Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mosaic Monday: Moss and Flowers

The advent of spring is always a happy time for me, but this year, after such a horrible winter, it has been nothing short of pure joy.  I have watched with fervent gratitude as every green shoot, every bud and every flower has appeared.  And, of course, I decided to make up a few still life creations.  I was inspired by my dear friend Katy Noelle to include some moss in these photos, along with spring flowers from the garden.  Happy Spring!

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  1. Moss and yellow flowers here too - I love the contrast, the freshness of it all.

  2. Was just collecting moss, violets, dandelions and pinecones with the grandkids yesterday! :)

  3. Thanks for hosting Mary. It was a great week for working in the garden. Have a good week.

  4. The moss is lovely, so fresh and green. Spring is a wonderful season, especially after the dreadful long winter you've had.

  5. Beautiful touches of Spring !
    Thanks for hosting.

  6. Mary, I feel the same. This winter was just awful and I am so happy that spring has arrived. The flowers are all looking beautiful. Your still life shots are lovely. Thanks for hosting, have a happy week!

  7. Such a beautiful and romantic looking collage, Mary! Just gorgeous!

  8. Love the beautiful shades of green and yellow with the floral print. Lovely collage!

  9. I love moss, likely the association with fairies and your use of it in the collages is very pretty. The blocks with a plain texture are a neat idea, something I may try myself some time.
    Thank you for hosting Mary.

  10. Hello Mary
    Your pretty plate with the butterfly and insects makes a lovely background for the delicate flowers.
    The moss is is so much part of Spring growth and we are inclined to overlook its beauty.
    The little blue flower is lovely with the moss.

    I learn a little more about composition and light with every post you do - thank you Mary!


  11. a beautiful welcome to spring.
    Happy springs days and thanks again for hosting Mosaic Monday - always the perfect start to my week.

  12. Dear Mary,
    what a romantic start in the new week!
    Your still lives are very poetical and picturesque!
    Thanks and sunny greetings,

  13. How did you know that MOSSes are my favorite???? I love them, their texture...thank you!...:)JP

  14. What an artistic take on moss! I think mosses are under appreciated. They make anything look romantic. Also, you have quite a nice collection of contributors this week; beautiful colors everywhere.

  15. Mary,
    Hello... It has been a while since I've been here. Hope I put it in the right place. Your mosaic is very pretty.

  16. Always, thank you Mary for Mosaic Monday. I look forward to joining in and visiting each week. Your Moss and Flowers Mosaic is a pleasure to see this morning.

  17. Hi Mary,

    The moss green complements the lovely butterflies and pretty flowers so freshly and beautifully! I think everyone is thrilled that spring has finally arrived. Mind you, here in southern Ontario it JUST debuted yesterday, with the first real warm and sunny day of the season!

    Thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful week!


  18. Oh, goodness graciousness!! These are so beautiful and gracious! and such sophisticated, gorgeous spring colors!! and, Mary... I'm of to send you a private message! ;)


  19. Hello Mary!
    So lovely Spring pictures in such warm mix of colors!! All the best and a sunny week!

  20. Lovely spring photos. You are a master of still life.


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