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Monday, August 3, 2009

'Tis The Dreaming Spires on Mosaic Monday

It's Monday, and that usually means that I challenge my limited computer graphics ability by putting together a collage of pictures. This time, I get a break; Anne is the guest mosaic-maker.

Mary of Little Red House hosts Mosaic Monday -- a terrific, fun blog party -- click here to go there!


My daughter Anne put together a mosaic of pictures she took when she and sister Alida visited England two months ago.

Anne especially loved Oxford. She sought out J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis' favorite pub, Alida sought out a philosophy lecture, and they met up in time to catch some experimental theater, and get the bus back to London.

Anne shot a series of pictures of Oxford's Merton College, with this in mind:

I absolutely love the look of these old buildings. Can you imagine studying there?
It must make you feel smarter!

I thought it would be interesting to put an outline around each picture,
to see how many Anne put into this collage:

I am still not quite sure how she managed to get everything to fit together so smoothly.

Anne also took video of Merton College at Oxford University; it's below, my first blog video.
It's about 30 seconds of film.
I am still astounded that a little camera can also take video.

Thanks, Anne, for letting me use this mosaic and video today!

Tomorrow, I think I will share pictures of my 99-cent coffee table -- Cass


  1. I would love to sit in those buildings for just a bit. Taking in the history!

    Have a great day!

    Becky K.

  2. Oxford is amazing! I was fortunate to have the opportunity to visit it earlier this year. Thank your daughter for sharing the memories! and you for posting them!

  3. this is a wonderful mosaic. I love the building.

  4. Always a joy to have talented smart kids! and a 99c have me curious.

  5. Now that is very creative! I love it!!

    Very well done!

  6. How wonderful that your daughter was able to help you out. I love what she did with the photos and the second one with frames looks so 'professionally' finished! I also love the beautiful yellow house in your header and assume it's 'That Old House' ... what a delightful place to call home. Thanks for visiting Sacred Ruminations.
    Hugs and blessings,

  7. The mosaic turned out great! Would love to see Oxford. Anne did a wonderful job.

  8. what a wonderful adventure and beautiful photos to remember it. Anne did a great job putting them together.

  9. Hi Cass, very talented daughter you have. Love the mosaic and the idea of putting frames around them was very good, helps to see just how much work went into it all.

    Can't wait to see your .99 cent coffee table.

    Thanks for visiting me at "Sojourn's Nest". I hope you enjoyed the visit and will come back often.


  10. Very clever what you've done with mosaics, chickee!

    How did I get the bee to hold still for the photo???? I whispered into his tiny ear to beeeeee calm!!!


  11. Lovely mosaic! We enjoyed Oxford last year.


  12. These buildings just ooze history.

  13. I'm a great fan of the old Inspector Morse mysteries - loved all the Oxford scenes, so I enjoyed your little clip very much.

  14. Oh I love Oxford. I need to get back to Jolly Ole England soon! Thanks for the memories :0)

  15. Evening, Cass! Oh, your daughter's mosaics take the cake! How grand these look! I know she had a marvelous time! Now, you said a 99 cent coffee table? I'll be back to see it! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  16. o, o, o!!! I LOVE it. Anne, you are one gifted gal!

  17. She did a great job on the mosaics, felt like I was in England myself.

  18. I feel smarter just visiting and seeing the wonderful mosaic. Thanks Anne-and Cass--for sharing. ~Kathy

  19. Well, I can't wait to see that 99 cents coffee table!

    These are gorgeous photos of Oxford. My husband and I went there when we were in England a while back. I loved it. I can't imagine actually going to school in such an interesting place.

    Tell her the mosaic is the most unique one I've seen! She did a great job with it.

  20. That's a beauty. Love those buildings. Anne sure is so talented!

  21. That is soo awesome!! wonder how she did that??? love it!!

  22. What a beautiful mosaic of a wonderful place. I just love how you designed this mosaic!


  23. Great mosaic, loved your post!

  24. Oh what a sweet post and photos. Love the I love England. This surely did put a smile on my face!

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