Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Summer at Natirar





My husband and I have been taking lots of walks at our favorite park, Natirar. It has been a wonderful spring so far, and we are beginning to see the fruits of summer appearing in the hedgerows and fields. The air is sweet with the scent of honeysuckle. There are daisies in the fields, and the berries are beginning to ripen. A beautiful stand of dame's rocket blooms at the edge of the field. The nodding heads of milk weed bow down over the edge of the stream. Summer is almost here. :)


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 inlinkz box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate inlinkz 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.

61 comments:

  1. Honeysuckle reminds me of the swing at my grandma Holt's house. I'd swing there and just smell.

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  2. Lovely photos and mosaic of your park, Mary! I've been noticing that the honeysuckle has been wonderful lately. Thanks for hosting Mosaic Monday!

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  3. What a beautiful place for a walk! Lovely!

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  4. What a lovely place to take a lot of walks. So that's what honeysuckle looks like. I don't think what we've been calling honeysuckle can be the same. Time to do some research. Thanks, Mary, for all you do with Mosaic Monday!

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  5. What a beautiful place to wander! The photographs are beautiful too! :)

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  6. I did seem that spring went quickly and now summer has begun. Lovely pictures of your favourite park.

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  7. HI Mary

    What is that unusual flower in the first photo? I love honeysuckle and that verdant grassy path!

    My raspberries that I have growing in a big flower pot are already turning red. I get just enough to put in my oatmeal every morning ;-)

    ♥ Pat

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  8. Hi Mary! Almost nothing smells better than honeysuckle! And...are those blackberries? If they are, they're my favorites! I'm joining you today! Hope you've had a good weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. One of my favorite things to paint are blackberry bushes. We hardly have any around to pick from any more due to development.
    What is that flower at the top? Looks a bit like an allium that I grow.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  10. Wow~ I feel as if I am out at the farm! Everything is in full bloom and is so beautiful. It looks to be a lovely place to spend time and wander. Thanks for hosting and showing us this wondrous place.

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  11. Ah yes, the scents and sounds of summer have arrived. Thanks for sharing such a peaceful place in your mosaic Mary.

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  12. the flower in the top picture is milk weed. the flower on the left in the mosaic is dame's rocket. the flower on the left in the mosaic is honeysuckle. the berries are blackberries. :)

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  13. The milk weed is so beautiful! What a great park to take walks in! Love it!

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  14. Lovely photos, Mary. You have such a good eye for photos...:)

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  15. So lovely!!! I do so love honeysuckle. Ours is finished blooming and so the fragrance is gone! Wishing you well! Cathy

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  16. What a beautiful park! So pretty! Blackberries, nice!

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  17. Beautiful! You are lucky. Summer has been here in the south for some time. We have had a couple of weeks of hot, humid weather already. I find myself longing for the cooler spring temperatures! Carla

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  18. Beautiful! I especially love that barn and the honeysuckle...in my minds eye I could smell it!

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  19. Look at all of that beautiful, lush green ~ lovely! I also see sweet honeysuckle :)

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  20. Such beautiful peaceful photos Mary...our Southern summer is almost unbearable even now...it's been running close to 100 every day and our flowers are wilting but those darn Japanese Beetles are loving and devouring everything...

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  21. Lovely pictures Mary, esp that milkweed right at the top. Never heard of it or seen it till today. Hope you had a great weekend....! Have a fabulous day and thanks once again for hosting MM!

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  22. I love honeysuckle and remember finding it when we were kids and sucking on it's sweetness! Have a wondeful week and thanks again Mary for hosting this fun blog party ;) Fondly, Roberta

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  23. Mary your photos are always so stunning and evocative - I could practically smell the grassy air. I love that shot of the barn and together with the other photos - just lovely.

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  24. It's felt like summer this weekend...HOT!!
    Beautiful pictures, Mary! Thanks for hosting.

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  25. What lovely photos of this beautiful place in your magnificent mosaic!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  26. Mary, the pictures are gorgeous. I love taking walks in such beautiful and peaceful places.
    Have a wonderful week!

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  27. I always enjoy coming here.
    Such a delight.
    Have a loveley week.

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  28. Peaceful,lazy summer days. That is what these beautiful pictures make me think of. What a lovely place to walk. Happy Monday! :0)

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  29. I can smell the honeysuckle and love the mosaic.
    thanks for hosting.

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  30. Wow Mary this is just delightful, and I will join in next time as I have just posted.

    Do invite all to enter my giveaway though!!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  31. It is lovely to see all of these pretty signs of Summer today Mary. Those berries look like they will be just perfect any day now!

    Thanks for having us and best wishes for a beautiful week,
    Natasha, Stacey and Holly.

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  32. Hi Mary -
    I've been gone for almost a month - glad to be back. Your photos are gorgeous - love the colors.
    Have a WONDERFUL week.

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  33. Mary your photos are always so amazing. Thank-you for hosting, I always look forward to Monday! Have a wonderful week!

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  34. I would call it a favorite park, too. The green so lush and everything around is majestic!

    Yikes, summer is here alright! We are experiencing the mid 80's for a week now.

    Happy Monday and enjoy your week!

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  35. Looks like a really nice place!

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  36. Beautiful park, lovely photos! The fragrance (and the taste) of honeysuckle always takes me back to childhood summers.

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  37. Very lovely mosaic. Thanks for hosting such a fun event.
    Denise

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  38. Excellent. You always have the finest shots.
    What a lovely park. MB

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  39. What a beautiful pastoral place. Your photos convey peacefulness and a gentle warmth. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful weekly event.

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  40. My husband and I like to go for walks at the weekend, when he isn't working. We have lots of beautiful places to visit, and the canal just along the road.

    Your mosaics are beautiful, I have never seen milk weed here in the UK. I have a beautiful honeysuckle on the garden.

    Our weather over the weekend was a bit cloudy and cool but warmer weather is expected this week, ideal for the tennis at Wimbledon!!!

    Thank you for hosting MM and have a great week!! Jackie in UK.

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  41. What a beautiful mosaic of beautiful objects. Have a nice day!

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  42. Beautiful summer pictures, Mary.
    My contribution this week is of an exhibit of colourful clothes from the 60s and 70s.

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  43. What a wonderful park Mary. Your pictures are beautiful and so is your mosaic.
    Have a nice day

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  44. What a beautiful place to wander!
    And wonderful photos and mosaics!
    Happy MM!

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  45. Mary, your mosaics are so pretty, and your commentary is poetic. laurie

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  46. Great photos. It has got so hot now, I have not been walking, but I need the exercise. Thanks for hosting again this week.

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  47. REally very lovely....thank you! smiles.

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  48. Sure miss the Honeysuckle in my neck of the woods. Used to have it in our old neighborhood until the farm was completely developed. Just thinking about the brings back the aroma and the memories. blessing Mary.
    QMM

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  49. What lovely pictures. It appears so beautiful and peaceful, like Eden must have been!

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  50. Mary for all the reasons mentioned above in your beautiful walk, Summer is by far the most wonderous season!Love your mosaic and thank you for hosting MM! Enjoy your week ..anna

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  51. Gosh, it seems as if summer started a month ago, it's been so hot! But that means all the delicate seedlings have now matured and are giving us a great show. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your week!

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  52. Such a lovely picture you paint!

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  53. Outstanding shots. I was not able to participate this week but had fun looking at all the wonderful mosiacs.

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  54. I can just never get enough of looking at your photos. You are so very talented and I enjoy looking at them over and over.

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  55. Beautiful! What is the flower in the first photo? I don't recognize it.

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  56. Imagine smelling honeysuckle while looking at that barn. Lovely!

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  57. I just featured your blog Mary...hope you'll stop by! thanks!
    flory

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  58. All breath-taking Mary! The first pic grabbed me...then the rest...

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  59. Check out the unique photo challenge website www.weekdayphotos.com, every weekday has its own theme and a different photo challenge every week.
    The themes are:

    Monday - Creative Colors
    Tuesday - Macro
    Wednesday - 2 of a kind
    Thursday - Urban
    Friday - Sunset

    The winning photo for every theme/week gets their photo published on the website, check it out and ill be glad if you would join :)

    Have a good one!

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