Sunday, August 7, 2011

Mosaic Monday: I ♥ Gardens



Well, you have probably figured out by now that I love to go on garden tours... :)

The photos here were taken way back in June, at a local garden tour in a nearby town. I love this shingle-style home, built in 1904. You can see the side view in the photos above. I felt uncomfortable taking a picture of the front, as the owner was on the front porch greeting garden visitors. The side view of the house does give you an idea of what a beautiful house it is, though -- don't you just love those windows?

The garden itself was rather formal, with a brick path leading to a small stone bench encircled by a yew hedge. There were lovely decorative touches throughout, including a pair of blue and white Chinese jars planted with roses, and an elegant fountain just off the side porch.

And do you see what was parked in the driveway?! A vintage baby blue Mustang! How cool is that???

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.

49 comments:

  1. I love gardens too, Mary. You have some beauties around you to visit! Thank you again for hosting Mosaic Monday. I really love your photography...

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  2. Hi Mary, the garden tour looks lovely. And the house is beautiful. I'm sure you can get lots of great ideas going on garden tours. I love the large jars and the birdbath. Beautiful photos and mosaic. Have a wonderful week!

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  3. When I come back in my next life Mary I am going to have a garden like that. V

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  4. You certainly have been on some lovely garden tours.

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  5. Oh I heart gardens too...I could move right in & live happily-ever-after! Love the vintage luggage next to the Mustang...if they're heading out-of-town, think they need a house sitter? :-)

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  6. The vintage mustang and the vintage suitcases are a very nice touch. This is a beautiful garden and I enjoyed the tour. One thing is certain with your love of gardens, you're never going to run out of material!

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  7. Beautiful gardens! Every thing around here looks pretty sad due to the extreme temps, so really enjoyed your photos. Thanks for sharing them.
    Thanks for hosting again this week.

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  8. Great pictures Mary, but I have to tell you that when I was about 14, my cousin Donna got a baby blue mustang convertible...must have been 1969 or so.It has been my secret desire to own one someday.

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  9. These gardens make my heart sing. What a beautiful home and gardens and your tour I'm sure was wonderful. Each path is more delightful than the last. Thanks for taking us on this tour with you.
    Thanks for hosting........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  10. The only garden tours I've been on have been in botanical gardens in many cities, but I'd love to see personal properties like this if I had the opportunity..this was a beautiful house and lovely garden.

    Hugs, Pat

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  11. Hi Mary
    Love the elegant gardens, and the mustang!
    Judith

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  12. Hi Mary -
    I have so enjoyed your series of gardens - they are so calming and beautiful.

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  13. Hi Mary, these are a beautiful home and gardens but I really love the blue mustang! I'm joining Mosaic Monday today. Pamela

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  14. I think everyone that takes part in mosaic Monday loves gardens...and flowers! Enjoy your week! And stop by and pick me up in that 'sweet ride'! ♥

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  15. Another gorgeous garden! Love the convertible mustang!

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  16. I think I need to go on a garden tour! Your photos are outstanding. So many ideas...so little time:). I love the hanging flowers on either side of the birdbath...but the mustang takes the prize (and the garage doors!)

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  17. Hello Mary! Thanks for the garden tour. The pictures are so refreshing. It's my first time to join your party and I'm looking forward in joining on the suceeding weeks. Thank you for this opportunity. :)

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  18. The garden walks are gorgeous, but I'll have to tell you, Mary....you've covered a little bit of my mother and a little bit of my father in this post. My daddy was a mechanic all of his life, a lover of cars. My mother, a garden gal, a lover of flowers.

    :)

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  19. Mary...What's not to Love about Gardens? You have such a beautiful way of photographing them, too. Just stunning. Thanks so much for sharing with us all on Mosaic Monday.
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  20. I am so glad to have found you....I love garden tours as well and this year missed the 3 that I usually go on. Thanks for taking us along with you!!

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  21. Gardens are a magical place to be. Ones like you have visited are few and far between for many of us. Your photos make them so realistic for us to see.
    QMM

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  22. It's wonderful when avid gardeners share their lovely surroundings with visitors. It must bring them so much pleasure. thanks for taking us on another tour.

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  23. I'm so happy you've taken us along on this gorgeous garden tours! Truly inspirational - along with your photos.

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  24. Such a magnificent garden and that blue mustang with those vintage suitcases is the best final touch. This one is truly a magical adventure in gardens.
    Karen

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  25. Mary I love your garden photos;quite inspirational. Now I need to go work in my garden!

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  26. I love a shingle-style house, and this one is beautiful. I wish there were opportunities to visit private gardens here too.

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  27. I never tire of seeing the beautiful gardens you have in your country. Lovely.
    thank you once again for the opportunity to be a part of Mosaic Monday and bring a little bit of my world to you and your followers.

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  28. We all love garden(tours)too. Thanks for taking us with you!
    Have a nice week,
    Markus

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  29. What beautiful shots! I always look forward to Mosaic Monday and thanks so much for hosting it for us!! Have a great week!

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  30. You do have quite the eye for gardens and photographing them!
    Love to stop in here and see what you have and join the fun!
    Many thanks..
    Cat

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  31. Good morning Mary,
    I am so enjoying my weekly garden tours courtesy of your dear self!
    The blue & white ginger jar planter in the garden setting is stunning and that vintage Mustang is fabulous.
    Many thanks for hosting MM,
    Maggie

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  32. What a beautiful garden! So many greens :)

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  33. I want that car!!!!! Bring on the gardens ... can never be too many gardens!

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  34. I luv luv luv gardens as well. And man oh man, I can't wait for our crop of open gardens in October and November. It is my absolute favourite thing to do....and you have shared some amaing gardens over the past few weeks. Just loved your posts Mary. Thank you.

    Veronica
    www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

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  35. May I just be in silent drool mode, here? (It's a little embarrassing, I'm afraid.) I mean,...the windows,....pink roses in 'blue willow' pots,....paisley pillows,.......brick pathways..... oh, slurp!!!

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  36. I'd love to tour this garden with you, Mary. We'll have coffee afterwards!
    Rosie

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  37. I'm glad I found this lovely garden tour. So many beautiful blogs represented here.

    Yael

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  38. That garden seat looks like a good place to sit with a book and a glass of lemonade. Nancy

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  39. Hi Mary!
    A gardenlover too who this week is picking some flowers from August to show you and all the others!
    Have anice week&Happy Mosaic Monday!
    Best wishes,
    AnnA

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  40. Without gardens live would be simply dull...I love to visit other gardens to see what I can implement in mine. It is such a pleasure to be able to visit the ones you share here! Cathy

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  41. Gorgous photo's and I love break path's.
    The Name Mary Carroll rings bells from my past.
    My Father had a best friend called Johnnie
    Carroll.

    yvonne

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  42. I love gardens too and you have such beautiful nes in your part of the world, I could look at them all day long, Kathy.

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  43. You chose a beautiful garden to share this week.

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  44. Oh Mary! I love the Mustang....and the gardens are a peaceful retreat!...thank you for sharing these...smiles

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  45. I have just had a lovely time catching up on all your recent beautiful garden posts.

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  46. I love to go on garden tours, too! I feature them on my gardening e-newsletter for my club that goes all over the country. I'd love to send you the one that I will be sending in September of the one I went on in the Berkshires, MA.

    Have a great day!

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  47. The vintage mustang and the vintage suitcases are a very great touch. This is really one of the beautiful garden and I enjoyed the tour. It is best for green garden material.
    hediyelik eşya

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  48. OMG this is just stunning. I would love to have this all. :) Dream... right.

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