Sunday, November 1, 2009

SECOND SPRING

I am linking this post to Mosaic Monday at Little Red House.



Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus



EDITED TO ADD: Thanks for asking how I did my mosaics. I am so flattered. My tutorial for making mosaics on Photoscape can be found by clicking on the tutorial near the bottom of my sidebar. Photoscape cannot be used on a MAC computer. If the tutorial is not clear, please email me, and I will try to help.

For links to mosaics, please visit Mary at Little Red House. Thanks for coming to visit me. laurie

38 comments:

SILVIA said...

ohhh laurie this is sooooo nice, please,pretty please tell me how you did it???pleaseeeee (yes i'm begging))lo..
have a great week my friend.
XXxSilvia.

kimmcl said...

Yes, tell us, please! I'm begging too!!! Ha!
Great post Laurie, and what a great sentiment.
Kim

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laurie, the pictures are all just stunning. I love your mosaics. I still have to try that. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful Fall color. Love your mosaics. Have a great week.
Glenda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Went to see your tutorial - Will wait for a rainy day to sit down and play with it. :-D Thanks for sharing the information with us.

ellen b. said...

What lovely color you found Laurie!!

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Ohhh...what a lovely mosaic!!! Just look at all that golden splendor!!! God did really good when he put in motion the Autumn season for us...didn't He? Girl, we have already had so much snow that all of our beautiful Autumn leaves are gone! I always hate to see them go. Thank you for sharing your beautiful mosaic with us today...and those gorgeous golden trees!!!

Love ya,
Chari
PS...My friend, I've been trying to play "catch up". I left you notes on your last few posts...starting with that fabulous Annesdale Mansion!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Laurie,
How gorgeous! It looks like your autumn is in full swing, our leaves have mostly dropped now and it's looking like November in Wisconsin. Hugs, Cindy

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Laurie, these are just beautiful!
Brenda

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful, Laurie!!

I use photoscape and picasa3 for mosaics. They have different options, so I don't really prefer one over the other. Mosaics are fun to put together.

~~Carol~~ said...

Look at those golden leaves! Just beautiful! And thank you for the link to your tutorial on doing mosaics. I've never tried, but have always wanted to. I think I'll give it a whirl!
Have a good day!
Carol

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Thank you Laurie for such beautiful mosaics. I am going to have to invest in me a nice digital camera especially after seeing these pictures.
Also Laurie I really appreciate more than I can say you have my granddaughter Kaci on your prayer list. What a sweet darling person you are. Thank you thank you
Maggie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful Laurie...I would want to cut some of those braches just for the house...I pray all is well on your side of the mountain my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Beautiful! And I love the Camus quote...never thought about autumn as "second spring!" C

santamaker said...

Love the mosaic and that poem is a good one to remember!

eileeninmd said...

Love the poem and your mosaics are very creative. I am going to have read your instructions.

Kathleen said...

What a beautiful color!
I am running out of topics for mosaics, really, getting desperate!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

These pictures are so pretty! Thanks for your sweet visit.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

These pictures are so pretty! Thanks for your sweet visit.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Laurie- pretty pretty mosaics you make!! The fall leaves are just gorgeous- God does such an awesome job showing us His creativity with all the wonderful gifts of each season!

Hope you have a blessed week friend!

blessings
mary

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Hello Laurie,

"... every leaf is a flower" HOw wonderful! I love looking through pictures in blogs of trees with their leaves turning into that beautiful color the Fall brings. Yes only through pictures since we don't experience Fall in my side of the world :-) I think they are just beautiful.

Mizpah,
Li

(I saw your centerpiece on the previous post and oh dear! That's a lot of treats. Bet the adults hovered over the table as well. I know I would LOL)

xinex said...

Hello there, Queen of mosaics! Your mosaics are truly beautiful! I think I will try your method when I get back from my trip...Christine

Sue said...

Laurie, Your leaf mosaics are just beautiful! The sun shining bright through the golden leaves is just radiant. The little thought you left us is something we can all think about...

On another note, I had to re-do my blog button, which changed the html code. Currently it is showing up as a deleted item on your sidebar. You can grab the new code on my sidebar to re-post it if you'd like. Thanks, Laurie.

hugs, Sue

KarenHarveyCox said...

laurie,
I love your mosaics, and those photographs are amazing. The colors are magnificent.
Karen

SmilingSally said...

I have not been brave enough to try a mosaic yet. Maybe one day ...

Shelia said...

Hi Lauri! Oh, what beautiful mosaics! Love the yellow of those gorgeous leaves and what a sweet little poem.
Now, see! You are the Queen of Mosaics! I love it and I appreciate you teaching me so very much and I even got to pass on your tutorial to others who are now making wonderful mosaics because of you!
Oh, I saw the giveaway Marty won from you - the plate and server. Oh, it is so beautiful!
You know, I thought how sweet little flowers would look in those big egg cups. I'm so glad marvelous smart thinking minds are so alike! ;)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

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Kristens Creations said...

Hi Laurie, I am literally laughing outloud!!!! I can't believe the word verification!! That is just too funny!!! Ok...your mosaics are beautiful, I've never done one, I really need to expand my knowledge on some things. There are lots of things I want to do, but don't know how. Kevin is a programmer but he is not eager to help me after working all day. Oh, and he has an appointment with the neurosurgeon in the morning and I am going with him. We are praying for good news! Thanks for your visit, that gave me a good laugh!! Kristen

Kristens Creations said...

Thanks for your prayers Laurie. By the way, I wouldn't click on that comment before me! I think someone is pulling some blog pranks. Shame on them!!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The yellow colors in the mosaics are so pretty. I love the colors of autumn.

Maggie B said...

Hi Laurie,
I've been trying to let you know that you're a winner in the QCI Blog's 100th post giveaway but the internet gremlins keep getting in the way.
Please email me your address so that I can get your prize off to you tout suite!
Maggie @ QCI

Tootsie said...

I am just loving the color in your mosaic this week!!!

Maryrose said...

Hi Laurie,
Love your mosaics. I will have to read that tutorial and try one. Your pictures are amazing.
Have a great day
Maryrose

The Stylish House said...

Hi Laurie,
This pretty golden mosaic is perfect for autumn! Thank you for including instructions how you made it.
Cathy

The White Bench said...

Hi Laurie,
I love that little poem to pieces! Thanks for sharing and for your lovely comments too!
Monica.

Mary said...

Oh, that little poem is so sweet! Thanks so much, Laurie, for sharing your beautiful images and your mosaic expertise at MM. :)

kanishk said...

his pretty golden mosaic is perfect for autumn! Thank you for including instructions how you made it
Work from home India

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I love the "every leaf is a flower"! Never thought of it that way but it's true! Lovely mosaic as always (you are the Queen)!
Manuela