Sunday, February 23, 2014

Mosaic Monday: San Diego Botanical Garden, Part 1







Driving from the airport in San Diego, the first thing that struck us was green leaves and flowers!  Having come from single-digit temps and snowy prospects in New Jersey, I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to see signs of life.  :)

During the week, we visited the San Diego Botanical Garden, which was actually located close to our hotel, in nearby Encinitas.  The garden falls within Zone 10A, which meant that there was a wealth of new and different plant material to explore.  These are just a few of my photos from our visit.

 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

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful images. The succulent is so lush. Glad you could see a bit of green in the midst of winter. Have a good week - thanks again for hosting, Mary.

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  2. Hi Mary, I picked the wrong photo, but I do have a collage photo in my post. Loved seeing more of the garden.
    Joy

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  3. It is so nice to see colourful blooms at this time of year, and the wall tiles are nice, adding a splash of colour in the bricks.

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  4. Ooo just the thing for a snowy day - I'm enjoying the tour.

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  5. Mary, it must have been so uplifting to arrive in California and instantly be surrounded by warm and breezy temps and beautiful little lovelies everywhere! How wonderful to have been able to get away from the snow, just enough time to feel revitalized.

    Thanks for hosting and have a super week!

    Poppy

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  6. I knew you would have gorgeous San Diego photos. Wonderful post, Mary!

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  7. What beautiful warm pix you gathered...:)JP

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  8. So happy you got to "warm up" in California! The plants are beautiful, but the tiles really captured my eye this evening! Wonderful colors...

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  9. Beautiful photos Mary. Have a great week:) Jen

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful garden photos.
    Have a nice week.

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  11. Mary, lovely photos from your visit to the gardens. I love the beautiful tiles and the water feature. Thank you for hosting, have a happy week ahead!

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  12. Beautiful pictures.. love all the green especially after we just finished a 3+ day of blizzards and more snow. Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

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  13. San Diego has some wonderful attractions! I love how flowers bloom all year long!

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  14. So you are saying that there is green somewhere? :)

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  15. I love San Diego! I know what you mean about the warmth being welcome - I just had a week in Florida (hence my hibiscus mosaic) and it was good to get away from a cold and flooded Britain

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  16. I love your pictures of the botanical gardens, Mary! I can see why you enjoyed them after all the snow this winter. We've had a beautiful, spring-like weekend here in N.C., but our weather people are forecasting the possibility of more snow within the next ten days. Sigh.

    Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday and have a great week. :)

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  17. Lovely garden photos . AAA !! spring will be here just have to be patient . Thanks for hosting and sharing . Have a good week !

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  18. Hello Mary
    Wonderful images from the San Diego botanical gardens.
    Love all the textures that the plants provide.
    Those tiles are beautiful too - I like the imperfections of the cracks!
    Many thanks for hosting Mary.
    Hugs
    Shane

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  19. Gosh Mary, how lucky you are to be in a warm garden in the middle of this never-ending winter. Makes me want to grow some cactus on the window sills and pretend I'm there also. Actually, my grandfather loved cacti. I wonder why I stopped growing them myself. Maybe it's time to start again. :) Hope this Monday starts a lovely week for you.

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  20. Beautiful.....love the last one!

    Happy Monday!
    Ruby

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  21. what a pretty place. I especially like the top image.

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  22. Mary,
    I am so enjoying this inspiring post-just look at the size of that succulent-they are such amazing plants-seem so fragile and are yet so hardy. I have had mine in the garage all Winter and just brought them out last weekend.
    The Spanish ceramic tiles are lovely too-
    Thank you for hosting~
    Jemma

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  23. I love the flowers, the tiles...feels like I'm walking through the gardens...great shots.

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  24. Hi Mary The photos of the botanical gardens are breathtaking. Thanks for hosting
    once again.

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  25. Your garden pictures turned out great love the first set of tiles.
    Thanks for the party.
    Denise

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  26. After a long blogger break i'm back and happy to join Mosaic Monday as my first post. Thanks for hosting Mary
    Rainey @ The Project Table

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  27. Those tiles and fountain are wonderful, they remind me of Italian, or French countryside tiling used in gardens and other fine pieces~

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  28. How I would love to see real living green plants outside right now! Thank you for sharing the warmth.

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  29. a lovely discovery ! ty for sharing..

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  30. Oh, California! I love you so!! =)

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