Sunday, March 27, 2011

Garden Mosaic, Spring 2011

My niece with her 3 children, stopped by from Chicago on their way to Florida, for the kids' spring break, and dropped off my mom here. A lot of people say my niece Stephanie, looks more like me than my own daughters do, but you be the judge. People actually call her "Christine" sometimes by mistake.


It must have been a big difference on how the surroundings looked between Chicago and here that she really enjoyed taking pictures of our yard.


It was really strange but in our 4 years of living here, this is the first time I saw bluebirds in the backyard. I usually see a lot of cardinals, mockingbirds and blue jays but never bluebirds, until now. But they are welcome here. In fact, I just refilled all my bird feeders. I hope they eat whatever I put out there.


I am linking with Sally for Blue Monday at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/

Mary for Mosaic Monday at http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com/

and Mary's Masterpieces Monday at http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com/


Thanks for stopping and thanks to our gracious hostesses!

39 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great mosaic Christine and enjoy the bluebirds, so pretty:@)

Erica said...

What a great mosaic......we have lots of Blue Jays in my backyard. Too cold for them to fly around here yet. Gorgeous backyard. Nice family in the photo.

Loretta said...

Love the backyard, and the bluejay at the birdhouse is beautiful.Great mosaic. Luv-Loretta

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, Christine! Your family is beautiful. Congrats on the bluebirds, they are great birds to have in your yard.

podso said...

Amazing collage! The color is so striking!

Vee said...

That is a wonderful mosaic featuring some very special people in a special way.

Pondside said...

I love the colour - can't wait to see some here too!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Gorgeous mosaic Christine!!! Your family is beautiful and that bluebird ...what a catch!!!
Have a beautiful week!!!

Carol said...

Great mosaic, such beautiful shots! Beautiful family!

Martina said...

Beautiful mosaic Christine!! And beautiful family photo also. Martina

EG Wow said...

Spectacular! I love all the colour!

Lavender Cottage said...

Great collage of your yard and family. The blue birds are sweet and were nice to visit you finally.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing your photos. I rarely ever see a bluebird around here - lots of bluejays, but not bluebirds.
Have a great week.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Lovely tropical mosaic...you make me look forward to warmer weather.

Dolores said...

Blue birds are so beautiful.... but NOT as beautiful as your header picture of your beautiful grandchildren and flowers...
Hugs,

ellen b. said...

Such a lovely mosaic Christine. Your yard is blooming beautifully! Enjoy your week...

Mary said...

Omigosh, look at those bluebirds! And I can't get over how beautiful your garden is, Christine! What a lovely mosaic! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

Laura Wilkerson said...

Wow! Your yard is looking so beautiful....I'm afarid we're going to get flooded out up in north MS! I need some sunshine desperately!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

lvroftiques said...

Christine she does look like you! And what a wonderful mosaic! I can't believe how pretty your backyard is looking at this time of year. NOT FAIR girlfriend! *winks* Beautiful beautiful blue bird! Vanna

yvettesblogs.com said...

Beautiful birds in your garden, what a musical Spring!
yvette@twistedvines

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That mosaic is so colorful and pretty Christine!
I can hardly believe that everything is so lush and pretty already!
Lucky you!
Hugs,
Cindy

Rajesh said...

Very lovely mosaic of garden.

Cafe au lait said...

Beautiful mosaic!

My Blue Monday.

sHeNgKaY said...

beautiful!
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bj said...

How pretty these photos are, Christine.
Beautiful mosaic. Everything is so pretty and we are still BROWN out here. The grass is brown and flowers.....well, not many blooming. I have a couple of roses but that's all. So so dry here.
xo bj

Kat said...

So lovely! I bet they felt like they were in paradise after Chicago's weather! Love the shot of the bluebird, so beautiful. Wish we had them here, but I don't think I've ever seen one. We have lots of jays and mockingbirds. But I have trouble keeping the squirrels out of the bird feeders! Kat

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

So lovely. Beautiful backyard. V

Ms. Burrito said...

Very Pretty!

Please come see my Blues, have a nice day!

SmilingSally said...

Those birds have such a saturated blue! Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Christine.

Jeanne said...

Hi Christine, I love your family photo that you used for a header. Life for me is all about family and friends.

Your mosaic is lovely and I do think your niece resembles you as much as I can tell. All three children are very nice looking. I especially loved the bluebirds too. We do not see them here much either. Nice blue to share. I love birds.

Happy blue Monday.
Hugs, Jeanne

Mary said...

I love it! Thank you for joining in on Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week, Mary :O)

Sue said...

I am loving all the colors I'm seeing in your yard, Christine! It will be a while before we see blooms up here. We'll be in NC next week for the furniture market, and I will be treated to lots of color there, I'm sure. We have bluebirds in our backyard. So pretty. We also have those mean bluejays!
~ Sue

Richard Cottrell said...

Your back yard looks like a paradise what a difference a few 100 miles makes. Thanks for sharing. Richard at My Old Historic House

Kim, USA said...

Can't blame the birds your backyard is like tropical paradise. ^_^
Blue Jeans

Joyful said...

Beautiful mosaic. Happy Monday!

chubskulit said...

So gorgeous!
My blue, have a good night!

Suzy said...

Beautiful mosaics. Your niece & nephews are so cute.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
This mosaic is so Beautiful sweet lady. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Tablescapes !!! I hope you have a Great Weekend.
xxoo
Diane

Beth said...

Christine, Your yard looks gorgeous! I so loved seeing the bluebirds. We had two in our yard last summer, checking out a birdhouse. Alas, they moved elsewhere. After that, a friend built me a birdhouse and it's up and ready now. One problem, the sparrows have moved in. I must clean out their nest before there are babies. I couldn't do it then...
Hugs, Beth

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