June 27, 2016

Flowers, Flags, and a Fine Mural

The Good: I saw some pretty flowers this spring and remembered to take pictures of quite a few. If you are delighted by flower pictures, check out the Today's Flowers blog hop.

Not so good: Judith at Lavender Cottage has decided to stop hosting Mosaic Monday. That meme inspired me to create collages like this one. I hope someone will take it over.*

The Random: When I was at the living history event commemorating the American Revolution, some yahoo passing by in a pickup truck mistook the British flag for a Confederate flag and hollered "White Power!" I felt embarrassed because many of the re-enactors were from northern states and probably concluded that Virginia is full of racists who can't even recognize the British flag.

On the other hand, recent news stories remind us that some Brits are as ethnocentric as our backwoods boys. So perhaps the remark was not totally off the mark in equating the Union Jack with prejudice. (No offense meant to our friends in the UK.)

The Fun:
  I enjoy art and on Saturday I got to see an artist at work in Strasburg.  Alice Mizrachi was putting the finishing touches on a mural behind the Emporium. I went by there again on Sunday and photographed the completed painting.

Sharing with Monday Murals
* Check out the new linkup: Floral Mosaics!


  1. I love your flowers collage. How neat to see the artist finishing up the mural and also seeing the finished creation.

  2. Beautiful flower collage! And how wonderful you got to see the artist at work on her stunning mural painting, wow. Coming over from Mosaic Monday and very sorry it is the last, yes :( Wishing you a beautiful day!

  3. Really nice to see the artist putting the finish on her mural.Your collage is very nice.

  4. It's always fun to watch artists at work.

    The yahoo needs a good hit in the nose.

    1. I know. People like that make me cringe!

  5. We have a large Alice Mizrachi mural in town, her style is distinctive.

    1. Oh, that's wonderful! Have you posted a photo yet?

  6. Belo post...Espectacular....

  7. Great selection of photo's and themes
    That mural is amazing

    All the best Jan

  8. A delightful collage of flowers and a talented artist creating the mural.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  9. Hello, love the pretty flowers and the view of the flags. The mural is awesome. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  10. Very pretty indeed
    You can come and keep me company

  11. Hiya Linja,
    Sorry for being late to acknowledge your lovely contribution to my floral mosaic pages.
    I've been on the road and away from the net.
    Thank you for playing along.


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