Sunday, January 9, 2011

Winter Color



A life without dreams
is like a garden without flowers.
~Author Unknown


I've enjoyed images of Winter Wonderlands posted by my blogging neighbors.

I thought I'd show you what my Winter Wonderland looks like.

These images were taken from November to yesterday in Musashi's Garden
(our postage stamp backyard).


Garden Mosaic



The yellow rose is called Irish Gold and was a cheapy from Sam's Club.
It is a wonderful bloomer and is doing well in a pot.
Here it is just starting to bloom and in full bloom.
There are more blooms to come!
The pink is a grandiflora (also from Sam's).
Daddy cardinal is a frequent visitor (along with the Mrs).


Mosaic Musashi's Garden


In the upper left corner is the first camellia bloom of the season.
The red penta made it through last years freeze and blooms, blooms, blooms.


flower mosaic


Not bad for a Winter Wonderland!

A big thank you to Mary for being our hostess for Mosaic Monday.
Each is mosaic is different and each has a story to tell.

Wishing you well and a JOY filled week.







28 comments:

dosfishes said...

An hour or two of your winter wonderland would be lovely about now. Not too cold 32F but the wind is a blowing.....xox Corrine

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, the glory of living in a warm climate! Beautiful! We got a foot and a half of new snow yesterday. Now we must go out and shovel. *sob* Can I come and live with you?

Tracy said...

Snap,
these are so gorgeous and you know your lay-out really enhances each and every photo! My two favorite colors of flowers together are pink and yellow, therefore, the first montage is remarkable to me!
Thank you for filling my eyes with such beauty!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers. The cardinal is quite handsome. Great mosaics. Have a great week!

Carol

Barb said...

What wonderful color to brighten my snowy day!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Wow incredibly and wonderfully encouraging to see blooms right now. Mr. Cardinal is one of my favorites though. There is something just so exquisite about the head crest and the shape of the beak, the black around the eyes etc. etc. etc.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Beautiful, Snap! My winter wonderland is really looking like a winter wonderland. It started snowing about 3 p.m. Don't yet know how much accumulation we'll get. Brrr!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I am a big fan of yellow roses and yours is just beautiful. All of the flowers you've shown today are so pretty and give a winter day a nice touch of the spring to come....sooner than later for some! The cardinal is a nice addition to the mosaics. Very nice post.

Lavender Cottage said...

Very devious Snap. I expected some wintry scenes and instead had to endure lush scenery with beautiful, and no doubt, fragrant flowers.
We have cardinals here too....and they look amazing against a backdrop of pure white snow. ;-)

A Garden of Threads said...

Stunning winter bloomers. So nice to see colorful flowers, since my garden is asleep under all the snow. Take care and have a great week.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love seeing the birds with the photos of flowers! Very nice mosaics! Happy Monday! ♥

Kim Mailhot said...

such amazing color, Snap. It feels so good for the senses! Thanks for the feast.

Vee said...

Gorgeous flowers! I'd not ever seen a penta, but it certainly is a pretty one.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Jealous here...I'm living in a make-believe land pretending that we have beautiful blooms while is is very cold right now!!! Thanks for the color!!!
Have a wonderful week!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Snap, that cardinal made a wise choice when he decided to stay in your area for the winter! :)

I won't see roses until June ..it was lovely looking at yours!

Happy MM!

Ebie said...

Beautiful blooms! Right now the roses in the botanical gardens are in pruning stage, but there are a few late bloomers.

I love the variety of the flowers in your mosaic.

bj said...

Such beautiful mosaics.
Thanks for this lovely array of color.
xo bj

Mary said...

Beautiful color to behold on a cold winter white day here :-)

viel said...

very colorful and delightful mosaic. happy monday!

* viel

Carol said...

You have a gorgeous Winter Wonderland, so colorful and stunning! Different than mine :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful; mosaic of flowers.

Ingmarie We said...

Such lovely mosaics. Colourful.

Lorrie said...

These photos certainly redefine "winter wonderland." I'm a tad bit jealous since we have months to go before hoping to see flowers. So it's nice of you to share them!

Msartist said...

Happy New Year! Lovely blooms & bird. Just beautiful~ Theresa

Elizabeth said...

a little taste of spring...thank you!

eileeninmd said...

WOW, I love your winter wonderland. Gorgeous and Lovely photos!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I'm not sure if I want to linger with the color and beautiful cardinal here or shop in your newer post ;) All of it - lovely!

Debbie said...

I love daddy cardinal! Gorgeous mosaic!