Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mosaic Monday: Landscapes of New Jersey



I've got an old school mosaic for you today -- made at Big Huge Labs from one of my flickr sets called "my landscape faves." I feel like that is cheating, but it's been a busy weekend. :)

Despite it's nickname as the "Garden State," my home state of New Jersey tends to get a bad rap as the home of the idiots from the television show Jersey Shore, or for the ugliness of the New Jersey Turnpike.

I beg to differ.

With the exception of the sunset in the first row, which was taken down the shore, every other image in this mosaic was photographed within ten minutes from our little red house.

I ♥ New Jersey.

Here are the instructions to join today's post:
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.

46 comments:

  1. You put together such a gorgeous mosaic to show the beauty of New Jersey!

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  2. That is impressive! You live in a beautiful area...and state! And this is a great idea for a mosaic! We should all make one! ♥

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  3. I love the variety of the photos! I love NJ too!

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  4. Beautiful images make up a wonderful mosaic. Although some of my views of New Jersey are more flatland shore centric, I ♥ New Jersey too and wouldn't want to live anywhere else right now.

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  5. Oh what beauty! Your little red house is surrounded by fantastic & picturesque scenery!

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  6. Hi Mary, You live in a beautiful area. Gorgeous mosaic.

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  7. Mary, your mosaic photos are great! I love the play of light in them. The sky in the upper right shot is fabulous. Pity about the show you mentioned, but New Jersey looks picturesque to me.
    -Karen

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  8. Lovely mosaic, Mary! New Jersey has many beautiful landscapes. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Your photographs made a beautiful Fall Mosaic. I love Big Huge Labs. Lot of fun to be had there. Thanks for hosting MM.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  10. ten minutes your house - I'd be in heaven!
    What a beautiful mosaic. I feel like I am in a Constable painting.
    Thankyou again for the opportunity to be a part of Mosaic Monday.

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  11. I beg to differ too. There are many lovely places I see in my part of New Jersey. You mosaic is a beautiful sampling!

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  12. Beautiful shots like these, all put together is not cheating! :D :D :D

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  13. What a lovely collection of beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing your garden state with us.
    Cindy

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  14. I lived in Hunterdon County for 7 years. Being from Texas, it was a hard sell that NJ had some really pretty areas! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. OK Mary, that is the biggest mosaic I've ever seen here. :-)
    Thank you for sharing the beauty of your state.
    Judith

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  16. Wow, you've sold me on New Jersey! Stunning images.

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  17. Enjoyed seeing all the great shots. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting again this week.

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  18. Hi Mary! Your mosaics always blow me away ~ just gorgeous! Thanks for hosting.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  19. You live in a beautiful area! I have to confess that I have little knowledge of New Jersey, but don't think of it as being so picturesque. Thanks for correcting my perceptions. Your photos are gorgeous!

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  20. Hi Mary,
    I know, I lived in Princeton for ten years, and Verona for five. New Jersey is so beautiful, and I love Spring Lake and Cape May. Your photographs are magnificent.
    Karen

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  21. Fabulous! What an amazing coffee table book your collage would make!
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful images with us!

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  22. Mary,
    Your landscapes are beautiful. Thanks for having us over!
    Sherry

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  23. Mary, this are wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a nice week,
    Markus

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  24. Being in the UK I don't know anything about New Jersey except from what I see on your blog and it all looks beautiful. Great photographs and great blog. Have a good week, Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

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  25. I remember New Jersey as being as pretty as your mosaics. We lived outside of Philadelphia for a few years and spent lots of time in NJ - and I have lots of fond memories.

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  26. Such beautiful shots. The pictures in fog are positively ethereal.
    Yael

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  27. Hi Mary...wow your mosaic today is like a painting..absolutely stunning...feels so evotive and other worldly...wonderful on the eye...

    Veronica

    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

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  28. You should be selling those vistas to the tourist board because it would bring in visitors by the busload. Well done Mary. V

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  29. Beautiful images, Mary, and all of us need a time-saving now and then! I think you capture New Jersey beautifully!

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  30. It is a beautiful state Mary. Been there several when my BIL and family lived there. All the states have something that could be spread about and shun us. I hate the "Kentucky Headhunters" a band I would never pay to go see.
    QMM

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  31. Your photos are so pretty!!! Laura Cottage and Broome

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  32. It is so beautiful there...I'm always in such awe at the scenery that you capture :)
    Thanks for hosting...I'm joing in this week...
    Big hugs,
    Queenie

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  33. Amen, fellow Jersey Girl.
    It IS a beautiful state, with a huge range of natural beauty considering its small size -- from mountains to sea shore.

    Your photographs are stunning, Mary. I would love a huge poster of this collage, it is that beautiful!
    Cass

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  34. Beautiful collection of photos!

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  35. Jersey does get a bad rap and I have written about that many times on my blog. A disgrace to Italians. Heading to Chester. A beautiful spot in Jersey!

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  36. The pictures of New Jersey, I have seen, are absolutely beautiful. I new judge anything by what I have seen on TV. Your pictures as always, lovely.

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  37. I have friends who live on the Jersey shore in Sea Girt and so I have only seen the beautiful part of NJ too....Not only that but living in RI I have become accustomed to the same need to ignore the bad and enjoy the good in my state....I think NJ and RI have a lot in common!

    This is one of your most beautiful mosaics ever!

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  38. Oh my gosh Mary your mosaic is gorgeous. It definitely puts mine to shame. We really need to visit your neck of the woods... So beautiful!

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  39. Beautiful! I love all of the individual pictures. What a gorgeous place New Jersey must be!

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  40. That's not cheating. It's using your organizational skills for the common good. Yes, that's what it is. xo

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  41. Mary, what beautiful landscape photos! Such beautiful settings in each one. Makes me wish I was there in each one of them! Nothing like viewing the countryside, or strolling through the woods, or watching a sunset, to ease your mind and soul. New Jersey is certainly an AWESOME state! Here's to your health!
    Brenda

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  42. I started to make a collage of local landscapes -- inspired by you. Then I realized that my pics are really lacking. I think I'm going to have to get out there. Love yours.

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