Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Natirar in Summer

Today's mosaic is a collection of photos that I have taken over the past month or two at my favorite park, Natirar. I've written about it a lot in the past -- it's our favorite park to walk in, no matter what the season. In fact, I used several images I shot there last winter as Christmas cards this past year.




There are beautiful wildflowers throughout the spring and summer. I'm not sure what the flowers above are. They look like clover though, don't they?




When the water is calm, the reflections are beautiful. This spot (above) is my favorite for picture-taking. The water in the mosaic at the top of the post is the same spot, taken from a different angle.



So that has been my summer so far -- lots of walks in this much-loved park. How has your summer been going?

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.





67 comments:

  1. Your pictures look cool and serene. Happy Monday!

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  2. That is a park? How gorgeous!!!!! Love the reflection!!!

    m ^..^

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  3. I have enjoyed your Natirar posts and enjoyed the photos from there. The 'clover' photo so beautiful! Nice stopping by for your ever beautiful Mosaic Monday!

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  4. How lucky you are to have such a gorgeous park so nearby! Fantastic pictures!

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  5. This is lovely. I can see why you enjoy spending so much time here.

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  6. Mary,
    That's such a beautiful place. Really like the reflections in the water. Lovely!!!!!

    (It's hotter than the hinges of hades, but that's normal! Sauna like!)

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  7. Such a beautiful place ... have enjoyed all your great photos.

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  8. The garden is so lushly green. I enjoy water reflections, too. I don't know about your wildflower, but I picked some that look much like it only there were also some yellow ones. Very pretty little things and they do look a lot like clover.

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  9. Looks like a cross between clover and lupines. I don't know what it is. Pretty though.
    This looks like a nice cool park to walk through on a hot summers day.

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  10. I can see why this is your favorite place to walk. Love the rive shot. Have a great week.

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  11. Really lovely photos of your favourite park. The purple flower is called purple crown vetch. It is in the pea family and is helpful in fixing nitrogen in the soil. Pretty and beneficial.

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  12. Wow - lovely photos, I especially like the water.

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  13. Very beautiful mosaic, lovely landscapes.

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  14. Beautiful mosaic and photos, Mary! Your park looks like a lovely place to walk. I love the reflections and the wildflowers!

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  15. The park is so breathtaking, Mary, so serene and tranquil. Beautiful mosaic! I love the purple wild flowers...Christine

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  16. Mmmm. Proves how beautiful summer is.

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  17. What a lovely park scene!!! Wishing you a grand week! Cathy

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  18. Your favourite park is beautiful Mary, so peaceful looking. Thanks for hosting MM.
    Judith

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  19. TRhis looks like a lovely spot, Mary. I can just feel the cool breeze in the trees.

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  20. Love the purple flowers, not sure what it is. Your photos are great and love the different size of the pictures. Great MM.
    QMM

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  21. What a beautiful psrk, Mary! No wonder you love to spend time there! And the photos are lovely...especially the water! Gorgeous! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  22. I love the play of light in your photos. It is indeed a beautiful park.

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  23. How I would love to walk through Natirar with you Mary. You could show me all your favorite spots and I could photograph it with a new eye.

    Your song is relaxing me at the end of a long day. I hope you had a good Sunday.

    Sharon

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  24. What a gorgeous park. You are so lucky to have such a beautiful place nearby. Lovely mosaic Mary.
    Karen

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  25. Natirar looks like such a beautiful place! Thank you for letting us visit there through your mosaic. ~Diana

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  26. Oh, Mary, what a serene setting for a leisurely walk. I could SO refresh there :)

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  27. Your favorite park is such a lovely place. It seems so unspoiled and natural. It reminds me very much of the parks that were close to my home on Vancouver Island. Thank you for hosting this site and allowing us to share our unique experiences!

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  28. Hi Mary

    Natirar looks like a beautiful park! We are lucky to have these much neede green spaces in which to recharge our spirits!

    ♥ Pat

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  29. The photos are gorgeous. I would have trouble leaving the park. It must be like the garden of Eden. :-)

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  30. Very beautiful and bucolic scenery in your mosaic....thanks for sharing it with us.

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  31. You're fortunate to have such a beautiful park nearby! Your photos capture the serenity well!

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  32. I love the lush greenery, what a nice park to walk in! Mary :O)

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  33. Mary your photos are always breathtaking! I'm always transported right into them.
    Beautiful park! Glad I could "visit" it.

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  34. Gorgeous place. I'm pretty sure your flowers are what's called crown vetch. A very beautiful weed..in some places considered invasive. Who's to judge :-)

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  35. What a gorgeous serene Place..
    so relaxing!!
    nice mosaic!!
    warm sandy hugs..
    Loui♥

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  36. That's a very nice landscape to walk in. It radiates such quitness

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  37. The park looks very peaceful and serene. Beautiful

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  38. Gorgeous photos! What a lovely park - I can see why you like to spend time there.

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  39. It looks a great park and ideal place to walk and unwind. Jackie in UK

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  40. Mornin' Mary,
    I've visited (virtually of course!) Natirar Park before and always enjoyed walking alongside you.
    Todays pix are glorious, the stream and it's surroundings are idyllic.
    I've sent you some poppy mosaics today, they may be squatters in my garden but I love 'em.
    Maggie

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  41. Mary, I just love your lush, green, refreshing photos! I would love to visit....

    Have a great week!

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  42. I can see why that is your favourite spot to take photographs-it is so picturesque!

    Thanks for having us today Mary. Best wishes for a lovely week,
    Natasha, Stacey and Holly.

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  43. Gorgeous photos, What a lovely relaxing place to visit. I do believe your mystery flowers are a variation of Jacob's Ladder.

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  44. I think the flowers are Jacob's Ladder. I have them in my garden. They work well as a shade plant.

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  45. What a gorgeous place to see! Beautiful field of flowers also..

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  46. Beautiful place, I could picture myself just sitting there for hours. So serene...

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  47. What a beautiful park - the perfect place to be on a lovely summer's day.

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  48. It looks like an absolutely beautiful place to wander for awhile.

    Gena

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  49. Methinks I'd love to walk there too ... it's beautiful ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  50. That is such a serene comforting place...
    I love water and creeks and ponds of any kind.
    A lovely post..
    thank you..
    glenda

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  51. Beautiful place -- I can see why it's your favorite place to walk.

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  52. Natirar looks like a gorgeous 4-season park & I can just imagine some of the gorgeous Christmas card images you took there. Beautiful collage Mary ♥

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  53. Hi Mary, your pictures are always delicious.
    hugs

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  54. Your landscape photos are so lovely...and so green! Look very refreshing for this hot summer we are having here in NC for sure ;) Have a great week Mary and thanks again for hosting Mosaic Monday, fondly, Roberta

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  55. Mary,
    Your park pictures are just beautiful. It actually looks like a very calm and cool place in the photos. Thanks so much for sharing with us on Mosaic Monday. It's wonderful.
    Vicki

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  56. Beautiful pictures, Mary...I just want to walk right into the last one. :)

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  57. Aren't reflections wonderful to photograph? Your pictures are lovely.

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  58. What an absolutely lovely park. I love all those rolling hills and the grass! We don't have a lot of grass down here. It's upkeep requires a lot of water. Somehow your shots remind me of a fairyland. Very nice. :)

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  59. Beautiful photographs! Love the wildflowers in particular. The park sounds like such a treasure!

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  60. I too have a favorite par nearby. Isn't it good to have a place to walk that give us so much pleasure from its beauty and its peacefulness?

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