Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mosaic Monday: Summertime



Oh boy, summer is finally coming to New Jersey. As I type this on Sunday night, Monday's temperatures are predicted to be around 96 degrees, and super muggy. Those cool, rainy days are starting to look really good right about now. :)

Summer, to me, means wildflowers in the meadows around our home -- queen anne's lace and goldenrod and wild black-eyed susans. It means going to the farm stand for local corn and Jersey tomatoes (the best in the world, I'll have you know!) and stopping to say "hi" to the chickens. It means long rambles under the hot sun, and pretty cottage gardens filled with flowers.

Yes, life in summer is just a bowl full of cherries. ;)

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:





60 comments:

  1. Good Summer Evening to you Mary! Your mosaic screams summer. Very beautiful. Thank you for hosting. I'm glad Mr. Linky is working for you...

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  2. It's definitely summertime, and your mosaic shows it off beautifully!

    Thanks for hosting! It's a lot of fun seeing all the great mosaics!

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  3. You captured Summer in each an every photograph in this lovely mosaic. This month and next the gardens are so beautiful. Let's freeze these moments.

    Karen

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  4. Ohhhhhhh, those cherries! I can almost taste them!
    Amazing shots...as always!

    m ^..^

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  5. wonderful shots .... but I'm sure to differ over the tomatoes (if I ate them raw - hahahaha)

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  6. You're absolutely one of the best photographers I've ever seen, Mary! I finally figured out how to do this. Had to create a Flickr account, as the mosaic I was trying to make on Picasa just didn't do it for me somehow. Thanks for your wonderful instructions. Otherwise, I probably still would be clueless!
    Brenda

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  7. Such a great variety of colors and subjects!

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  8. I just wanted to come in a say how beautiful your blog is. I have no idea how to create a mosaic, so until I learn, this group is off limits to me. I am trying so we shall see. Your photos are eyecandy for sure, Char

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  9. Hi, I love, love, love your mosaic! I wish I knew how to do this, gosh...it's beautiful!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  10. It looks like you're having much better weather than we are. We get a random nice sunny day here and there but so much rain and clouds.

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  11. Hi Mary
    Very nice summer mosaic! :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

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  12. You take the most beautiful pictures! Please come to my garden and take some photos of my flowers... please, pretty please!!!
    ~Amy

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  13. Beautiful mosaic! Hope you can stay cool and dry some place filled with picture opportunities!

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  14. Lovely summertime mosaic. Yes, it does in fact scream summer.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  15. All that yellow, looks like sunshine. Great Mosaic.

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  16. What lovely summer time photos! Love the purple center of your sunflower. I shared a mosaic of sunflowers too at Small Reflections this week but the center wasn't purple.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  17. Beautiful Mosaic! you really captured summer in the country to me!! Thanks!!! I love it!!

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  18. Nothing more cheery than big yellow flowers and it's a good thing you didn't put the bugs next to the chicken ;-)

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  19. Very pretty!!
    Now,I am off to see if I can find that photo of your kitchen, the wall with the plate rack...
    I have a dream for a small wall in my kit. that I want a plate rack built into a small wall unit..

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  20. Oh, dear...do you have ANY idea just what month I might find it in??

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  21. Hi Mary
    I love all the reds and yellows in your mosaic!

    I wish I could keep chickens...my grandmother in Pennsylvania had them when I was a child and I enjoyed collecting their eggs every morning.
    Have wonderful week!
    Hugs, Pat

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  22. Thanks so very much for taking time out of your life to be the hostess for this lovely blogging gathering.

    Love yours!! So August for sure.

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥

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  23. Oh, your summer is just beginning as mine is rolling out the door! We'll still have warm temps through September and even into October, but as a teacher, my summer is over this week....

    You captured the essence of summer perfectly in words and pictures. Lovely close-ups and what a cute chicken!

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  24. It does scream summer! So lovely...the black eyed susan in the middle is divine!

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  25. Beautiful sunny mosaic. Love the chicken and the bee too.

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  26. Such a gorgeous summery mix in this mosaic! Ad do I see cherries? Adore them! Definitely a summer food!

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  27. You have a beautiful summertime mosaic photo today. I'm joining for the first time, came across your blog from another one that I visit. I'm showing some of my re'find's that I add to my garden.

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  28. I love your mosaic's but how do you do them is there a website to create them???????
    Thanks
    smiller50@neo.rr.com

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  29. I am always looking for a good tomato but being in western Canada I guess I won't be tasting your Jerseys. :-(
    I do have a lot of the same flowers in my gardens. Even that bug looks a little familiar. Thanks for hosting. I posted mosaics last night but totally forgot about the meme until I read it somewhere else. Ooops.

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  30. WOW...beautiful! That's all that's needs to be said!

    Warm Hugs,
    Linda

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  31. I love yellow... such a lovely mosaic! I love the chicken!

    Apologies to those who could not get to my site earlier - the server had to be rebooted for maintenance. Love it when that happens without notice ;P

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  32. Back again because
    I can't seem to help myself!
    I love Mosaics ;--)

    Hugs and blessings,

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  33. I love your mosaic this monday... (oh and all our mondays) Your macro photos are wow... are you using a 50mm lens?

    Have a great week!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  34. beautifully summery. LOVE all the yellows.

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  35. Hi Rainey, I use a 60mm 1:2.8. I'd love to get a 50mm, though. ;)

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  36. That's lovely Mary -- we haven't had much summertime here (weatherwise). Your cheery mosaic represents it perfectly. :-) Have a great Monday!

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  37. Love summertime at your place..looks peaceful and warmly sunny :-)

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  38. WOW! Your mosaic is just fabulous!
    Monica.

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  39. Beautiful, Mary. Yes hot here on LI today, even at the beach..but it IS summer..:)
    Love those flower shots..
    Thanks for hosting!

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  40. Today was my first Mosaic Monday! Your tutorials are most helpful. Your mosaics are outstanding. I can't wait for next Monday!

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  41. I love your mosaic. None for me today, back into the swing of things at school!

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  42. A beautiful ode to summer! I love this mosaic and the colors that are highlighted in it!

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  43. Hi Mary - Beautiful choices for your mosaic. Sunflowers are strictly SUMMER...until fall where they look perfectly at home, also. LOL Thanks for hosting. :)Nancy

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  44. What a fun sunshiney, summery post! Thanks for hosting Mosaic Monday for us all!

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  45. Beautiful mosaic. I always love your photos.Thank you for hosting.

    Carolyn

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  46. Mary, This is really a cute mosiac. I love the components this week! ~ Robyn

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  47. thanks for hosting...the pictures were great this week...so enjoyed the starfish pictures

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  48. Mary,
    I love this mosiac! All your photos are great but these were my favorite so far!! Thanks for sharing.

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  49. What a beautiful mosaic! I'm here from Cozy Little House and so excited to participate in my first Mosaic Monday! Nice to "meet" you and I look forward to meeting the other too! :)

    It was a total coincidence that I created my first mosaic today too so I think it was meant to be for me to join you! ;)

    Thanks for posting such a fun party!
    Roeshel

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  50. Hi Mary

    Thank you for the comments on my blog. http://jackieslifeinsurrey-1.blogspot.com/

    If you ever come to the UK again, Kew Gardens is open all year round and there is always lots to see there, also RHS Wisley. We have such great parks in and around London. Some free, some charge!!

    Great idea this mosaic Monday!! Very summery and cheer you up !!I have a mosaic for today too!!

    Have a good day, Jackie.

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  51. Summer is here! So why am I starting to feel a bit of fall in the colors and air? Love the mosiac, it reminds me of growing up on my grandfathers farm and the hazy days of late summer:>)

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  52. I have missed visiting you! Been ill but now on the mend! I still have not learned how on earth you do those mosiacs..and I know you told us how..(of course I lost the instructions)
    I am still trying to get the larger pictures...but would lose my background. :(
    Your colors in this mosiac are just gorgeous!
    It's nice to be back and experiences such photography again!

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  53. Hi Mary....who cares about the heat coming to Jersey bring on that corn and those tomatoes...They are the best in the world...I was just up and brought a bunch home in my luggage...they are still green when I picked them from Granpa's garden but slowly ripening....I can't wait to taste them...Daughter is going this friday to the thrift store opening so if you see someone with an adorable little toddler with a big head of curly hair say hi......Sue in Atlanta.

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  54. Mary, this mosaic has so many of my favorites. I love it! And it certainly says "Summer" in a beautiful voice. laurie

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  55. Your blogs are exquisite. Happened on them by chance but what a gift. Thank you.

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