Monday, January 31, 2011

Mosaic Monday


 Hello everyone,
       It is a beautiful sunny cold winter day here on the Island but can you believe January is over already. The sun will feel stronger soon and the days are already noticeably longer so spring will be here before we know it! I am starting to go through my garden photos with pen and paper nearby to write down little improvements that I want to make in the different areas of our garden. So, as I was going through the garden photos(and I have thousands of pics) I put together a few mosaics to share. Above are some peonies from the garden- I look forward to picking some bouquets of them again come June.


These were some of my favorite shots.
Although I enjoy winter it is a season I am never sorry to see it over so I can see the rebirth of our garden. There is such a thrill to seeing the first shoots poking through the ground, knowing color is about to burst to life.
I love this shade of green in the summer garden!

Well, all this talk of gardening makes me want to get some little projects done in the house so I will be ready to get out in the garden when the season arrives. When I look outside our windows though, I know I will have to be patient for awhile yet.
   I am joining Mary at the Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. There are lots of mosaics to enjoy there.


 Thank you for visiting,


 Carolyn

34 comments:

Connie said...

Oh, Carolyn, what heavenly pictures. It's amazing that it can all lie sleeping under a layer of snow and come back to life beautifully. Great pictures for a January day - hope for spring. God created our world so perfectly.

Parkvegens Hageglede said...

Hello from Norway. Beautiful pictures from a beautiful garden. Welcome... spring and summer!

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Lovely photo's! Just read your comment on my blog. Your weekend sounds really good. To have lunch with your daughter and her family....when I see my girls I hope I will have that too in future.

You are still having snow. In Holland all is gone. We had low temperatures this weekend and icy wind, but I believe the weather will improve this week. I am looking forward to it, because we still have to do a lot of work in the garden.

Lieve groet, Madelief

Rosetta said...

Mi piacciono i tuoi piatti ed i tuoi bricchi dai colori delicati, e poi il tuo giardino fiorito è un incanto delizia per la vista!!!!Saluti,Rosetta.

Sall's Country Life said...

Carolyn, Summertime in your garden must be like living a fairytale! Your pictures are so sweet and beautiful, it makes me want to go buy some flowers!

It's me said...

This is all so beautiful Carolyn !!.....pleasure to come here every time !!...let the spring begin !!! love Ria....you are welcome on my party darling !!...xxx...

Pamela said...

I could smell the peonies just looking at your beautiful pictures. I'm thankful for the beauty God created. On the promise of an ice storm the pictures gave me the hope of summer!

Sandy said...

Your garden photos are so lovely. And here we are still buried in snow and snow coming tonight. I am SOOOO ready for Spring.

Evi said...

Every season at your house in amazing. Your mosaics just melt my heart - you are so talented not only in the garden but with a camera. Thank you for sharing all that is yet to come in Spring...love viewing your blog daily - it makes my day so happy.

Hélène GLEHEN @ Art Glehen - A passion for roses... said...

Delightful photos as always Carolyn. Just the things we badly need to boost us !

Have a nice week

Bruce Barone said...

Thank You for bringing such beauty into my life.

Gilda said...

Hello Carolin your garden is wonderful. L 'atmosphere that you can create with your photos is fantastic. I love your porcelain. Have a wonderful week. Hugs
Gilda

Shabby soul said...

Definitely I must go to buy some flower!
All sooo beautiful! Thank you!
Have a nice day
Silvia

Raffaella said...

Oh, Carolyn I have no words to tell how wonderful are your shots! Have a nice week!

Lavender Cottage said...

Carolyn, you have the nicest collection of peonies and I never tire of looking at them. They're one plant I love too.
I won't be sorry to see winter go either - big snow storm coming in tomorrow night.
Judith

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Carolyn, I loved the pics of your garden. My hubby gave me an iron scrolly bike a while ago and I might just put it in the garden too as yours looks so lovely! Would have to paint it though as it's brown at the moment and it wouldn't stand out otherwise. Well here it's summer (Australia) and quite hot too! I have been enjoying the warm weather as soon it will be Autumn. You've inspired me to get out in the garden this morning before it gets too hot again! take care, Maryann

chateau de fleurs said...

What beautiful photo's , so soft! and I love all the pinks and greens. Any of these photos could be a romantic painting! Christie

Jeri ~ said...

Perfect post for the last day of January- BEAUTIFUL photos!!

Deanna said...

Dearest Carolyn,
Such beauty to see during this bitter cold and wintery Kansas day. Lovely warmer weather pics are so pleasing to see!

Glad I got to see what you have to share.
d from homehaven

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I can't wait to see the peonies again. They're one of my favorites. Your garden is so beautiful and inspiring!

Bohemian said...

Your photography, flowers and vignettes always makes me smile.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Suzann said...

Oh My. More beautiful photos. Here is Chicago we're getting ready for Snowmaggedon

podso said...

A pleasure to visit you and your lovely blog today. So nice to see those signs of spring on a gray, cold and windy day here in the sunny south! Also loved your color post!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Gorgeous garden photos to comfort us during this long, cold, icy, snowy winter....thank you!~Hugs, Patti

FOUR ALL SEASONS said...

Greetings from snowy Ohio! Your photos are just lovely, I really like the peonies!! And the green painted furniture looks so nic in the garden, last year my husband painted some furniture for my shop, it looks alot like yours!

Pondside said...

Too, too beautiful. It took me back to warm afternoons and the scent of roses outside the dining room window.

A Garden of Threads said...

Carolyn your garden is so beautiful. Love it, Love it.I would so enjoy a visit. But I will have to contend myself by looking at your stunning pictures. Spring will be here soon, I so hope for it. Take care, Jen.

Kerry Hand said...

Summer here in New Zealand. We are just starting to lose the very long days. But still flowers everywhere in my rough landscape.

Le Jardin du Clos said...

Magnifiques photos qui nous emmènent en été et nous font oublier le froid mordant et la grisaille...

Beverly said...

Carolyn, just coming here to visit you brightens my day. I will think of you and your magic all through the day.♠

Maria said...

Your mosaics are exquisite! What program do you use?

Carol said...

Carolyn,
I am glad the days are getting longer. And it is a delight to plan the garden.
Your peonies are lovely, as are the rest of the garden shots!

Terry said...

I am your newest follower. Your photos are just stunning.

1717 said...

Carolyn, I love your blog! Beautiful photos, cute porcelain...flowers...
with pleasure I going to visit your blog:o)
Magda