Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Riley



First of all thank you so much for your support and your kind comments yesterday! I don't want to characterize it as "misery loves company," but it is nice to know that I'm not the only one going through all this. So thank you, from the bottom of my heart! I think I will be looking into creating a blogger's photography course, for beginner photographers who use a point and shoot camera. I'll be letting you know more about it as I get to work on it. :)

Now for Mosaic Monday... It was such a beautiful weekend here in New Jersey, with temperatures in the 50's. Now that may not sound so warm to some of you, but believe me it was Nirvana. Truly.

We went for a walk at my favorite park, Natirar, with our friends Robin and Ken. They brought along their daughter's new puppy, Riley. And of course, I brought along my camera. :)

Riley loved the park, which was filled with people and other dogs. We walked about four miles, and he ran most of the way! He was very well-behaved with the other dogs, and charmed quite a few of the people, too. He's just so darn cute!


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:

63 comments:

  1. Mary, I'll be looking forward to your photography classes. Can't wait to hear more about it! Thanks for hosting, as always!

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  2. Oh my goodness! What an adorable puppy dog!

    What a fabulous idea you came up with about your photo class blog! Hope it works out well for you!!

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  3. That's great Mary, you will be an inspiring instructor.
    Riley has such a sweet face.
    Judith

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  4. Riley is adorable! I have Millie ~ terrier mix we rescued. Dogs are wonderful. I have Millie in photo albums on facebook. Check her out! She's adorable too.
    Paula Grace ~

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  5. Hi Mary! Your Riley is such a cutie! I'm glad you are having some nice weather! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  6. I'm glad you were able to enjoy pretty weather today. Sometimes that's the best help when our minds are muddled.

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  7. He is such a cutie. He has such wise eyes. I can't wait to partake of your new bloggers photography course!

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  8. Riley is just adorable! Wonderful, expressive eyes! Looks great in mosaic!

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  9. We had much the same weather Mary. Bliss here in Massachusetts! Love the pictures of Riley! ~Jeanne

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  10. Hi Mary! Oh, look at that sweet little fuzzy face! What a cutie! Four miles - how good for you! I'm joining the mosaic party! Thanks always for being a great hostess.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  11. fabulous ideas for new adventures. love the puppy

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  12. Love the little pictures of Riley! I am from NJ myself!

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  13. Cute pictures of Riley!

    I would love some help taking pictures!

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  14. What a beautiful pup, and pretty mosaic!

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  15. What an adorable little dog ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  16. Riley looks like he is going to be a favorite photography model...he is a sweetie!!! Thanks for hosting this party because it has become my very favorite. I've learned so much from viewing your photos and would love some tips from you!!!

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  17. How cute...I love his face coloring. Hope your week is sunny!

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  18. Thanks for hosting this again. I hope you enjoyed your time off. We missed you!
    JoAnn

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  19. Boy, there's nothing as cute as the little face of a Jack Russell terrier! Love it!!!

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  20. He is so cute and I love his blue kerchief!

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  21. Riley is a doll!! :-) He reminds me of my dog, that is a Rat Terrier. Cousin to the Jack Russell. It's always more fun to go on a walk with a dog taking you!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  22. Mary your Mosaic was so cute! Glad you are back, I missed no mosaic Monday:)~ However, totally understand. February really is a rough month for me in the Winter, and we have mild winters in comparison.

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  23. Riley is such an adorable dog! You deserved a week off and the photography course sounds like a wonderful way to share your skills!

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  24. Riley has some sweet soulful eyes :-) Thanks for hosting it's my first time and first mosaic, and it is addicting! Bella

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  25. Hey Mary,
    I can't wait for your photograghy course I will be awaiting. I think Riley is a sweet looking puppy. I bet he was fun to share a weekend with. Have a great week ahead.
    Linda

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  26. Great shots and the last one, he has that look of understanding. He'll always be there to love you through the hard times. And great scarf for BLUE MONDAY ;-)
    Looking forward to seeing your 'budding' show with photography. That's an area I could use some help with.
    Happy Days Ahead!

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  27. I love your stunning pictures Mary. If it wasn't for you and this wonderful meme I would never have learnt how to make these mosaics! You have been integral in changing my world! Thank you!

    Best wishes and happy week,
    Natasha.

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  28. Didn't participate this week but I love your photos of Riley. And the Nirvana that was today with the 50 degree weather. Pure bliss in the sunshine!

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  29. Riley is a cute Jack Russel, Mary! They are always dogs that love to find adventure..especially chasing squirrels! :-)

    Wasn't today's weather gorgeous? Spring is coming!

    ♥ Pat

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  30. Its a lovely dog!
    Happy Mosaic Monday...Luna
    And I wish you the best!

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  31. Cute puppy! Love the bandana...Christine

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  32. gotta love a bandana-wearin' doggy. those eyes got me.

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  33. I'll be watching for your photography classes :~)
    Riely is a cutie!
    *hugs*deb

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  34. Aw Riley! He's adorable in his kercheif!

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  35. Riley is such a dollbaby! Especially in his attire!
    Thanks for hosting Mary! I am such a novice when it comes to mosaics, but it's all fun!

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  36. Riley is a poppet, such a sweet face and intelligent too. I'm not surprised that he charmed everyone that he met in the park yesterday.
    Glad that you're back and feeling brighter, we missed you.
    ~Maggie~

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  37. Hi Mary
    Cute photos of Riley. We have the same music. I just love "It's a wonderful world" At our son's wedding that is the song I chose when I danced with him.
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  38. Riley is adorable! What a great dog!

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  39. Mary Riley is so cute. The weather was lovely here too. Spring is just around the corner.
    Karen

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  40. so adorable Riley! thanks for sharing Mosaic Monday...I'm now participating!

    follow me: Living Creatively with Flory
    http://flo-ry.blogspot.com/

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  41. LOVE that puppy! Now going to check on yesterday's post...you have me worried.

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  42. Mary, Riley is just so handsome. Love how that blue bandanna just pops off the pictures.

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  43. Awww... what a cute pup!
    And HOLY MOLY you have about a bajillion people making mosaics! You are a trend-setter.
    :-)
    Cass

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  44. So glad for all of you that the weather was nice enough to get out. Riley looks very happy!

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  45. Riley is such an adorable fellow..
    you are so lucky..
    HE chose you!!
    Love the Mosaic!!
    warmest hugs..
    Loui♥

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  46. Great pics of Riley - animals and children are usually so wiggly that it is hard to get a good shot of them! I am looking forward to your photography class; I need it!
    Laurie

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  47. Very cute Riley! I so enjoy MM and thank you for hosting!

    Kindly, ldh

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  48. Mary! I am so pleased to meet you and your little fur buddy Riley! I have
    (((joined in)) on your mosaic FUN..
    yes (((((today is my first!)))))
    I look forward to meeting new bloggers who love to play and create mosaics!
    We all have so many images to share and creating a mosaic is a wonderful way to feel happiness..for me it never fails.
    So now I am off to meet this community of mosaic makers!
    I'll see you next time..thank you for hosting!
    hugs aNNa

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  49. Riley and his neckerchief is adorable! You do such a wonderful job of hosting and picture taking!
    smiles, alice

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  50. That Neckerchief really brings the photos to life! So Cute!

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  51. Hi Mary! I live in argentina, I recently mom and I´m a riter. I love your photo, I visit your country through your eyes. Thank you for sharing. I have a question for you, wich camera you use?
    Sorry by my english
    Hugs
    Virginia

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  52. Hi Virginia, and welcome to Little Red House. I use a Nikon d300s. I also use Photoshop CS3 for photo editing. :)

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  53. Loved strolling through your blog. Would like to participate in Monday Mosaic, but the sad truth is I have no idea how to make a mosaic. Can you point me to a tutorial or software for your type of mosaic? I have a MacBook. Thanks for your guidance.

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  54. Mary, thank you for the information, some day I hope to take pictures like you. You're so good !
    I try to building a little blog , if you can come to visit me , I would be very happy
    (sorry again for my poor English , jajaja.)
    hugs from Argentina !!
    Virginia

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  55. What a wonderful little Jack.. He looks very like the one we had when I was growing up who was a very sweet dog.

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