Monochrome Madness 2-13 Water

Well it’s come around to Monochrome Madness again over at Leanne Coles’ beautiful blog, and I’m barely functioning again this week!! But things are sorting themselves out slowly.

The theme is water and so as Bruce Li said, “be like water.”   I will let flow my various interpretations of this lovely wet substance that we seem to get so much of on the west coast.  I’ll skip the rainy day blahs and go from  Playful to Peaceful to Refreshing! Please visit Leanne today for everyone’s interpretation of the theme.

I thought I heard the mermaids laughing in the cove

“‘Come here,’ they sang, “renowned Ulysses, honour to the Achaean name, and listen to our voices. No one ever sailed past us without staying to hear the enchanting sweetness of our song-”  from Homer’s Odyssey

and here is the mermaid’s sailor song (Pirates of the Caribbean)

fountain beaconlightwarm

“You are a fountain of the sun’s light. I am a willow shadow on the ground. You make my raggedness silky.”- Rumi

gerbera raindrops
Morning rain drops

crossingblur

“There is a silence where hath been no sound. There is a silence where no sound may be”  Thomas Hood

39 Comments Add yours

  1. Lignum Draco says:

    You have a very artistic/painterly way with your photos. Nicely done.

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    1. thanks so much Dragon of the woods!!

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  2. sixpixx says:

    All beautiful, all evocative… As always.

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    1. That was a fun challenge! Thanks again!!

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  3. Peter Nena says:

    That fountain, the dews, the mermaid . . . Magic is the word to describe them. I love them.

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    1. so glad you like them Peter!! Hope all is well in your part of the world!

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  4. DG Hardy says:

    Ooow, love this water theme & your brilliance!

    xo DG

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    1. many thanks oh wise one!!! 😀

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  5. Nurul Lubis says:

    Lovely, Cybele.. I love the theme of water. Rain, river, ocean, fall, etc.. The water, always give me peace feeling, no matter what…

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    1. thanks so much Nurul!! Me too!

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  6. Bastet says:

    Wow Cybele .. these are beautiful and so full of mystery … bravo!

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    1. thanks so much Bast!!!

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  7. Maverick ~ says:

    Wow, excellent!

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  8. Love the Mermaid’s tail! You put together a great set for this week’s themed challenge.

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    1. yes something about mermaid tales!!! 🙂 Thanks so much Deborah!

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  9. Robyn G says:

    Gorgeous stuff Cybele – love that dear mermaid!!
    All of the images are sublime.
    Wishing you some sunny days ahead and some light and colour ❤

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    1. thanks so much Robyn and will try to get on to one four challenge this week!! Yes mermaids – this one is particularly enchanting and full of fun!!

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  10. Suzanne says:

    These are wonderful. So mysterious and ethereal. Your work is an inspiration.

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    1. I am honoured Suzanne. Thanks so much for your wonderful comment!

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  11. robert87004 says:

    Bruce Li? First time I’ve seen him quoted on a photo blog, love the idea of that. 🙂 And love that first photo especially.

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    1. Thanks Robert!! Bruce Li-An amazing man and story!! and of course you too!! Yes I’ve always had a fondness for mermaids though they can be quite nasty!

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      1. robert87004 says:

        We are awesome, aren’t we Hannah, you and ? 🙂

        I am also impressed that Bruce Li developed his personal style after learning Wing Chun from THE master, the IP man, and that is an art that was developed by an Buddhist nun long ago, for women.

        Later comes Donnie Yen, who still is a very big box office draw in China and elsewhere and he was a Wing Chun student too. He played the IP man, the master, in three movies, and made many other movies, some are quite good. So I think, apparently, women’s style kung fu actually rules in the martial arts world and in movies. 🙂 Not that I have ever watched any of these movies, of course. 😛

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      2. 😀 thanks Robert!!! Awesome works for me!! Nice info on martial arts!

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  12. Maria F. says:

    This is so beautiful Cybele; each one of them with an exclusive story; what beautiful work!

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    1. Many thanks my friend!!

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  13. These are gorgeous Cybele, so magical.

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    1. thank you Andrea, I’ve once again been a bit bogged down but never too tired for a touch of magic!

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  14. How lovely your images are, Cybele. The quotes are perfect and I love the idea of laughing mermaids. 🙂

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    1. what a lovely compliment!! Yes to laughing mermaids!! Thanks so much!!

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  15. sheldonk2014 says:

    It’s been we are just a reflection of nature

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  16. Amy says:

    Another beautiful set of photos you have done. The first one is incredibly beautiful, Cybele!

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    1. Thanks so much Amy!! I love the mermaid!

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  17. Very lovely, Cybele!

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  18. Sue says:

    Love the mermaids laughing in the cove…nicely, mysteriously elusive (what were your subjects?) 🙂

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    1. thanks Sue!! delightful children!

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