Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Crabapples in Bloom



I don't know whether it was all the snow this winter, or all the rain this spring, but the flowering trees have been especially beautiful this year. Or maybe they just seem more lovely because it was a rough winter.

Here are a few photos of the crabapple tree in our front yard. It's getting a little old now -- I won it in a poetry contest when I was in first grade. Yes, that is a long time ago. lol

But even though the trunk is gnarled and the blooms may not be as numerous as on younger trees, it is still the belle of the ball come spring. And it smells divine!



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:

92 comments:

  1. I love the crab apple mosaic, especially the petals on the ground. I love that inclusion. Carla

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  2. Mary,
    I love the dreamy images of the crab apple blossoms. Soooo pretty!!!!
    Hugs,
    Tam

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  3. Mary, are you saying you've lived in that house almost your whole life???

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  4. Crabapples, I think, have one of the prettiest flowers. Love the color. Yours are beautiful!
    *hugs*deb

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  5. Sooo pretty - I especially like the effect of showing the petals fallen on the ground.

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  6. So pretty! I have 2 dwarf azaleas that have more blooms this year than they have ever had. I have heard others say the same about their blooming plants. Thanks for hosting again this week.
    Have a great week!

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  7. What a delicate pink! So pretty!!!

    m ^..^

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  8. Hi Mary, very beautiful mosaic! I actually have one of those beauties myself in my front yard. Lovely color of pinks! I hope that you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  9. Your crabapple is a beautiful shade of pink Mary. Ours won't be ready to bloom for a week or two yet and it's a darker shade of pink.
    Judith

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  10. I love to see pink blossoms in Springtime. Your mosaic is lovely.
    Karen

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  11. I agree Mary! I've noticed such brilliant colors on the flowering trees here as well. Beutiful! ~Jeanne

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  12. Our apple blossoms have fallen and are gone. The butterflies enjoyed them. Lovely photos, Mary.

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  13. Mary, I love your crabapple blossoms.

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  14. Beautiful crabapple blossoms-spring has definitely sprung!
    Thank you for hosting,
    Carolyn

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  15. This has been a great year for blooming trees, wilflowers, etc. We have only ornamental fruit trees (plum and cherry). The rain and wind last week took all the blossoms! Your crabapple blossoms are beautiful!

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  16. Your photos are beautiful. Spring is so welcome this year and it looks like you have a beautiful one there! Enjoy.

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  17. Oh how I love it when the crabapples bloom!

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  18. I just love the fallen petals on the grass, they look like a pink carpet on a green floor. Beautiful:)

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  19. Your mosaics are beautiful...I love being a part of this every week!

    M.E.

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  20. Spring has sprung and your photos are strikingly beautiful! For those of us who live in a place that is behind in these blossoms, what a wonderful lift! Thanks for the visit, Karen

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  21. This is the first mosaics I have made...pretty crabapple blooms.Trish

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  22. I love the color of those crab apple blossoms! Beautiful...

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  23. Wonderful mosaics and I love yours..hope you like mine..thanks :-)

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  24. Sorry Mary - my # 33 is a bad link (again) - Just had a laughing fest with my husband and son and - well I must have not gotten enough oxygen to the brain before I clicked the button! So sorry.

    Love your crab apple blossoms. So delicate and beautiful!
    Love this event. IT is so fun to see so many different views of the world!
    Thank you!

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  25. amazing shots in mosaic...i love it!
    Have a great Monday!
    xx,
    flory

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  26. How beautiful. I can't believe you won a tree in a poetry contest, and even more, I can't believe you live in the same house you lived in in first grade. You're a lucky lady.

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  27. We need smell-a-blog!!!!! Beautiful!

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  28. Your mosaics are beautiful, Mary.

    The trees that have flowered here, so far, have been absolutely gorgeous this year, too.

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  29. Your photos are amazing and your mosaic is just beautiful, Mary!...Christine

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  30. Yes, Sharon, I have lived in this house since I was three years old, except for a few years when I was first married. :)

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  31. Petals on the ground
    Petals on the ground
    Looking like a picture
    with your petals on the ground.
    (I guess you've heard the song)
    Thank you for hosting MM

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  32. Gidday Mary
    is your Mr Linky going up at a different time now?
    I justhappened to look and it's been up for a while...
    I need to alter my posting time here in Australia

    thanks
    Jane

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  33. I love how you included the shot of the petals on the ground!

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  34. Pretty mosaic of the crabapple blossoms!

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  35. Well, the flowers are all disappearing before my very eyes over here in Australia so it has been wonderful looking at these pretty Spring-time pictures!

    Thanks so much for having me Mary.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  36. What a beautiful mosaic you've created with these lovely phpotos of the delicate Crab Apple blossoms ... just wonderful!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  37. Beautiful blossoms, and so cool that the crab apple has such history! Pretty mosaic! Thanks for hosting!

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  38. I visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden last weekend and the whole garden was in Spring bloom --so beautiful!

    How wonderful that you have known your crab apple tree so many years of your life! What a treasure it must be to see it bloom each season.

    {{ Hugs}}} Pat

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  39. You're Pictures are sooo lovely! Cath

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  40. Your mosaic is beautiful. You do such a wonderful job making them....
    xo bj

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  41. Gorgeous mosaic of the crabapples. Lovely springtime colors! Am loving this whole Mosaic Monday thing....thanks!

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  42. I love the history of your tree! And the petal-coated ground was a clever shot. All so lovely.

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  43. Hi Mary..
    My crabapple is just now budding..
    should burst forth next week..
    but Spring herself is dawdling along..
    taking her own sweet time here in Denver..
    She'll still be struttin' her stuff..
    in all her glory...
    when Summer makes her entrance elsewhere..
    warmest hugs.. laughing smiles..
    Loui♥

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  44. We also have a crab apple tree which I LOVE in the spring (not so much in the fall when the apples fall off). Your mosaic is very pretty. Thanks,
    JoAnn

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  45. Beautiful flowers...I have one Crab Apple tree and the flowers are gorgeous.

    Barbara

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  46. Mary:

    So beautiful. I agree, things seem to be flowering in such profusion this year. Maybe it was the winter?

    Be sure to come to visit as I'm having a GIVE AWAY.

    - The Tablescaper

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  47. This is lovely, Mary! And I love how you won it, too! My flowering cherry is the prettiest it has ever been from all of our winter rain. Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  48. Such lovely shades of PINK, Mary! Our crab apple tress are a bit behind yours. I just noticed a few tiny touches of pink this morning. *sigh* Patience never was one of my virtues! LOL
    Thanks for sharing yours while I wait.

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  49. Beautiful photos Mary! A breath of fresh Spring air!

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  50. The spring flowering trees have been especially beautiul this year!

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  51. So often the petals that fall to the ground under the tree are missed. What a shame, as they have their own beauty. I was glad to see that you included them in your mosaic - beautiful.

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  52. My crab apple tree just finished blooming. I love them too! Joan

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  53. Ohhhhhhh, it's HERE . . . SPRING. Our buds are just coming on our trees and bushes - nothing like what you're experiencing - but it's 'something'! Beautiful mosaic - love the colors - love, love, love!

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  54. I love crabapples when they are flowering! Our Spring flowering trees are all finished blooming! Everything is green & lush here in the Carolinas.
    I wish Spring would last longer! Wonderful mosaic. Thanks for hosting!

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  55. Thanks for having me as a guest on your Mosaic Monday. I love crabapple trees,these look just like the ones I used to have with the purple leaves, I haven't found any since I moved here.
    I always enjoy visiting you thru your lovely blog.
    glenda

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  56. The petals on the ground are such a lovely touch to the mosaic. Mine crabapples are not in bloom just yet. Thanks for hosting the Meme Mary.

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  57. Lovely spring pictures, thank you.

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  58. Lovely mosaic! The crabapples haven't started here yet.

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  59. What lovely mosaic!
    Happy Mosaic Monday...Luna

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  60. Beautiful mosiac as always, thanks for hosting one of my favourite meme's.
    Maggie

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  61. Oh dear, I really need to practice more!

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  62. Mary,
    Beautiful mosaic. No crab apples in Florida and I do miss them.

    Carol

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  63. Mary the crabapples blossoms are beautiful!It certainly is a time of trees blossoming the time when the world is fresh and new!

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  64. absolutely delightful blooms! spo pretty and cheerful! Thanks so very much for hosting.

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  65. It's amazing that the old gnarled trees often put on the biggest Springtime show! Makes me feel good since I'm "old and slightly gnarled!"

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  66. Mery, those are gorgeous!! I love crab apple trees. I had one right out my bedroom window when I was growing up.

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  67. How beautiful! What special memories...the first grade...I hope it lives forever.

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  68. Your tree is a wonderful reminder of your youth and its too. Our apple tree is just in the first stages of bud right now and will not be flowering for a few more weeks. It is nice to see the ones that are in bloom now and know what we can expect later. Valerie

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  69. Delicious!! absolutely gorgeous.
    hugs from Savannah, Cherry

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  70. Such pretty pinks, I wish the spring blossoms weren't so short lived!! I love them all. Connecticut is so pretty for long drives right now.
    This is my first mosaic monday in a long time. Happy to be joining you all.

    ♥Rebecca

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  71. I don't know why I wasn't following before, thought I was, but I am follower #777

    Lucky 7??
    ♥Rebecca

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  72. Those are beautiful! I love the last pic. too showing the petals on the ground♥

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  73. I wish I had a crab apple tree! Your photos are gorgeous! Happy Monday!

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  74. When I was a little girl, my parents planted a crab apple by my bedroom window. I used to look out and admire the pretty pink blossoms. It is still one of my favorite trees!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentleyxxoo

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  75. I love the soft pinkness of crabapples!

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  76. Love it, just beautiful! - makes us miss our crab apple tree in PA. We would always look forward to the cedar waxwings to appear once a year for a few days - they loved our tree.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  77. My Mom and Dad use to have a Crabapple tree right outside their picture window in the living room. It was so pretty each spring with its pink blossoms. They finally had to cut it down as it no longer flowered and no longer looked healthy. To this day, I miss that tree. Your lovely mosaic brought back those wonderful memories!

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  78. I tend to see our senior trees with beauty all their own. I am sure that most of us weathering the elements and the change of seasons as many trees have seen would wish to be so beautiful. Time takes its toll on all of us it seems.

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  79. I think all of the reasons! Just perfect, Mary!

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  80. Thanks so much for hosting again I Love your pics they are so pretty!!

    ~Morgan

    Meet Virginia!
    Meet Virginia!
    Meet Virginia!

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  81. Spring is always welcome. Your crabapple photos are lovely.

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  82. These beautiful blossoms remind me of the orchard we had when we lived in BC's Okanagan Valley. What a magnificent time of year for you Mary. Thanks for sharing what you see with us.

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  83. What beautiful photos, and nice mosaic. What software do you - or others - use, for their mosaics? I've tried hacking them together in Photoshop, but it is so time consuming, and troublesome.

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  84. The pink is so dainty! Love the crabapple blooms.

    And your trees hold a lot of sweet memories!

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  85. Garden Lady, I use Big Huge Labs. There is a link to a tutorial on my sidebar that includes a link to Big Huge Labs.

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  86. Mary thanks for hosting your Mosaic Monday, you are the reason I learned to do Mosaics, and I love them!~ I love your crab apple tree the pink is so pretty!~

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  87. Hi Mary

    Gosh--what a successful MM! :0)
    Celebrating my BDAY--hope you can stop by!

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  88. Mary - Thanks so much, the Big Huge Labs software was pretty easy to use, and I've posted a mosaic. I think I'm going to be hooked.

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  89. Wow this is really growing Mary. I just put up a mosaic from our anniversary reception. I love mosaic with the horses. Wonderful for our time of the year in Ky.
    QMM

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  90. This was so much fun. I haven't been over to Big Hug Labs for a while. I also, just found Picasa. It's free too and so cool.

    Hope to play along again. I'm a follower for sure now.

    Kate

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