Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mosaic Monday: Winter Blues

We had a little bit of snow last week, and I couldn't resist taking a few shots in the early morning as the sun slanted between the trees in our front yard. I'm sure the people driving by on their way to work thought I was nuts. I had brought a small area rug outside and was lying down on it to get a shot of the sun glinting off the snow on the ground.

The things I do for art. ;)

How has your winter been so far? It's been lovely here, with temperatures in the 40's and 50's for the most part. Even this weekend, when it stayed in the 30's, I've been enjoying winter much more than usual. I think I can make it till spring without suffering the winter blues. As long as March isn't a bear. :)

In case you are interested, I made the mosaic above using a storyboard from The CoffeeShop Blog. You can find it here.

31 comments:

  1. The snow does make for some interesting colors when the sun hits it! Gorgeous photos...COLD! ♥♥♥

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  2. Wonderful pictures Mary...they have an ethereal quality!

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  3. Hi Mary
    We've had a pretty mild winter ourselves. It's been nice though and I do like your winter blues.
    Judith

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  4. Mary, I would say that you stretched out on the rug was worth it. Your shots really do glisten!
    -Karen

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  5. Lovely photos of your winterland. I have been enjoying this mild winter, even though we had some snow and it was cold and windy today. Great captures. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  6. No Winter blues going on here either. We have had such a mild Winter! I think it snowed maybe 3 times, but melted away so quickly. I did shovel one time. I have loved the warmer weather also. Your mosiac is lovely. There is just something about freshly fallen snow. Thanks for hosting.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  7. That's a funny picture (you laying on the rug on the snow). Beautiful mosaic. I have to tell you it's been an up and down winter here in N.B. Canada. We get a couple of nicer days with decent below freezing temps then a couple where it's extremely cold - like today - and it's going down to -20 C tonight! And we have enough snow but not nearly as much as other winters. Have a great week! Pamela

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  8. Beautiful photos and winter shadows. We are looking more spring like here than winter...

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  9. Gorgeous shots, Mary! No winter blues for me, it's been too mild. Except today was freezing cold. Have a great week.

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  10. You really are photographic artist, Mary!

    It's really cold tonight ...brrr...but I agree that for the most part this has been a mild winter so far! It makes up for last year. Hope we squeak through the rest of February and March without a major snowstorm!

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  11. well I have been known to lay on the ground to take photos too! - it is just a bit harder to get up than it used to!
    Gorgeous light in these photos Mary. Winter? not here! summer! But an am really enjoying the cooling affect of other peoples winter images.
    have a wonderful week.

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  12. All are so very gorgeous. I adore the light Mary.

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  13. Gorgeous photos! You captured the feeling exactly! Kit

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  14. I love your winter shots! That morning light is amazing.

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  15. I love your blues!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Markus

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  16. Beautiful pictures...I love your Mosaic Monday

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  17. I love the winter images, especially the one of long shadows.

    Yae

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    1. Ohhhh look, another Crafty Gardener. Hi, nice to meet you.

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  18. Great photographs and well worth getting on the ground!! I would love to do that, but I think getting up again would be a problem!!!

    Have a Happy Valentines day, love Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

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  19. Beautiful pictures of a winter morning. Happy Valentines Day1 Pat

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  20. Our winter has been very unusual, a couple of really cold days, a couple of extra mild days. We have had hardly any snow accumulation and one ice storm. I actually like it this way.

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  21. Not much winter here either. Wish I'd been there to see/enjoy watching the photo artist at work! :-) What beautiful results!

    I hope you and your readers will consider joining Bloggers for Hope: http://myplacetoyours.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentines-of-hope.html You could even share some of your gorgeous pics!

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  22. such beautiful snow and sunshine, looks like the perfect winters day. We've had a very mild wet winter in north west England up until two weeks ago, then it went really cold and quite a bit of snow in places. Today is the first day it's been mild again and its lovely, I'm ready for spring now:)

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  23. We have had quite a winter here in Italy! I think these photos are beautiful and who cares about what others thought!

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  24. Fantastic photos. Very lovely. Just now we have quite cold weather but not so much snow.

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  25. Hi Mary,
    I love these photos and the storyboard. I just started learning working with layers and storyboards is the next thing I would like to learn on how to make them. I always enjoy visiting your blog, you have such beautiful photos ! I often join your mosaic monday party, thank you for hosting it, I always discover beautiful blogs.

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  26. Nice winter shots. Lying on a rug in the yard on the snow is not so strange. I was lying flat out in the yard the afternoon of the hurricane, taking pictures of mushrooms. A truck stopped and the man hollered, "Ma'am, are you all right?" My husband still teases me about that.

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  27. Hi dear...
    I would like to participate in the mosaic too! I loved your blog.
    I'm following you.
    Happy a Valentine´s Day
    Hugs

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