Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mosaic Monday: Ah, Summer!



Ah, summer! This has been one of the most beautiful summers I can remember, with perfect growing conditions. We had a lot of rain in the spring, and even though we are enjoying warm and sunny days now, they are tempered by cool breezes. Days are filled with the drone of bees as they fly from flower to flower, and the evenings are cool and lit by the flicker of fireflies. These are the days we will remember when the sky is an unremitting gray, and the snow is turned to slush in the roadways.

Now let's have some mosaic fun! Here are the instructions:

  1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post.
  2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
  3. Paste the url into the appropriate Mr. Linky box in this post.
  4. Type your name in the appropriate Mr. Linky box in this post.
  5. Click on "Enter."
  6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.
That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline.net. I can't wait to see your mosaics! Here is Mr. Linky:

46 comments:

  1. Hi Mary! What a beautiful mosaic! I love the flowers...so summery and so many gorgeous colors! Is that a thistle from the field near your house? I have goldfinches who use the down for their nests and I have even thought about planting some to help attract them. Maybe not a good idea, huh?? lol Have a great week!...Debbie

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  2. Debbie, the thistle is in the park near my home. There is a wildflower field there and yes, there are a lot of goldfinches there, too. :)

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  3. Beautiful flowers! All gorgeous summer colors.

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  4. Hi Mary, this is a great collection of flowers, colors so soft. The sunset is so beautiful. Rain was good for the flower gardens. It is hot in my area and hope the weather will cool off. Have a great week.

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  5. Wow, pretty flowers and dreamy pic of the sky.

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  6. Beautiful flowers, so gorgeous. What a lovely mosaic. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Such beautiful summer shots Mary! Love your collage...

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  8. Beautiful mosaic! Looks like you are enjoying your summer! :)

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  9. Beautiful flowers...how did you get your photo so large? Mine is actually larger, but amall after I uploaded it..and used the "l;arge photo" option. Do you have a pic to link to your site for MM?

    Linda

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  10. Another beautiful mosaic! We are having lovely summer weather also-love it!
    Thank you for hosting,
    Carolyn

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  11. Lovely purples in your summer mosaic and your Weekend Wishes post too ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  12. Beautiful mosaic and my husband and I are enjoying every fleeting moment outdoors as our summers come and go so swiftly in the Midwest.

    Thank you for hosting!

    ~Susan

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  13. Love this mosaic! You captured the beauty of summer!

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  14. So gorgeous Mary! I love all your flower photos so much!

    Have a wonderful week!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  15. Beautiful mosaic Mary -- I particularly love how you framed that daisy, and the dof, in the lower left corner. :)

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  16. Beautiful summer mosaic Mary, it has a delicate feel to it, happy Monday, Kathy.

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  17. Such a glorious, bright and cheerful mosaic! (Right now, it is late afternoon, but outside is grey mist, grey rain and almost darkness! Plus cold! Sighhhh)
    The colours flow and contrast beautifully!

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  19. Another beautiful mosaic Mary! I really miss participating in your MM, so perhaps once summer slows down a bit, I'll be back. Thanks for hosting!

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  20. Hi Mary,

    I liked your reference to the bees. I have had so many here this summer. It is good to see them busily at work.

    Becky K.

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  21. Mary, you are definitely the queen of mosaics. I can never get enough of your combination of images. Your photos reflect your admiration and love of the subjects.

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  22. Thanks for the beautiful mosaic, you are truly an artist!

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  23. Mary, your mosaic is undeniably beautiful. What a wonderful time we'd have walking through each others gardens. We have had a mild summer this year too and the gardens show it. They are just spectacular here.

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  24. Oh Summer is beautiful in your little corner of the world! Gorgeous mosaic as always Mary ♥

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  25. Mary, I love the sky in the middle of all those lovely flowers. It sets a mood of bliss. Happy Mosaic Monday.

    Karen

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  26. I can almost hear the buzzing of a bumblebee when I look at your mosaic. Absolutely lovely!

    Roban

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  27. What a majestic collection! Your photographs are mood setting.
    Happy Twirls

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  28. the pink/lavender/purples are such a perennial favorite of mine as are your floral images~blessings mary

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  29. Oh Wow, Everytime I come by for a visit I am completely amazed by the beauty you capture in your photography.
    Blessings~Kelly Maria

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  30. Bonjour Mary,
    Your mosaic is absolutely magnificent. Have a very nice week.

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  31. So lovely and the colors of the flowers are echoed in the sky and clouds.

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  32. Lovely mosaics. Please come check out mine too, lol

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  33. Hi Mary...

    Well they do say, "Better late...then never"! Hehe! I'm a little late in getting my Monday Mosaic's post up but I've been wanting to join in with your fun filled Monday Mosaic party for awhile! This is my first time to ever do so! Thank you so much for hosting this event!!!

    Your summer mosaic is absolutely gorgeous with all of its beautiful lavender, pink, and white hues!!! And...you are so right, my friend...the time will come when we are blanketed in winter snows so we need to enjoy these beautiful summery days!!! Of course, now we will have so many fabulous Monday mosaics that we can look back on to get us through those old long and cold winters!!!

    Have a marvelous Monday, my friend!
    Chari

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  34. Hi!
    Beautiful Photos in your Mosaic!! That center photo is awesome! Mine is posted. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    http://splummer-aviewofmylife.blogspot.com/2009/07/mosaic-monday_13.html

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  35. Beautiful pictures. I need to learn how to
    make one of these mosaics.

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  36. Really beautiful post! Someday I will figure those out and be joining you! Cindy

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  37. Such beautiful mosaics! I've added mine - all taken yesterday in my garden as I was experimenting with some new macro filters.

    What a nice way to celebrate a day I'd rather stay in bed ;)

    I'd love some new visitors and participants in my Silly Haiku Wednesday, if you're interested! Such a coincidence that the theme this week is also "Summer Time"!

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  38. Beautiful pictures. I'll join you again next week. My computer is just fixed thank goodness.

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  39. Not only do I love your mosaic, but everyone else's that participated in MM. You have inspired me to take more photos. Summer will be gone before we know it! Have a great week. Karen

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  40. Beautiful mosaic. Just can't get better than pictures of God's work. laurie

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