Sunday, August 31, 2014

My First Mosaic Monday

For the first time, I am joining Mosaic Monday hosted by Judith at Lavender Cottage. Since August is my blog anniversary month, I thought I'd do a bit of a reminisce of the Garden Spot over this last year and revisit some of my favorite mosaic title banners.

We have an active family to look after: the golden boy Sundance, his pal Pop, the Ladies in charge of Egg Production, and the most unfriendly cat in the universe Mo. Cute cat, but not cuddly.

Broken hearted with the loss of our beloved Max, we finally gave into the loneliness and brought home Baby Boone. He is growing into a handsome handful. A rescue from a Nebraska adoption agency, he is now part of the Garden Spot Landscape.

Life is a bowl of cherries here at the Garden Spot, sweetened by making new friends. Meet PomPom, fellow blogger.

Muddy feet, dirty hands, helping hands, we all pitch in here. Sadly, little white hen Snow has joined some of her flock sisters in Hen Heaven. The Head Gardener always has a project or two in the works. 

We love pink: peonies, roses, and strawberries.

While not in chronological order, here are some of the banners that I have used over the years:

This is one my favorite title banners. It pretty much sums up what we are about here.

I love decorating for the holidays and while I am a pink person, I get all aglow with the warmth of fall colors.

Sunflowers grow wild here and are given free reign to seed and reseed wherever they want. Another one of my favorite banners.

I really liked this series of collages that I had fun making using Great Grandma's garden cultivator that the Head Gardener still uses to ditch the vegetable garden. I can't remember if I actually used this collage.

Colorado's state flower the Blue Columbine was another favorite banner that I used for a while.

I could go on and on as I look back at my library of photos and mosaics that I have created since becoming a blogger. Let me leave you with one of the first mosaics that I created representing the first growing season here at the Garden Spot, the Summer of 09 as I learned how to use Picasa to edit photos and create wonderful picture collages.

So glad that you stopped by to visit. Love your sweet comments yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Enjoy your Labor Day.


  1. A nice variety of mosaics and banners - showing your artistic side I think!

  2. It must have been so nice to meet Pom Pom, she is so sweet.
    Your collage is so clever. I have only recently learned how to do that!

  3. I enjoyed this post so much Ann, especially all your lovely animals and the dirty feet and hands, so recognizable. I admire you for your banners, I have only one, I tried several times to make something new, but I was not very successful. In winter when I hopefully have more time I shall give it a go again.

  4. I enjoyed your first mosaic monday post very much :)

  5. Well done Ann, some wonderful mosaics to share what your life is about. You've created some nice headers, the Thanksgiving one is especially sweet.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  6. Hi Ann,
    Your mosaics are wonderful! Love the florals and you have some sweet critters! Visiting from Judith's party. Have a beautiful day.

  7. Glad you joined Mosaic Monday and you images are excellent as are your various headers. Happy august anniversary. MB

  8. Your horses, dog and cat are sweet and I enjoyed seeing them. Great seeing the husband working in the yard. What a blessing to have an able garden helper! Loved seeing your mosaics.

  9. Happy blog anniversary and what a year it has been with all the flowers and those yummy's to another fabulous year in your garden!

  10. This is a great collection of mosaics highlighting your blogging through the years. Lots of happy times.

  11. I've had your post open on my computer all day! I am so thrilled to see you've joined Mosaic Monday this week! You take such great photos and mosaics are a good way to share several. I always loved your banner with the horse in one corner and the butterfly in the other. Enjoy your afternoon my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

  12. Great job with the mosaic photos. They make a great display. Like those dirty feet in them too! lol

  13. Love this mosaic Monday post. We have a cat like your Mo, ours is Pippy and she could care less about us or our other cat.

    Enjoyed seeing the banners too!

  14. How splendid that you and Pom Pom got together! Your cherry pie looks like just the thing for my breakfast - oh, I forgot, I must go eat an egg. Too bad that it can't come from your farm, either.

  15. Donna, when I read your lovely comment it totally warmed my heart. And it brings to mind once again why I blog...everyone is so nice, and supportive in the blogging community.

    Happy blogaversary.


  16. Your first Mosaic Monday is wonderful, Ann! I enjoyed reading your memories about Colorado's I- 70 being a smaller road. I've heard how this area has changed and developed over the years. We love ot here!
    Your past blog banners are all beautiful. I don't have the talent to make them so well. Any hints of a good program to use? Thanks!

  17. Beautiful mosaics, Ann!! I love them all, but I think the one with roses, peonies, and strawberries is my very favorite -- all those gorgeous pinks! Boone looks so handsome, and it's fun to see the horses, hens, and Mo the Cat. :) Glad you discovered Mosaic Monday; it's a wonderful party. :-D



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