Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mosaic Monday: A Few of My Favorite Things



I think that one of the nicest things about this little internet world we all belong to is the fact that we can find so many friends who share our interests. Before blogging, I'm not sure that I knew any friends who loved books, flowers and photography.

Now I'm sure that some of you will see this post and say "Me, too!"

The books here are antiques that were collected by my parents. The two vintage cameras belonged to my parents as well. The roses were from the supermarket a while back. I always love to let my roses dry out. I think the combination of old books and dried roses is a very evocative and emotional one -- conjuring images of days reading poetry while dreaming of lost love...

Do you think maybe I've read too many romantic novels? ;)

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.net

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.

43 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos Mary... You can almost feel the soul of the books!

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  2. Hello, Mary! I also enjoy books, flowers and cameras. And birds and critters of course. The title remind me of the song in the movie "Sound of Music". Great post and photos, thanks for hosting.

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  3. Hi Mary

    Your post is absolutely beautiful.

    Somehow, I managed to put a second link up, that has your post in it. I am posting to Mosaic Monday, watching The River Wild, and listening to warnings and watches on our NOAA radio, all at the same time. I thought I was pretty good at multi-tasking, but apparently I am off kilter this evening!! I believe my first link is correct, not so for the second.:-)

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  4. Me, too!!!!!!! :D :D Books, cameras, flowers .. books, photography, roses ... YES!!!!!!

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  5. Mary,
    You are a master at capturing the light, and each photo is truly lovely. I was listening to an interview the other day with Susan Tuttle. She mentioned Lens Baby.

    lensbaby.com

    What an amazing set of lens.

    Have a great Monday.

    Karen

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  6. Beautiful and dreamy photos, Mary. I also like dried roses.

    I now own quite a collection of antique books that belonged to my Mom that she got from my my paternal grandmother! I will treasure them always.

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  7. Oh yes....me too. Your pictures are lovely! Bonnie

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  8. I love old books too, and you're right - not many of my personal friends shared that love! But my Dad did, which is likely where I got my love for books. ::Jill

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  9. Oh, yes Me TOO! You can never have too much romance! Very pretty!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Sherry

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  10. Count me in as another "me, too"! Beautiful mosaic.

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  11. Yes, the books the roses and your romantic photography all are evocative of another time and place. Lost love? Perhaps, but more likely found love...

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  12. Such lovely photos of your favorite things. Dreamy...

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  13. Hi, Mary...beautiful photos.
    I think of you often...I have my black and white polka dot pitcher, filled with silk tulips on my breakfast room table...your face comes to mind each time I see it and I say a prayer that all is well in your world.
    xoxo bj

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  14. I do think that I have found a kindred spirit in you Mary!

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  15. Too many romantic novels? Never! Gorgeousness here, my friend ~

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  16. I just love your images and books also. I have so many and will not part with any. I wont get a kindle. I need books. Loved Loved you post. Your have been missed Mary.
    Thinking about you.
    xo

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  17. Lovely photographs! Wishing you a wonderful week! Cathy

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  18. Mary you have shown us the essence of Mary. How romantic and creative. I too love books and I have a plate of drying red roses on the dining room table. Your meme offers us all a wonderful opportunity to dream and remember.
    Blessings
    QMM

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  19. I definitely agree that it is wonderful to find so many like-minded people in the world. I no longer feel totally weird! Your photos are just beautiful.

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  20. I'll chime in with "me, too!" Lovely photos of lovely things.

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  21. Hi Mary,

    Lovely photos and have a great monday!!!

    Shantana

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  22. Love your photos
    I'll follow you
    I'd like you to come to visit my blog
    thanks
    Mari

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  23. Wonderful photos Mary and I did say me too. V

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  24. These pictures are lovely. You have such a beautiful way of staging your pictures. I look forward to Mondays.

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  25. Lovely vignette using your romantic flowers and books. Thanks for hosting MM.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  26. Beautiful pictures, Mary. Once again your photography has inspired me.

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  27. Mary,
    Beautiful subject matter for your gorgeous photography!!! Ah~h~h...so~o~o romantic!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  28. LOVE your photos today, all my favorite things shot with the keen eye of a pro that can dazzle us with anything you share~

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  29. Beautifkul photos! They have a very magical quality. Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

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  30. I love the combination of old books and beautiful flowers. Your photos are so beautiful! I love your style and the way you present them. MAGNIFICENT!!
    Hugs,
    Brenda

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  31. Oh, Spooky, Mary! You have no idea how much, me toooooo..... ;) =D

    xxoo

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  32. such beautiful things and fabulous photographs, love them all:)

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  33. the contrast of ancient to new and fresh is a romantic dichotomy and one that touches my soul

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  34. What exquisite photographs Mary!!

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  35. Mary, these images are lovely and they evoke an expression that many of us may feel, but not so easily shared. Very beautiful and I am so thankful that you began this journey for us~

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  36. Very beautiful, I love your photography Mary !

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  37. Your pictures of old books got me thinking about some encyclopedias I've had since I was a kid. Well, they were in my parents' home until my father died in 1999, then they moved to a book shelf in my living room where they lived, unopened, for the next 14 years. I dumped them on the floor and they made a lovely picture which topped my blog that day which talked about getting rid of stuff and the memories they evoke. Your pictures of flowers led me to write about my garden's many lives. I've recently learned to post pictures on my blog and it's very satisfying. Thanks for doing what you do. Visit me at morningprayerblog.blogspot.com to see where your ideas took me. Thanks for the stimulation!

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  38. Hi Mary
    I haven't visited for a long while but I see that your photos are as beautiful as ever. I wanted to link up but I see it's closed. Too bad! Hope all is well with you and you enjoyed Thanksgiving with the family. Rhondi

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