My first WordPress Year

New Year’s resolution!!

“Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious. – Rumi

I see that others have done a retrospect of the year so while the weather is inclement here on the west coast I thought I would look over and  re post some of my favourites of 2014. It was hard to choose but I hopefully am seeing a progression since I started on WordPress and met so many talented people.  I have learned more about creative filters and along the way purchased an infra red camera as well.  I became a little bolder and began to do a few portraits and some macro.  I was a guest on two wonderful sites, Leanne Cole Photography and Sarah Potter Writes.

I have included  mono, travel, and my fairy tale photos.   Thanks to all whom I follow, photographers and storytellers, living as poet warriors and artists!   Your inspirations have inspired me!!  Your support has been so encouraging and your kindness a comfort. Blessings and Namaste.

PS: and I will get back to my “tales of the tuatha” so Niamh can at last fulfill her dream quest.

Here’s to a new year of  peace, fulfillment, and wonderful images from all.  I’m hoping for a little snow!!

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“In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions.”  –Carlos Castaneda- the Journey to Ixtlan

 

However, I am sentimental! so  in Burn’s Ayrshire dialect  “we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness  yet…”

Andre Rieu – auld lang syne

54 Comments Add yours

  1. th1nk says:

    Some very nice shots here, thank you for these!

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    1. thank you for stopping by and for your comment!!!

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  2. Maria F. says:

    Cybele, I’m in Flickr also, so I’ll be looking for you there.

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    1. I’m not there a lot but I’ll see you there too then!!! 🙂

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  3. dbp49 says:

    Well it has been many many moons since I’ve studied the works of Mister Castaneda, but once learned, his wisdom is very seldom forgotten. In the few months that I’ve been following you, I have enjoyed the wonderful purity of your pages, as well as the sheer artistry that I find here each time I visit. I thank you for the opportunity to enjoy your site, and pray that 2015 shall bring us much more of the same. Have a great year.

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    1. yes his books were both amazing and terrifying!! Thank you so much for your support and encouraging comments David. I hope that 2015 is good to us!!

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  4. Mustang.Koji says:

    You are an artisan supreme!

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    1. I am honoured by such a lovely compliment!! Thank you!

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      1. Mustang.Koji says:

        BTW, who is Hanna Jo?

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      2. It’s me on Flickr!

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  5. robert87004 says:

    Carlos Castenada, Hannah? I remember, oh yes. 🙂

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  6. Aquileana says:

    Excellent overview of 2014… As time goes by!…
    Best wishes dear Cybele… Aquileana 😀

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    1. thank you so much Aquileana!!

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  7. Yordie says:

    Best wishes in 2015!

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    1. How are you Yordie!? All the best to you too for the New Year. I hope it will be a creative and exciting one for you!

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  8. Cybele, I have enjoyed visiting your beautiful blog this past year. Thanks for visiting mine and leaving all of those nice comments! And have a great 2015!

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    1. Thank you so much Crow!!! And I yours!!

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  9. Great retrospective! Happy 2015!

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  10. suzjones says:

    Happy New Year Cyble. It’s been lovely sharing this journey called blogging with you.

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    1. thank you Suz!! I feel the same way and happy new year to you too!!

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  11. Magical gallery, Cybele. Congrats on the one year blogiversary. 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much!!! Happy New Year to you!!

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  12. There’s only time for decisions! I love that quote!

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    1. me too!! Thanks Voth!!

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  13. Has it only been a year Cybele? I feel as though I’ve known you forever! So many wonderful images. Happy new year to you 🙂

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    1. and the same to you Andrea! Thank you so much for your support!

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  14. I loved your gallery!

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    1. thanks so much!! Glad you visited!!

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  15. You are a magical delight, Cybele! Thank you for all of your beautiful posts and I look forward to more of them in the New Year 🙂

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    1. what a lovely comment!! Much appreciated Christy!! Here’s to our creativity in the New Year!!

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  16. Awesome post! I’m glad I could be a witness to your writing and photographic path. Well done. 😀

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    1. Thank you so much my dear friend!! The feeling is mutual!

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  17. lauramacky says:

    magical, magical, magical! We are glad you’re here. Congrats on the one year!

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    1. Thanks so much my friend!!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        You are so welcome!

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  18. Those Resolutions according to Rumi are very hard. Not sure I could do any of them, although maybe No.3 might have happened a few times in my past!
    It was an absolute pleasure having you guest on my blog and I’m looking forward to you getting back to your “tales of the tuatha” as I’m so very fond of Niamh.
    I like that saying of Carlos Castaneda’s, as regrets can really eat into the soul if you let them get out of proportion. They’re also wasted energy, as there’s nothing you can do to right the thing that’s regretted, other than to do your best not to repeat the same mistake or miss out on new opportunities because you’re always looking over your shoulder at lost ones.
    Happy New Year to you, Cybele 🙂

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    1. and to you Sarah!!! Thanks so much!! Carlos Castaneda is right with that though his Journey to Ixtlan was quite terrifying!! Yes, here’s to thinking outside the box. I agree Rumi sounds daunting. – congrats on #3!! 😀

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  19. Roy McCarthy says:

    You’ve enhanced the blogosphere Cybele!

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    1. I’m honoured Roy!! All the best in the New Year and here’s to success of your novel!

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    1. Thank you Six. It’s been wonderful to visit your blog over the year!!!

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  20. Tracey says:

    BEAUTIFUL photos, Cybele.

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    1. thank you!!!! 🙂

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  21. It is nice to look back at not only your own images, but to reflect and remember all the images others choose to share – Best to you and I hope you get just the right amount of snow that you wish for.

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    1. indeed Robert!! I was looking through your book again which is on my coffee table. Thank you for your infra red visions which inspired me!!

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      1. My pleasure – glad to converse with anyone about my photographic passion.

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  22. poppytump says:

    Your first year ! what a splendid gallery to show for it Cybele . Haunting .. imaginative .. creative… you are one very talented artist 🙂

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    1. I’m honoured poppy!! Thank you for all your visions as well!!

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  23. didonablog says:

    Great selection of photos!

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    1. thank you so much Dido! All the best for the New Year.

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  24. Leanne Cole says:

    Happy New Year to you Cybele, what a great year you have had and you have taken some amazing photos. It is wonderful to see. Glad to have met you through this wonderful medium, looking forward to getting to know you better next year.

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    1. Thank you so much Leanne!! Your work and encouragement have been so inspiring!!

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