Mosaic Monday

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DSC03112Driving through country roads in Vermont with my mom this weekend,

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DSC03100we were on a mission to admire fall leaves despite the rainy gray day. When all of a sudden...

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DSC03100We couldn't believe our eyes. Yes, right in the middle of Vermont's backdrop of mountains and beautiful vistas, stood the most gorgeous camel. The people in this lovely cottage had a pet camel. He had friends too, two donkey's, goats and a few chickens.

The Camel

DSC03100He was so friendly and happy. He came right over and gave me a smile.

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DSC03100He made me think that sometimes God changes our backdrop and we can bloom even better where we are planted.

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oday is Mosaic Monday, and Mary from Little Red House, is hosting this lovely day.

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Vermont-four-2009Wishing you a wonderful Monday

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vermont-seven-2009filled with blue skies and smiling camels.

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Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Oh Karen what a delightful post and a wonderful message! Ya know...most of the time as I read your blog, I feel that you are speaking directly to my heart! Truly! Your photos of the Vermont hillsides are just beautiful! And that Camel?? What a darling face! I wonder how he came to live in Vermont? Thanks so much for all that you do, for all of us out here in Blogland!!!
Hugs & Blessings~Sharon

Kathleen Grace said...

ol! What a surprise to see a camel in Vermont:>) It looks like your colors are just at their peak, so beautiful! I often think the leaves look especially bright in the gloom of a rainy day.

Zuzu said...

Very cool! Love your post - especially the part about how God sometimes changes our backdrop. Beautiful!

Enjoy your day,
Zuzu

Diva Kreszl said...

Don't you just love surprises? God never ceases to amaze me!

Mary said...

Great big smile here, Karen, not only for the camel, but for the beautiful photos of Vermont, too. My husband has been itching to get up there for a few weeks now, but unfortunately, we just don't have the time... :( thanks so much for sharing your lovely images at MOsiac MOnday. :)

Carol said...

Well, you never know!! Your mosaic is just gorgeous! You are planning to paint that beautiful landscape, aren't you?

g.suzie said...

I love the expression on the camel's face, it should be on an advertisement or something. Great fall pictures too, have a great day!

Riet said...

What beautiful pictures you have here today. I love your mosaic with the camel and the coloured trees.
Have a nice day

Kathy said...

What a beautiful post, Karen. And how cute is that camel! Vermont is absolutely beautiful - these pictures remind me of my original home, Tennessee. The leaves there will be colorful in a few weeks, but I can't imagine any place having a more beautiful Autumn than in the photos you have posted today!

Have a perfect new week...Kathy

Sharon said...

I had to giggle when the music started and I was looking at this precious camel. I am so glad he had friends. Your mosaic is wonderful and has such agood message. Sharon

Snap said...

How cool was that ... meeting a camel!!!! Loved all the wonderful colors. Looks like a delightful drive.

Laurie said...

Hilarious! He looks happy there, don't you think? Lovely, lovely Fall vistas! Lucky you.

~JarieLyn~ said...

What a delightful surprise that camel is. I am smiling and enjoying your post so much. Your photos are stunning. They take my breath away and that camel is so cute. I just want to go up to it and give it a great big hug and a kiss on the nose. I love your message too. Beautiful.

Beverly said...

What a wonderful and fun surprise. I must say that he does seem to be giving you a big smile.

I would love to have been on that drive with you and your mother. One of these days we are going to see Autumn New England style.

Gabriela said...

Hello Karen,

The landscape is spectacular!
I heard great things about Vermont.
And this camel is so adorable posing for the photo!



~ Gabriela ~

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Karen
LOL! I love that camel's face! He looks like he wants to say something funny.

Vermont's autumn colors are stunningly beautiful! I wish I could take a drive through New England before it's over.

Happy Mosaic Monday!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Happy Monday to you too Karen.
Wonderful photo's. I enjoyed them very much, really pretty.
Elizabeth

LiLi M. said...

Beautiful photos, I love those fall colors! And to meet such a friendly camel all of a sudden. I remember once driving in the train and seeing one, you just have to wipe your eyes: Is this real? I love your wisdom, about blooming under very different circumstances. It is sometimes made possible for you, like you who immediately seeing a friend in him. Well done!
Happy start of the week!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I hope you won't mind me peeking in for a visit, but I read your comment (just above mine) over at Diva's place and just HAD to come see this camel. My goodness, what an amazing treat for you and your mom. And your photography is exquisite! Thanks for sharing. : )
M.L.

Brenda said...

I love slow country drives through the scenery of fall. Something kind of sad about it in a way. Yet very pleasant.
Brenda

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Such a fun and unexpected post! No telling what one will find in the green mountains of Vermont! This is truly one of New England's most beautiful autumn states. Merci mon amie! Anita

Alison Gibbs said...

Karen a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing it all with us
Alison

thepurplerose said...

I just found your blog from Daisy Cottage!! What an awesome picture and I love the message!!

God Bless You Karen,
Loretta

Chatelaine said...

That camel is adorable and it looks like he is living the good life in Vermont.

Your shots are wonderful. He is quite a poser.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Karen!!! This made me smile...

xoxo
Jane

mizmollye said...

Just gorgeous photography and the Camel reminds me of the foreign film where the Camel was weeping. I've loved them more ever since and yours is a beauty. Thanks for sharing.

caren said...

ADORABLE!!!!! A smiling camel...don't they usually spit?

Suzie Button said...

What a treat to run across such a sweet treat along the way! Such a cute camel too! the fall colors are shining through too! Lovely! Suzie

Joyce said...

Hello Miss Karen-
Your photos are amazing! Can't wait for Thursday. I still haven't started my homework.

Vicki said...

Hi, Karen,
I always enjoy visiting your beautiful and inspirational Scrapbook of Inspiration. The Vermont countryside is so beautiful!! And, how amazing to discover a camel in your travels!! I enjoyed seeing your mosaics today very much!! Thank you so much for stopping by Bunny Cottage for a visit. I always love it when you do!! Vicki

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cutest thing ever, Karen! I want to hug that silly camel. A friend of mine wrote a children's book about a camel once, and it is very touching. I can't believe you saw that in someone's yard!!!

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I forgot to add... what a TREAT!

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