Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mosaic Monday: The Colors of Easter



First of all, an apology: real life just interfered with blogging for me this week, and I did not get to comment on all your mosaics from last week. :( I did visit and run without leaving a comment on many of them, and I apologize. Hopefully I will do better this week!

For this week's mosaic, I decided to showcase some of my favorite Spring/Easter colors. Shop-Rite was running a sale on hyacinths -- three for $10. And they had the most meltingly beautiful lilac-colored blooms. Right now they are sitting in my kitchen. I wish you could smell them -- they smell heavenly. I know that some people find their scent a little overpowering, but I just love it. :)

I rounded things out with some spring greens -- the rain-drenched leaves of Lady's Mantle, the beautiful yellow-greens of moss, some green plaid ribbon and speckled eggs.

Wishing you joy this Spring/Easter season!

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:

85 comments:

  1. Oh Mary - I love this Spring/Easter mosaic. My very favorite color combination - LOVE IT!!!!
    Thank you for hosting and have a great week Mary.
    Hugs,
    Tam

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  2. Hi Mary: I love all those things too. Isn't it wonderful that spring is here? Valerie

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  3. Another incredibly beautiful mosaic, Mary! I never tire of your lovely photography.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

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  4. Oh, my goodness, Mary....your mosaic is so beautiful as always.
    What a joy to behold!

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  5. Thanks for hosting again this week. Your mosaic is so pretty - love the colors.
    No need to apologize. Personal life and family takes priority as it should. I post and visit when I have time and lately, there seems to be less.
    Have a great week.

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  6. Wow Mary, this is just beautiful!

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  7. Hello Mary! This is a very beautiful mosaic! Thanks so much for hosting Mosaic Monday!

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  8. Mary, such a beautiful Easter mosaic with lots of my favourite colour.
    I love the speckled eggs in the nest.

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  9. Mary this is gorgeous. I love the colors.

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  10. Green and lavender together is one of my very favorite color combinations, especially for Spring. Your mosaic is lovely! ::Jill

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  11. What beautiful pictures of Spring-time beauty. You have captured the very essence of this colourful time of year!

    Thank you for having me this week Mary and Happy Easter!

    Blessings and best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  12. I love the colors of green and lavender!!! They are my two favorite colors (as anyone who knows me can tell! They were my wedding colors and also the colors I used in my parlor! LOL)

    Soooo beautiful!

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  13. Your stunning mosaic makes me crazy! Such a beauty...

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  14. Your lighting is always magical...so darn pretty!

    m ^..^

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  15. Happy Mosaic Monday and thank you so much again for hosting this wonderful event!
    Ohhh, my favorite colors to! I really love your Mosaic picture!
    I hope that you have a wonderful new week...Happy Easter to you and your family!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  16. Mary, your mosaic photos are unbelievably beautiful!

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  17. Woo-hoo! I'm on Mary's Monday Mosaic! Happy Easter to you!
    By the way, this is of course another spectacular mosaic from you! Love all the colors and textures.

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  18. So beautiful, Mary! Wonderful photos with such nice springy colors! I love the smell of hyacinths, too! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  19. Sorry Mary I goofed!!

    # 25 Composition -Life is the correct Link
    # 23 was incorrect! Please delete it.

    Was trying to link up while my son was doing homework and I made a wrong click!

    So sorry!
    Valerie

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  20. I admire this beautiful mosaic. A graceful balance of color and form. I've tried many times to create a mosaic with 9 tiles but always with poor results. Even at Big Huge Labs, the applications tend to "crop" my photos to make them fit the format. I'm hoping your commenters might have some suggestions for me. I use a Mac.

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  21. Love the soft colors..
    perfect Easter colors..
    love the blog!!
    hugs.. Loui♥

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  22. Beautiful mosaic this week, Mary. Have a wonderful Easter:)

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  23. Ummm... I love the smell of Lilac! Spring has sprung!
    Have a great week!
    Thank you for hosting another week of Mosaic Monday!

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  24. Love your mosaic!! Beautiful!
    *hugs*deb

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  25. Love the lilac and the colors, purple, lilac and green can't be beat. I am so happy I got to learn to do mosaics. Thank you so much dear Mary. Blessings and Blessed Easter.
    QMM

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  26. Beautiful colors and gorgeous shots! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter!

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  27. Once again you have given us great beauty to look at. Love all the violet and greens! Have a great week. Podso

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  28. Mary, this mosaic is truly magnificent. I see lots of clarity through these magnificent photographs. Lovely.

    Karen

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  29. Mary I love the color of Easter..it's always a time of rebirth!Lovely colors..wishing you a Happy Easter!
    I've now grabbed your MM badge for my blog!Thank you

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  30. Mary, Beautiful photos for Easter! I can almost smell the hyacinths, I've been enjoying the ones in our yard. Happy Easter!

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  31. I'm loving the purples and greens! Hyacinths are so lovely, I love how their scent fills a room.

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  32. I love the colors of your mosaic this week. Beautiful combinations! Carla

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  33. Beautiful! Just beautiful! I love those long tendrils on that moss. Such a lovely green.

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  34. Beautiful mosaic. Really gets me in the mood for Easter. I can't wait!

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  35. Hi Mary,
    Your spring mosaic is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting.. I love mosaic Mondays! Bella

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  36. Yes beautiful mosaic indeed! Very springy and fresh!

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  37. Wow! That is a gorgeous collage! I love the colors!

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  38. Woo hoo I finally am joining your fun party!! THank you! Love all the mosaics around blog land!

    Your pictures this week are just lovely and make me hope that the snow stops falling soon! We had snow all day Saturday though it was a gorgeous day today!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  39. Beautiful colors of spring. I worked out in my garden most of the weekend and thought about going in to get my camera. I need to do that tomorrow. The wildflowers in our wooded area are so beautiful with the blues and purples. Love this season of the year. Beautiful mosaic. Thanks for hosting. I'm joining into with an egg mosaic.

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  40. Hi, I tried to join your Monday Mosaics, but I am having lots of trouble linking back. I guess I just don't get it.
    I still love your blog..
    Beautiful lavender colors.
    I wish we had smell-o-puters.
    love, glenda

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  41. Hi Mary

    Such lovely purples and greens in your moasaic today! I hope you and your family have a very Happy & Blessed Easter!

    ♥ Pat

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  42. Beautiful mosaic! I love purple. I can just smell those hyachinths.

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  43. gorgeous shots, lilac and spring green are some my favorites

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  44. Lovely colors, beautiful photos. Come visit my kitties on their own mosaic.

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  45. Hi Mary!

    I have to admit, I am sucker for any kind of purple flower! They are just beautiful.

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

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  46. Thanks again for hosting MM. I love your Easter mosaic! I am hoping to get some fun pictures this weekend.
    JoAnn

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  47. Beautiful colors and mosaic.
    Have a meaningful Holy Week and Easter.

    Regina
    Daily Living

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  48. Got it figured out. I hope..
    bless you..
    glenda@SerendipityCottage

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  49. Hi Mary, what a lovely composition. This is my first Mosiac Monday and I find it very interesting to explore a new meme.

    I wish you a great week/ Tyra

    Tyra's Garden

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  50. Hi from the UK, it's still early in the morning here, how come I am so late?! And I would love to have some technical details of how you get such lovely photos, I can't get the close ups like you do :(

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  51. Mary, your mosaics are always soooo beautifully composed! The photography is outstanding & your subject matter makes me jealous. Soon we should have some flowers blooming here in Ohio.
    Thanks for hosting this great meme. I'm learning a great deal from all the participants & especially from looking at yours.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  52. Lovely soft colours in your collage!
    Happy Easter!

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  53. Hi Mary
    I compose a comment on your blog and forget that when I think I have posted it that it comes back with the word verification, so my comment never seems to appear!!

    I love the photographs,beautiful, specially the eggs in the nest.

    Thank you for hosting MM. Jackie in UK.

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  54. Beautiful mosaic! Very pretty colors...I can almost smell them! Thanks for hosting. Lisa

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  55. Love purple flowers, and your mosaic is just fantastic!

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  57. Greatful purple Easter-mosaic!
    I like it!
    Happy Easter..Luna

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  58. Hi Mary, What a pretty Spring Easter Mosaic. Everyone seems to be a bit more cheerful now that Spring is in the air:) Thank you for always being a gracious host, and Have a very Happy Monday!

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  59. I had no time this weekend to gather together my pictures for today. Perhaps I'll have more time this week. You is simply exquisite!!! Thank you! Cathy

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  60. I think this is a great idea..... I posted my mosaic and hope every one enjoys it.

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  61. Mary how did you get such pretty pictures? I am learning how to take pictures but I am still not doing close-ups well. Joan

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  62. When I linked I used my name and not my Blogs title. I went back and did it again only right this time. If you want to remove # 92 that was my screw up link.

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  63. I can just smell those hyacinths!!!

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  64. Gorgeous mosaic Mary! Thanks for hosting once again. Don't we just love the colors of spring?

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  65. Mary, I just wanted to tell you that your photography is such an inspiration to me!!! This beautiful mosaic is breathtaking.

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  66. Beautiful Easter mosaic ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  67. You have such a wonderful way of bringing out the beauty of the subjects you photograph, Mary, and this mosaic celebrates Easter so well. Thank you for hosting MM; I so love seeing what others share each week.
    Blessings,
    Laurie

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  68. Such gorgeous flowers, beautifully captured in your mosaic.
    ~Maggie~

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  69. such pretty purple and green! scrumptious! Thanks for hosting the party!

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  70. Oh this mosaic is so gorgeous!! It's got to be one of my very favorites of yours!! Beautiful colors and so Springy!!

    Sherri:)

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  71. Mary, it can become work to visit so many comments. I have always known that a visit from you was very special. You have a lot on your plate with the followers you have.
    Surely everyone does not expect a visit from you...
    Whatever the case, we all have a life and I am sure yours is very full.
    Your mosiac is lovely as usual. What a gorgeous shade of lavendar! Very Easter and speaks so beautifully of Springtime and all it offers us.
    Mona

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  72. I keep meaning to do Mosaic Monday...your pictures are so fun!

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  73. Good evening Mary!
    Such a beautiful mosaic with colours of the Eastern you have done!
    Have a nice week, and Happy Eastern!
    best wishes,
    AnnA

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  74. Mary, I love all your blogs! This is my first time at Mosaic Moday. Thank you for sharing the mosaic tutorial. I am having so much fun with it. ~Diana

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  75. Mary you have such an artists eye for form and color and light! You inspire me to take better photo's...to really LOOK at what I'm photographing. I can see where it's going to take a lot of practicing to get it right...thank heaven's for digital cameras!!! I hope you have a WONDERFUL Tuesday. Maura

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  76. Mary, your mosaic definitely says spring! I love the purples and greens along with the muted color eggs. Beautiful!!!

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  77. Mary, just love the lovely photos in your mosaic. The colors just can't help but put a smile on my face! :)

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  78. Hi Mary, today is my first Mosaic Monday, I hope you like!
    Hugs
    Virginia

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