Uplifted by Monochrome Madness

Thank you all for visiting and/or commenting on my last post.  It must have been as difficult to read as it was to write, but it was healing, though sad, to post my thoughts about this great loss.

And these are some selections, monochrome and two others from a lovely drive up island. We stopped and walked through Cathedral Grove which is home to  giant Douglas fir trees, some over 800 years old. You feel very small and insignificant in the presence of these magnificent guardians, and totally in awe and wonder. We also were treated to an unexpected concert in the forest. I thought it was fairy music wafting on the breeze but it turned out to be human voices almost as lovely!  They are singing in front of the oldest tree of the forest.

I have submitted the fairy’s toll booth ( where you must answer a riddle to enter the enchanted wood)  to Leanne Cole and Laura Macky’s Monochrome Madness. Please visit them for all the great submissions.

I will add more from our drive up island in another post.

 

 

above the trees
above the trees

 

60 Comments Add yours

  1. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

    Spectacular, especially the spider web. 🙂

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  2. Great images here Cybele. The spider’s web reminds me of a walk we took through our local nature reserve just up the beach.The path was completely blocked by the hugest web strung between two trees. 🙂

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    1. thank you! Glad you enjoyed them- That must have been a big spider (or ambitious!)! 🙂

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      1. It was a huge spider. 🙂

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  3. Ross Duncan says:

    Love that shot you have called ” Morning” just beautiful

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    1. I love it too! Thank you Ross!!

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  4. Wow, amazing web photo. It must have been quite eerie to hear that singing without knowing its source, but it also sounds so appropriate for a cathedral of trees.

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    1. thanks Andrea!! It was wonderful!!

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  5. Maria F. says:

    Nice, it’s like a soul’s journey. My heart goes out to you and him.

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    1. it is a journey!! Thank you Maria!

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  6. katieprior says:

    Lovely photos Cybele, I love the spider web, the colours on it are gorgeous. 🙂

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    1. Agreed on the web!!! Thanks Katie!!!

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  7. Incredible photos especially the last one; cobweb

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  8. Peter Nena says:

    A web can be so beautiful. Whoa!

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    1. it truly is!! That spider had caught a rainbow!!! 🙂

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  9. I love these, Cybele. I would love to be able to photograph like this! 😀

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    1. I love yours too!! And thank you for that lovely compliment!!

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  10. Roy McCarthy says:

    Imaginative and evocative – love the fairy toll booth.

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  11. Arl's World says:

    Beautiful photos!!

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  12. Stephen Thom says:

    The wooden bridge is really cool, atmospheric, great inspiration for writing, All the best. Thanks as ever for reading some of my wee stories, too. 🙂

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    1. Yes, I use a lot of these photos for my Tales of the Tuatha. Thanks for stopping by Stephen!

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  13. I like your shadow shot. Nice post you are doing well to work though personal sadness.

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    1. thank you Robert! It’s an ongoing process, and of course the shadow is magic camera!

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  14. Amy says:

    So very magic, cybele! ! Love the morning and web images especially.

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  15. Your photos have such whimsey! I giggled at the selfie 🙂

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    1. I’m happy you like them!! Thanks Christy!

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  16. As lovely pictures as ever. Your selfie made me laugh 🙂

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  17. lauramacky says:

    Beautiful! As always of course. 😉

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    1. Big thanks and get well quickly!!!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        I will…once I have it! LOL Thank you 🙂

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      2. oh yikes, I hate that waiting stuff!!

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      3. Keep your spirit up!! more prayers coming your way!

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      4. lauramacky says:

        Thank you! I’m feeling the love…I really am. People have been so supportive!

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  18. Suzanne says:

    What magical photos of a magical place.

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    1. the rain forests are totally enchanted here Suzanne. Thanks!!

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  19. Robyn G says:

    What a beautiful place and I can imagine your face hearing fairy voices 🙂
    Gorgeous photos as always and love the Fairy Booth and our Monochrome community!!

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    1. yes we were walking down the path and the voices just wafted on the wind!! Then we found them! Thank you Robyn!

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  20. Mark Simms says:

    These are lovely Cyb, great light, DoF and Bokeh 😊

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    1. thank you Mark!! That’s a great compliment knowing your expertise!!

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  21. sixpixx says:

    Mesmerising as ever. What a lovely place for a choir practice.

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    1. Isn’t it though!!! It was delightful!! Thanks Six!

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  22. suej says:

    Some lovely, mysterious shots here…..

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  23. Embracing a Wounded Soul says:

    Love them all but especially the web 🙂

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    1. thank you Soul!! I spotted that one way up high and grabbed my zoom!! The light on it was perfect!

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      1. Embracing a Wounded Soul says:

        Love it ❤

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