Monday, September 02, 2013

August Mosaic's always interesting to observe the patterns that emerge each month. Apparently, August was about food. Fully one third of these photos document food or restaurants. There's the scallops from Skillet, biscotti and coffee and DeLucas and cheesesteak in Pittsburgh, the coffee house in Urbana, peanut butter sandwiches from Krema, eggplant salad (made with the eggplant grown in the community garden), and Jeni's on Mohawk.

And it's not every month that dinosaurs show up not once, not twice, but THREE times.

Between the tomato hornworm caterpillar (found in the community garden) that I unsuccessfully tried to keep alive for my students to see, and the exhibits at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, it was a great month for insects, too.

You can click on the mosaic to enlarge it, or visit the set on Flickr.


  1. I see some pretty clouds in this too, Mary Lee. August is that ending, frantic month for teachers-have to include a lot of fun things! I like that purple flower!

  2. Love it that you take photos of food, Mary Lee. Another thing we share in common!

    That photo called "Stairs" is really striking. Complex geometry. Depth.

    These mosaics are really fun.

  3. Caterpillars and butterflies. I am trying this out in my classroom. I'm worried they may emerge while we are gone for the long weekend. I love your mosaics.

  4. I love your mosaics, Mary Lee. I need to do something like this, myself, and see what patterns emerge in my pictures...I've been taking pictures of clouds a lot lately.

    Your "hole in the sky" reminds me of a picture I took when I saw a "hole" in a tree. You can view it here, if you're curious:

    This reminds me I want to get a hold of that new book with the hole in it!

    It all comes together -- the fun connections!

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful, rich images, Mary Lee. Still wondering where The Mad River is...

    1. Love your hole-in-a-tree! And the Mad River is in West Central Ohio.


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