Mosaic Monday

Winter at Old Silver Beach

oday is Mosaic Monday, and Mary from Little Red House, is hosting this lovely day. A trip down to the shore on a winter's day and this lovely poem found in an old book seemed to say what is in my heart about...


obody ever tried to put it into words...
The birds, the trees, the ponds,

winter Beach

†he sudden stretches of the sea,
the fields windswept and free,


the hills where quiet feet have trod,
the heavenly peace of old Cape Cod.

Sunset over Old Silver Beach

obody ever made a poem of it,
or painted a picture doing justice to it,

Winter Light on Old Silver Beach

and yet, the lives, that harassed torn
and bleeding, became less forlorn,


grew healed, where lies the living sod,
the matchless peace of old Cape Cod.

winter Beach

Heartsick of cities’ clamorous strife,
and yearning for a wiser life,
found here their hopes fulfilled;

The colors of winter at the beach

the goldenrod and aster grew
above the sorrow once they knew,

Winter in Sandwich

Made o’er again, they learn of God,
and walked with him on Old Cape Cod.


Boardwalk at sandwich

My creationAs time goes by and I find myself returning often to Cape Cod, I fall more deeply in love with it's history and beauty. The song for this post is My Romance,

mosaic monday sunset

P.S. I was just walking through my kitchen this morning with a cup of coffee and the light caught this little vignette sitting on my baker's rack. Well, one thing led to another and pretty soon I had captured it, written some inspirational thoughts and saved it as my desktop image. It really makes a dreamy desktop. So, just click on the image below and tell your computer you want to use it as your desktop image. I used the border to organize my folders. The words...are in the reflection

Beauty can be found in the tiniest details

podso said...

I can see you take a lot of care with your blog posts. This one is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Stine in Ontario said...

Cape Cod brings back tons of childhood memories! Thanks!

Mary said...

Oh what a sense of peace on that beautiful beach! Thanks for sharing your lovely images, Karen! :)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Wonderful photos! Never been to Cape Cod, but it's on my bucket list.

Blondie's Journal said...

I become more enamored with Cape Cod with every one of your posts about this magical place. Love your photos and pictures (?) and the poem is hauntingly beautiful. Thanks, Karen.


Diann said...

Cool mosaics!

Ebie said...

You created such a wonderful mosaic. Love the glowing colors of sun shining through the rocks and the shoreline.

Is that a hanging bridge?

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

karen--- oh darlin the Blues are mezmerizing... amazing

Such a delight!


ellen b. said...

Such beautiful images. I see why you love to return...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Karen I also love cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. Your photos are lovely and I enjoyed reading the poem. Happy Mosaic Monday!

Vivian said...

Wow, what beautiful mosaics. What wonderful pictures.

LiLi M. said...

These photos of Cape Cod are simply stunning! The beaches resemble the beaches of our northern islands, not those of our coast line. Thanks for sharing, happy Monday!

Lori said...

what beautiful mosaics truly is lovely there...i hope you will stop over and enter my newest giveaway...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Karen, your photos are always so stunning and are so breathtaking. My friend, how are you today? The beautiful blue hues of your photos remind me of a gorgeous BLUE MONDAY blog that I just came from: Country Wings in Phoenix. You must see her Blue Monday is gorgeous. Thank you my friend for always inspiring us. You have shaped the way I post my blogs in more ways than you can imagine. Blessings to you, Anita

Vee said...

Oh I enjoyed seeing Cape Cod again through your eyes. And don't you just know that I love to listen to Patti Page sing "Old Cape Cod," too. Thanks for gathering the poems and the photographs...just lovely!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my sweet friend,
You are so kind! Thank you for such wonderful compliments about my writing!!! Yes, I am flying high just knowing that I only have one more assignment due next Monday for an elective class and then I AM FREE! How I look forward to more storytelling and improving as I go, along with some art in the works! God bless you dearest, Anita

GardenofDaisies said...

What beautiful photo's of the grassy fields and beaches of Cape Cod.

Donna said...

Oh how beautiful Cape Cod is. You've captured some lovely photos.

Happy day to you, Karen.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Karen, beautiful photos and beautiful words. I love coming to visit your blog. laurie

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