One Four Challenge – week 4

Thank you Robyn Gosby at Captivate me for the challenge and the wonder!!

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.  T.S Elliot

– the fairy queen

This is the fourth and last process of my poppies at Craigflower farm  photo

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

 Some of you know that I love storytelling and am a great believer in fairies and  enchanted woodland beings.  As a gardener I’ve always said that a garden is incomplete without an overgrown area (preferably by the postern gate) so the wild spirits will come and play. Here, the poppy garden has been no exception. Each time I entered it I found myself in a new adventure (week 3 being the wildest!),  and always at the whim of the untamed hearts that dwell there.

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  1. The music is so relaxing! Please don’t make me choose. I do love each one for different reasons. 🙂

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  2. Aquileana says:

    Hi Cybele… The fourth version is my favorite… I have already voted for it!…
    Great photograph and I also like T.S Elliot’s quote above!.
    All the best to you, always. Aquileana 😀

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    1. thanks so much dear Aquileana!!

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  3. Emilio Pasquale says:

    Well, it looks like most people- including myself- love an overcast sky. It does add such a mood to this piece. For me it’s a very dramatic scene, now. Like the sun just poked through a break in the clouds and soon it will start to rain! Love it!

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    1. thanks for stopping by Emilio and for voting!!

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  4. Truels says:

    Great idea with this series – I voted for no. 4. Apparently your other followers have the same taste 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Truels!!

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  5. sariscorner says:

    They are all so great… but I still love week 3! This sky is just so great!

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    1. It was an adventure with week 3 for sure!! Thank you Sari!!

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  6. coolquilting says:

    Wow- the last version is stunning!!!!!! It is so dramatic!

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    1. Thanks so much!! They were all great fun!!

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  7. svtakeiteasy says:

    Really hard to decide between Week 1 and 3 … Every image has been so different, reflecting on varying moods and thoughts for the week. And now I have just noticed the clouds in Week 4, which makes it even harder to choose! Ok Week 3 it is – out with the fairies and stars! 🙂

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    1. How can one resist a spin around the cosmos!! Thanks so much Chris!!!

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  8. Carrie says:

    I loved last week, for it blew me away. I think there was a beautiful energy to your whole post last week, you offered so much to your viewers. For my personal taste, this weeks image is my favorite. I love that there is just enough light and yet still some dramatic mystery to it.
    I also appreciate your belief in fairies and garden creatures, I love that you give them a space to live and play, what a true gardener you are!

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    1. Last week’s was a lot of fun for me because I enjoy writing a story!! And I loved the “far out” ness!! Thanks so much for your wonderful comments and your vote!!

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  9. So beautiful, it was hard to pick. Voted for Week 3, it really looks out of this world.

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    1. Yeah!! I’m rather fond of that little adventure!!! 😀 Thanks so much Snow!!

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  10. A nice experiment with post processing–well done.

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  11. lensaddiction says:

    I like the Week 4 entry a lot, it has that storm coming light on the flowers and feeling in the sky, lovely job.

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    1. thanks so much Stacey!!

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  12. Amy says:

    All are beautifully done, I like wk 4 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Amy!!!

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  13. Suzanne says:

    I really like the movement of your image through your various processes – the differences are like a visual diary reflecting on different moods at different times.

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    1. A lovely way to put it! Thanks Suzanne!

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  14. Love the selective colour and tonal contrasts 🙂

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    1. Glad you like this one Sarah! Thanks!

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      1. It has a really nice balance 🙂

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  15. suej says:

    Lovely gallery, and I do like the textures in your last image…

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  16. Love the last version especially, Cybele, and that’s the one I voted for!

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    1. thank you Debbie!!

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  17. Robyn G says:

    I love all of your work – we start again in December, if you can join us. It has been a bunch of fun for November 😃

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    1. thanks Robyn will look forward to it!!

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  18. Robyn G says:

    A beautiful gallery anda wonderful quote!!
    I love all that you have said here.
    Perfect – from one garden dweller to another 😀
    Number 4 is gorgeous Cybele!!

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    1. So glad you like the latest! Thank you -and for the fun!!!

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      1. Robyn G says:

        I love all the versions 😉

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      2. yes, each one was delightful to do!!! Thank you! Now if I could only remember what I did to each!! 😀

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      3. Robyn G says:

        Ha ha yes 😀

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