's lovely!!! Pink suits her!!! Wow!!! My other favourite is of course your kitty and her different coloured eyes - how beautiful!

Pink rocks!! Your chandelier pic is stunning and made more so because it is shimmering and sparkly in all its pinkness!! Yay!!

Pink power indeed!! Thanks for this fabulous post!! Have a great weekend!! Take care

Farmchick said...

Your mosaics are really lovely. Nice pink choices!

Splendid Little Stars said...

First, Congratulation on your new grandchild to be! How exciting!
I LOVE YOUR PINK! so inspiring! The bridesmaid and bride photo is definitely alluring. thoroughly enjoyable post!

GrandmaK said...

I did so enjoy this journey!!!! Pink is not one of my favorite colors either but you did a wonderful job! Congrats on the announcement of you new grandson! Wishing you a grand weekend! Cathy

ARLENE said...

Pat, another fabulous post. And another grandson. Wonderful!

steviewren said...

Pat, I love getting this look back at the best of your pink posts. That chandelier is simply magnificent. I certainly know why the magazine picked it as part of the Pink Saturday spread. Congratulations!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That is so cool, Pat! I never would have thought Pink Power was so strong.

Evidently, not strong enough in the baby department, though ;) Congratulations on your future grandson!

Kristen said...

What gorgeous photos! I dress my only girl in pink 5 out of 7 days a week. Luckily, she is still too young to care. Congrats on a grandson. Good thing your daughter found out about the mistake before he was born!

Ginny said...

Hi Pat! I am back posting after being sick for a few days, and really missed you! Lots of things to talk about with this post. AWESOME!! But you must have just changed it. You had your adorable cat, with the pink ears and nose, and two colored eyes, then I went to look at your pictures from Ireland, and when I came back it was different. I think because of the baby news. Congradulations, I'm so happy for you!! Is there anything better than another grandchild to spoil? Those are the prettiest bridesmaids dresses I've ever seen in my life!! Usually brisesmaids dresses are so ugly!! The chandelier is totally awesome!!! ALL your pinks, so cute!!! The door in Ireland, I just had to go look at yout pictures from there, what is the Giants Causeway and the Newgrange thing? Everything here is just eye candy! Missed you!!

Sarah said...

Pat, your daughter is gorgeous! That is a beautiful photo ~ Central Park?
Well, like you say, it's the new life in a family that brings the joy. Two boys will be great fun!
Enjoy the weekend. Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Sarah

diane said...

I didn't like pink until my hair turned grey and then I noticed that pink and grey go well together so now I like pink. You have found some amazing pink things over the years ,shows that you have a good imagination to be able to keep on finding things.

Suzanne said...

Wow...what amazing photos! I'm sorry I've missed out on your pink Saturday posts but so happy you got us slackers caught up!
Beautiful blog...and congratulations on your good news;)
Happy pink Saturday to you,

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

This is the most beautiful Pink
Saturday display! I lived in NYC
for 8 years before moving to Florida, and I don't remember ever
seeing pink. (miss it every day

Love your blog and will be following!

Flora Doora

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh Pat your whoops is so fun. What a gorgeous tribute to all the Pink you have found over the course of you writing posts for Pink Saturday. I still love that Pink Chandelier.

Congratulations on being featured on Bev's blog.

Happy Pink Saturday,

Julie said...

What a beautiful collection of pinks!! Happy Pink Saturday.

Tami said...

Hi Pat..your mosaics today were just amazing. I missed your post with the pink chandelier the first time around happy to see it today. That goes way beyond fabulous.
Thank you for sharing all your beauty today.
Happy Pink Saturday...xo Tami

Marina Capano said...

Hi Pat!
Congratulations on being featured on Bev's blog.
Lovely images all. Congratulations on the grandson!
thanks for sharing with us.


Valrie said...

Your post is so beautiful! WHat software do you use for your mosaics? They are truly amazing. I have been looking for an artist/photographer to accent a collection of poems I am about to publish. WOW! scanning your blog you are quite talented!

I am now a follower. Please come bt for a visit when you can!


CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Thank you for sharing your Pink Experiences in the fantastic Mosaics and photos. Happy Featured Pink Saturday.

Grace said...

You are a Pink Angel! I so adore your mosaics. I saw your post and went to make som lavander tea and sat back and enjoyed! The chandalier is so my favorite I think I have told you a million times before. Happy Pink Saturday! So wonderful you were featured! Grace xoxoxox

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Pat, Congratulations on being featured this week. You have so many wonderful PS collage posts. Have a wonderful week!

Sherry said...

Wow you have some wonderful pink images. I bet you can find a lot of random pink in New York. You have great photography. Really nice to visit you on Pink Saturday!

Kathleen said...

Your pink mosaics are gorgeous!
LOL, that's why we wait to find out when the baby is born, it's so much fun waiting to find out !

Gail said...

Great post, such lovely photo's, oh my. You have sure found a bounty of pink, keep up the good work.
Hugs and Happy PS

Claudia said...

I actually love wearing pink with black - and I wear a lot of black to talk myself into the fact that it may be slimming (I don't think so anymore). The mosaics celebrate the power of pink. Halloween eve, a young boy came to my door with jeans and a pink shirt and a sign that read: "real men wear pink." Lovely posting - congrats on the hits and your upcoming addition to your family. How sweet it is!

Anonymous said...

PAT!..I really enjoyed ALL the pink!
Have a great weekend.

NicNacManiac said...

So nice to meet you! Love all of your wonderful Pink shares! Congrats on being featured, I see why you are so loved, fun blog!
Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy the rest of your weekend xOxO Nerina

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

The photo mosaics you did are phenomenal. I really enjoyed them. I really love photography, so I am always taking pictures. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday.
Hugs, LisaKay

nanny said...

Your pink pics are wonderful. Growing up I did not like "anything" pink.....after I was introduced to Pepto Bismol! ha
Now I love pink and all that it stands for!!!

Genie said...

This is an awesome post. You are so talented the way you can put together your lovely mosaics. I cannot tell you which one is my favorite...they are all absolutely beautiful.

Jeanne said...

Hello Pat, congrats on being featured on Pink Saturday. It has been way too long since I have visited you. I have been overwhelmed with company with no time on my computer. The story of my blogging life. However, I will always come back sooner or later. Smile. Especially to your wonderful blog.

Congratulations on the new baby boy coming. Double the love and I agree that the brothers will love having each other as they grow up.

I love your step back in time and your wonderful pink finds. I too must look for pink to post. I ran our of pink to share a long time ago. I agree about the chandelier being the star in your many beautiful pink posts. However, your daughter in her lovely pink bridesmaid dress is up there on the top of your pinks. She is beautiful. I did enlarge the photo.
All of your mosaics are so pretty and unusually presented.

Happy Pink Saturday.
Hugs, Jeanne

Pondside said...

Well, congratulations, on two counts! The photo was fabulous and deserved the notice!
As a grandmother of two little brothers I have to tell you that your two little fellows will be the very best of friends and you'll have a wonderful time keeping up with them!

Holly said...

Oh, that was fun to see all the Pink Pictures....liked them all but I think I like the chandelier the best. Wow! Your pictures are awesome.
Congratulations on being one of the Pink Saturday Featured Girls.

Donnie said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pink pictures. Loved the future baby boy.

guild-rez said...

Happy Pink Saturday:)
Great collages and pictures.
- Cheers Gisela.
Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better.
- John Updike

Anonymous said...

Those photos brought back lots of Pink Saturday memories with you, Pat. How I wish I had started running at a young enough age that I could be wearing PINK and running in the NYC marathon! Right now, I'm working on increasing my speed a bit for another 5K...with my next goal being a 10K one day! :)

I told you once before that life is full of surprises....I know that new little grand boy of yours will be a super duper special one, indeed!!

Hope you've had a great PSat! L, Dana

Judie said...

Wonderful photo montages! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Kate on Clinton said...

That chandelier is amazing! I too am not a pink person - I looked around the apartment, and the only pink is in the African violet flowers.
Congratulations on the second grandson!

Dishesdone said...

Congrats on the baby blue :)

The pink chandelier is stunning, but I really love the pink brownstone! So many gorgeous pinks, but a pink brownstone? That made me smile!

H said...

I'm afraid I'm with the 'not-pink' people too. Now, if it were blue Saturday or green Saturday... :)
But, I do love the pink hair and you do have my favourite pink in your flowers montage; cherry blossom! I can't wait to see my flowering cherry beginning to bud again!!

Congratulations on a brace of boys! I have two sons. They can be extremely competetive, but also good friends.

Denise@alloverroses said...

For not being a pink person you have had very lovely pink posts. I loved the bridal picture! All your flower collages are gorgeous. loved your post today and congrats on being featured! I visited new York for the first time 3 yrs. ago I fell in LOVE with it! I went there to be in the audience of a PBS special Barry Manilow was taping in Brooklyn. It is a wonderful place with so much to see and so much history. I can't wait to go back! I wasn't a blogger back then but I did post about it not too long ago. We had quite a funny experience staying at the Waldorf Astoria. So glad to have found your blog.
Have a wonderful day!

simplycathi said...

My husband and I are in love with your city! He lived in NYC many years ago and we visit every chance we get. Your Pinks are indeed lovely and a bright spot on Pink Saturday!

Kat said...

This post made me grin from ear to ear. I'm not usually a big fan of pink (gasp!) but your photos are making a believer out of me! They are all gorgeous, but that wedding photo is just beautiful (your daughter is stunning) And the chandelier is just amazing, I still can't get over the fact that this actually hung in a building - it's massive! Congrats on the grandson. You'll have lots of funny stories to tell him when he gets older about the "pink"! Kat

Erika said...

These mosaics are so great I love them! Great work!
Happy belated PS to you:)and blessed Sunday,

podso said...

I love all your pink-- a great post. I need to follow your blog coz I always enjoy visiting here, and will take any pics of NYC any time!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, your daughter is drop dead gorgeous, and what a pretty wedding that was!

I always love every post you do, pink or otherwise, and it doesn't surprise me that you have 4000 hits on that post.

I am thrilled for you having a new baby, and I agree, a new life is wonderful whether pink or blue. Plus this gives Leo a best friend!

Love you lots...


Sheila :-)

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Let me start out with a comment about the 'whoops'. That one made me smile! Let me amend my congrats on your upcoming congratulations on your awaited grandson.

A pink person or have done a fabulous job on your Pink Saturday posts! The pink mosaics look wonderful.

Cat & Cricket said...

OMG! I can see why so many people commented! I am late late with my post due to a crazy work schedule..but I just had to let you know I love it!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Wow, I can see why your Pink Posts are so popular. I am very much a pink person and I'm in love with this post!
And, congratulations on your new grandson. He and his brother will be the best of friends.
Loved the Bridesmaids dresses. Your daughter is gorgeous. I had so much fun clicking on all the pictures. Great Pink fun!

Janie said...

Pink has to be the right shade for me..I am not really a pastel person (which is interesting because one of my favorite gardens here was a pastel pink and apricot garden...) although some of the more muted pastels work for me, but Pink was my grandmother's color....everything for her was about her room...
That Pink wedding was beautiful and the chandelier is gorgeous!!

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

How fun. LOVE those pink bridesmaid dresses! And all those gorgeous flowers - especially the roses! My favorites. And you are so right about those adorable grandkids. With several boys AND girls - I can also attest to the fact that they are all delightful! Congratulations! :)

Rettabug said...

Talk about "Pretty in Pink"!!! WOWZERS! This collection of your shots are just marvelous...I missed most of them, so I'm grateful for the re-run!

I have lots of pink in my blog today, too. I can never remember to connect with Beverly early enough to join in her Sat. meme. Organized I'm not!

I love that I got to see your beautiful DD up close...she is drop-dead GORGEOUS!!!
Congrats on the upcoming birth of another grandson, too. What fun & mischief those two will get into!!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am so thankful I had time to visit your blog this morning. It is so beautiful! The pink you shared is breath taking causing me to realize I enjoy pink even more than I was aware that I did. The pink dresses in that bridal party are just gorgeous, as is your daughter. The pink flowers,and pink everything made for a perfect blog mosaic. No wonder you had 60 some visitors. Your artistic skills and photography skills continue to add so much beauty to blogland. Keep it up.

Congratulations on another little grandson! So happy for you. Two little guys are better than one:)

Oliag said...

You never can trust those ultrasounds! My nephew was expecting a son the first time around...even had a baby shower with all things pink...and they delivered a healthy gorgeous baby girl:) Hope you didn't buy too many pink things already:)

My daughter never wanted to know the gender of the child before they were drove me crazy but I guess she was right!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Wow, 4000 viewers, I am amazed. I am excited to be writing my 100th post! I am trying to visit as many of the Pinks as I can this week to let you know I have reached my 100th blog. For some that seems like nothing but for me, well, I never thought I would be able to find enough that would interest others! SOOOO please come by and visit for my give away. Blessings, Debbie

Proud Italian Cook said...

You make me want to photograph and capture pink when I look at this. Your daughter is stunning and your chandelier photo deserved a place in that magazine, it is awesome!

RNSANE said...

I never heard of Pink Saturday but you have certainly done an incredible job with your blogs on the theme. I have to go back and look carefully through them all again. Of course, the wedding was spectacular and your daughter so beautiful.

Congratulations on your grandson. I'm sure he'll be a great buddy for big brother.