Sunday, April 21, 2013

Around the Yard~Mosaic Monday


This season of the year, just after the snow has melted and before the leaves come out or the flowers bloom, can seem very dull unless one takes a closer look.

Grape hyacinths provide a bright bit of color; rocks, leaves and pinecones provide some texture; a chunk of bark for another sort of interest; the promise of azalea blossoms; a new wreath from the Christmas Tree Shoppe. I'll be ready for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and straight on to Christmas. ☺

This post is linked to Mary's Mosaic Monday at Little Red House.

Love Vee

42 comments:

  1. Love the new wreath, all great photos. I've never seen a grape hyacinth in person, just the regular kind. Have to look for them. Have a wonderful week, Vee! xo

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  2. Beautiful mosaic Vee! The snow is melting here today - there's a bright yellow thing in the sky that we haven't seen for awhile! I must check to see if my grape hyacinths are blooming beside the barn - they just might be.

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  3. Very pretty mosaic of springtime in your area, Vee! Your azalea blossoms look ready to pop open soon!

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  4. I love grape hyacinth -- so tiny and perfect. Love the new wreath. Enjoy the azaleas!

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  5. I love trying to find those first signs of spring. : )

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  6. Wat a lovely mosaic. I love what you found . Have a nice week.

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  7. Lovely mosaic, Vee! The hyacinths are pretty and I love the pretty wreath. Enjoy your azaleas. Have a happy week!

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  8. It's a lovely early Spring mosaic, Vee!

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  9. Just like you to think ahead! With a title of around the yard, I expected to see your hubby out doing some chores in your mosaic. :-)
    Judith

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  10. Thanks for sharing the first signs of Spring in your part of the country. Seeing the first blooms and bits of green after a long, cold Winter is like getting a boost of e4nergy.
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.
    Have a great week.

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  11. beautiful, I enjoyed this so much!

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  12. Love this a lot, and love the mosaic template you used. So pretty.

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  13. Oh, how wonderful to spring making its first tentative forays into your yard. There is lots to admire in a yard, even when it seems dull and lifeless.
    Your new wreath - practical, with charm!

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  14. Lovely mosaic with great texture and all the seasons covered:) Take care, Jen

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  15. Very creative ~ Beautiful decoration and excellent photography ~ for MM ^_^

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  16. It's good to be reminded to take a closer look! Blessings to you Vee!

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  17. I believe that you are right about the beauty that is seen upon closer inspection. There is certainly beauty in your mosaic this evening. Your wreath is wonderful. I have a (faux, of course) ivy wreath on my front door much of the year, mostly because it is multi-purpose. :)

    May you find beauty in this upcoming week!

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  18. Your wreath is lovely Vee but I am glad that Christmas is a long way away. Gotta feel some warmth in these bones for a while. Valerie

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  19. These are beautiful close~up pictures, Vee! Sure signs of the beginning of spring (for so many of us!). I had to look closely at the bottom right hand picture...I thought it was a big spider! lol!

    XO,
    Jane

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  20. Nice mosaic, Vee. I love the promise of the azalea. Good camera work.

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  21. I just love seeing spring flowers on blogs because we don't get them here in Florida. Thanks for the memories (grape hyacinths were always the first ones in our Oregon yard.)

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  22. Beautiful set of images from your yard.

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  23. A very pretty mosaic! I love the grape hyacinths in the spring. We are doing a lot of yard clean up this time of year too. I have been digging up and turning the soil in our garden area and I too came in bone weary tonight. So, I know how you feel. Have a blessed Monday tomorrow!

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  24. Lovely photos. The Hungarian name for the grape hyacinth is "keys of Heaven" and I remember my mil telling me about this so long ago, in the spring of '72. I love them, and there are so many lovely different types of them.

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  25. I really like your new wreath! Spring is on the way for you...yay!

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  26. I really love that star wreath. I need to hit CTS soon. The closest one is an hour away so I don't get there that often.

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  27. Great mosaic Vee! There are lots of signs of spring after the sun, showers and warmth of the weekend. Our snow is gone from our yard and I see green grass poking through! That's a great all season wreath! We got home about 8:30 our time last night. A nice sunny drive and not a deer or moose in sight. Saturday's breakfast was the highlight!! Hugs, Pam

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  28. I enjoyed this! You take such lovely pictures that it inspires me all the more to LEARN my camera. I love the idea of the wreath btw, that it will take you right on through Christmas...perfect! Enjoy your day Vee!

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  29. Beautiful mosaic, I love all the bits of nature. I am reveling in all the green here at the moment, I love spring, and you have captured it beautifully.

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  30. Taking a closer look... One of the perks, of loving to use our cameras. :-)

    And don't you love all the meanings, which have been and can be associated with the 5 pointed star...? Ahhhhhh... Humans... How we love our symbols. :-)

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  31. Beautiful mosaic Vee! We are still having rain here and not a lot of signs for spring. Tho in the valley it's a bit warmer and I'm seeing it there.

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  32. Great new wreath. With the hyacinth and the bud....you will be green and springy before you know it!

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  33. Every promise of spring is noteworthy! That star wreath is just so perfect. I love grape hyacinths.

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  34. Such beautiful scenes from nature --- they speak of serenity and God's creation. Thank you for starting this week off right!!!

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  35. How fun to see the first signs of spring appearing in your corner. Could there possibly be a more welcome sight after a long winter? I think not and perhaps that's why you hung out your new welcome wreath. :D. A very lovely wreath, by the way.

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  36. Aha...some signs of spring! Before you know it...you will have forgotten the long winter that was.

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  37. God is all in the details!! I love it Vee!!

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  38. I love this mosiac,your photo's are amazing.
    Jo @ LoblollyLane

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  39. Very pretty mosaic. I like it alot

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  40. Have I ever told you that you have more comments than any non-decorating and non-food blog I read?

    I've thought about giving up blogging lately because I get so FEW comments. I think it's because you are so good at commenting on other blogs.

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  41. Really? You get to see those things in your yard? We still have snow ~ piles and piles of snow. The weather forecasters are promising warm weather soon, though. Oh, I did notice that my chives are coming up. I counted 5 leaves and all were about 2-3 inches high. It's promising!

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  42. I got one bag of leaves done, and then it rained. Now the bag ripped and the yard work sat..

    Your friend's smile sure is bright and happy!

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