Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Natural Cooling Edition



Wow, I don't know about you, but we had some really hot weather this weekend. Close to 90 degrees. For the first days of May.

Oi!

The photos in my mosaic were taken over the past several years, and I chose them because the green and white color scheme made me think of cooler days. We don't have central air conditioning, and we haven't wanted to put our window units in yet. After all, it's only May 2nd.

I think the warm weather is going to be here at least another day. So I'm just going to sit here in front of the fan, and look at cooling photos...

Yes, I know. I really do need to tweak my meds.

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:





84 comments:

  1. We had hot weather, too, and I prefer cool! Love your cool mosaic :)

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  2. Beautifully cooling mosaic, Mary! It was very humid and 90 degrees here today! Where's spring? lol Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  3. Isn't it amazing how all of the different greens work together so beautifully? I love all of these pictures.
    ♥, Susan

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  4. Hi Mary, very beautiful mosaic! We've had lots of rain and warmer weather, very humid to! I hope that you have a lovely new week!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  5. Hi Mary - Just beautiful! I actually started to make a green mosaic today - but went with the birds and flowers instead. I love Mondays!

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  6. Tender hostas, dogwood blossoms, peony blossoms looking for all the world like they've just been in a squirt-gun fight. How pretty!

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  7. Beautiful, as usual, Mary! Beautiful color combination and lovely flowers!

    We had the same weather as you... a record 89 degrees. Ugh... I'm not ready for August!

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  8. Wow... so beautiful! Simply perfect :)

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  9. Every Sun night I watch the clock..Like a child opening a new toy. I love Mosaic Monday.
    thanks for letting us share.

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  10. Lovely mosaic as usual....we had a nice sunny weekend as well but no where near 90 degrees.
    Thanks for hosting this wonderful party!

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  11. OI! Is right! I feel your pain...I have only had A/C for the last 5 years! Really great shots!!!

    m ^..^

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  12. Mary,
    I always love seeing your beautiful photos of flowers! It was hot & muggy here, too today!

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  13. Well, that is hot Mary. We even had warm temperatures here on the weekend.
    Great mosaic, I love the rain drops on the peony.
    Judith

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  14. Now that is refreshing looking. love it.

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  15. Lovely COOLING mosaic. Humidity is rising. Ack!

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  16. Mary, beautiful photos and mosaic! The flowers are gorgeous! Have a great week!

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  17. Your cool picture hit the spot! We were 84 degrees today...in the house! All fans are on high! I might just sit here and look at your picture, too :)
    Thanks for hosting every week!!
    Wendy

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  18. Mary your mosaic is so soothing and cool and beautiful. Happy MM to you and I hope your week is good!

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  19. beautiful, beautiful whites and greens

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  20. Mary, your photo collages are always so beautiful!

    I love to study them and try to figure out how you capture things so magnificently! They're truly inspiring.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

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  21. Hi Mary,
    We had hot weather this weekend also. I'm not sure I am ready, I prefer Spring and Fall weather. But the gardens are so happy. Your mosaic is lovely and I do feel very cool looking at the photographs inside your creation.
    Karen

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  22. Mary,
    Your mosaic is beautiful. The cool green and white look so refreshing together. You are getting the heat and we are having cool weather right now. It has been in the low fifties and raining! It does make things green, however!
    Thanks,
    JoAnn

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  23. My mosaics are much more simple than the beauteous ones on this blog but I enjoy coming over here to see the wonderful assemblages. -- Jane F.

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  24. Hi Mary! I love your pretty 'green' mosaic! I fudged just a little on my mosaic - it's not necessarily pretty, but I just love to come to your party so I hope it's okay!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  25. So nice to hear that the weather is warm and beautiful, especially after your horribly cold winter!

    Your mosaic is so beautiful, Mary-great colours.

    Thanks for having us again and for hosting Mosaic Monday each week.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  26. Those greens and white are so fresh and lovely. Cool mosaic!

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  27. What lovely shades of green and white. Wishing you a wonderful week! Cathy

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  28. This is an amazing color set-up in your mosaic!!! Painting with your camera!!!

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  29. Your mosaic is very soothing and cooling, Mary. It has been very chilly here with lots of rain and wind and in the 30s at night - what a contrast from your weather!

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  30. Pretty pictures and such a peaceful mosaic.

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  31. Mary, this was a very cool and refreshing mosaic after such a warm weekend..I love all the colors of green.

    Happy MM!

    ♥ Pat

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  32. Mary we had the hottest day here today, it was like the middle of August weather. Your mosaic is beautiful as they always are!

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  33. Love the pretty greens. It has been really hot here too. Try to stay cool. Carla

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  34. What a lovely idea for your mosaic this week. We've not had hot weather lately but we're in for warmer weather NEXT week.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  35. Thanks, Mary! For being the hostess with the mostest once again on this lovely Monday in May.

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  36. Really like your mosaic - very refreshing looking.
    Thanks for hosting again this week.

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  37. Mary your mosaic is fresh! I feel like I need a cold glass of lemonade looking at it!
    Today we had a warm spell but in general the days have been cool here in my world...no rain..garden needs it so badly...May flowers here and how happy I am!!
    Thank you for hosting wonderful MM!

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  38. oops! Something happened to my mosaic -- #61 is the correct one. Sorry.

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  39. Good morning Mary!
    Here are some flowers from the swedish spring...
    Have a happy Monday&Nice week!
    Best wishes,
    AnnA

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  40. Beautiful mosaic Mary! Those Dogwoods are neat!

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  41. What wonderful dew drops you captured Mary. So refreshing and soothing.

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  42. Those lovely droplets add a beautiful touch to your cooling mosaic. Here in Winnipeg it is cold!...may be a little snow tonight!

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  43. I can feel the coolness now. very pretty. MB

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  44. Near NINETY degrees? Good heavens! It was mildy warm here in Oregon (around 57, haha!) I'd be quite satisfied with a few days of dry weather - although this rain makes the weeds easier to pull! :)

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  45. A beautiful cool mosaic! Love the daisies. :)

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  46. Lovely cool tones..I just added mine!! Thanks for hosting.

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  47. Lovely fresh spring green and white in your collage! Our weather is not quite as hot yet so maybe that's why I chose hotter colours for mine this week!

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  48. Cool photos - love the green and white! Thanks for hosting Mosaic Monday!

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

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  49. WOnderful fresh and beautiful mosaic!
    Happy Mosaic Monday..Luna

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  50. It's still pretty chilly here in Scotland, hope the sun comes out today. Love the greens and the water droplets on your mosaic.

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  51. I love your cooling mosaic. We had a hot and humid day and night and it was refreshing to look at.

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  52. Such lovely, refreshing shades of GREEN, Mary!! I love how you combined them & they certainly DO have a cooling effect.
    I have yet to capture some rain drops in a photo. I have soooo much to learn yet.
    Thank you for doing the MM each week. I am inspired again & again!

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  53. So, that's where the warm weather is! We've had lashing rain and high winds all weekend - could do with some heat!

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  54. Lovely cool greens-we could use a little of that heat.
    Thank you for hosting,
    Carolyn

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  55. Green and white is a very refreshing colour in the garden. Your mosiac was lovely as usual. Valerie

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  56. Your white and green mosaic is gorgeous!!

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  57. Hi Mary -- Love the cool mosaic. Could have used that yesterday -- what a HOT day!

    We actually decided to turn on the central air that we had installed less than 2 years ago, and guess what? It didn't work. It was a hot night here ... and not in a good way!
    Plus this morning, big rivulets of MUD were washed off our driveway slope and all over the grass. Sometimes the fun just never ends. :-P
    Have a good one!
    Cass

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  58. Forgot to say --LOVE the drops on the white tulip. I have to show that to Howard; he is obsessed with raindrop pictures.
    Cass

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  59. Dear Mary,
    You have the art to showcase your beautiful photos. This a refreshing spring mosaic.

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  60. Green and white - can't get any better than that!!!! Beautiful!

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  61. It was snowing here yesterday! This is Colorado in the Spring Time! Birdbaths were frozen this morning! Enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog!

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  62. tweak your meds?? so funny! i think i did it right this time! Window units, huh? Nice idea!

    Ah, "what a wonderful world"!

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  63. i've been waiting to join in with you...i do quite a lot of collages in my posts (over 100 i noticed yesterday) and I have admired yours for some time. i don't know where you are...we're having very warm weather too...it's soooo nice! (definitely an aussie in her element!)

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  64. I would take some warm weather, if you please. We've had on average 45 degrees, wind, and rain for going on two weeks now. Luckily, yesterday was sunny so we could run Bloomsday in Spokane, WA without rain.

    Thanks again for hosting!

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  65. Hi Mary..
    Denver weather has been a roller coaster..
    cold, windy snowy rainy in between sunny skies..
    go figure..
    love your post..
    warmest hugs..
    Loui♥

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  66. Never tire of beautiful nature shots, as usual an awesome mosaic! Thank-you for being the most gracious hostess evah. . .

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  67. Oh my! I just left my Mosaic comment on the post below this one..LOL

    Anyhow...Beautiful Mosaic...mine is up if
    you'd like to take a peek.♥

    Have a wonderful day,
    Stephanie ♥

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  68. Stunning, Mary. Green and white is such a cool and refreshing combination.

    Thank you for hosting and for the inspiration.

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  69. We have been in the 80s out here! Your picture of the white petals with water drops most definitely gives you a feeling of refreshing coolness.

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  70. Such cool yet delicate shades and images Mary! ~Jeanne

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  71. It is too soon to have to complain about humidity isn't it!...This mosaic is one of your best!

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  72. Hi Mary, Love your blogs this is the first time I have linked have a great week
    sueb

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  73. So very nice to have found your blog! I live in a red cabin in Texas and like you have no central A/C & am reluctant to turn on the window units.

    I'm off to search through your blog! How very fun!

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  74. beautiful mosaic the green and white is so fresh looking, thanks for the challenge

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  75. Only #61 is my current mosaic. The other two were mistakes.

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  76. Stupenda questa composizione di fiori !

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  77. I love how you put all the pretty white flowers together. Have a good week. Nancy

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  78. Love the white and green contrast! I haven't been here for almost a month - good to be back! (Where's Mr. Linky?) I'll check back and see if 'he' shows up!
    Have a great week!

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