Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mosaic Monday: Signs of Spring



It's finally starting to look like spring here at our Little Red House! Crocus and daffodils dot the landscape, and the trees are beginning to bud. We had a beautiful misty morning on Saturday -- the view you see here is looking out at the front lawn. This is my favorite time of year. :)

I just want to say thank you for your comments and prayers yesterday. My father-in-law has been fighting multiple myeloma for the past four years. Last week, he was hospitalized with pneumonia, bronchiolitis and a myrsa infection. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.

Now let's have some mosaic fun! Here are the instructions:
1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post. The post may be about any subject you wish. The only stipulation is that it include a collage, or mosaic of photos.
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.

61 comments:

  1. It seems all of us bloggers are ready for Spring and looking for any hopeful signs. You found some great hope here to share. Have a wonderful week Mary!

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  2. Great mosaics Mary, I also love this time of year. Rebirth is so special. I am sorry I missed your post concerning your father-in-law, my father also suffered from multiple myeloma. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take care.

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  3. Don't you love the yellow and purple and how intense the colors look after the dull winter? And the flowers make it worth putting up with the mud. :)
    My goodness - I hope your father-in-law makes a speedy recovery. That is just too many things to be fighting at once!

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  4. Very pretty! Spring is in the air! And I know everyone is ready! ♥

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  5. Your mosaic is really pretty, and cheer me up for we have nothing blooming just yet.

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  6. Hi Mary! Love blooms and you always make gorgeous mosaics. Sorry to hear about your FIL.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. Signs of spring are popping up everywhere. Daffodils are so cheery and bright.

    Sorry to hear about your father-in-law. It's hard on everyone in the family.

    I hope this week goes well for you.

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  8. Oh you're a spring girl... I am not surprised. And your second season must be autumn. I think. Mine are reversed. Spring is my second favorite and autumn my first.

    Lovely pictures. You'd think that I could copy you or something or that just by my hanging around here looking your talents would become mine by osmosis. Oh well, I can dream...

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  9. Beautiful photos~ Thoughts & prayers with you & your family.

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  10. What a beautiful start to Spring! We're getting there, too! My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

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  11. Beautiful spring shots Mary! Hoping your FIL gets well soon.
    Sherry

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  12. Hi Mary
    It looks like we're a couple of weeks behind you and I can expect to see daffodils soon.
    Spring is in the air!
    Judith

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  13. How lovely, Mary. I can hardly wait to see all these beautiful colours here in East Gwillimbury!

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  14. Looks like spring has finally arrived in your neck of the woods!!! Ours are beginning to fade away. I've need of work in the garden. Soon I hope! Very soon! Cathy

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  15. I love hearing the happy in your voice. Spring can do that to a person, you know. xo

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  16. It is lovely that the signs of spring are really here. Lovely flowers. V

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  17. This is my first time at Mosaic Monday...it was really fun making the collage. I always feel so proud when I make all the pictures fit just right! That must be the perfectionist in me coming out. Thanks for hosting this party...I appreciate the opportunity to see other blogs. Have a great week! ~Ann

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  18. so clean, so April! Beautiful, hope your FIL is fairing well.

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  19. the emergence of spring is such a glorious time. I can see you are going to enjoy every moment of it.
    Thank you again for the opportunity to share through Mosaic Monday.

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  20. Thinking of you and your family at this terrible time ... it is a hard time but together I'm sure you will get through it all. My heart goes out to your father-in-law as he really is battling on so many fronts.

    Your signs of spring mosaic is a beautiful thing ... I'm sure it's a real joy to finally welcome your spring.

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  21. What beautiful photos. I'm sure you are so welcoming of spring this year after such a hard winter. Enjoy each and every blossom!

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  22. I'm keeping your father-in-law in my thoughts, Mary. My sincere wishes for his recovery go out to you and your family.

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  23. Rejoicing with you that spring has sprung. I hope your father-in-law recovers quickly and that you all know God's presence throughout this difficult time.
    ~Lynn
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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  24. A wonderful Spring at your Little Red garden!Prayers for your Father.I.L.

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  25. Mary, your mosaic is so beautiful. It makes me crave spring even more.

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  26. Crocuses and daffodils, the harbingers of spring, cheer the soul and brighten the days. Beautiful as always.

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  27. Beautiful spring color. Purple and yellow definitely make me think spring. Thanks for sharing the beauty and for hosting each week. ~ Sarah

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  28. Mary, thanks for hosting "Mosaic Monday". I have such a great time creating collages of favorite pictures to share.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  29. i am just reading today - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  30. Beautiful signs of spring Mary! Thank you for bringing us all together each week!

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  31. Love the bits of Spring. I wish our weather would cooperate. MB

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  32. The spring can not be stopped anymore! yippieh! Finally you can spend the day in the garden, lying on the lawn and barbecuing.
    Best wishes,
    Markus

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  33. Nothing is more inspiring than Spring! Beautiful!
    Have a great week!

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  34. Really beautiful, Mary. I'm glad you are getting some flowers now. I do hope your father-in-law pulls through -- what a week you had.
    Here's hoping you have a better one this week!

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  35. Lovely pictures. Spring is such a hopeful season.

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  36. Nice mosaic. How I wish we have the spring season here in the UAE so that I could take some photos of the flowers too.

    My prayers are with you and your family.

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  37. The first spring flowers really brighten things up don't they. I have some too this week! :)

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  38. Beautiful signs of spring! We are having a wet spring, but the plants still do their thing.

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  39. Hi Mary
    So sad to hear the news about your father-in-law. I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    {{Hugs}}
    Pat

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  40. Mary~ your mosaic is beautiful.... and perhaps will bring not only spring..but a speedy recovery for your father-in-law....
    Many thanks for hosting!
    Smiles~
    Cat @ tatteredrebel

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  41. Sending you a wish for a speedy recovery, it is harder when you are older.
    Wishing you a beautiful Spring. yvonne

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  42. My thoughts are with you and your family. I hope your farther-In-Law is feeling a little better today. Take care Sue x

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  43. Hi Mary!
    You gave me inspiration to make my own spring mosaic...Lovely season, isn't it?
    Have a nice week!
    Best wishes,
    AnnA

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  44. Your spring blooms are ahead of mine. How lovely to see the flowers.

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  45. Morning sweetie....so glad you are seeing some signs of Spring...love those beautiful pics. I pray you Father-in-law recovers quickly...take care girl and have a beautiful week....Picket

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  46. Crocus are one of my spring favorites, because they are the first to bloom.

    We had spectacular weather this past weekend. It was 85* here yesterday. WOO-HOO!

    Best wishes for your family. La

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  47. Hi Mary, how good of you to still host Mosaic Monday when your FIL is so ill. You know that all your blogging friends are thinking and praying for you all at this time.

    Funny when I found the poem online to go with my mosaic I never realised that it mentioned Mary until after I had posted!!

    God bless, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

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  48. Just whispered another prayer for your father-in-law. Carla

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  49. Glad spring has finally arrived at your house. Here the dafs are gone but tulips and dogwoods are blooming with azaleas.

    Carolina Mts

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  50. Isn't this a magical time of year when all the plants and flowers burst into glorious colour.
    Many thanks for hosting MM.
    Your family are in my thoughts at this difficult time.

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  51. Thanks for hosting Mosaic Monday and for sharing your beautiful photos. Thoughts are with you and your family and improved health for your FIL.

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  52. Late start for me today. Your flowers are beautiful and we also have spring finally. Wonderful photos too. Thanks Mary. I have some one to send to your mosaic tutorial.
    QMM

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  53. Beautiful flowers! I've been seeing this photo meme around for months but just now joining for the first time. Just found the mosaic maker on my editing program!! Yippee!

    thanks for hosting!

    :o)

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  54. I enjoyed seeing your touches of Spring - very pretty.
    Thanks for hosting again this week.

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  55. Lovely photos! Thanks for giving me the chance of adding my link.
    Dona

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  56. Spring shows promise of settling in for the season now - truly! It's not a moment too soon.....

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  57. Yellow and purple flowers are my favorite! My husband often buys me that color combination. These are beautiful.
    xo,
    Sena

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  58. Such beautiful photos as always -- your focusing and framing perfectly capture the misty essence of spring.

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