Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mosaic Monday: A Little Bit of Cheer



What could be happier on a dreary winter's day (it snowed again last night) than a little shot of yellow? And polka dots, too! The folks at Shop-Rite (bless their hearts) had tulips on sale this week. And after the week I had, and the week before that, too -- two bunches of bright and cheerful yellow tulips were just the ticket!

I'm not an expert on color theory, but I have to think that the power of yellow is very real. Just having these beauties in the house has cheered me up immensely. And wow, did I ever need some cheering!

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

And a quick reminder: if you would like to join Mosaic Monday but don't know quite where to start, there is a tutorial on mosaic-making on my sidebar. Just scroll down, and click on the small blue mosaic.



65 comments:

  1. Hi, Mary

    Your tulips are so bright and pretty. They would definitely cheer me up. Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Three of my favorite things .. polka dots, yellow and tulips!! Yippee!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful yellow tulips. Such a happy colour.

    ReplyDelete
  4. who wouldn't be cheered up by these beautiful blooms photographed so beautifully by you. Yellow is definitely a cheering up colour, and also represents friendship - so thankyou for the friendships formed through Mosaic Monday and have a wonderful week.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your yellow tulips would cheer up anyone who has the winter blues. Thanks for hosting this gathering of friends every week. You deserve some sunshine Mary!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yellow tulips are a great pick me up on a snowy day. Hope this week is better!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful mosaic of pretty yelow flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hello Mary
    Your cheery yellow tulips are just what we need for some colour and beauty.
    Judith

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love tulips and your photos are simply gorgeous..

    I am joining your party for the first time this week...Thank you for hosting.

    Blessings Kelsie

    ReplyDelete
  10. Beautiful photos of your cheery yellow tulips! Wishing you a warm & early spring :-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. The polka Dots are perfect ,I am glad the tulips cheered you up!
    ~Sharon~

    ReplyDelete
  12. I hope the cheer you throughout the week. They are so happy!

    ReplyDelete
  13. These are very cheerful indeed Mary! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Beautiful tulips! My favorite, they always bring cheer!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your tulips photos are so beautiful and cheerful! Just what we all need right now during the dreary month of January. Thank you for a great party.

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

    ReplyDelete
  16. Those tulips are just about as cheery as you can get!!!

    m ^..^

    ReplyDelete
  17. I just love your photography, Mary. The yellow tulips are gorgeous, they make me long for spring so bad.....Christine

    ReplyDelete
  18. Your photography is breathtaking!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thank you, Mary! I needed a little cheering up tonight, too ... and your yellow tulips are therapeutic! I'm sooooo looking forward to having tulips in the garden again.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Gorgeous! The midwest is to get 12-18 inches of snow this week plus ice. The yellow flowers helped me forget about it for awhile!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love tulips and I love Shop-Rite :) Your cheery, yellow photos are so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I hope this week is better for you, Mary. I have a vintage cross-stitch in my office that says "Each dawn is a new beginning." I like that. And I like your cheerful yellow tulips. Thanks for sharing your inspiring photos. They're just great.
    Best to you,
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

    ReplyDelete
  23. That's the color and that's the right flower. Color therapy is my theme today too. Blessings
    QMM

    ReplyDelete
  24. I've had fresh tulips in the house the past couple of weeks and I agree, it really does help the mood. I need to grab some fresh flowers tomorrow...we are going to get hit with a big winter storm late tomorrow night. I have a feeling I'll need a little perking up! Your photos are gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  25. this yellow makes me very very happy.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Your photos of these beautiful tulips could really brighten our rainy and gloomy day today.

    Stay warm.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Tulips are the cure all in winter. My bouquet of lavender ones are gone, but I can see buying some more soon. Beautiful captures, Mary.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Very lovely and cheerful!
    Happy new week and regards.
    Regina

    ReplyDelete
  29. Sorry I didn't get a chance to create a mosaic this week, but I did want to come by and see what loveliness you had to share and I'm glad I did. Yep, there is something about yellow that can lift our spirits. Your tulips are beautiful, glad you treated yourself and hope everything is better soon.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Your mosaics are just gorgeous. Bright yellow tulips at this time of year is what we all need. Thank you for your awesome photography and sharing it with us.
    peace n abundance,
    CheyAnne
    http://cheyannesexton.etsy.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Tulips are just the right cheer for these snowy, winter days! I can't wait to see them in the garden. That can't come too soon for me and I'm sure those of you in Connecticut as well!

    ReplyDelete
  32. your photos are fabulous. they are so amazingly beautiful. I love this shade of yellow.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Those yellow tulips certainly do bring in a burst of cheer! Lovely photos..

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love tulips. These yellow ones are so pretty and delicate. Great photos!

    ReplyDelete
  35. There's nothing prettier than yellow tulips in January. Just beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Hi Mary Your yellow tulips are beautiful. I broke down and bought a bunch of pink ones the other day to brighten our home. I must say though we have been enjoying unseasonably warm weather and I've been wishing for a bit of the cold stuff so I could not feel guilty for wanting to stay inside and craft!

    ReplyDelete
  37. I'm a believer in the power of yellow! Those tulips are gorgeous. I have pink ones at the moment, and they are bringing lots of smiles too. ~ Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  38. More beautiful tulips, bringing with them thoughts of Spring, just lovely.
    Like the polka dots, too!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Another believer here! I have a few yellow-painted rooms in this house and they always make me feel good. Right now there are daffodils on the kitchen table, but there's nothing like a vase of tulips, is there?

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thank goodness for florists that force these things! The yellow is just beautiful. Hard to not be cheered up when you look at them.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Beautiful shots, you brought spring in the home...

    ReplyDelete
  42. Your tulips are wonderful- so pretty and cheerful!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Oh, little yellow flowers...how I love thee ♥

    ReplyDelete
  44. What lovely tulips for a winter day, and yellow is my favourite colour of flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Enjoy your lovely tulips, Mary. They look like a ray of sunshine, don't they?

    ReplyDelete
  46. I love your yellow Tulips. Hope your feeling better now.

    ReplyDelete
  47. I have been buying Rose's, Paper whites and Tulips. I purchase more flowers in Jan. and Feb than any other time of year. It's called Snow blues or Cabin Fever. Sure hope you are up and about. Feel better.
    yvonne in Maine

    ReplyDelete
  48. Hi Mary, sorry I am late reading your post but I lost my ISP for over 12 hours.

    The tulips are very cheerful looking and your photography marvellous to show them. Hope you are better and having success with your photography business that you want to set up?

    Yellow flowers are always a sign that Spring is on it's way!! Jackie in Surrey, UK.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Mary, your yellow tulips are truly a bright spot this morning!
    I adore tulips, they don't stick around long
    but they let us know that spring is on it's
    way. . .
    Sue

    ReplyDelete
  50. Yellow is one of my favorite colors! And yellow flowers are definitely cheerful. My kitchen has an array of sunflower paintings and decorations because of that very reason. :0)

    ReplyDelete
  51. Beautiful photos,colors...!!!
    Kisses.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Beautiful tulips!
    Oh my - snow again?? It only snowed at my house twice this year and not a bit of it stuck! I actually had a real live flower in my garden the other day! A poor little wild pansy, but still I was sure glad to see it.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Ahhhhhhhhhh..........
    dreams of spring.
    Here too, except here where i am it is birdsong. The weather has gone all wonky and confused the birds i think. We wake up to mornings warm enough to sit outside (high 40s),and to the song of birds that sound suspiciously like the ones who bless us in the spring.
    Then through the day the temp rises, and we have been getting into the high 50s, and twice in the last 2 weeks it has topped at 60. Very strange weather, but no complaints.
    Your tulips are gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Mary, you always have the most beautiful lighting in your photos. It is something I have come to look forward to when reading your posts. Gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Wendy, thank you so much! I'm honored -- you are such a fabulous photographer -- that you would think so! :)

    ReplyDelete
  56. Love your yellow tulips Mary! Gorgeous photos!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Those are wonderful! I can't wait for my tulips to pop up in the yard this Spring. Such smiley, happy flowers indeed!

    ReplyDelete
  58. Beautiful shots! Love your milk glass vase, too.
    Sorry you had a rough time as of late. Take care and stay warm!

    ReplyDelete
  59. I want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the tutorial and link to learn to create a Mosaic! I'm relatively new to Blogland, and though my 9 year old Grandson tutored me as much as he was able in setting up a Blog *great job he did*, I needed to learn even more and the generosity of this community in assisting the Tech Challenged is SO appreciated! Next I'd like to learn the best free photoshop sites to add some textures to a few photos... I'm inspired by all the fab images other Blogs share and Hope to make my site as beautiful and Artistic as possible since I am an Artist.

    Submitting my very 1st Mosaic for Mosaic Monday! *whoo hoo*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

    ReplyDelete
  60. Just exquisite -- I can almost smell them! Thank you for the cheerful yellow; a lot of us are getting hit hard with winter weather and need a momentary escape... Such a wonderful montage.

    ReplyDelete
  61. I agree with you about yellow and that is why it remains my favorite color. If something makes me smile every time I see it, it has to be doing something right. Thank you for sharing your yellow tulips.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Those yellow posies are just what we needed to see in the middle of winter!

    ReplyDelete
  63. It's been a bit over two years now Mary, and I never fail be fascinated when I see things through your eyes. It's been a wonderful experience from the very beginning...I LOVE and treasure my book...I dusted today..and carefully placed it back in it's place on my coffee table! Thank you again!
    Mona

    ReplyDelete
  64. Hi,

    Thank you the trip down memory lane. We are from New Jersey (Hackettstown, northwestern part of the state, out by PA) and just the other day we were talking about how much we miss "home" and SHOP RITE. It's a very small world.

    Blessings,
    Joyce

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I love to hear what you have to say!