Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mosaic Monday: Early Spring







I took these photos a few weeks ago, at the Leonard J. Buck Gardens in Far Hills, NJ.  The gardens are about two or three miles from my house, and I love going there especially in the spring to see all the woodland beauties.  I think my favorites this spring are the tiny fiddlehead ferns unfolding -- so soft and delicate!  The yellow marsh marigolds have to be a close second.  I love the way they carpet the marshy garden in spring.  Finally, I have always loved the bright green new leaves of the skunk cabbage -- not a pretty name, but a beautiful plant.  Do you see the star magnolia?  It smelled divine!  :)

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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.
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34 comments:

  1. I thought those were marsh marigolds! How exciting to see so many in bloom at once. I have a couple of pots of them that overwinter in our pond and they can be seen from a long distance.
    So nice to see green grass, and the fiddleheads sure look sweet.
    Judith

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  2. Beautiful shots of Spring ~ white tree is magnificent and love the fiddleheads ~ ^_^

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  3. Gorgeous photos of the forest garden. Your fiddleheads are up! I must go see if they are up in the woods down the street. Valerie

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  4. What beautiful photos of the woodland in spring. I enjoyed looking over each one. Thanks for hosting. Pamela

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  5. Such beautiful vibrant greens! Gorgeous spring shots!

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  6. Jaka piękna ta Twoja wiosna!!

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  7. THIS is Spring Mary - bursting with golden yellow - pure JOY!!!
    A beautiful woodland garden Mary - Oh that M. Stellata, I'm imagining the fragrance as you passed by!
    Shane ♥

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  8. Mary, beautiful images of green and yellow. The ferns are pretty, I have seen some of these ferns in the woods next to my house. Lovely photos, thanks for hosting. Have a happy week!

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  9. What a lovely treat so see the garden through your eyes. Thank you for hosting Mary. Have a great week.
    Joy

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  10. Hi Mary, thank you for hosting, I enjoy joining in. Great garden photos. Thanks.
    Rob

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  11. Your images are beautiful Thanks for hosting and having me at your party. It is a first visit for me.

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    1. So happy to have you here! Welcome! xoxo

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  12. Hi Mary, what a beautiful area! Thanks for sharing the beauty of spring in your neck of the woods.

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  13. I love the first flowers of spring. We get them here beginning in February with daffodils. I love your photos, just gorgeous! Yellows are my favorite. Thanks for hosting.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  14. Oh, that Star Magnolia is beautiful! I love seeing Fiddlehead Ferns ... They are so delicate and true harbingers of Spring!

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  15. Stunning photography Mary! Thank you for hosting!

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  16. Oh Mary what a beautiful place and so close. Have a wonderful week:) Jen

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  17. What beautiful photos! We have magnolias blooming here in Florida...they sure smell nice! Enjoy your week!

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  18. Mary - you are so lucky to have that resource so close to enjoy. We are enjoying lots of April showers, so I'm hoping in May we'll actually see some flowers from the ground! Have a wonderful week!

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  19. The Star Magnolia behind the house is in full bloom. I can't get enough of it, and find myself peeking at it from upstairs and downstairs windows. So beautiful!

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  20. Wonderful spring impressions in yellow and green. So harmonic. Have a nice new week, Mary. Best regards, Synnöve

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  21. Wonderful Mosaic...love that you included the fiddleheads...our yard is loaded with them and soon to be Jack in the Pulpits! See you soon!...:)JP

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  22. I didn't have anything ready for today but came over this morning to see your pretty pictures anyway...just lovely! :)

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  23. TO see the new growth of spring is just heavenly...thanks for sharing.

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  24. I always look forward to seeing your Mosaic Monday page! Inspires me to get my camera out and get busy mosaiccing! ( is that word?)

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  25. What beautiful spring captures! This would be a lovely place for a picnic. :-)

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  26. What a lovely garden tours. We went to buy bedding plants this weekend and I took some pictures while we were shopping. Thank you for hosting.
    Denise

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  28. Hi Mary,

    It's my first time here! Love the idea! Your images of the gardens are breathtaking! How I'd love to take a walk through that woodland in your first photo! I sometimes miss the cooler, North American Spring, (I'm from Toronto, been living on the island of Crete for the past 25 years). Also, spring lasts longer in Canada - we're in the mid 80s already!

    Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

    Your newest follower,

    Poppy :)

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  29. Your garden images are so lovely. Isn't it wonderful that spring has finally arrived in your area? Woodlands in spring smell so fresh!

    Thanks again for hosting Mosaic Monday.

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  30. Spring! Is there anything as lovely? Your photos do her justice :)

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