Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mosaic Monday: A Winter's Night


"I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

'We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,'
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December."

- Oliver Herford

OK, so it's not quite December yet, but this bit of poem just felt right for these winter skies. I'm sure there must be some scientific explanation for it -- the fact that we seem to get the most beautiful and colorful sunsets in winter. So today is a tribute to a winter's sky.

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.


45 comments:

  1. I can't believe it is almost December. Beautiful mosaic. Thank you for hosting this...I have so much fun peeking into others worlds.

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  2. That's such a lovely poem to accompany your mosaic, Mary!

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  3. Hi Mary
    And a wonderful tribute it is! You've captured a magical looking sky and the poem is fitting.
    Judith

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  4. Beautiful sky! And the poem is lovely too! Cathy

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  5. Beautiful pinks and lavenders in your nearly December sky and I love the optimism expressed in that poem.

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  6. Oh I truly love the poem. It's just perfect for your lovely pictures. Here's to December! :) Nancy

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  7. This is a lovely poem and thought Mary, and beautiful photos to accompany it! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    ♥ Pat

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  8. Winter skies are truly stunning with the crisp air...as seen in your capture for this Mosaic Monday. How neat to find just the right words to describe your lovely photos.

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  9. Mary, I've been enjoying the beautiful almost-December skies, too! Gorgeous pics. :-)

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  10. Just beautiful Mary. It's always a treat to see your photography!

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  11. This was a perfect post for today. Here it's been cold and a definite winter day. I just put my scalloped potatoes & ham in the oven and came to catch up with Mosaic Monday. Thanks and have a great week.

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  12. Mary, the poem is wonderful! I will hold the thought that we are nearer to Spring than we were in September ;o) When I look at your mosaic, I think of "sky blue pink".

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  13. Beautiful sunset pictures. I love the poem, I am wishing for Spring.

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  14. Beautiful photos..and the poem is just as wonderful the last of Nov. as the first of Dec. :))

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  15. Beautiful winter pictures-- thank you for sharing!! And for hosting. The pink flower is perfect as a contrast and a reminder of brighter days.

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  16. Beautiful mosaic. It does look cool and you have used a beautiful blue colour for emphasis.

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  17. Grateful to find you thru O.C..Cottage,
    thank you for hosting so many others,
    and for your lovely photos and music !

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  18. Beautiful winter skies! Oh, that poem brought back memories. I had that cross stitch pattern and was always going to stitch it. Love it!

    Donna

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  19. Beautiful photos....and a wonderful poem! Love it!

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  20. What a beautiful little poem. That bird is right! We are closer to spring. I don't even want to think about summer . . . Bring on the season.

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  21. Beautiful pictures today...I love the mosaic.
    Thanks for hosting...
    glenda

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  22. The colours in your winter skies are so soft and pretty.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  23. Beautiful tribute. Loved the photos and the words.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  24. What a sweet poem to such a lovely Mosaic, you should think about to make a book with a collection of your mosaics.

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  25. We must have been on the same brainwave! I named my post November evening because I was enamored of the winter sunset too. Of course winter sunrises are some of my absolute favorites! I freeze myself plenty of mornings watching the whole sky turn pink.
    I really love how the bare winter branches make such a lovely silhouette against that golden light.

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  26. What a beautiful post. The poem is lovely. I know winter can be a pain, but its got its charm too!

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  27. Beautiful post! Love your use of texture...

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  28. Beautiful poem Mary and your mosaic fits perfectly. I am also looking forward to spring.

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  29. I've just found the link to your blog via Alison's blog and can see I'm going to enjoy visiting often from now on.

    Unfortunately, I need to be catching up on household chores (reluctantly ;) ,) after having had a lovely weekend of sheer idleness enjoying time in the garden and with my children who were home, visiting us, and so, much as I'd love to be looking through your archived posts, I must be disciplined! And get on with those beastly chores!

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  30. Thanks for hosting. My first mosaic party! Great pictures as always, love the snow. The Bavarian Christmas linky party is now open-won’t you come and join us at http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/2010/11/1st-christmas-linky-party-at-dobermans.html

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  31. It's just beautiful! You always find such beauty!

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  32. Welcome to Summerland Cottage Studio, and to Desiree! Simone, so happy to see your first mosaic. Thanks for joining in! :)

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  33. Beautiful winter nights! It is awfully dark outside now I hope and wait for it to turn...the days are so short.

    Tyra

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  34. It looks cold. Here in Sweden it is cold! The whole country already covered in snow although it's not even December yet.

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  35. Beautiful, Mary...calming and soothing and just what most of us need at this time of year.
    ♥, Susan

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  36. Simply gorgeous .. All the soft colors make me want to curl up in a blanket and stare into that fabulous sky forever .. Thank you for hosting.
    Happy Monday from Savannah, Cherry

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  37. Our skies have also been so beautiful - yet to get out there in time to snap though. Love the peony you snuck in there!

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  38. Lovely winter's night mosaic Mary.

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  39. That was a lovely good-by to November.

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  40. Lovely poem!! :)

    http://notsocountry.blogspot.com/

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  41. Lovely thought - 'nearer to spring than we were in September'. Makes me smile!

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