I love monochrome madness!!- A must post!!

and so does Leanne Cole and Laura Macky and so many other wonderful photographers.  Check out Leanne and Laura’s Monochrome Madness for the submissions on Leanne’s blog today.

I had already picked these out for the event.

Morning prayer in the Kalif's garden a
Salat al fajr or morning prayer in the Kalif’s garden
brook
Scheherazade”s Dream

 

Summer Tips for enchanted gardens – from the secret gardener

At the bottom of your garden you must leave  an overgrown place for the wild spirits to come and play.   Dont forget to leave your window open, and  when the moon casts a shadow, listen!  you will hear them singing. 

secret garden path

 

48 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!

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    1. Any time Russel, I’m glad the accommodation met with your approval!! Your site is reserved! Thanks so much for a lovely compliment!!

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  2. Robyn G says:

    Not sure if I commented on the MMC gallery, but ‘need’ to say… Your gorgeous photos get better and better… And theyre gorgeous to start with.
    Truly divine and always full of mood atmosphere and beauty 🙂

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    1. you are so generous Robyn!! Thank you so much!!

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  3. aishasoasis says:

    Wow, Cybele, these are sooooo beautiful! You won my heart with Scheri’s dream! ♥♥♥ ;^)

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    1. thank you Aisha!! I thought you might like these!

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  4. Maria F. says:

    And you’re really good at it. That Peacock is simply awesome, so mystical.

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  5. I love enchanted gardens…the peacock is my favourite, a unique and lovely photo.

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    1. As do I!! Thanks so much Andrea!

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  6. Beautiful photos Cybele !

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  7. Wow, Cybele, these are absolutely breathtaking (as usual)! 🙂

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  8. RobynG says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Really awesome!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Robyn and for your lovely comment!!

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  9. DG Hardy says:

    I have tried to log in several times but something (my brain) isn’t working….Your photos ,stories & text are magic! Thank you for seeing it everywhere amongst the dross & difficult that often obscures our dulled consciousnesses….You waken us to the lightness & wonder….xoxo DG

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    1. what a wonderful thing to say!! Thanks my friend!!!

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  10. James Keegan says:

    Stunning! Your images really get the imagination running. 🙂

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    1. What a lovely compliment James!!! Thank you!

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  11. Cybele, I thought I had the mood and atmosphere thing nailed. three inspirational shots, I love them 🙂

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    1. Much appreciated ed!! a wonderful compliment from you!!

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  12. Amy says:

    Wow, blew me away, Cybele!

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    1. thanks so much Amy!! a lovely compliment!

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  13. Beautiful as always. The peacock looks so majestic and the lighting is stunning 🙂

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    1. I appreciate your comment Lisa. Thanks so much.

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  14. Especially love the ‘Morning Prayer,’ Cybele. So serene and dreamy.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Debbie!

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  15. Your color image is moving out of the reality of photography and into the realm of painting…nice work!

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    1. IR Robert with a bit of colour manipulation!!! Thank you so much.!!

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  16. lauramacky says:

    Simply gorgeous…..I love the lighting so much! Dreamy!!!

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    1. thanks Laura!!! I wasn’t sure it would work in mono as it was a colourful scene!! but it did!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        Sure did. 🙂 And you’re welcome!

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  17. ♡eM says:

    I’ve been curious for a while now, Dune Mouse. Do you teach photography?

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    1. oh my that is a flattering question em. I wish I could say yes but so much of what I do is on a wing and a prayerm, instinct and imagination- I’m not a technician at all and you do need those verbal technical skills to teach. Thanks Em!!

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      1. ♡eM says:

        🙂 Perhaps your instincts and imagination will seep into your posts and I will pick up on them.

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      2. I’m happy to try to help if you have a question of course!! 🙂

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      3. ♡eM says:

        I am nowhere near the questioning stage, as I do not yet know what to ask. When I’m there, though, I would be happy to pick your brain, and I thank you for the offer.

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      4. You are on the road with it. 🙂

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  18. There, that just goes to prove that a peacock’s beauty isn’t just in its colours, but also in its shape.

    My nextdoor neighbour was bemoaning the fact she had to clear the bottom of her overgrown garden. I suggested she save the loveliest shaped logs and sticks from a felled tree to construct an artistic feature that the hedgehogs and stag beetles could enjoy. Perhaps I should tell her about the wild spirits, too!

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    1. yes indeed! And definitely tell your neighbour!! :)- all wild spirits welcome!!

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  19. Was that peacock there originaly? Amazing shot.

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    1. yes it was a lovely sight! Thanks Snow!

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  20. Ah, what a dream Cybelle 🙂

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  21. sixpixx says:

    Enchanting. I love the hint of colour.

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