Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mosaic Monday: Monet at Giverny

First of all, I want to thank everyone who left comments of love and prayers and support for me last week.  You cannot know how much your thoughts and prayers meant to me.  Thank you!

My father-in-law passed away on Sunday, June 3rd, surrounded by his loving family.  We spent the week connecting with family and friends.  It was an emotionally draining few days.  I think my husband and his siblings are starting to recover, though.  Little by little...

I just have a few photos from the Monet exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden.

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)

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 am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a parent. You never get over missing them. I'll keep your family in my prayers. Lovely photos of the conservatory, my friend.

  2. Mary, I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. Lovely images from your visit to the Conservatory.

  3. Oh, Mary, it is such a long process of healing when we lose someone we love and who has meant a lifetime to us. Prayers go out to all. Your photos, here, are beautiful, as they always are :)

  4. Mary, Wishing you and yours well during this difficult time. Sweet memories I wish for all of you. I bet this was a wonderful exhibit at the NY botanical gardens!

  5. Mary, I am so very sorry for your loss. The photos of the Giverny exhibit are just lovely.
    ♥, Susan

  6. Hello Mary, sorry for your loss.
    The flowers of the exhibit are stunning and I love the use of turquoise, especially the bridge.

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Mary.

    You're post is beautiful.

  8. So sorry for your loss. Beautiful pictures.

  9. Mary,
    I'm sorry for the sadness your family is going through.
    Wishing you and yours comfort,

  10. Mary, I will continue to hold you and your family close in my heart and prayers.

    Your post is lovely.♥

  11. I'm sorry for your loss!

    Beautiful and so many different colors and flowers to see. Hope you're healing too..

  12. Such lovely images...

    Your family has been on my mind all through the week. I am sorry for the loss of your husband's beloved dad. Comfort and peace to all...

  13. I am so sorry! (((hugs)))
    Thank you for taking your time to host this event again this week with so many more important things gong on in your family's life.
    Loved seeing your beautiful photos of the conservatory - thanks so much for sharing them with us.
    Take care.

  14. I am new to your blog and I was so sad to learn of your news last week. What a blessing he was able to be surrounded by his family.

    Your photos are so vivid and I especially love the one with the pathway.

  15. Hi Mary, so sorry of your FIL's passing. I know that your family will miss him dearly. Your pictures are beautiful and that turquoise bridge made my heart skip a beat.

  16. Prayers going up for the family. Prayer that peace with come with the understanding that your loved one has finished the journey back home to be with Our Maker. These photos are beautiful. The building in the first photo is very inspiring.

  17. So sorry for your loss and I do hope your family continues to find peace and support through each other Mary!

  18. Hi Mary!

    This is the first time to join your party even though I've been a follower for a few years. I am so glad to be able to join in all the fun this week.

    I am sorry to hear about the loss of you FIL. I hope the passing days will become easier for you and your family

    Thanks for hosting this fun party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  19. I thought about your and your family this week after reading your post about your FIL last Sunday. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    What beautiful photos you are sharing today. Thank you for sharing.

    The French Hutch

  20. Hello Mary,
    It will take time - some days will be easier than others - good memories will be shared - and as I learned, the sibling relationship is the longest one we have in our lives - it is good your husband has his siblings to connect with and to share with - and most importantly that he has you. My prayers to you all
    I appreciate you,

  21. Oh, Mary, I'm so sorry to have heard about your father in law! You and your family are in my prayers.
    Shelia ;)

  22. Your photography is always so perfect!

    So sorry for your loss. Thanks for being here for us anyway. Blessings, Judy

  23. Commiserations to you and your family at this sad time. I'm sure they're are some wonderful memories left behind for all to share though. The Monet Exhibit was simply spectacular. What fantastic colour.

  24. I'm sorry for your family's loss, Mary. May your memories of good times through the years comfort all of your.
    Your post is full of such a lot of lovely colour - and I am starved for colour, as spring takes it's time to warm up.

  25. What a tough week. I hope that healing continues. The conservatory has such beautiful architecture - perfect for housing gorgeous flowers.

  26. Such a lovely place. I would love to see it with my camera in hand. I also take photographs of nature:

  27. Morning Mary, sorry to hear of the loss to the family of your FIL. May he rest in peace .
    Lovely photographs, reminds me of our holiday last year to France when we visited Monets garden in Giverny. To actually be standing there was a dream for me and see see where he lived and died as he is buried in the local cemetery.
    Love the conservatory at the Botanical Gardens.
    Take care, love Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

  28. so sorry to hear about your loss. all the best for you and your family! - your pics are fantastic!

  29. Sorry to hear about your family's loss. Lovely photos from the Monet-exhibition. One day I hope to visit Giverny......

  30. I tried to link up my post and it does not show on the listing but I get a message when I tried a second time that it was excepted.

    You will find my post here:

    Do not understand what is happening but I have had this same problem on several different sites over the last few weeks.

    1. Ignore previous. It finally showed up, just took a while.

      You have my condolence on your lost. Your photos are fabulous. I so appreciate being able to see the world thru bloggers eyes. Thanks for taking me on this trip with you.

  31. what a wonderful place blogland is - thoughts and prayers are being sent your way to you and your family from across the oceans - as I too send you mine.
    Thank you for bringing the Monet exhibition to us - what glorious colours and displays! We went to see Monet's Garden on Giverny in 2005 - oh joyous!
    It has been raining and the wind has been howling and we have had no power here all day. It was a joy to link up finally when the power came back on just now - especially when I saw the glorious colours in your post. It has brightened up a dull day. Thank you.

  32. My deepest sympathy in the loss of your father-in-law. Your family is in my prayers today!

    Your pictures of the Monet exhibition are beautiful. I especially like the water lilies! My best! Cathy

  33. I am sorry about your loss. Your photos are lovely. I love the water lilies too! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make mosaics. They are so much fun!

  34. First I love New York, so many beautiful gardens and exhibits to see. Secondly welcome back and my prayers are with you and your family.

  35. Mary, I'm so sorry about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photographs and music.

  36. Mary, I am very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers sent for you and your family. The images are so beautiful~

  37. Hello, dear Mary. I'm sorry I've been away so much and missed what has been happening with your family. Sending you healing thoughts and wishes. It's lovely of you to share these incredible photos. I had read about the exhibit but seeing your first hand images is a real treat.


  38. My deepest condolences to you and your family, Mary. It is never easy to lose a parent or in-law.

    The Monet exhibit at the NY Botanical Garden is delightful! I hope to see it soon.

  39. First of all Mary I'd like to say peace to your Father In Law and comfort to all family members.
    Nature brings peace to many a broken heart. A beautiful post as this sad time.
    The bridge is a reminder to me of my visit to Monet's bridge over his pond of lilies.
    hugs Anna

  40. Firstly, I have thought of you and your family, every day, since you shared the news of what was going on. My heart had just gone out to you all! Very deep wishes for peace, comfort and healing and, if it's even possible, some sense of 'normalcy'. HUGS!!!

    and, well.... I think that I'll save the 'eek!!!', that seeing these pictures has elicited, for later.... ;)

    Love to you, Mary!


  41. Thank you for those absolutely stunning pictures. I always wanted to visit this plac - you brought it's beauty to me.


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