Sunday, April 11, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Spring at Little Red House



Did you all have a nice weekend? It was quite lovely here -- my busy weekend turned out just fine. My daughter PR'd in her track meet, we had a great time in Philadelphia with my son and his girlfriend, and our visit to Fordham was wonderful.

And I didn't have to go to the dentist after all. Glory Hallelujah. ;)

I've gathered just a few images here of our beautiful spring in New Jersey. The cherry blossoms are from a nearby park. The daffodil, forsythia and hosta leaves are from our garden here at Little Red House. In fact, the forsythia was given to me by a dear friend from high school, who grew it from cuttings taken in her own garden. I always think that is one of the most wonderful things about having a garden -- so many of the plants may have stories or memories attached to them. Do you have any special plants in your garden with stories or memories that go with them?



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:

72 comments:

  1. Beautiful Spring! I'm so glad you didn't have to go to the dentist! Sounds like a great weekend. Have a wonderful week...

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  2. Mary, so beautiful! Daffodil's my fav!

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  3. How nice to not have to go to the dentist - and also get to see the lovely flowers.

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  4. Happy you did not have to visit the dentist after all! I agree... sharing garden plants is just the sweetest and brings memories year after year! Pretty mosaic, Mary!

    Kindly, ldh

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  5. Hello Mary
    You were concerned about photos for your mosaic this week but need never worry with a garden full of wonderful plants and insects. :-)
    Peonies, are my friendship plants. I have three that were divisions from friends that have since passed on. It is so nice to remember them when I enjoy the fragrant flowers, especially in a vase in the house.
    Judith

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  6. Hi Mary, so happy to hear that you didn't have to go to the dentist! Wonderful mosaic!
    I hope that you have a beautiful new week!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  7. Yay -- no dentist. I think your photos are just exquisite!

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  8. Glad you had a wonderful weekend. I have some wonderful plants in my garden that came from dear friends. Hope you have a lovely week.

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  9. When I look at your flowers, slightly out of focus, I think they look wonderful, but I don't have the guts to post them on my blog. No guts, no glory.

    My Rose of Sharon bush was given to me by my mom for my birthday many years ago. My next favorite plant would be the Wisteria and then my gigantic Hosta.

    Congratulations to your daughter on her personal record! Awesome!

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  10. I am so happy that you ended up having such a lovely weekend. Great news about the dentist too!

    Thanks so much having me again for another Mosaic Monday and thank you for hosting this meme each week.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  11. Yay for you! No dentist :)
    Lovely mosaic, nothing prettier than srping flowers!
    *hugs*deb

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  12. So happy no dentist!! Your flowers are so pretty, we have so many memories tied to our flowers in our yard. Many were from my mom and my grandmother's flower garden! Thanks for hosting every Monday!
    Wendy

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  13. Hi Mary! Beautiful mosaic! It sounds like you had a busy, but wonderful weekend! I have several heirloom plants from my grandmother...love them! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  14. I always enjoy your photos. They are so beautiful!

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  15. Glad no trip to the dentist - think I am working on one myself. Your mosaic is so pretty - thanks for hosting again this week.
    Have a great week.

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  16. Hello Mary another beautiful mosaic showing renewal of your garden!I was given a perrenial geranium which came all the way from England!It just happened to be a blue color..one of my garden colors! A friends sister gave it to her and then I recieved a cutting which has tripled in size and has already come through the thawed out earth!I plan on sharing with a few of my neighbors!I'm really enjoying M.Mondays!

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  17. Gorgeous flowers! Always a gorgeous mosaic :)

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  18. Beautiful images -- I especially like the forsythia.

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  19. The bocha and depth of field are wonderful on each shot.

    Always so fun to stop by and be inspired.

    thanks!

    Claudia

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  20. Mary, what a gorgeous mosaic! They look so pretty raised in the mosaic-they look magical. So glad you had such a great weekend. Thanks for hosting. laurie

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  21. OH Mary what a beautiful mosaic,, the flowers are just so gorgeous.... have a great week.


    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  22. Your mosaic is so beautiful, as always, Mary.
    I'm happy to hear that you didn't have to go to the dentist...hallelujah indeed!

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  23. So soft and lovely, Mary! Daffodils have to be one of my all time favorites.

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  24. Lovely flowers. I linked to your Mosaic monday. Don't know if I did it right. Please forgive me if I didn't, I am new to all of this.

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  25. Oh how I love your pictures! Thank you for such a wonderful meme. Such fun!

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  26. Mary, Your photography is absolutely gorgeous. This is one that needs to be framed!!

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  27. I love spring and I miss my Zephrin Drouhin antique roses that I had to leave behind at my old house.

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  28. I always get SO excited to see the flowers in spring even though I love the bare beauty of winter.
    Glad you didn't have to go to the dentist!

    I have a rhododendron that was a gift given when my grandmother died - I named the plant after her. Every year when it blooms I have instant thoughts of her.

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  29. I look forward to all the great garden mosaics that are going to show up here.
    Thanks for hosting. I am glad you didn't have to go to the dentist to.
    As much as I have blooming and growing I didn't see a single hosta in my garden today. I wonder why?

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  30. Hi Mary..
    It was such a beautiful day here in Denver..
    but my heart and soul..
    were on the beach at home in Florida!!
    hugs, laughing smiles..
    Loui♥

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  31. Really pretty, Mary.
    Thanks so much for hosting.
    xo bj

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  32. Mary, You must like going to the dentist as much as I do... Not! I now have a woman dentist and she is fabulous! That and a happy pill and I do just fine. My mosaic this week is from past fun... Looking forward to more!
    Have a great week!

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  33. Spring is coming along nicely in your neck of the woods! Great spring weather here this weekend too.

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  34. Beautiful photos! I´ve just learned how to make a mosaic of photos, so this will be my first entry, so fun! Thanks for hosting :)

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  35. Your blog is lovely! Glad I stumbled upon it! Just posted my very first Mosaic Monday entry. It was fun to do.Thanks.

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  36. Such beautiful photos as always Mary!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  37. I am participating again! I love it that my blog isn't private any more!

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  38. Your photos are amazing, Mary. You're getting to be quite a good photographer....Christine

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  39. Beautiful Spring mosaic, Mary the large pix are very dramatic. I chose a spring theme today too.
    ~Maggie~

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  40. Love the soft, blurry nature of these photos. Lovely.

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  41. PS Sorry about the double links, 75 is the one that goes directly to my post.

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  42. Mary,

    This is beautiful..Spring gives us a new beginning!

    Have a wonderful Springtime day!...drop by for a visit when you have a free moment. ♥

    Hugs,
    Stephanie ♥

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  43. Beautiful spring-mosaic!
    Happy Mosaic-Monday...Luna

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  44. My very first Mosaic Monday, thanks for the fun link up :0)
    alicia

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  45. Your flowers are so very lovely. The little yellow one on the bottom right is so divine!

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  46. Hi Mary! Glad you had a nice weekend and didn't have to go to the dentist. I've spent half my tiny life in the dentist's chair! Yuk!
    As always you have a beautiful mosaic! I'm joining you in the fun today.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  47. Love your mosaics so much I had to link up again. Happy Monday!

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  48. Wow! Beautiful! I especially love the cherry blossoms with the white background. They color is so soft and delicate. You have a very nice combination of spring beauties!

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  49. Another newbie here - I've been having some fun with mosaics and thought that this would give me a push....and I love looking at the images that others create.

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  50. When I lived in Connecticut near my family, I had irises in my garden that were from my grandfather's garden. I never knew him as he passed away a few years before I was born. I too enjoy flowers that have a history. By the way, Mary...nice mosaic! I have yet to see one I didn't think was beautiful! :0)

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  51. I can smell that beautiful white daffodil from here ...such cheerful photos! Thanks for your sweet comment on my mini cupcake pincushions! I really appreciate it. You have thrown yet another terrific party! I'm off to mingle...

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  52. I always look forward to Monday and all the loverly mosaics from around the world! Thank you!

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  53. What a gorgeous mosaic! Thanks for being our host.

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  54. Beautiful! We just planted hand-me-down bamboo!
    I love "inherited" plantings.
    Cass

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  55. Beautiful views of Spring in your lovely mosaic!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  56. Oh, Mary, your beautiful blossoms cause me to yearn for ours to come alive, but we must wait awhile, as it is cooler this week and the buds are still quite closed up yet.

    A few of the peony bushes we have came from the garden of a dear lady who has gone to be with the Lord now, but she allowed us to get them from her old farm place years ago. Her name was Mary, too! I always think of her when they blossom and they are one of my favorite flowers.

    I am glad you had a nice weekend!
    Blessings,
    Laurie

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  57. Absolutely beautiful Mary! Our hostas are starting to unfurl too and the trees are blossoming. I love a garden and I love that you share yours so freely:>)

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  58. I'm glad you didn't have to go to the dentist! Your spring mosaic is lovely!

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  59. Your photography is stunning as always. I am happy to be able to join along this week. Thanks so much for hosting. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  60. Such a gorgeous spring mosaic, Mary!!!!
    Gena @ Thinking Aloud

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  61. Well done to your daughter.
    Beautiful Spring Mosaic
    Alison

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  62. Hi Mary! What a beautiful mossaic...Your photos are outstanding. New Jersey is a little ahead of us, here at Cape Cod. It has cheered me up, this morning, to see such an array of blooms. Thanks for the visit, Karen

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  63. Help, I would love to join Mosaic Monday but I do not know how to do one, can anyone help me?

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  64. Happy to finally have an entry for your Mosaic Monday!

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  65. Oh, Mary. What a wonderful turn out you had this past week. Wowza!

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