Sunday, January 15, 2012

Taking Joy~Mosaic Monday

It has been a very good day. One that I might not have imagined possible when I awoke this morning.

Every time I walk past the beautiful bouquet that my sister and her husband sent me, I smile. Earlier in the morning, a friend had encouraged me to "take joy" so I followed her advice and spent a lot of time getting to know my camera settings and taking photos of the flowers within the bouquet.

On this coldest of January days, I had to share.


Shades of Pink

Linking to Mary's Mosaic Monday at Little Red House.

Love Vee

36 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful photos! I know the hurt from the loss of your Mother. I lost mine 25 years ago, I still miss her but the hurt is replaced with wonderful memories. Blessings to you!

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  2. In April it will be ten years my mother passed. I really don't know how I dealt with it in the early days. As old as I am, I still want my mother a lot of times. I do have my precious memories, and the knowledge that she is just a thought, a prayer or a dream away. xo

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  3. I am so thankful that you had a good day, Vee! You are so right about grief being unpredictable. Soemtimes it hits you out of the blue and hurts like crazy and overwhelms...and then when you think it will be at its worst, you are surprised by comfort and warm memories. So I am glad that this day of anniversary had its surprising joys.
    Your mosaic is gorgeous...stunning, in fact! What a gift of cheer, that bouquet of beautiful flowers!
    Hugs to you...

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  4. And YOU have comforted me by yesterday's post! Thank you and for today...imagine, all that beauty in one bouquet. Joy IS there, for the taking. I appreciate that thought too. An invisible hug is being sent your way at this moment! ~ Gwen ~

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  5. The flowers are beautiful, no doubt like the memories you will have of your Mother.

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  6. Glad to hear you ended up having a good day.
    The flowers are lovely and your photos of them are fantastic.

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  7. Vee,
    The pictures are so beautiful! I am thinking of you.

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  8. Your pictures of the flowers are beautiful Vee. I know how you are feeling today....but I know you take comfort in the wonderful memories you have.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  9. How beautiful! The flowers AND the photos!

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  10. Your photos are stunning! I am glad you had a good day.

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  11. How beautiful. You took great pictures and made a wonderful photo mosaic. I love it!

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  12. Your flowers are beautiful and such a pretty shade of pink! My day has been mixed...but I think that is life! Love your mosaic! ♥

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  13. So pretty! I love the pinks and the flowers and the mosaic. Enjoy! Hugs, Pamela

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  14. Vee, as you know my grief of losing my Mom is very fresh, so I understand and share your pain. They will always live on in our memories and those of their grandchildren.

    Your sister's remembrance bouquet is beautiful! Roses in winter are always so special.

    {{hugs}}

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  15. The photos are stunning! So pretty....

    I am glad that you were able to find some joy today....

    Deanna

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  16. Wonderful mosaic with such beautiful flowers.

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  17. Your photo shots are awesome. I wish I could do that. Beautiful flowers. Thanks for stopping by. Warm hugs Elaine

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  18. I'm glad you've had a good day. Your flower shots are stunning.

    I haven't read your previous post yet, but I'll be heading there. I've been thinking about you, remembering that your mother left you around this time. I hope that you are comforted by good memories and the hope of seeing her one day again.

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  19. How very, very pretty, Vee. It pays to get to know your camera!

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  20. Oh my Vee! What loveliness to behold. I am so glad you took some time to enjoy your bouquet and explore your camera settings. You are spreading the JOY! HUGS
    Cindy

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  21. Your flowers are just beautiful and the way you used Gradient 6 makes for a very beautiful mosaic! I'm glad your day was a good day. Hugs.

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  22. Good Morning Vee!
    Such a breath of fresh air seeing those gorgeous flowers... the aroma from them is delicious!
    I love the scripture about comfort you posted yesterday. Comfort and Joy is so important to find in our sorrow. I know how you feel, it's been a year and a half that my mom has been gone. We were so blessed to have our moms as long as we did, I find great comfort in that. My half sister (we had the same dad) never knew her mother, she died when she was born and it was heart wrenching for my sister. But my sister is with her mom now and I'm so happy for that.

    Blessings & comfort, Sherry

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  23. Hi Vee, how beautiful! I am sorry for your loss of your Mom. I'm sure you have lots of sweet and wonderful memories of all the good times. Take car and have a great week!

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  24. Wonderful advice, Vee - to take joy. I absolutely love your mosaic today, and I have been thinking of you so often in recent days, remembering your Mom. Hugs from me too.

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  25. Thank you for sharing the beautiful bouquet. I love the mosaic, I would love you borrow your idea for the setting. Enjoy the week:) Jen

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  26. Glad that you were able to have a good day, those flowers are gorgeous. They made my day, too. So pretty!

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  27. Such a beautiful mosaic. Your photos are gorgeous and I love the colour. V

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  28. THIS is how you did it!!! :-)

    Somehow, I'd missed this post. It snuck in on me, between Sunday's, and the new Gingerbread Cookies recipe.

    ????????????????

    Well, better late than never. :-) Beautiful, beautiful mosaic. Hope you learned many amazing things, about your cam setting, in the process. :-)

    “Don't you ever imagine things differently than what they are?
    Oh, Marilla, how much you miss.”

    ~L.M. Montgomery

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  29. The flowers, in memory of your mom, are beautiful. What a thoughtful sister.

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  30. Your flower pics are gorgeous Vee, so lovely and "pink", love pink.

    Your tribute to your mother was so sweet and honoring, nicely done! I know how you feel, I lost my mother years ago and I still grieve and miss her and my dad terribly. :/

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  31. Glad you were able to squeeze out a little bit of joy today. Hugs to you as you remember your sweet mama!

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  32. Your bouquet is lovely. You have a thoughtful sister. It is not to late to send her flowers.

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