Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mosaic Monday: A Walk in the Park

Just a walk in the park today at Mosaic Monday. :)

As far as I'm concerned, this has been the greatest winter ever. The mild temperatures have tempted me outside almost every day. Walking has been wonderful. My husband and I did our Sunday walk at Natirar, and of course I brought my camera along.

Don't you love beech trees in winter? They hold their golden leaves through till spring, making the forest glow with light. There is music in the air as well -- the lovely sound of the water as it flows over the rocks in the river. Let's walk toward the old barn, with it's beautiful weathered boards silvery grey against the sky.

I have a lot of pictures of my husband's back. He's walking for fitness, while I'm dawdling with my camera. :) I have a lot of pictures of paths, too. They just draw me in. I guess they serve as a metaphor for life, but really I just love them because of the artistic effect of foreshortening. And well, maybe because they beckon me... :)

Where will your path lead you this week?

I should note that the initials carved into the tree were already there. We would never hurt a tree in this manner.

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.


  1. I'm always dawdling with my camera and get the backs of people I'm with. Looks like great walking weather. Our winter is looking like Spring already and I'm not complaining! Lovely mosaics...

  2. I love walks in the forests. There are so many things to see. I am amazed at the lack of snow. We have had a fair bit this week. Valerie

  3. Hi Mary, pretty shots from you walk. The park looks like a peaceful place in the winter. Lovely photos, have a great week and thanks for hosting.

  4. Hi Mary
    From this post and past photos, Natirar has beauty all year round. My hubby and I do a lot of walking and I too lag behind at times photographing something.

  5. Mary, I too have been loving this Winter. Your pics from your walk in the park are delightful. I especially like the j.c. initial carvings. Just so happens that was my initials before I was married. Thanks for letting us share each week!

  6. I know what you mean about paths, Mary. They just seem to beckon and make mysterious promises of what with unfold if you follow them!

  7. We have loved this winter too, Mary. When J was in hospital last week, the weather ran the gamut. Snow, Rain, Warm Temps, Cold Temps, Sunshine and Clouds. It was like it was unable to make up it's mind which season it is!

    As always your photos and mosaics are gorgeous!

  8. what a lovely place for a walk Mary - I am glad you have been able to get out. The heat here is keeping us in! I love the detail and softness of the leaf image and the fence post. I have lots of photos of my husbands back too from when we go walking along some bush track :)
    Have a wonderful week, and thank you again for hosting Mosaic Monday!

  9. Looks like a beautiful place to walk. Such pretty shots. It has been a great winter for taking nice long walks. So mild.

  10. I love photos of 'walking away'. I think one sees something new of the character of the person photographed in that way.

  11. I love walking and taking photos during the winter months! You can see so much more with the leaves off the trees! Your walk looks colder than mine! But it has been a mild winter this year! ♥

  12. Hasn't the weather been absolutely amazing? It has been perfect for walking in the park and even on the boardwalk!

  13. Such pretty images, Mary. It has definitely been a great winter for getting out and about! So glad that snow went south of us.

    I'd really hoped to be a part of MM this week but once my daughter got on the iMac it was all over : (

  14. Mary, this is the most beautiful mosaic. I love the colors and the subjects that you chose for this one. You always make your photographs look so dreamy.


  15. Beautiful, Mary! I appreciate the fresh simplicity of the spring landscape.

    and, oh dear! I have a ton of thoughts from you post....thoughts of how mild winter has been for us, too (although, there have been many, many days of too cold to go out - but, then again, so many beautiful days for walking.) Yesterday morning, we heard the meadow birds back, singing their song in some distant tree. Friday, I couldn't help but observe that the hillside is tinged green. They're sugaring! We've ALWAYS been buried in snow in Feb!!! Like a dream....

    It made me go and dig my old video of Little Women (with Wynona Ryder) out. It has such a sense of the NE seasons and captures spring so sweetly. I haven't known who to share that with until now - I'm thinking you've seen it? If not....DO! =]

    Yes! Love the beech trees and the sound of water not frozen anymore is thrilling!

    Finally, pathways! When I was a little girl, if I saw a path (especially, a tunnel through a hedge) off I went. My mom lost me over and over again. So! Yes, I hear what you're saying about them - they're just begging to be explored!

    I've been happy all day thinking that it was Sunday and I'd hear from my favorite bloggers! ;)

    Happy Spring, Mary!!! =D


  16. Your pictures reminds me of years spend on a farm growing up.

  17. Your mosaic is beautiful, as always, Mary. Walking in February means really looking for the beauty sometimes. Love those leaves.

  18. Beautiful. It looks like you had a wonderful walk.

  19. Oh, the color of those leaves ~ and I love your dof in these photos, Mary. I'm glad you're getting out there in this beautiful, but odd, February weather.

  20. Very pleasant walk. Yes, this winter has been wonderful, though I'm already feeling the tug of spring fever. Lovely, lovely photos.

  21. I love this post, love the photos from your walk!
    Have a wonderful week,

  22. Beautiful and dreamy mosaic, Mary! I love the depth of field you capture with your camera!I always seem to be on the run with my camera, snapping photos in a hurry.

    This winter's weather couldn't be more pleasant--hope it continues though spring!

  23. I love the winter mosaic I am glad it hasnt been too cold for you there.

  24. The photos from your stroll through the park are so peaceful and lovely Mary. I am happy to be back joining you this week as it has been a while. Thank you for hosting this wonderful party.

  25. It looks like you had a lovely walk! My husby carved our initials on a tree over 40 years ago and every once in a while we take the five hour drive, visit the town where we lived and our tree. Happy Monday, Happy Week~

  26. Mary, I love your pictures today. It looks like a very nice walk. (I wish someone would tell me how they get such large pictures to post on their blog. Mine always come out so tiny.)
    Even though you might have many pictures of someone's back, it just shows that you are still the artist keeping everything in mind as to what's important to capture. Your photos are always amazing!!
    Happy Monday!!!

  27. Not only are your photos so amazing you are a true poet in your descriptions of the things you see and feel along the way. Learning better photography has been a blessing to me.

  28. Hello, Mary...

    It seems it's been a mild winter for most across the country. I'm glad you've been able to take advantage of it towards your good health and well being.

    Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday. Enjoy a beautiful day and week,


  29. I loved this walk!!! Gorgeous scenary!!!!


  30. such a lovely place to walk and I love the little details and gorgeous blue river:)

  31. Mary your photos are beautiful! Funny, we were also beckoned this weekend! This winter has been one for the record books!

  32. Ohhh....I wish I were there to take that walk! It looks heavenly. You've captured such beauty.

  33. What a beautiful park. I'd love to come take a walk with you. We had terrible winds today 40-50 mph gusts. Needless to say, we all huddled inside. Very much looking forward to spring.


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