Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mosaic Monday


I hope you all had a good weekend and are eager to start into a whole new week! Here it has been cooler lately then I would like but the garden is still advancing, soon it will be bursting with color.

So since my garden is still in the not so pretty phase I am sharing a wee bit more southern beauty. The mosaic above is made from photos I took at Middleton Place and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens,two beautiful places to visit just outside the city of Charleston South Carolina.


The mosaic above was taken in the Charleston garden that Made me think of the Secret Garden movie. You can click on to enlarge if you are interested. It is a beautiful garden but my photos don't really do it justice.

After the house and garden tour there was a lovely lunch served on this beautiful veranda. The members of the garden club made the lovely bouquets and lunch. It was an afternoon of delights for me!

We are having carpenters for a couple of days and I have a few things going on so I will be gone from my blog for a few days again but hopefully by the end of the week I can show you some of the changes.

Thank you Mary for hosting Mosaic Monday again at Little Red House.



Hope you have a great week,


Carolyn

35 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, gosh, Carolyn. Those were breathtaking gardens. Awesome. Thanks for sharing. Sincerely, Susan

Shirley said...

Beautiful gardens!! Thanks for sharing. It does remind me of the Secret Garden!

Bobbi said...

Just gorgeous and beautiful mosaics! I hope that you have a wonderful new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Terri and Bob said...

That is lovely. I am particularly taken by the lovely bouquet at the bottom.

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh Carolyn those a simply beautiful mosaics, thank you for sharing with us. Will look forward to seeing whats' up at your place. Have a wonderful week and take care.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
You are showing some of the nicest gardens I've ever seen.
In your top mosaic I love the reflection of the arched white bridge in the water.

Jojo said...

I was getting all exciting thinking that your garden had come to life. Still a bit early I guess but we are all looking forward to seeing your beautiful paradise when it springs into life.

Bella said...

It does indeed look like the Secret Garden... Gorgeous!
Bella

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So pretty - thanks for sharing.

kim said...

Great mosaics. I love Charleston. One of my favorite places to visit. Just beautiful there.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Makes you want to pack your bag and go visit right now. Valerie

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn..Love the garden mosaics...something to get lost in until our own gardens come into full bloom! Can't wait to see what is going on at your house!~Patti

The Tablescaper said...

All of your mosaics are lovely. You must have had a terrific trip.

Can't wait to see the finished product from the carpenters.

Be sure to visit as I'm having a GIVE AWAY.

- The Tablescaper

Rettabug said...

Absolutely beautiful mosaics, Carolyn! They are the epitome of what my mind's eye thought the Secret Garden should look like. I would have loved to attend that tour!!!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I definitely had to enlarge the first mosaic. Wow, that was gorgeous!

Georgianna said...

I'm so in love with these Southern gardens. I missed going this year so your photos are a real treat. My garden is mostly shady with tall trees so I would love to replicate this atmosphere. Your photos DO do them justice, I'm sure. Have a lovely week and good luck on your projects! :) – g

Snap said...

Carolyn,

Thank you for sharing all of these gorgeous gardens that you found. Lovely mosaics.

podso said...

I could never see enough of Charleston. Thanks for more lovely photos.

32˙North said...

Hi Carolyn,

What a beautiful space that garden is, so lovingly maintained, a charming oasis for all manner of creatures!

Amanda

jaydubblah said...

Lovely - looks a great place to be. Here's mine

It's me said...

It looks like the secret garden...........enjoy !!! i really can't wait what you are going to do this week.................come back soon and show us !!


Hugs from Ria

Paula said...

Hi dear Carolyn,
I always love your mosaics! Your photos are so beautiful! The gardens in Charleston are truly gorgeous and look as if they came out of another era…
the 'old South!' The pink azaleas and statues are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the garden that reminded you of the secret garden. It reminds me of it too! Very beautiful and peaceful looking! Is that lovely you in the photo in the bottom corner?

The luncheon looks so lovely. The food yummy and the flowers beautiful! I am so glad you shared more of your trip.

Have lovely week. I hope all the building goes well. Love, Paula

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
How lush and green everything is in those photos! It must have been so lovely to stroll through such lovely gardens. Can't wait to see your renos! Will miss you at tea. Have a lovely week, dear friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

KATHY said...

Hi Carolyn, the gardens are so beautiful...Kathy

Meri said...

Pretty! I'd love to visit those gardens.

Mary said...

Ooo, how pretty! Thanks so much for sharing these lovely images at MM. :)

Katy Noelle said...

Charleston must be like heaven!

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

Lovely pictures. I like the one with the mirrored little white bridge over the pond.

Have a nice day,
Sanna

Olivia and Me said...

Caroyln, looks like 'high tea' to me.. love doing those!! Only a few places left here near me that do that.

With the very warm spring, many items have burst forth for a full spring of flowers and greens. Yet we soo need rain here!

Send some from up north please.

with love,
Olivia

sweet bay said...

Beautiful, beautiful gardens. I've visited Middleton Plantation 2 times and loved it.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Beautiful as usual!
Can't wait to see your project...
Rene'

Sandra said...

I've been trying to leave a comments at your blog and others but blogger wasn't letting me. Yet, today I finally got through!

I've really enjoyed your photos of Charleston. My husband and I visited there about 10 years and you've brought back some great memories. We also visited Magnolia Plantation and saw many of the scenes you've shared on your blog.

Thanks for bringing back memories of a wonderful trip and please share more.

Linda said...

I loved the photos! Gardening is a passion for me as well!

mcarlaottonello said...

cara carolyn, il tuo mondo è fantastico. Mi piace la tua casa e il tuo giardino. Hai molta classe. Congratuazioni: mi piacerebbe avere più notizie sul paint di Laurent che tu adoperi per i tuo mobili. come si chiama il colore? Grazie mcarla liguria Italy

Hélène Glehen said...

How lucky you are, Carolyn ! I would have been delighted to make this tour !
Did you visit the famous Ms Whaley's garden in Charleston ?