Monochrome Madness in the House of Small

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The Memories of a Button Hook Child

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of garden sunhats  and the sound of petticoats

                                               lapping like water around high buttoned boots

 

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        of rose water cameos and sunlight sipped teacups

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and magical genies in vinaigrette bottles

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where the ghosts of old portraits whisper

                                      Dance me to the end of love

couple

Leonard Cohen

Please visit Leanne’s blog for all monochrome entries

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Experiencing barrel fulls of cold rain here on the coast gives me a chance to practice with my macro lens on some inherited old tea sets and ornaments I’ve had sitting in cabinets. I have a great deal of fondness for these  Victorian and Edwardian heirlooms and often dream of those graceful eras where the little city of Victoria blossomed and came of age.

42 Comments Add yours

  1. I vote for a story too! 😀 Great photos!

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    1. thanks Lizzie- you shall have one for my next post- the one four challenge by Robin Gosby.

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  2. Roy McCarthy says:

    Thank you for that great Leonard Cohen song Cybele, one I’d not listened to before.

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    1. you are most welcome. I’m a big fan of this Canadian Poet and songwriter!!

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      1. Mélanie says:

        me, too, également… 🙂 I went to his concert here in Toulouse about 3 years ago and he sang the very emotional “le partisan”: ❤

        * * *
        have an excellent 2015! my very best: health, joy, hope and tons of inspiration… friendly thoughts, Mélanie

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  3. joshi daniel says:

    nice feel 🙂
    wishing you a great year 🙂

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    1. thank you Joshi and to you!!!

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  4. Mustang.Koji says:

    Loved the close up of the tea set. It sets a lovely, “homey” mood!

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    1. thanks Koji!! I love tea time!!!

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  5. Robyn G says:

    Love all that you’re doing here dear Cybele – rainy cold days are great for Macro 🙂
    So enjoying your beautiful images, words and your MM entry for this week.
    Wanted to send you belated birthday wishes – huge hugs for a happy healthy year this year. How is your back/ribs now? Hope you are moving forward.
    Thinking of you especially at this time xox

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    1. Thanks so much Robyn!! I am going to try to find one for your four one challenge this week!! Ribs are good! Thanks for your birthday wishes too.

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      1. Robyn G says:

        Thats great! We missed you last round x

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  6. Maria F. says:

    I like all of them, but there is something about the ‘Teacup’ that is fascinating, and ‘The Memories of a Button Hook Child’.

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    1. thanks so much Maria!!! It’s a lovely teacup!!

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  7. Emilio Pasquale says:

    Your photography is always fascinating. I love your processing, as if everything is ethereal.

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    1. An absolutely beautiful comment Emilio and much appreciated!! Thank you!

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  8. Great, atmospheric photos Cybele – lots of stories there. They remind me that when I was younger those lace up boots, what we called ‘granny boots’ were in fashion for a while and I did love them at the time – though I wouldn’t want to be bothered with all the hooks these days 🙂

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    1. There are many stories and true ones!! Thank you so much my friend!! Yes I remember lace ups!! Thank God we don’t wear corsets anymore too lol!!

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  9. Ah, sweet nostalgia. Made even more special when they have personal meaning! I love antiques and vintage! 🙂

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    1. I know you do too!! Thanks Linda!!

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  10. Fun adventures with your macro!

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    1. indeed!! It takes practice!! thanks Robert.

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  11. DG MARYOGA says:

    Cybele Dear ! What a tender heart you have,my friend !
    Your post betrays all your warm sentiments and your romantic attitude ! It all feels so nostalgic … Love the selection of the beautiful photos and your well treasured memories ! The old tea cup and the whispers of the old portrait … ” travelled me to the end of ” Happiness ” … Happy Monday 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much Doda!!! I’m so glad you appreciated them!!

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  12. suej says:

    Delicate, romantic, wistful images Cybele…..images of times past, time passed

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    1. thank so much Sue!! I’m rather romantic about times past!! I forget about plumbing and heating issues etc lol.

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      1. suej says:

        I am the same…in thrall to the past at times!

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  13. Suzanne says:

    Such delicate romantic images.

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    1. they are rather!! 🙂

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  14. Sandra says:

    What beautiful pics and words, dear CybelMoon!

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    1. thank you so much Sandra!! Glad you are back!!

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  15. some beautiful photos with a monochrome color, I am interested in the cup photo

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    1. thank you for commenting!

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      1. it seems you are a photographer, I also have some photo collections landscapes, later I will make a separate blog

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      2. it’s fun to do!!

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  16. Maverick ~ says:

    Beautiful images and one of my favorite songs by LC.

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    1. I love LC!! Thanks so much for your comment Maverick!!

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  17. lauramacky says:

    I love magical genies!

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    1. ahh I will have to write a story for you!!! Thanks Laura!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        Yay! You’re welcome!

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