Monday, February 22, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Viva Italia

I am obviously feeling the bite
of the travel bug.

Italy beckons.
Its siren song is nearly irresistible.

Left (top to bottom): Sirmione, Milan's Duomo, Murano
Center: Murano, Cinque Terre, Venice - looking through 
an arch toward the Doge's palace
Right: Venice's Doge's Palace and San Marco, Venice, 
Venetian Painter

To visit the other sites
participating in Mosaic Monday,
visit Mary at Little Red House.

And if that doesn't give you enough inspiration,
check out my friend Cathleen Shattuck's 
celebrating the Year of the Tiger festivities
in Seattle's International District
and Chinatown.


Betsy said...

Wait for me (throwing some clothes in a suitcase)...I'll come with you! :)

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

That could be a postcard for the Italian tourist board. Just lovely.

Hmmmmm - is your word verification like an astrological reading? Mine says, "horni" ... :)

rebecca said...

lovely, siren worthy.

this is the first year i must post pone a trip to san miguel for holy week. my group, one by one has suffered unexpected income woes.
so i am looking toward the future..hoping a later trip, with more time for preparing, will better serve.

so san miguel for dia de los muertos, here we come!

if this speaks to your travel lust..write to me soon!


Alan Burnett said...

Lovely mosaic, I rather like the idea of Mosaic Monday

Dragonfly Treasure said...

What a wonderful Mosaic! Would be so nice to get away
Have a great week!

sperlygirl said...

beautiful meri - i still pinch myself for living here. everyday is a work of art. you captured it beautifully. sending love back your way from 'the boot'! warmly, s

K Soucy said...

Love it!

Delwyn said...

Hi Meri

forgive my commenting absence of late...but I now have a beautiful new mac under my fingers...

have you walked the cinque terra?

Happy days

Sharon said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Meri, thanks for stopping. I too lust for travel, but am old as dirt and not much income these days so I will just look at pictures. So good to have a nice resources, such as your blog, to check out. I have traveled pretty much for an average person on this side of the world, never been to Europe or the far East though. Blessings.

GardenofDaisies said...

Meri, these are gorgeous! I would love to go to Italy someday.

curious girl (lisa) said...

well now you've done it! I've caught it too. oh italy, how I love you.

Dishesdone said...

Gorgeous shots! Love your mosaic :)

Sherry said...

Oh, after I go visit England I am coming to visit your Italy!!! How perfect. I can't wait for the food!

shirley said...

I'm drooling with anticipation - we are planning a trip to Italy this summer, can't wait to see Cinque Terre in person!

The Gathering Place said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I loved your Italy pictures and your picnic rings a bell with me. Great adventure at a beautiful place!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

doesn't take much to make me get the itch.

another great mosaic!

lakeviewer said...

I'm right behind you lining up to get on that plane.

Porch Days said...

Wow, that is lovely. Wish I had been there instead of Baltimore.

Ebie said...

What a lovely mosaic! Makes me want to go visit!

Bagman and Butler said...

Beautiful mosaic. I want to go too. My word verification is "sings".

merr said...

absolutely lovely. i want to go back so desperately. still need to somehow loan my blurb book to you or meet you and show you in person.

going to artfest this year? i am and also took a giant leap and signed up for squam in september. am i crazy?

on another note, my ol' beloved megazoom broke. dslr or another megazoom. plagued by indecision for months now and too many forums and sites have been visited. any recommends or sage advice?

happily retired gal said...

Lovely postcard-like mosaic ... most enticing! Makes me want to find my slides of Europe from long ago and get them transferred to a DVD where I can enjoy them and perhaps share as well.
Hugs and blessings,