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Sunday, August 28, 2016


Oh how I love summer - my favorite season of the year - long, lazy days - sunshine - picnics - flowers - long rides in the country -  kids on vacation from school - days at the beach - more picnics - more flowers.  Let's have summer collages - this is living!!

Summer is - 
 Flowers by a cute seaside cottage
 Fields of blueberries on bushes taller than your head - and in front of our glorious Mt. Baker
 Tea time with friends
 The smell of fresh hay in the fields
Oops - not that one - that goes with winter.  
 The fun of shopping at yard sales and flea markets
 Grandsons through the years
 And herons - always herons
 Fields of flowers
 Delicious breakfasts with friends
 Shorebirds skittering among the waves
 Boats of all sizes
 Chickens in the barnyards
 Summer is sunsets on the ocean and great full moons
 And rain - we do live in the Pacific Northwest and our summer rains keep everything nice and green
And horses - what would summer be without horses?   
How is your summer going?


Marigene said...

JoAnn, this is the best collage you have done! So many beautiful photos. My favorites are the blue heron, the gorgeous holly hocks and they hay. Fresh mown hay has always been one of my favorite scents...that alone signifies summer. Your grandsons are handsome young men.
Have a great week.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a lovely collection of mosaics. Your grandsons are handsome. I love the flowers, birds and horses.
Gorgeous sunsets. I am not ready for summer to end yet. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

The Furry Gnome said...

What a wonderful series of pictures!

Small City Scenes said...

Perfect story of summer!!
Is it Monday yet? LOL

J said...

I think you captured it all - made much more enjoyable with the company of handsome young grandsons!

Kim said...

Stunning mosaics of a wonderful Summer, JoAnn. You have captured each moment gloriously! So happy it will be our turn to experience the delights of Summer, all the way down here, very soon.

Lowcarb team member said...

Absolutely marvelous mosaics.
I loved each and every one.
Thank you

All the best Jan

Kay said...

These are great collages, all. And even though I've just finished dinner I can't get the image of those scones out of my mind. (I've been dieting!) Looks like you've been having a perfect summer. As it rains today I'm starting to worry that it's slipping away.

Maggie said...

Hi JoAnn, what a stunning way to capture summertime! Your colour themed mosaics tell such wonderful stories, thanks for sharing them all with us @ Mosaic Monday today.

riitta k said...

Great mosaics! The hollyhocks are spectacular!

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful collection of pictures. All looks good.

Vee said...

Mow that was a fine review of summer! Even the snow made me feel cooler. You live in a beautiful corner!

Snap said...

What a wonderful celebration of summer! From the beautiful hollyhocks, time with friends, searching the yard sales and flea markets, birds, horses -- wow! And, cute grandsons. Fun post! Happy Monday!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Summer is my favorite season of the year too! And it lasts a long time here in FL...thankfully. I love all of your shore birds especially the herons. Beautiful mosaics my friend. Enjoy your day! Hope you have lots of sunshine! Hugs, Diane

Lorrie said...

What a gorgeous collection of summer collages (except for that one sneaky winter one!). The hollyhocks by the cottage are so very pretty. Ah summer, how we love you!

Linda said...

Wonderful series of mosaic images. Summer is going just fine here, it has been hot, humid and very dry. Enjoy the rest of summer.

Pamela Gordon said...

I enjoyed seeing your summer collages! Summer went way too fast and we've certainly had a good one here. I guess that means a nasty winter coming up for us. Oh well. Thanks for visiting JoAnn. Have a great week. Pam

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A wonderful collection of summer collages JoAnn, flowers and green fields at their best. Usually we have rain to make things green too, don't know what happened this year!

Pondside said...

Those are all so GOOD JoAnn! My favourites are the summer cottage garden and the boats of all sizes - though I was hard-pressed to narrow it down to those two. We live in such a gorgeous part of the world!

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh, that is just too much ! (and enough to make me think I might like summer if only it wasn't so HOT).

Jan's Art and Musings said...

What a lovely collection of summer!

Rowan said...

Some fabulous mosaics here especially the bird ones and especially especially the heron.:)

betty-NZ said...

What lovely photos with such a variety of subjects!

Powell River Books said...

I love summer too, and this last week has cut it short. Maybe we'll get an Indian summer to make up for it. - Margy

Carla said...

Love all your pictures for summer. that little winter snuck in there. LOL
I hope to make that way when we can start traveling without worry of having to be back at work. Summers in Texas are Hot. this year wasn't as hot as some but still hot.