Sunday, June 2, 2013

Mosaic Monday: Blue (or maybe purple?)

Once again, time has gotten away from me this week, and I'm in a tizzy to post at the last minute.  (isn't tizzy a fun word?)  I've been participating in a photo group on Facebook called Colors of 2013 with Eva Ricci.  Here are my entries for the month of May, where our theme was "blue."  As I look at them gathered in this mosaic, I get the feeling that I was actually shooting purple all month...  but it is what it is, and it's June now...  :)

I'm proud to say that everything here is from my garden, which has been enjoying all the rain this season, even if the rest of us have not.  This is the first year that my clematis has taken off, and I'm thrilled!  The Siberian Iris are my old standbys.  I do love blue (or maybe purple?) flowers best...  :)

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. Regardless of whether they are blue or purple, they are gorgeous! Thanks for hosting Mary!

  2. Gorgeous photos of purple/blue flowers. They are each so lovely. Thanks for hosting! Have a great week. Pamela

  3. Beautiful! Isn't it fun to see our gardens come alive?!!!

  4. All shades of blues are beautiful in a garden, or a vase. Your photos are, as always, stunning. Thanks for hosting Mosaic Monday once again.

  5. Gorgeous shots, Mary. Thanks for hosting.

  6. They are beautiful - thanks for sharing them.
    Thanks for hosting again this week. Have a great week.

  7. The Siberian irises are so saturated with blue/purple that they are incredibly vibrant. The rain certainly is much appreciated by the things that grow so I must learn to stop complaining about rain so much.

  8. Hi Mary,

    Rain is the most refreshingly stimulating gift, especially for these delicate and delightful blue lovelies, which you have captured in the most dramatic sense! Thanks for hosting!


  9. Beautiful Mary, I love these colors and it's great that the blooms are from your garden!
    Sounds like a fun project that you are participating in. I haven't been doing many link ups lately but I find myself free with Dear away on business so I have time to visit others.

  10. What a wonderful May photo collage. Thanks for hosting. Have a lovely week.

  11. Beautiful colors and blooms, Mary! Lovely images, thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

  12. Blue or purple....could be in the eyes of the beholder. Beautiful just the same, and sometimes the camera makes them look a little different.

  13. I like to think they are pretty shades of lavender! Happy Monday my friend!

  14. This is stunning! I can relate to being in a tizzy to post but, this post proves it is worth the last minute stress.


  15. Beautiful photos as always, Mary! I, too, love the blue and purple flowers so much, and I really LOVE your blue-jay feather. It adds the perfect touch to your pictures. :)

    Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  16. So beautiful...the blues and purples are so rich and deep in natural pretty.

  17. Your blues and purples are beautiful! Thanks for hosting!

  18. Hi Mary, time got away from me too. I have one little mosaic, a bunch of pictures and a storm story, this week. I'll do better next week.:-)
    I love your blues. They are incredible!

  19. Mary, you've surely been spending your time well -- even if it did get away from you. These pics are gorgeous, and I especially love that sweet Lily of the Valley peeking around the corner. What a beautiful touch!

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  20. Lovely, Mary.
    All I have to learn is how to do a mosaic......

  21. Love your gorgeous photos. The bold colors really pop. I need to take some photography classes.
    Thanks so much for hosting.

  22. EXQUISITE Mary!
    Your blue mosaics are very inspiring.
    I learn something new every time from your photos - this time it's your composition.
    I need to put more time into staging what I photograph - sometimes I feel I almost get it right!
    Thanks to you dear Mary!
    Shane ♥

  23. Late spring/early summer is always such a busy time. Mary! It is nice to get out an enjoy it! Your blue mosaic is gorgeous!

  24. Thanks for hosting this lovely party.

    Your photos and flowers are wonderful. I think I might have a plate just like the blue and white one. I will have to hunt for it in the attic.

  25. Mary your blues are gorgeous, and I love the way you photographed them. It's had to get back into the swing of things when you are returning from such a magical trip across the pond.

    Have a beautiful day.


  26. So pretty! I have missed visiting you for a while now but shall remedy that right away. Love your mosaics. I am hosting a giveaway via Arcadian home on my blog. Do drop by and enter if you like it :) Take care Anu

  27. Such beauty. Purples/blues are my favorite, especially when mixed with a bit of yellows or oranges.


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