Cee’s Shadows And Reflections

More black and white challenge from Cee Neuner’s Shadows and Reflections

Thank you for the inspiration Cee!!

after the rain- the shady road to Scone
after the rain- the shady road to Scone

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 Dear wordpress friends,

I’ve had an accident which fractured my rib so am a bit laid up and in pain!! There’s nothing to do but wait for healing!  I’m so grateful this happened after my trip and before Christmas!!  Now I have a good excuse to lie around for awhile and no excuse not to catch up with my writing.  The weather is as wet as ducks so photos may be sporadic!! And I have time to practice patience!  For a person with my emotional disposition this is like asking a hen not to peck!!  Just breathe!!

“The practice of patience guards us against losing our presence of mind. It enables us to remain undisturbed, even when the situation is really difficult. It gives us a certain amount of inner peace, which allows us some self-control, so that we can choose to respond to situations in an appropriate and compassionate manner, rather than being driven by our disturbing emotions.”- The Dalai Lama

and try not to shout oh shite every few minutes!!

81 Comments Add yours

  1. Maria F. says:

    Great images Cybele, I love the contrast and light!

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    1. thanks so much Maria!!

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  2. smilingtoad says:

    Stunning shots, here…Sorry to learn of your fractured rib. Hope it is feeling a bit better and you are happily on the mend. Your blog is quite inspiring, along with your photography. Looking forward to future posts. Best wishes and many peaceful thoughts of patience and healing! 😉

    Autumn Jade

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    1. turned out not to be fractured! Still an injury to muscle which was so so painful!! Getting better! Thank you for such an encouraging comment!!

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  3. M E Cheshier says:

    Reblogged this on Travels with Mary and commented:
    Stunning and Stupendous!

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    1. Thank you so much for the reblog and the wonderful comment!! Pleased to meet you!!!

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  4. M E Cheshier says:

    You are an amazing photographer. Talk about talent. Stunning and Stupendous!

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    1. Thanks so much Mary!! I am enjoying your blog and photos too!!

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      1. M E Cheshier says:

        Double 🙂

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  5. dbp49 says:

    Sorry about the obvious discomfort, but glad to have you around to contribute, and if that is selfish, then I’ll just have to live with it : (. Get better soon, I’ll say a little prayer.

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    1. an x ray showed it was not cracked but rather an intercostal(?) bruising or sprain- still painful but getting better- thank you!!!

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  6. Oh, dear Cybele, I’m so sorry I didnt see this sooner – I pray you are feeling somewhat better, and hope you find comfort and patience in this hard time – sending you hugs and love and more ice cream! What’s your fav flav? ❤❤❤;^)

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    1. no worries! thanks I’m much better!!! I often choose vanilla with a touch of caramel!! 🙂 and if there is pralines I like that too!! But to either chocolate or strawberry I would never say no!!

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      1. Me, too, I love any flavor of ice cream! ❤❤❤;^)

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  7. Magic images……I’m just drawn into the storytelling of the pictures.

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    1. It’s always great to make a new friend on WP! I hope you will visit often. I’m all for magic ( as you might be able to tell by some of my stories). I’m so glad it comes through in the photos as well!! Thank you for a lovely comment!!

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      1. Your welcome. Your stories are great. I’ll drop by again soon.

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  8. RoSy says:

    OUCH on the rib fracture.
    Take it easy. And – may your recovery go well.

    Nice pix for the challenge!

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    1. thanks so much RoSy!!!!

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  9. Mélanie says:

    bonne santé & quick recovery, Belle-Lune! ❤ my very best, take care and stay positive… 🙂 friendly hugs, Mélanie

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    1. Merci Beaucoup Melanie!! Much appreciated!!

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  10. Robyn G says:

    Oh dear Cybele… Oh no!!! So sorry to hear this news 😦
    Do take care. xox

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    1. Robyn G says:

      PS wonderful images. So atmospheric!

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      1. Thanks so much for your feedback Robyn!!!

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    2. Not as bad as they originally thought!!! Thanks Robyn!!

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      1. Robyn G says:

        Phew…very pleased to hear that 🙂

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  11. joshi daniel says:

    loved that never ending path 🙂

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    1. I like that road too!! Thanks Joshi!

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  12. Hope you get well soon Cybele and put all that resting time to good use! The lonely boat is my favourite.

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    1. thanks I ‘m already a bit better!! I love that boat too!!

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  13. Peter Nena says:

    I hadn’t opened this post till now. I’m sorry, Cybele. I hope you are recovering well. Hugs, kisses, and prayers! Be healed!

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    1. thank you Peter! I am and thanks for your good thoughts and wishes!!! It means a lot!!!

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  14. Oh dear… As you can see, I’m catching up on my reading and just realized you broke a rib. Hope you’re ok, apart from the rib.. rest much. ((( Cybele )))

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    1. I am ok Lizzie, and feeling better!!! Thank you!!!

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  15. Youch, Cybele, poor you. You might like to try taking some homeopathic Ruta Graveolens 30c, as it will help with pain relief of that sort of injury as well as speed up the healing.

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    1. thank you Sarah. I will look into that!

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  16. suzjones says:

    Ouch. I hope you heal well and quickly. I hear you on the ‘oh shite’ thing though. That sounds like me when my back is out. 😉
    Take care.

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    1. thanks Suz, I’m mending!!!

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  17. Love the lighting in these photos, Cybele. Gorgeous!

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    1. thank you so much Debbie!! I am quite fond of mono!! 🙂

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  18. Ann says:

    These are beautiful – I love that boat!

    Sorry to hear about the rib. I hope you get through the painful part quickly!

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    1. thank you Ann and for the well wishes!! Yes the boat is a fave of mine.

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  19. Suzanne says:

    So sorry to hear of your accident – I hope you recover quickly. The images you have posted here are inspiring. I didn’t realise that photos of reflections could work as black and white images – I might have to have a go at this challenge myself.

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    1. thanks Suzanne! Its a slow process apparently! Thanks for the comment re reflections. Yes, I didn’t know either but was experimenting!! Go for it too!!

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      1. Suzanne says:

        🙂

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  20. sedge808 says:

    we have similar taste in photography.
    sorry about the rib.

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    1. thanks Sedge!! and for the follow!! I will be following you too!

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  21. Poor you 😦 Hope you have a quick recovery. The first shot is my favourite, great perspective 🙂

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    1. thanks so much my dear!!! Yes I love that road!!

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  22. Cee Neuner says:

    Just take care of yourself. We will still be here. 🙂 Wonderful entry this week.

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    1. thank you Cee!! I can only lie about for so long!!

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  23. Oh, you poor thing. I pray you heal quickly and without anymore pain. I love your photos, especially “The Spaces Between”. My usual mantra is “Please grant me patience and I want it now!” Take care. Hugs — no wait, that would hurt, never mind! 😉 ❤

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    1. thanks so much Linda!! spiritual hugs are ok!! 🙂 I love your mantra!!

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  24. robert87004 says:

    Get well soon, Hannah. A thought of healing sent in your direction.

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    1. thanks Robert!! It helps!!!

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  25. lauramacky says:

    Oh noo…I hope you will heal quickly Hannah. Beautiful pics. Take care of yourself!

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    1. oh boy, I’m not a patient injured person!! Thanks Laura!! I know you’ve been through a tough time and hope you are feeling brand new!!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        I’m not patient either lol. I’m still recovering but it’s getting better! Knee replacements take a long time. Oddly enough hip replacements don’t. Go figure. And I don’t want to find out first hand on that thank you!

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  26. sixpixx says:

    Ouch! Hope it’s not too painful for too long. Loving your light and shadows – especially around the little wooden boat.

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    1. thanks so much for visiting the sick lol!! I love that old boat!

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  27. The images are terrific! I really like the trees you call “The spaces between”. It feels like you took that one at night.

    I’m so sorry you’re broken! I’ve had broken ribs…punctured my lung when they broke. It was painful! I hope you heal quickly, and the pain stops soon! Sending healing vibes, and positive thoughts your way!

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    1. thanks so much for your lovely comment and good wishes and vibes Circ!!!

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  28. Wishing you a speedy recovery – I know the most difficult part of any medical issue is the waiting to heal – but if you do take it easy, you will be back to normal in short order.

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    1. Yes I’m trying not to shout “oh shite” every time I move! 😀 Thanks Robert!!!

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      1. Little known fact: Profanity HELPS the healing process 🙂

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      2. thanks!!! I’ll let loose!! 😀

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  29. So sorry to hear about your ribs. Hope you are better soon. Waiting for your new stories overhere. 😉

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    1. thanks so much Snow!!!!! I have to get organized here- hard when I am uncomfortable!!

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  30. kazg10 says:

    Ps love the shots 🙂

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    1. thank you Kaz!!

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  31. kazg10 says:

    Hope you will be okay. Sounds nasty! ! Good luck with the patience thing, I hear you on that one. I would find that the hardest part!! Take care and get well soon. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Kaz!! I am not a good sick person!! 😀

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  32. Cybele, take care and get well. Love the rowboat shot.

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    1. thanks so much Michael for coming by- and for your good wishes!

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  33. suej says:

    Hope your ribs heal soon, but yes, you must be patient! Love that last image of the little boat… 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Sue!! All the good wishes help!! I love the boat too!

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  34. Fine shots; the ‘we-shodows’ is fav. All the best with the ribs!

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    1. Thank you Harrie!! Yes the shadows turned out quite nicely in mono though I have it in colour too. Thanks for the well wishes!!!

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