Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mosaic Monday: Spring at Willowwood Arboretum



I wanted to share a few more photos from Willowwood Arboretum here today. Approaching the garden, there is a long driveway that winds through gently rolling hills. All along the edge of the road, the grass is studded with purple crocus. They are a charming little taste of what is to come.

The garden itself is divided into several areas. One of the wilder parts of the garden is made up of a path that meanders through the trees at the back of the house. Later in the spring, there will be a host of colorful primroses lining the path. Here is one of the first ones -- a tiny gem of purple flowers. The little stone bridge pictured above spans a small brook.

And look who was enjoying the garden as well -- a lovely bluebird!

Just a few notes on the mosaics here: You can find the templates for these mosaics at Florabella Collection. The pretty floral paper used in one of the mosaics is from Sarah Gardner, found here.

Here are the instructions to join today's post:
1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post. The post may be about any subject you wish. The only stipulation is that it include a collage, or mosaic of photos.
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

And a quick reminder: if you would like to join Mosaic Monday but don't know quite where to start, there is a tutorial on mosaic-making on my sidebar. Just scroll down, and click on the small blue mosaic.

51 comments:

  1. Goodevening Mary, these are breathtaking - beautiful images of spring. Thank you for hosting,
    Kathy

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  2. The Florabella Collection is one of my favorites to use! Beautiful Pictures as always. Happy Spring to you.

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  3. Glorious photos! Thanks for hosting~ have a wonderful week :)

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  4. You found some sweet signs of Spring...

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  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous shots. What an absolutely beautiful place. Thanks so much for sharing (& hosting).

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  6. Hi Mary, the crocus are beautiful. What a gorgeous place to visit and walk around. Lovely images, I hope you have a great week ahead!

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  7. Your photography is so inspiring! We have an arboretum close by that I'd love to visit once nature advances a little more. It has cooled down a bit- the heat came on a few nights in a row. What happened to those 80 degree days? lol

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  8. Gorgeous little vignettes of Willowsood. Love that stone bridge and the shots around it.

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  9. Lovely, lovely, lovely and the last...the bluebird of spring in that beautiful blue sky...exquisite!

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  10. Spring at Willowwood Arboretum is a beautiful place. The little rock bridge takes my breath away. The flowers are glorious! Thanks for taking us along.
    Happy Easter!

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  11. Beautiful place to view spring, love the stone bridge.

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  12. Really enjoy your photos of Spring at Willowwood. A pretty place to stroll and enjoy the first signs of Spring. Thanks for hosting again this week.

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  13. You always take such wonderful photos! I hope we can go to an Arboretum this month! We are planning to! Enjoy your week and thanks for always being here for Mosaic Monday! I look forward to it all week! ♥

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  14. Mary - as always, beautiful photos. Love the primrose!!

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  15. I love when you go to the arboretum!!! Thank you, thank you!!!! Beautiful!

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  16. Beautiful Mary! I especially love the stone bridge and path!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  18. Spring is beautiful in your area -- I'd love to visit that arboretum. (When we travel, we always try to find them, so maybe someday!) Thanks for sharing -- and for hosting.

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  19. Gorgeous photos as always, mary. I especially love the photo of the bird among the branches--it has such wonderful perspective.

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  20. Your spring walk has resulted in such beautiful photos....as always. thanks for sharing your discoveries with us once again!

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  21. Seems like we are all enjoying spring. Love the little stone bridge, looks like a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

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  22. Would love to visit here! Beautiful images.

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  23. I am completely in love with that charming little rock bridge.

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  24. That's so wonderful!
    Enjouy your week,
    Markus

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  25. You have the most beautiful mosaics on the web.

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  26. Such beautiful spring flowers. I love the image of the little bird.

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  27. it looks like a really lovely place for a spring walk. I love these gardens with lots of different places and garden rooms. Beautiful mosaic and thanks for the links - I'm off to have a look at them. The floral paper is so beautiful and goes with your mosaic perfectly.

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  28. Very lovely photos. I am sure you had a marvelous stroll. Beautiful spring flowers and a very wonderful mosaic. Have a fine week and Happy Easter.

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  29. What a lovely place to visit, I love the bridge especially!!! Spring is a great time of the year, boost one up after the Winter months and makes you want to get out and about. Enjoy, have a good week and a very Happy Easter. Love Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

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  30. Your spring photos are just amazing!!!

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  31. Beautiful, stirring pictures of spring!

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  32. Ah, the photos are just so amazing! I love the shot where you have to get on the ground to get a good view of those lovely flowers. I think that and the bluebird are my favorites. The old bridge sure looks inviting for a great day of adventure. Beautiful, beautiful place!
    Happy Spring!
    Brenda

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  33. It's just perfectly beautiful.... Oh, how I wish that I had someplace like this to visit!!! I've been considering, though - there must be SOMEplace around here and I've been determining that I'm going on a hunt for it, this summer.

    Just that bridge and footpath and the phrase, "the wilder parts of the garden," give me a wonderful thrill! =]

    What is, also, absolutely beautiful is the images of what you saw and appreciated that you've chosen to share with u. It's soul food for me, Mary!!! =]

    xxo

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  34. Beautiful Mary! Thank you for hosting!

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  35. It would be a beautiful place to enjoy a walk! I can see you are future ahead with spring-we are still at the brown stage.

    Thank you for hosting,

    Carolyn

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  36. Love the photo of the bridge and the culvert. Thanks for hosting. The list is getting bigger each week. Congrats.
    QMM

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  37. Lovely pictures! Love them all!

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  38. Mary, Spring as captured through your eye is always glorious. Absolutely stunning photos.♥

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  39. Spring captured so beautifully! Only by you, dear Mary!!

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  40. Beautiful photos Mary. Thank you for hosting.
    ~Clara

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  41. Lovely spring mosaic. That bridge is so charming. Love it. First time linking up to Mosaic Monday. Thank you for hosting.

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  42. You live in such a beautiful corner of the world!

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  43. Your photos are just lovely! Spring can easily be appreciated through the pictures of flowers and greenery that you have captured. As a part of the lawn maintenance Phoenix industry, we love to see the beauty and wonders that gardens have to offer. They make the surroundings fresh and worth living in.

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  44. Mary, your images are so pretty and I would enjoy so much a walk in a place such as this is. The bridge is absolutely gorgeous! Have a very Happy Easter season~

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  45. what a beautiful place and wonderful pictures, a joy to view:)

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  46. I would love to take a stroll and ponder my day at the arboretum...I think I would just sit by that stone bridge and watch the blue bird sing... Isn't Spring Wonderful???
    I wish I knew HOW to make a mosaic SO I COULD JOIN YOU!!!
    Happy Easter,
    Donna

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  47. This is my first time linking to Mosaic Monday. Your spring mosaic is gorgeous. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  48. OMG!OMG! I just realized my post should have a mosaic or collage! Give me a little time to go back and add a collage. I was so excited to add my photos that I guess I sort of crashed your party. Please give me a little time to redeem myself.
    Thanks so much for hosting this link party. I will be sure to come back and do it right the next time on the first try.
    XO

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  49. how beautiful! And this is a place my family & I could day trip too, which is exciting to know.

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