Sunday, January 26, 2014

Mosaic Monday: Birthday Weekend

Saturday was my birthday, and I spent it in New York city with my husband and kids.  It was snowing, and the city was bustling.  We went to the Whitney, and the Frick, and I took absolutely no pictures.  ;)

So today, I thought I would share just a few of the many still life photos that I shot last year.  I can't wait till spring, and I get to visit some gardens again.  In the meantime, we are getting lots of exercise shoveling snow, and I have to enjoy my flowers indoors...  :)

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)


  1. It sounds like a memorable birthday! Happy Birthday!

  2. Happy Birthday Mary! Spending your birthday in NYC, visiting the museums sounds like a fun time. It is snowing again here, I am really tired of winter and wish it was over now. Lovely photos and post. Thanks for hosting, enjoy your week ahead!

  3. A very Happy Birthday to you, Mary! Sounds like a fun day in the city. Your photos are beautiful. The last one of the vase with the gorgeous flower arrangement is stunning. I am more and more attracted to dark backgrounds lately, for some reason and here, in your image, it seems like the flowers are floating so lightly and elegantly just above the vase.

    Thanks for hosting and have a lovely week!


  4. I hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend! You deserve it. Isn't it nice to go some place and not take photos? Weird…but there is a relief in that too. These photos are stunning…that light against the dark. These could be oil paintings! xo

  5. Happy Birthday Mary. I am longing for spring too. Valerie

  6. Hello dear Mary
    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday - how wonderful to spend it in New York with your precious family!
    What could be nicer than taking in the galleries - wonderful inspiration for you!
    Your photos this week are so beautiful.
    The vintage photo frame and simple dandelion sitting on The Works of British Poets.
    I'm inspired to have a play with some composition now too!


  7. Happy belated Birthday, Mary! You must have hd so much fun especially taking no pictures
    !! Remember though, memories are photographs taken by the mind!...:)JP

  8. Lovely photos, glad you had a hoppy birthday.

  9. Happy Belated Birthday. I really enjoyed your pictures today. I think we are all dreaming of springtime!

  10. Happy Birthday. Sounds like a fun but chilly tie in NY.

  11. Happy Belated Birthday. What a great Bday present - New York City, how much that would be.
    Great photos.
    Have a wonderful week.

  12. Happy Birthday ...sounds like a wonderful time! Enjoying your dreaming of spring pictures :)

  13. Happy Birthday dear Mary! Sounds like you had fun. I hope you're still celebrating today! Sweet birthday hugs, Diane

  14. Happy Birthday! Beautiful photos and I remember taking several British Writers courses in college-
    I so enjoy visiting you and there are so many times I have not a single thing to share-but I do today. A little reflection and oodles of sunshine-

  15. Happy Birthday, dear Mary ~
    So glad you got to spend it doing something wonderful. Those museums look excellent.

  16. Happy Birthday Mary!
    Went to New York and took no pictures! amazing I would say - but I can understand too. One doesn't always have to be a photographer. Sometimes I am at big family events and there are cameras everywhere, and I take no photos.
    Stay warm, and I hope the sunshine returns soon.

  17. Happy Birthday Mary! Gorgeous photos this week, I really enjoyed them! Hugs, Penny

  18. Happy Birthday!!!
    Sorry - Nothing to contribute this week - still dealing with water damage. :(
    Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  19. I had come across your blog last week when I was check out some of the Sunlit Sunday post and wanted to make sure I did a collage with my pictures this week so that I could link up. Love your pictures and Happy Birthday.

  20. Happy birthday weekend, Mary! Have a wonderful and happy, healthy year ahead!

  21. It was your birthday so you were allowed to enjoy it how you wanted and if that included not camera, hurray!!! Sometimes I get to caught up taking photos I forget to enjoy what is happening and the people around me. Hope you had an awesome time.

  22. Glad you had a good time celebrating your birthday. Beautiful photos, as always.

  23. Happy Birthday, Mary. I think a New York weekend would be the perfect way to celebrate!

  24. Have a wonderful birthday Mary and enjoy my dear home town NY. Many blessings for the new year of life and always.

    Thanks for the party, I'm finally here with a mosaic of my Little grandaughter who was 7 yesterday, she's an Acquarious too and hubby's birthday is tomorrow as well.

  25. Happy Birthday !!! how wonderful to be in NYC for your bday with family. I'm with you bring on the warm weather (and temps). Thank you for hosting. Hugs, C. (HHL)

  26. Happy Birthday, Mary! I love NYC.

    Thanks for hosting my favorite party.

  27. Happy Birthday Mary. Thank you for hosting, love your still life photos.

  28. Happy belated Birthday.
    Your still life photo's are lovely.

  29. Happy belated birthday-I love your photos!!

  30. Happy late day birthday greetings to you Mary. May your day, week, year be a blessings. Your images are so warm and lovely~

  31. I'm horribly late, but happy birthday!


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