Sunday, January 17, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Quiet



Welcome to another Mosaic Monday. We had an amazing 115 participants last week, with offerings from all over the world. How cool is that?!

This week, I've done a compilation of some of my favorite photos from the past few years. I love to take pictures in the mist, and here I've collected some of my favorites. Flowers are also a perennial favorite of mine, and here I've gathered some tulips which cheered my spirits this past week. I'm loving the vintage-y feel here, and the soft, warm tones. I also think it is a very quiet mosaic, which mirrors how I'm feeling lately... waiting for some early signs of spring.

Yes, I know it's only January. But I can dream, right? ;)




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:

73 comments:

  1. Love the picture of the ducks in the mist!!

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  2. I love the center picture of the ducks, so dreamy and misty.

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  3. This is lovely; so mellow and atmospheric. The geese on the lake blend surprisingly well with the tulips!
    Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday.

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  4. a dream-like quality that makes your images instantly recognizable mary...i LOVE your style!!!
    thank you for hosting this happy mosaic party it is fun to drop by every now and then!

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  5. What beautiful images. So soft and dreamy. ~Jeanne

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  6. All lovely, as usual :) Pretty pinks and greens.

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  7. Mary,
    your Mosaic today is sooooo beautiful!!!
    I love the 'feel' of it. It's like a dream or the moment before you wake. Love it.
    Hugs,
    Tam

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  8. Oh this definitely reflects quiet! Beautiful, serene and quiet!

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  9. oH, this is so so beautiful, Mary.
    Thanks so much for hosting this fun meme...
    xo bj

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  10. Oh my goodness, Mary Mary! Your photography is dreamy and gorgeous!!

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  11. Mary

    January is such a nice time for reflection--you've shown that in your lovely pics here! :0)

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  12. Such lovely misty views and soft colors in your beautiful photos makes for a beautiful mosaic!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  13. I love your photos! They do have a dream like quality about them, as if we are in hibernation dreaming of beautiful landscapes. Did you take any of them with your new Nikon?

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  14. Lovely mosaic, Mary! The geese in the mist is a wonderful shot.

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  15. Beautiful Mary, just beautiful. Your images are lovely ~ peaceful. I am thinking about Spring myself. Actually, I am thinking about a beach house some place hot and breeazy where I can stick my toes in the warm sand. Dare to dream!
    Paula Grace ~

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  16. What a beautiful mosaic, Mary! It has such a wonderful, peaceful feel! I'm not quite through with Winter...although it is not usually as hasrsh as we have had recently! I love being all cozy indoors! Have a great week!...Debbie

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  17. Hello Mary
    Your mosaic does have a quiet peaceful look. I'm dreaming of walking in those rolling green fields and forgetting all about winter.

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  18. Lovely compilation, Mary! I love the international component here as well ;) Congratulations!

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  19. Oh, so very dreamy - lovely and peaceful. Have a great day and week!

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  20. I will be glad when I can learn to do the dreamy filmy things you can so. But I am learning something.
    QMM

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  21. Your mosaics are so very beautiful!
    I'm hoping, with practice, mine will get better someday?

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  22. Beautiful. I could use some quiet this week....

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  23. Just beautiful - the ducks in the midst are amazing.

    - The Tablescaper

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  24. But January is MORE than half over, Mary..so that's a GOOD thing!
    Beautiful pictures, very dreamy!

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  25. Your photos are so beautiful and serene. I tried to pick a favorite but I couldn't!

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  26. Mary this mosaic really does say quiet and peace. The images are all just beautiful...

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  27. So beautiful, Mary...romantic and dreamy...love this mosaic!
    Susan

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  28. Hi Mary! Awesome mosaic! I really love your photography!
    Michelle

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  29. A wonderful, wonderful mosaic Mary! I love the contrasts, and the softness ... really lovely!
    Gena: Thinking Aloud

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  30. Look at us all lovin on those duckies!

    But its simply just a fantastic shot.

    Im voting you give us tutorials... and I am dead serious :)

    Thanks as always you sweet heart!
    Claudia

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  31. Mary your photos are so soft and peaceful. I love the pink tulips and the misty pond. Lovely!

    Happy MM

    X0 Pat

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  32. Mary, You are such a talented photographer! Such a beautiful serene mosaic.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Cindy

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  33. ACK! My link on your meme says "perfect eggs" and it is not. Perfect eggs -- that's from Friday's post! Sorry. I thought I'd removed the parenthetical thingy. Oops.

    My mosaic is just tablesettings. Yours on the other hand is dreamy and gorgeous and I could get lost in it.
    Amazing.
    Thanks!
    Cass

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  34. I love the softness, Mary. The peaceful scenes make me want to take a walk in them and dream away winter here in Montana.
    Laurie

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  35. Your photos are so serene looking - absolutely beautiful. I especially like the middle one of geese or swans..couldn't tell with the gorgeous mist!

    I think we're all dreaming for Spring - can't come too soon!!

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  36. awesome collection of photos in your mosaic...

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  37. Very tranquil, beautiful mosaic!

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  38. Dear Mary,
    Your photographs are just beautiful today. Here in New England everything in blanketed in snow today. As I can hear the icy snow hit the window panes, I look at your mosaic and dream of Spring too. Happy Mosaic Monday.
    Karen

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  39. Of course you can dream, especially when the dreams are this beautiful. Mist sort of reminds me of dreams, and these are such pretty, misty photos. I love Mosaic Monday! laurie

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  40. Hi Mary,
    Today is my first mosaic addition to your blog party. I love your site and your home is just beautiful. I would love to know the names and makers of the wallpaper you have used.

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  41. Yes that is a quiet photo Mary. Beautiful

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  42. Beautiful Mosaic as always! I love how you put the colors together. It's always soft and appealing.

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  43. Bonjour Mary,
    I concur with everyone else! Your Quiet mosaic is so beautiful and peaceful, I feel I could just look at it for ages.
    Thanks as always, for gathering us all together, it's a great place to start the week.
    ~Maggie~

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  44. Mary
    I am just a beginner at this, it took me ages just to make the grid.

    I will carry my camera with me now.
    I had ID problems for some reason on here.

    Jane
    www.Janezworld.com
    Daily Blog (From my Heart)

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  45. Mary! The swans and misty lake are just perfect! Love, love, love your mosaic! Thanks for hosting and Happy MM! Christine :D

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  46. Like looking at the world through a gauze curtain...

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  47. Such a beautiful mosaic! All of the photos have a dream like scene!!

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  48. January is always a quiet month for me, and I enjoy it. Sort of a rest before the year kicks in again!

    Your mosaic is perfect. It definitely shows the quiet and peaceful side of nature!

    ::Jill

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  49. You certainly have a way with soft, creamy images. Beautiful mosaic.

    (And don't mind me posting to the wrong mosaic. Oops!)

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  50. As always your mosaics are just stunning. I am love with your photography style - always so mood enticing!

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  51. Mary, you should put your photos into a book! Have you thought about that possibility? They are so incredibly beautiful. Have a great day. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  52. Mary,
    Your photography is just outstanding. I am so impressed. Your pictures would make a beautiful coffee table book. Thanks so much for doing this each week and inspiring us.

    Carol

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  53. Hi Mary...

    Ohhh my...what an absolutely gorgeous photo mosaic, my friend! This one may very well be my favorite of all your mosaics!!! The photography...magnificent! I love the mist filled photos...what ambiance! Just makes me want to be there...what a sight!!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talents with us today! Also would like to thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday...I always enjoy it!

    Warmest winter wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  54. What a beautiful eye for color!! gorgeous mosaic!

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  55. Absolutely stunning Mosaic Mary ♥

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  56. That is such a fabulous collection so dreamy and atmospheric.

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  57. Lovely, dreamy, soft...so very beautiful!

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  58. beautiful photos! ...and the title says it all!

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  59. Your photography is just so gorgeous Mary, :-) Kathy.

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  60. What a wonderful photos! Happy Monday and have a wonderful week.

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  61. Just gorgeous...and holy cow...you are at almost 100 folks joining in! Go girl!

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  62. Very dreamy---very sweet---very romantic. Nice. MB

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  63. Hi Mary!
    It´s my first time( but not the last!) to enyoy and share the Mosaic Monday Theme.
    I love your peaceful and beautiful photomosaic!Like a poem.
    Have a nice week!/
    AnnA

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  64. welcome, anna! and thanks so much everyone! :)

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  65. Sorry, but I haven't played in a few weeks. I have trouble visiting all the participants, and it's impolite of me. I'll try to get back to it. I do miss participating.
    You consistently have the most beautiful, the most wonderful mosaics, Mary. Goldarn, girl.

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  66. Truly magical Mary...your art is stunning. You create such beauty but also lift the spirit. You are amazing!
    Love,
    Sue

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  67. Wow! You have a gift. Thanks for sharing it :)

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  68. Hello Mary, where can I access this type of template for a mosaic. It's not in hugelab. thank you! :)

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