Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mosaic Monday: At the Beach



We spent last week at the beach or "down the shore" as we say in New Jersey.

It was heavenly. We were very lucky with the weather -- only one rainy day -- and the water temperature was in the 70's which is very warm for July. I got up early every morning and walked a few miles, then came home and relaxed until the rest of my family woke and we started the day. I took my camera everywhere.

Here are a few of my favorite images. I love dunes and beach grass and salt marshes and wide open skies. We visited Cape May, where there are so many beautiful Victorian houses that there is a photo opportunity every few steps. We walked the beach and searched for shells. We had a wonderful time. :)


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:
















66 comments:

  1. My post is up and I'll come back to sign in if Mr. Linky behaves himself! Love your beach mosaic and glad you got away! Blessings...

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  2. Your beach mosaic is so pretty.... I love the sepia-toned (or overcast) images. They create a nice contrast.... So glad you enjoyed your trip!

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  3. I can't wait to see these photos big! And all the photos you took. I love it down the Shore.

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  4. Oh my word, that is just gorgeous upon gorgeous!!!!
    Here is my link, when you get a chance & thank you!!!

    http://talesfromanoccottage.blogspot.com/2009/07/i-just-had-to-try-it.html

    m ^..^

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  5. Hello again Mary...
    here's my link
    http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/2009/07/26/mosaic-monday-botanical-garden/

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  6. Hello Mary, gorgeous skies and a beautiful day to be at the beach. We missed you and welcome back!
    My entry is here

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  7. Great mosaic, your beach shots look awesome! Sounds like a great vacation! Really love the center shot!

    I'll link up tomorrow!

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  8. Hi Mary,
    Here's my link.... thanks so much if you have time to link me!

    http://robanjohnson.blogspot.com/2009/07/mosaic-monday-running-route.html

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  9. I'm ready also for my first mosaic monday.....I THINK!!!

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  10. Glad you had a great time at the Jersey Shore! I love Cape May! My post is up but I'll check back & link it myself. Thanks for hosting Mosaic Monday again!

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  11. Hi Mary,
    as always your mosaic is GORGEOUS!!!
    Thank you so much for hosting. My post is up at the following link:
    http://gypsycorner.blogspot.com/2009/07/mosaic-monday-up-close-and-personal.html

    Have a wonderful Monday,
    Tam

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  12. Beautiful Beach Scenes! It sounds as though you were able to really enjoy it!

    My link is up as well...

    http://airmiles.wordpress.com/2009/07/26/mosaic-monday-3/

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  13. Hi Mary! I love your beach mosaic! Such a beautiful sky! I love the photo in the upper right...it looks like a painting! My post is up, but I'll come back by later! Thanks!...Debbie

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  14. Gorgeous! Wish I was there. Here's mine: http://jeanne-lifeorsomethinglikeit.blogspot.com/2009/07/northampton-mosaic-monday.html

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  15. Wonderful mosaic as usual. I am having trouble again to get mine to create. I can get all the pictures into the slots, but I just won't create. I will keep working at it. I will be around to see them all though.
    QMM

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  16. I'm finding it interesting watching you enjoy your summer while we are in depths of winter here. The beach shots are lovely. I'll come back and add my link when Linky is fixed.

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  17. Wonderful photos of the sand, sky and surrounding scenery!

    I'll link in when Mr. Linky is up and running again :)

    ~Susan

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  18. My mosaic is up! Love the photos from the beach..so relaxing. Looks like you had a wonderful time!

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  19. Glad you were able to recharge your pschological batteries Mary. Always enjoy your images and posts.
    Here's the link to my Mosaic Monday post :)

    http://bookmarked.typepad.com/ms_textual/2009/07/the-blessings-of-digital-camerascomputers-and-mosiac-mondays.html

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  20. Hi Mary!

    Beautiful photos! I love the Jersey Shore! We often visited Wildwood Crest for a few days each summer when our children were young.

    Here is my link for Mosaic Monday:

    http://millefiorifavoriti.blogspot.com/2009/07/mosaic-monday-my-cat-bo.html

    Thanks!

    Hugs, Pat

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  21. Hi Mary
    My post is done and my link is:
    http://millie-manitobameanderings.blogspot.com/2009/07/monday-mosaic-july-27-yellow.html
    I love your beach pictures

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  22. Hi Mary,what a refreshing mosaic!!Lovely skies!!
    Happy MM.
    Shantana

    Here is my link.
    http://nature-stop.blogspot.com/2009/07/mosaic-monday.html

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  23. Wow, a minute past midnight - thought I'd be the first here ;) Guess not!

    I've posted mine:
    http://youknowthatblog.com/2009/07/27/mosaic-monday-3/

    I did one last week too! I guess you could say I'm hooked. I wish everyone was as hooked on my Silly Haiku Wednesday meme ;)

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  24. Nancy, One of these days, I am going to master making a mosaic and then I can participate in Mosaic Monday. I am trying, but something always goes wrong.

    Purple hugs and happy Monday.
    Barbara

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  25. Oh Mary, your mosaic is filled with beautiful photographs. Cape May is so beautiful. This brings back so many lovely memories. When I lived in Princeton, we went to the shore often. I also loved Spring Lake.

    http://karenharveycox.blogspot.com/2009/07/mosaic-monday_27.html

    Karen

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  26. What lovely images. I can close my eyes and imagine walking there.
    Cal x

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  27. your mosaic speaks to me of rest. beautiful. here's mine:

    http://amps-images.blogspot.com/2009/07/mosaic-monday-branching-out-by-kim.html

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  28. Hi Mary... Ohhhhmy goodness your beach photos are remarkable! Awesome mosaic my friend!
    Thanks for hosting!

    Here is my link:

    ~Really Rainey~ {Las Vegas}

    http://theprojecttable.blogspot.com/2009/07/mosaic-monday_27.html

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  30. Wonderful beach signs plus the touch of Victorian architecture in between! Very pleasing visual balance and flow!

    Here is mine!

    Winter Afternoon Moonlight

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  31. HI Mary.
    That is a beautiful mosaic. I love beaches and dunes. My post is up. Sorry about mr Linky. I won't be home later today so I will give my link here. Hope you don't mind.http://quiltinnstitchinglady.blogspot.com/2009/07/mosaic-monday-nostalgia.html

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  32. A beautiful beach collage, my entry is here:

    http://mamasmemes.wordpress.com/2009/07/27/leaves/

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  33. Hi Mary! I've come back by to check. I will not be at home today, so if you don't mind, please hook me up to Mr. Linky! Here's my link:
    http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com/2009/07/mosaic-mondayoutdoor_26.html
    Thanks so much!...Debbie (Plate Addict)

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  34. I tried posting my mosaic using your instruction on Mr Linky and it leads straight into my signed in blog if I'm signed in!! Help! Please can you delete the link?

    Cal x

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  35. I haven't made my mosaic yet, but had to comment on yours. It is absolutely breathtaking...pulling me in to a serene and gorgeous place to rest. Thank you :)

    I'll be back with my link..and mosaic in a little bit.

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  36. HELP! Re my other comment - I'm feeling frantic now because I've just discovered that when I sign into my email, the link on this site goes to my inbox. PLEASE DELETE my link as soon as possible.
    Grateful thanks
    Cal x

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  37. There is nothing better than a walk on the beach in the summer. I'll get mine in at the end of August:>) Hope your batteries were recharged, it looks like such a beautiful place!

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  38. i am so happy to see parts of your very wonderful week...hope you brought some sand back in your luggage!

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  39. Love all your beach photos! Glad you had a nice summer vacation at the shore.
    Thank you for hosting,

    Carolyn

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  40. Beautiful, we are headed to OCNJ for a couple days shortly. Haven't been to the NJ beaches in 7 years!

    I am joining Mosaic Monday for the first time today!

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  41. Gorgeous beach mosaic! Thanks for hosting this great meme! :-)

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  42. So glad that you had your week away. It looks as if it was a beautiful one. My favorite pics are the upper right and the lower left.

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  43. Gorgeous! It must have been difficult leaving such a beautiful place.

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  44. What a BEAUTIFUL mosaic of beach landscapes and skies! Just lovely ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  45. Beautiful Mosaic, Mary, "down the shore".

    Carolyn, A Southerners Notebook

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  46. Every image is lovely. A time away to enjoy all that is beautiful is such a renewal.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  47. Oh, that is so lovely. I'm glad you had a good time - it certainly looks like you were surrounded with beautiful scenery ... :-)

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  48. The beach looks grand! Glad you had a chance to get away to the shore and thank you for sharing some of the beautiful images with us! ~Kathy

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  49. I really enjoyed this mosiac - so beautiful to a landlocked midwesterner who can count the number of times she has seen the ocean on her fingers!

    What a wonderful week it must have been and those peaks at the victorian homes is great too!

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  50. Oops, forgot to say "Thank You" for hosting Mosaic Mondays - I truly enjoy them and seeing all the beautiful things other bloggers choose to share weekly! You are appreciated.

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  51. I love your beach mosaic! I am working on mine for next week.
    Nothing better than a day at the ocean..so relaxing!

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  52. Hi Mary...

    My friend, I love, love, LOVE your beautiful "Down By the Shore" beach mosaic!!! The photos are fabulous...what a lovely place to spend a few days!!! I've never been to New Jersey or on the east coast...the beaches really are beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing a bit of your pretty beach with us today through your mosaic!!!

    Thank you so much for hosting Mosaic Monday! I decided to join in today...I've just learned how to make mosaics and have been having a blast!!!

    Have a marvelous Monday, my friend!
    Chari

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  53. Hi Mary,
    I love, love, love mosaics and can't believe I waited this long to finally link in and join you today. Your beach mosaic is wonderful and one of my favorite subjects! I hope you don't mind that I made a little button to display for Mosaic Monday.

    Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

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  54. Beautiful beach mosaic. Such a nice spot to spend your vacation time ♥

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  55. Gorgeous -- it must have been a fabulous week at the shore. As a New York transplant to NJ, after 22 years here I still have not explored "down the shore." I need to fix that!

    Thanks for Mosaic Monday!
    Cass

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  56. Makes we want to visit the beach. Just stunning and these mosaics are fun. Thanks!
    Happy Twirls

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  57. You are SO good at what you do, Mary! Lovely as usual! What a wonderful place to visit. You sounded so happy! That's a good thing.
    Mona

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  58. Wow, Mosaic Monday is really catching on! Thanks for hosting a great way to view some gorgeous photo mosaics. Happy Monday! Karen

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  59. Your vacation mosaic is wonderful. Looks like a beautiful and peaceful place to spend time, hope you returned rested and refreshed.

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  60. I was able to post a mosaic last Monday and I have tried at least eight times today and I can't get it to appear on my blog. I downloaded to Flicker, did the mosaic, copied the code and the photos don't appear. The links or whatever they are called appear, but no pictures.

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  61. So glad to have you back. It looks like you had a FABULOUS little getaway looking at your photos. I love taking photos of sand dunes and saw grass next to the ocean. Beautiful work!

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  62. It looks like such a great trip. I hope you relaxed a lot and enjoyed every minute of it. laurie

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  63. Great template! Thanx for sharing it with us
    I like it! Simple and pretty More templates easy to download

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