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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mosaic Monday and Macro Monday - Signs of Autumn

Happy start to a new week! -  Things here are going okay.  Still worried about my mom. She's still having issues with her BP and now I'm trying to learn to cook low sodium menus which is not as easy as it sounds.  Do you know how much Sodium is in foods.  Far to much!  But you didn't come here to read about that so lets move along to something more pleasant.

I thought for a change I join in on Mosaic Monday on Mary's Blog, Little Red House.  This is my 1st time participating but I love the idea of putting together collages/mosaics of different subjects.  For my Mosaic I chosse, Autumn as my theme.  I went out last Friday with my Granddaughter, Coleen on a walk and took a bunch of pictures of different things.  Here is the mosaic I created:

I used Picnik to upload and collage my photo, then did a little editing with the Orton technique and Vigenette. 

It's also Macro Monday over on Lisa's blog, Lisa's Chaos.  Now all of the above photo's were shot using the Macro feature on my little Canon Power Shot camera but I am going to share another photo not in the collage that I took the same day.
























These are the seed pods of what I believe to be a Maple tree of some type but I am not positive.  ETA - Thanks to Stewart of Paying Ready Attention I have since learned this tree is a type of Sweet Gum ( Liquid Amber (Liquidambar styraciflua)) - If you do a Google search you can learn more about this tree.
You can see one of the leaves in the mosaic above.  Aren't they cool looking!

Be sure to check out both links for other fabulous mosaic and macro shots.  You won't be disappointed.  Have a great week.

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful Fall collage. Love the maple balls, and the bokeh is fabulous in that photo. Mickie :)

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  2. Beautiful photos and processing, Ida. That last shot is my favorite. I like the little shiny light bokeh. Looked like snow in the thumbnail!

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  3. Fabulous Autumn collage. I just adore the Autumn colours you get to see there and they make such wonderful photo collages. Great post for your first Mosaic Monday post!

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  4. Wow.....breathtaking colors. And one awesome collage too.

    My link for today is: GARDEN FLOWERS

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  5. Ida, the mosaic is beautiful. Such lovely images of the season. Prayers to your mom - - it is indeed hard to adjust cooking for sodium (everything has it, especially processed foods and most premixed seasoning).

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  6. Wonderful colors that you captured! And I love the little seedpods, whatever they are! I've seen them here in NZ, but don't know exactly what they are.

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  7. You still have beautiful colors in your area ours is gone and seeing naked trees around now. Thanks for the visit and you got it right with your answer, and I am following you too. Happy Monday!

    What Am I

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  8. A great mosaic! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Markus

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  9. Love the bokeh in the sweet gum pod shot. Really lovely. Great set of autumn shots.

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  10. Hi Ida,
    You put together a lovely mosaic! Isn't autumn just the best? The colors are so glorious!

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  11. pretty shots of autumn. hope ur mum gets well soon :)

    cheers,
    My Third Eye

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  12. I love the color of those leaves, beautiful pictures for a delightful mosaic.

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  13. I love the bokeh lights in that bottom shot!

    Happy MM

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  14. Hi there - nice collection of pictures.

    I think that the tree is a Liquid Amber (Liquidambar styraciflua) - a quick search should get you all the info you need.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  15. what a wonderful mosaic! i like also your photo on the top. great shot :)

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  16. A beautiful mosaic, I like your careful colour combinations and positioning.

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  17. I've never seen pods on a maple tree, but I'm no expert. Regardless, they make for an interesting macro shot!

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  18. The collage is beautiful with the different shades of autumn. Love the texture of the seed pods!

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  19. Great collection of pictures! Beautiful autumn colours.

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  20. you have lovely images here..love it..thanks for the visit in one of my blogs..
    Europe Travel Pad
    Countryside Trip
    Travel Snapshots

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  21. strange fruit on that tree. Leaves like Maple and teh fruit looks a bit like Kastanj.

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  22. Love your mosaic, Ida -- and your macro shot is lovely as well. I've seen those pods before, but I can't remember what they are now. :)

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  23. Oh Ida, those pictures are stunning. I wish I could see those colors outside my window, just dirt brown here in the desert. Beautiful photos, excellent work. As far as cooking low sodium, you pretty much can't use anything packaged or canned! They are all loaded in sodium and now all the doctor shows say you should have 1500 mg or less of sodium. Are you kidding, have you looked at a can of soup? I prefer fresh soup but I do use boxed Chicken Broth, OMG don't even look at that. I tried Low Sodium Chicken broth in my normal soups, they all tasted lousy, no one wanted to eat them and wanted to know what was wrong with me. Good luck, it's tough.

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  24. what a beautiful shot of the autumn leaves. thanks for the visit and comment

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  25. Wonderful mosaic... great fall colors! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment at my lil' blog! =D

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  26. Your mosaic is lovely! I especially like the images of the grass and the red leaves.
    The bokeh behind those gum balls ( a lawn mess hard to clean) is awesome!!!
    Thanks for your visit.

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