A Haven for Vee

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Island Scenes~Mosaic Monday

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A much cooler and less humid day today so it was very nice to get away and spend the afternoon at the coast. Most photos are shot from the car as we drove slowly with island traffic.  We did stop for a few minutes to smell the ocean breezes, though the chatter and clamor of noisy, arguing children drove us off. Kids! ☺

Linking to Mary at Little Red House. As always, even if I forget, thank you, Mary, for hosting Mosaic Monday. It's a highlight of my week!

Until next time...

55 comments:

  1. What a beautiful collection of shots of the island. One can imagine the salt air and the sound of the gulls, over the sound of the children!

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  2. Looks like such a wonderful place to be ... calm, serene, summer!!!!! Have a delightful week!

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  3. I wish you had told us where this is...such a lovely mosaic...and I would love to know. xx's

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  4. You have my favorite mosaics tonight! Oh, how I love to look out at the ocean...even from the car! Beautiful, my friend! ♥

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  5. Beautiful scenery. The water looks so inviting. V

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  6. Great views out over the ocean. It looked like a glorious summer day.

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  7. Being by the water is cooling and refreshing, even in a car. There's nothing like it.

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  8. I'm wondering now how far away from the ocean you live.

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  9. Beautiful pictures Vee. May I ask which island this is? Of course, any place on the coast is beautiful. We are still hoping to get away to Bar Harbour sometime in August (and shoping in Bangor!). Pamela

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  10. Looks wonderful, Such pretty scenes out your window! Nice way to beat the heat with an ocean breeze :)

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  11. Wish I were with you, Vee. Beautifully shared photos.
    Have a great week ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  12. Beautiful scenes, Vee, and I am so glad you are getting a break from the heat and humidity, Now would you be so kind and share?
    Sue

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  13. Marsha, this island is along the coast of Maine. It could be any island along the coast of Maine. They all pretty much look alike.

    Lorrie, I am thirty miles from the ocean at the closest point. This place is about forty miles from home.

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  14. I love all these views of the water, shores and hamlets! I have fond memories of driving up to Bar Harbor, Maine, the first year we were married. I was amazed by the rugged shoreline beauty of Maine.

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  15. I hope with each passing day this heat and humidity comes to an end. In Virginia, we're getting a slight break into the 90s for two days. Temps expected back in triple digits with heat indexes by mid week. I'm cooling off looking at your pictures, thanks for the post.

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  16. Oh how beautiful...I want to come and go visit...how refreshing...we were still at 102 at 6:30 tonight. Oh I so love these pictures.

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  17. Your mosaic is gorgeous. The photographs make me want to pack my bags. A very beautiful scenic view of the coast. Thanks for the lovely tour.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  18. Love being near the coast too. It is a long way from my neck of the woods though. Beautiful mosaic.
    QMM

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  19. Very scenic images of the island. You have created beautiful college with it.

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  20. Such beautifully clear shots! Your island is a paradise, indeed.
    This west coast girl has dreams of touring the east coast - your pictures are almost like being there! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. What a great mosaic, with the shore and the boats, nice and summery.

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  22. Beautiful views of the water. It makes me feel cooler just looking at your photos. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

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  23. What beautiful scenery~ there's just something about water that soothes the soul!

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  24. Beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful week! Cathy

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  25. Vee my giveaway is in honor of my 100th follower. I had to close my old blog for security reasons and am trying to build up my followers again. Thanks for stopping by.
    QMM

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  26. Cool! Nice pics. (I am so jealous,lol) Blessings

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  27. That was a most enjoyable getaway. Loved the beautiful scenery and the low humidity was a bonus.

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  28. Beautiful, Vee!

    I long to see the Maine coastline...

    Deanna

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  29. Such a lovely subject for a beautiful mosaic..I am YEARNING to get away to the beach.
    xo bj

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  30. That's a beautiful place you have to visit. I've never been that far east yet. Hopefully someday!
    I enjoyed your Sunday post too Vee.

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  31. Love the mosaic and what a fabulous place to be!!

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  32. Mmmmmm... Wrote comment. Tried to send it. Got a CONFLICTING EDITS message. Lost comment. :-(

    Your drive was lovely, on a perfect day. It will be more lovely, after Tourist Season is over.

    :-)

    Try again...

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  33. Such pretty pictures . The water looks so inviting especially since the heat is sweltering outside. I've always wanted to visit Maine.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Beautiful photos. Looks so cool and refreshing. Another hot day here though rain is supposed to be coming this afternoon to cool things off a bit.

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  35. Such wonderful summery shots of the coast. Where is this?

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  36. Oh...what a prefect summertime mosaic. And it is just as I would picture the coast of Maine to be. Beautiful!

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  37. Vee, there is something about being near the sea: the smells, the sounds, the vastness of it. I particularly like your photo of the grasses in the foreground and the boats beyond. Thank you for visiting my blog; I really appreciated your comment (and the fact that you noticed the "point" of the collages). Enjoy your day. -Karen

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  38. Re: Your comment in my blog...

    Yes, I meant old fashioned hoops, being played with, by old fashioned children. (My perfect old fashioned summer day) In my posting of how later Sun. afternoon, the view out my patio windows, made me think of an old fashioned summer day, but before my time. :-)

    An old fashioned Ice Cream Social in the town park. Ladies in long dresses and gentlemen in straw hats and etc. :-)

    Mmmmmm, isn't that just delightful? A delicious day dreaming. :-)

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  39. And to think you wre there and actually took these pictures. I've got to put this on my list!

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  40. What beautiful photos. I have wanted to take a road trip through New England for years, I probably should have done it when my bladder was younger :). I did that trip as a child but we never made it to Maine, went to Canada instead. I want a Maine lobster roll right now. xo,

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  41. I miss the Northeast - thanks for bringing me back there. Lovely!

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  42. These are such refreshing shots that even with the temps at 92 and the dewpoint at 78, I feel a bit cooler!!! You have done the usual fantastic job here, Vee!
    hugs
    Sandi

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  43. A fantastic mosaic! Summer, sea, sailboats...... hat more can one ask for! Have a nice week.

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  44. Absolutely gorgeous! I want to be at the sea too!

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  45. Hi Vee,
    Beautiful photo's and you took them from the car...were you hanging out the window...LOL
    The island looks so peaceful..what an amazing drive you had.
    We had our grand-kids too this weekend and they argue too..Kids...LOL
    Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

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  46. Elizabeth, I'm sorry that your grands argue. I didn't have my grands yesterday. These were somebody else's darlings. ☺

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  47. Scenes like you shared make me long for the days when my swim suit had ruffles on the bottom and my bucket and shovel set were real metal, good pacific coast chilhood memories.

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  48. It is always lovely to go down by the water. I have always wanted a house over looking the water. But till then, to visit, and walk on a beach, and look at the boats and dream of sailing somewhere, will do.
    Have a wonderful week, and thanks for dropping by my blog to say hi.
    cheers

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  49. Hi Vee. The photos of the canola were down the road from us. I've noticed a lot of canola fields in our area this summer. It is a huge crop out in the prairies and Canola oil is produced from it. Another name for it is rapeseed. I prefer the canola name. ;-)
    Pam

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  50. Mmmm... I just took two long, deep breaths in a row. I haven't done that for weeks. What a beautiful spot. Thanks for bringing me. :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  51. Vee,

    Your header is so beautiful! I love the pop of color,composition, and subject matter.

    The island scenes are stunning, you are very blessed to live so close to the ocean. Thank you for sharing a little bit of life in your corner. Just stunning!

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  52. Vee, I love driving along the coastal side of New Hampshire. It is gorgeous. How lovely and relaxing to see such beautiful sights.

    Your header looks like a painting.

    Have a beautiful day.

    Karen

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  53. Your island collage is so beautiful Vee. Just to sit in the sun and breathe the fresh salt air is one of the joys of summer. I like the way you've framed the central shot with grass.

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  54. boy do I wish I were there right now!! It is like a dream to see the water and the boats. Our Texas lake where I live is really pretty, but it's so daddgummed hot I don't even want to go outside!! :(

    xo

    Sonja

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