Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Summer Bouquet




I am late visiting all of your mosaics, late posting my own mosaic, and just... late. It's almost summer here, and as the days lengthen, I feel as though I must savor each precious moment of light... each soft color... each sweet perfume...

So forgive me, dear bloggers -- but the soft evenings call me home. :)

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 inlinkz box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate inlinkz 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.






60 comments:

  1. I'm never offended if you don't come visiting after a MM - that's a LOT of blogs to look through.

    What lovely blues and purple hues.

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  2. The gauzy feel of your mosaic and the muted colors are perfect for a "Summer Bouquet." Thanks for hosting Mosaic Monday again this week! If I start early enough, I might hope to keep up myself. It's not easy!

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  3. Your mosaic is so artistic. I love the pastel colors!

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  4. I love that quote by Longfellow. Your mosaic this week is so beautiful and artistic.
    I don't think anyone expects you to visit all that participate in MM, it's enough that you host the meme Mary.
    Judith

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  5. Oh so very lovely! Hope to be back in the groove soon as soon as I get used to the new computer and it intricacies. Cathy

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  6. Totally understand Mary...don't sweat it...you are always a gracious host. Your summer mosaic is beautiful.

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  7. Mary, I understand everyone is busy with their lives. So I would not worry. Your mosaic is just beautiful.

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  8. Hi Mary
    Summer is always a time to be cherished! Love the soft colors in your mosaic.
    ♥ Pat

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  9. Lovely mosiac Mary. I hope summer does not got too fast.

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  10. Mary, I always enjoy your mosaics.

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  11. A beautiful mosaic, summer does call and we want to spend as much with her as possible. She leaves so early. Have a wonderful week:)

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  12. Such beautiful light in this mosaic, and the Longfellow quote is a perfect introduction to summer. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job hosting MM.
    Blessings,
    Laurie

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  13. Such a pretty Summer bouquet. Thanks for hosting again this week. I messed up on my 1st link - #24, so if you can delete it, please do. #25 goes direct to the correct post as it should.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Glenda

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  14. I don't blame you for wanting to take every spare moment you have to enjoy the sunshine and the summer!

    Beautiful pictures today-very lovely colours.

    Thanks for having me and best wishes for the week,
    Natasha.

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  15. Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday and for sharing another set of lovely photos. Your images are always so artistic and very inspirational.

    Natasha, Stacey and Holly.
    3 Sisters,365.

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  16. What a beautiful summery mosaic, Mary! I have trouble coming inside in the evening, too! It is so hot here during the day! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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  17. Such a lovely mosaic Mary. We have been having rainy days here in Massachusetts. Tomorrow promises to be better. Happy Mosaic Monday.
    Karen

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  18. Me again! I got it deleted - Thanks for your help! :-D

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  19. Hi Mary, gosh, I'm running late and can't see straight this evening myself. lol I just had my 7th grand-baby and I'm so tired! Then I couldn't figure out how to post any pictures up for the new blogger but then finally figured it out, well it may not be the right way but I was able to post them.
    Your mosaic is very lovely as always! I hope that you have a beautiful new week!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  20. There is something so special about this time of year... when our flower gardens come to life...the sun shines a little bit longer for us! Glad to hear you are enjoying every moment :)
    Wendy

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  21. Love the vintage, summery feel of the captures. Please don't stress over visiting all the mosaics. Just grateful that you host every week!

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  22. The colours in your mosaic are lovely, Mary!

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  23. Such a magical, romantic atmosphere in our mosaic! Wonderful! Enjoy our summer sunshine! I have just a little Winter sunlight - but it's warmish!

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  24. I am always amazed to look at your photography and artistic mosaics. You have a wonderful way of looking at life through the lens. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful post.

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  25. Hi Mary!

    The softness of these photos are so pretty and gentle!

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  26. Longfellow expressed perfectly what I was just thinking about your photographs. He must be a poet or something to have such a touching way with words! =]

    Love, katy

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  27. Wow! You continue to inspire by our beautiful mosaics! Thanks for being such a gracious host!
    Kathy

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  28. Your bouquets are so pretty, Mary. I am wondering what the lovely pink flowers are?

    Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  29. So sweet and pretty summer.
    Happy MM.

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  30. Wendy, the pink flowers are Spirea -- a shrub that is about 4-5 ft. tall here... :)

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  31. Gorgeous flowers, Mary! I don't think I've ever seen flowers like the pink ones. They are very unique!

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  32. That's such a pretty little bouquet ... beautiful things certainly can come in small packages!

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  33. What a soft and dreamy collage! Lovely -- the flowers AND the milk glass.
    Cass

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  34. Mary, this is such a beautiful post! Thank you for hosting Mosaic Mondays. ~ Sarah

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  35. Mary a dreamy post today! Just lovely!

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  36. Lovely mosaic! I am joining in for the first time. I'm so excited!

    Back Porch Blessings,
    Rebecca

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  37. Gorgeous mosaic..hope you can stop by mine!!Thanks for hosting this party..

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  38. Mary just wanted to let you know I love being a part of your mosaic mondays and want to thank you for hosting them. Your mosaic is beautiful as usual.

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  39. Hi Mary

    Your mosaic is so dreamy and romantic. I love how you show so much effects in your photography. I wish I could be a bit more inventive, I am hopeless with photoshop and layering etc!!

    Our Summer is a bit undecided here, one day it is warm and dry, the next lots of rain, like we had last night, but at least it waters the gardens.

    Thank you for hosting MM, have a great week, Jackie in UK.

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  40. I know how that is....i spent last week just visiting...it can be hard to keep up sometimes...your mosaic is just exquisite....i hope mine will be as good one day.

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  41. So very lovely and beautiful.
    Happy MM!

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  42. Wow! You outdid yourself on this Mosaic Monday! I love it Mary! The flowers, the colors, the text, it's all wonderful!

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  43. Beautiful and powerful mosaic with the poem. Your images are the best!
    Yvonne

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  44. What a lovely mosaic ... perfect for the season! As for visiting, I fully understand because I'm so far behind these days I may NEVER catch up but I do what I can as time permits and hope that's good enough ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  45. Always beautitul work, you are a master, thank-you for hosting Mosaic Monday!

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  46. Just love the colors in your mosaic! Have a great week.

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  47. Beautiful soft, muted mosaic. You always add just the right touch! Enjoy your summer days and evenings! It passes all too quickly.

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  48. Beautiful Blooms!
    Blessings~
    Gwen:)

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  49. I love the delicate beauty of your post and the quote truly set it off.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Hello Mary! Finally got off my butt and submitted to Mosaic Monday...was a lot of fun!
    Hope you have a great week, fondly, Roberta

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  51. Good Evening(or Goodnight...) Mary!
    Lovely summer Bouquet you are showing. I post something from my son's schoolcelebration, in the last minute of this monday. Also a bouquet, but not from my garden this time.
    Have a nice week!
    Best wishes,
    AnnA

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  52. Thanks for hosting this party. I've been enjoying hopping around to the different blogs and seeing the mosaics people have created.

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  53. Gorgeous mosaic Mary! I too was wondering about the pink flowers till I read your response. Spirea....beautiful! Thanks for hosting, take care!

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  54. Soft and pretty pastels! Another lovely mosaic! :)

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