Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Pasture Hijinks


I was trying to think of a subject for my mosaic this week when I happened to drive past the pasture of a local riding stable. It was a beautiful day, and the horses were close to the fence. And I actually had my camera in the car.

Eureka!

At first, a few of the more curious horses came close to the fence to say hello. Or maybe just to see if I had brought any treats. But then a few of them started feeling frisky. They began to cavort in the sunshine.

Don't you love the word "cavort?"

Anyway, I got a few cute pictures, so I thought I'd share them with you today. Happy Monday!

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:

91 comments:

  1. How wonderful, Mary! Isn't it funny how they play like puppies? We have a cow pasture near us and I love to see the little calves play together...cute! Beautiful photos, too! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  2. I love horses! I also love driving by some horse stables every day. It is so wonderful to see horses cavorting in a pasture. Great mosaic Mary

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  3. Hi Mary!

    I can't believe I'm first this week!
    Horses are such graceful creatures --you mosaic is wonderful! I like the black and white horse the best.
    Happy Mosaic Monday!

    ♥ Pat

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  4. Love these photos! And I agree, cavort is a great word! I think everyone should spend more time cavorting!

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  5. I love taking photos of the horses in where I live too. They are so graceful!

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  6. Beautiful subjects for your Mosaic! I don't get to see such beautiful animals very often in my neck of the woods.

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  7. I was trying to think of a word for what these horses were doing and then you wrote cavort!! Yes...they are cavorting!! They are gorgeous animals! So glad you had your camera!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  8. What beautiful animals! Thanks so much for sharing them with us, and hosting again this week.
    Have a great week.
    Glenda

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  9. My neighbor's horses have been "feeling their cheerios" as we like to say lately. He has a small herd of adopted mustangs and every evening they run around the lower field, it's pretty funny. :)
    Wonderful photos!

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  10. Mary, your post was beautiful. When I was younger I had 2 horses and a pony that I kept in what would have been called a driving shed. The village we lived in had Victorian houses, dirt roads and wells. One of our neighbors had Hackney ponies in his shed and every Sunday he would harness them to a little buggy and drive around the neighborhood. As you can see I have a fondness for horses. Hope you have a wonderful week and take care.

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  11. Hi Mary
    Hope you got all your silver cleaned. :-)
    I like 'cavort' it's a good word and befits the horses in your mosaic.
    Have a great week.
    Judith

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  12. Hey Mary,
    love the word cavort is that what we did as kids? We Cavorted on the lawn. like in somersaults?
    I like pictures of horses.

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  13. Hi Mary, such beautiful horses! I live in the city and sure don't have the chance to see such beauties as these. Thank you so much for sharing them!
    I hope that you have a wonderful new week!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  14. Love the mosaic this week! They are such beautiful animals and you captured their spirit!

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  15. BEautiful Mary! We have a horse farm near us that I love to visit to just watch the horses. I love in spring when the foals arrive! ~jeanne

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  16. Mary, they are beautiful horses. Wonderful captures of them playing together. Great shots.Also thank you for hosting this fun meme.

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  17. Mary,
    I love your horse images!!! I'm a horse lover and they always put a smile on my face. What a beautiful day and subjects.
    Hugs,
    Tam

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  18. Beautiful! Lovely photos. Here is Virginia, we have horse farms ~ they look like your pics!
    Paula Grace ~

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  19. How lucky for us that you had your camera with you, Mary! I should make it a point to take mine along...I see so many beautiful trees blooming around here right now.

    The horses are majestic & I'm amazed that you could get so close to them.
    Thanks for doing MM each week. I'm really enjoying seeing others ideas & keep seeking good shots for my mosaics.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  20. The horses are magnificent. You really got some great shots of them and it made an interesting and beautiful mosaic.
    Thanks for hosting..
    and come over and get this wonderful recipe for German pancakes...you can bring your hubby to his knees with one!! :))

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  21. What beautiful horse I could watch them all day long. Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday!
    hugs from Savannah, Cherry

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  22. Such beautiful animals!
    I really enjoy these Mosaic Mondays!!

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  23. I love the horse photos, being from KY and all...

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  24. Your mosaic is beautiful. Horses are so much fun to photograph! Glad you had your camera on hand!

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  25. Actually, Mary, I love cavorting myself....lol
    Beautiful mosaic and beautiful photos and horses!

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  26. Mary, I'm back for a Mosaic Monday after months of being away. Thank you for the fun!

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  27. I just love your post. I am a horse lover, and more so I love Paint horses. This was just the best eye candy for me. Thank you for having such an eye for photography and sharing it with us.

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  28. Completely forgot to say that I love the subject of this week's mosaic. Lovely photos of beautiful horses cavorting. Cavort is such a nice word!

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  29. I have to say it is when I am not thinking is when I have the best posts...this was fantastic, the horses are beautiful!

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  30. I love, love, love your collection of horse shots. You captured their essence and beauty.

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  31. I love the horses. Isn't it fun to watch them play about in the pasture? You got some great shots. Carla

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  32. Love to see horses cavorting ☺ Lovely mosiac, great photos!
    *hugs*deb

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  33. Thank you Mary for hosting Mosaic Monday and sharing your wonderful photography. Horses can be quite alluring, can't they?
    *cavorting* fun word!

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  34. Wow this has really been growing hasn't it. I love your mosaic of the horses. Thanks again for your work Mary.
    QMM

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  35. Beautiful pictures!!! The horses are grand! Cathy

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  36. Thank you for your kind compliments. And yes, these horses do like they are covorting, don't they? I do like that word for these photo's especially. Beautiful horses!

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  37. I love the playful "cavorting" of the horses you caught with your camera - such showoffs for you, Mary!

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  38. Dear Mary at Little Red House...
    thank you for hosting us again...the horses are beautiful...
    glenda

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  39. What a marvelous mosaic of these horses cavorting (yup .... I love the word) and I'm delighted that you not only had your camera but that you stopped to take these photos. Thanks for sharing ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  40. I love the cavorting horses. Congratulations on having the camera at hand! (I never do!)

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  41. It has been so long since I have been horseback riding. I miss it.

    Rebecca
    New England Candy Co.

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  42. Love your photos, the horses are so beautiful! Wish I weren't so afraid to ride!

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  43. Lovely mosaic, Mary! Love those gorgeous horses and you've turned them into a piece of art!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  44. This is looking a lot like SPRING - great mosaic - love the GREEN grass! The 'guys' in the pasture are loving it too!

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  45. Love these shots - look like they're feelin' frisky! And by the way, I meant to respond to your post "my style?" I think your style is "Dreamy" - that covers the tack sharp and the beautifully soft. My two cents for what it's worth.

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  46. I was in our version of 'Cow Town' this week, but saw few horses. These are beautiful - do you think they knew they'd be famous!?

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  47. What a great idea! I'm a new follower...just had to when your profile made me laugh out loud!

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  48. Once again, thanks for hosting this marvelous Monday Mosaic, Mary!

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  49. Mary,
    Thanks for hosting Mosaic Mondays, we at 3 sisters 365 love it. Horses are my favourite animal to look at. Unfortunately I don't like to ride so much because of the height (petrified of standing on a chair Ha Ha!). Great pictures.

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  50. Don't you love it when that happens? Good job!

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  51. Thanks for another wonderful mosaic monday..loved the horses :-)

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  52. Those horses kind of remind me of my two oldest, always nipping, and "horsing" around. (Pun intended).

    Have a beautiful day!

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  53. Hi Mary!
    Nice horsephotos you are sharing with us this monday.
    Horses are beautiful creatures, though I am not a horse woman.
    Have a Happy Mosaic Monday& A nice week!
    Best wishes
    AnnA

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  54. Lovely horse pictures. I was amused when I came here to put in my link because there is a horse in one of my collages today, too.

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  55. Very lovely photos of the horses! Have a nice week.

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  56. Mary..
    spring is definitely in the air..
    I'm watching snow fall...
    again!
    warmest hugs..
    Loui♥

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  57. They are so beautiful!
    Happy Mosaic Monday...Luna

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  58. Hi Mary. What an outstanding post today. I really do love horses. The sound and smell makes my hart go booom booom booom ;-)

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  59. Great mosaic, Mary! The grass sure is green on the horses side of the fence.

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  60. Looks like there's love in the pasture.... Beautiful photos and beautiful horses. They are magnificent.

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  61. Great pictures! Full of sunshine. And, yes, there should be more cavorting in the world!

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  62. Hi Mary ... haven't played along in a while ... love you horse collage ... really lovely captures which work well together as a mosaic/ collage.

    Gena @ Thinking Aloud
    a photoblog

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  63. Hi Mary
    You are awesome. The photography is outstanding. I love your blog.
    xoxo
    Betty

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  64. Oh, how I love the horses! I've always been to chicken to get out of the car and photograph someone else's though!

    Such power and magnificence! Of course I have always been an observer, never a care taker, so they intimidate me a bit.

    "The Man From Snowy River" has some great horse riding scenes. Oh... maybe someday!

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  65. Just beautiful, horses are so stunning animals. Love your shots.

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  66. Gorgeous mosaic of the horses! Thanks for hosting this meme!

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  67. I have been around horses for all my daughter's life. Years of lessons, and enjoying going to barns all over with her. A lovely chapter. Thanks for the reminder, your photographs are beautiful.
    Karen

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  68. Mary, what another fun mosaic. Thanks again for hosting.

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  69. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful:)

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  70. i love watching horses cavort in the spring - it's so joyful

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  71. I am a horse lover. From WAAAAAAY back...LOL.
    Actually, i'm not THAT old, but close.
    I just found this Mosaic Monday thing, and love it.
    Going through your blog is a very nice journey.

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  72. I love your horse mosaic! We are renting our pasture out right now and have two horses grazing in it. I have gotten a lot of pictures of them and will use them soon for a mosaic. They make great subjects!

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  73. I've been inspired by the other mosaics to create my first one!

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  74. How wonderful Mary. Great mosaic

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  75. Hi Mary, Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday. I was inspired by you and decided today would be the day to learn to make a Mosaic. I did it, yay!
    Stop by and let me know what you think... if you have time for a quick visit! I hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  76. I love the word cavort! It is my word of the week, for this week anyway...lol Funny I actually visited your site, so I could try to make a mosaic (i have you bookmarked), I will be more prepared next week, I promise.

    Kindle

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  77. The playful horses and green grass are delightful!

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  78. Your horses are so beautiful! I'm linking up with you today for Mosaic Monday! Thanks so much! I'm really enjoying your blog!
    Doni

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  79. Hello Again, Thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind comment on my first Mosaic Monday. I'm so happy I joined in the fun and I am grateful for you hosting such a fun day!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  80. Mary,

    I just realized you have an advertisement on your blog! Cool! Good for you!

    Sharon

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  81. I love those shots of those horses...
    Perfect day, perfect horses and camera in tact.

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  82. Beautiful! ...the horses and the photos! Thanks for hosting another terrific party!

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  83. I did it! Yeah! Sorry I have two entries

    Kindle

    *song* "what a wonderful world"...love this

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  84. Mary, I love the beauty of this post. The horses are so beautiful and so is that pasture. Your photography is so exquisite. You have such a good eye. I adore your blog.

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  85. Beautiful photos! Have a great week & come visit me...I'm having a give-away!

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  86. Oh . . . of course I LOVE this post! They look very happy to be out in the nice green pasture.

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  87. Very great mosaic, beautiful horses ;)

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