Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mosaic Monday - A Gate

The New Webster Encyclopedic Dictionary describes a gate as a door or frame opening into an enclosing fence or wall; a barrier to block passage - and a gateway as an opening which is or may be closed with a gate.

We are curious by nature and a gate only increases our curiousity...where does the gate lead...what secret is it hiding.  A gate beckons us to travel through into the unknown, our imagination is simulated and we must see what lies beyond.



Time is not a portal...it is a moment.
The future is out of sight. The past is blurred...
the past is recall and each memory is dependent and differs.
The past is a mosaic, of shattered pieces that we try to hold together.
The future is our dream but today, now is our golden hour.
Open the gate, look, listen, breathe, love.
~ Author Unknown~

I am joining our wonderful host Mary for Mosaic Monday.




32 comments:

Snap said...

Wonderful mosaic! I always wonder what's on the other side of the fence/gate. Magical gardens. A portal to another world? Fun!!!!!!

Lavender Cottage said...

You've not listed the author of your quote Jen....
Great mosaic of different types of gates.
Judith

Rajesh said...

Beautiful gates. Lovely variety.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Fascinating gates today Jen.

A New England Life said...

What a wonderful quote. I do love a beautiful gate, especially in an older garden. Some of them are exquisite!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Great mosaic. It is so true that gates just make you wonder what is on the other side and increase our curiosity. Well said.

Queenmothermamaw said...

I too love gates. Makes for a nice mosaic. Thanks for your visit. Blessings
QMM

Pondside said...

I love that quote - too true!
I think that my favorite gate is the farm gate - it is what it is!

Mary Lou said...

Wonderful mosaic Jen. I love gates and fences and doors...

Edith Hope said...

Dear Jennifer, I do so agree about the intrigue of gates and doors in gardens, especially when one cannot quite see what is beyond. Your mosaic is beautifully presented and the quotations most apt.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

How pretty, lovely mosaic. I am hosting a CSN Giveaway and would love for you to stop by.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful variety of gates. A great quote and beautiful photos!

GrandmaK said...

What a wonderful mosaic! The gates are really beautiful. Have a grand week! Cathy

Mizzus G said...

What a beautiful quote. I love photos of gates and doors and I always wonder what's on the other side. Wonderful mosaic.

Hope your Monday is lovely,
Susan

Snappy Di said...

Aren't garden gates pretty? Just love them even if they lead into a garden of weeds.

Di

Lenore said...

Very interesting and unusual mosaic.
Your header is absolutely beautiful.

Genie Robinson said...

Jennifer....Again, thanks for visiting my blog. I LOVE your gates. We have lots of cattle guards out here in the boonies, but not the beautiful gates I used to see around my home in Florida. Your mosaic is lovely. Am so happy to have met you and to have the opportunity to start visiting your bog.

Hugs,
Genie
buttonsforbaga.blogspot.com

Georgianna said...

Love all these gates, Jen. They really are so intriguing! Thanks for your visit and hope you have a terrific week. Georgianna

Sherry said...

Gates are a wonderful subject. Love yours. The poem is so nice too.
Sherry

RainGardener said...

Great mosaic. I never would have thought to do one with gates. What a great idea!

Mary said...

Oh yes, there is something so beautiful and symbolic about a gate... and your collection here is no exception. Lovely! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

LadyNoor said...

Great theme of mosaic, beautiful photos too. Black iron gates are my favourite, in fact my bed-head and my daughter's bed are made from black iron!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

So pretty!! There is something about a beautiful gate that draws your attention ~ don't you think? I guess it's our natural curiosity that makes us wonder what's on the other side. Very thought provoking quote!

Lisa said...

Beautiful mosaic! I love your theme.

Porch Days said...

I love your mosaic because I love gates. Very nice pictures.

Flower said...

Gates and doors say so much! Thanks for this post that puts forth such a great thought!!

Anja said...

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. I admire very much the idea and the text of yours. I have to think about it.
Have a nice week.
Anja

Sheila said...

There's a story behind each gate - it would be fascinating to explore behind each one.

EG Wow said...

Lovely mosaic and quote!

julieQ said...

A gate is kind of a beckoning...especially if it is open a smidgeon! I love your mosaic!

LDH said...

I have a fascination with gates and find them so beautiful! I relate to the words and thoughts of the quote. Lovely mosaic!

Regina said...

Beautiful mosaic.

Enjoy the rest of the week.
Regina