monochrome madness 2-36- elves

For Leanne Cole’s wonderful Monochrome Madness

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elves on shelves

 I must pay homage to the head elf, the embodiment of old man winter, of giving, and good will in both mono and colour.

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He knows
he knows if you’ve been naughty or nice

It’s been a difficult year, not just for me personally but for the whole world. Yet, I am still one who sees this as a season- not just of death as the earth sleeps, but of hope of renewal. I always love the lighting of candles and putting up lights to illuminate the dark nights. We say goodbye to the old year, and greet the new. My prayer is that we will take better care of ourselves, each other and our mother the earth.

In all this strife and madness that is happening on our planet, and after all these years of my own seeking, of many spiritual paths,  I still remember that there was a baby born for whom Christmas was named and his message was to love one another. Many teachers later and we still don’t seem to get it.

…but if you have never heard this sweet little angel sing- treat yourself!!-  She was and is phenomenal. It will bring tears to your eyes.

I hope the season brings, forgiveness, healing, peace, love and grace to us all.

… and music!

54 Comments Add yours

  1. alexraphael says:

    These are lovely 🙂

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  2. That little girl sings with such passion and intensity, her words coming from deep within. Just love her 🙂

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  3. Ali Isaac says:

    Thank you for the beautiful wishes, and I wish the same for you too. Xxx

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    1. and thank you Ali!!

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  4. pattimoed says:

    Hi Cybele. Thanks for this beautiful post and that lovely child singing so beautifully. We need these moments of hope to renew and sustain our faith in humanity. 🙂

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    1. you are so very welcome Patti!! Pleased you enjoyed it!

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  5. DG MARYOGA says:

    Nice thoughts and wishes that bring peace to the heart and lovely elfs on the shelves!But the head elf is glorious in mono and in colour.And,what a treat to my ears the Holy Night singing by the charismatic little angel ♩♪♫♬ ~ Light each candle of your nine-branched candelabrum with peace,joy and hope!Happy Chanukah,if you celebrate now,dear Cybele 🙂 ❤ xxx

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    1. and I send all those good thoughts and candle wishes on the wind to Greece and you Doda! Hanukkah and Christmas blessings to all! and Xronia Polla!

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      1. DG MARYOGA says:

        A gentle zephyr is blowing and I deeply feel all your heartfelt wishes ❤ I so much thank you,Cybele Dear! Xronia Polla & Kala!

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      2. and to you Doda!!

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      3. DG MARYOGA says:

        🙂 xo♥ox

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  6. Robyn G says:

    ..and such a beautiful heartfelt post – again thank you.
    I remember that little child every Christmas time and hopefully if I’m paying attention, through the year also. Seasons Greetings my lovely friend xx

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    1. many blessings dear Robyn! and God bless us everyone!

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      1. Robyn G says:

        ..and to you 🌲💕🎄😃

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  7. Robyn G says:

    What a lovely sight to visit you and to see an overview of your gorgeous work.
    I think of you even though I’m not around lots these days..
    ..and I love what you said… “I hope the season brings, forgiveness, healing, peace, love and grace to us all.… and music!”
    Thank you xx

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  8. It gets very stressful this time of the year and it was nice just to sit back and relax for five minutes and listen to that little girl sing O Holy Night. I think you are a week early for that angel theme — she has an angelic voice!

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    1. so glad you enjoyed Crow! Thank you!

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  9. Maria F. says:

    I love this!

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  10. Maverick ~ says:

    As someone once said “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.”. Lovely images, message, and song.

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    1. Many thanks and Christmas blessings to you Maverick!

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  11. Beautiful Christmas post for MMC! Glad to be visiting again 🙂

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    1. Good to have you visit Lisa!! Thank you!

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  12. Emilio Pasquale says:

    I hate child prodigies. Probably because I wasn’t born one. Love the shots you have here but that kid, OK, she has a good voice. But can she take photos like you? I don’t think so.

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    1. haha!! thanks Emilio!! though I would love to sing like that!

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  13. Beautiful photos, and an incredible recording. She is a little girl with a big voice–amazing–and a perfect selection for this particular post.

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    1. Naomi, thanks so much for your kind words!! and a happy Hanukkah! I love this season of lights and music!

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      1. Thank you, Cybele! I am also loving it–have the fairy lights on as I write, to add a bit of warmth to a rainy day and some twinkle light to brighten up the house.

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  14. Wonderful images and beautiful song Cybele.

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    1. thank you very much Della!

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  15. Merry Christmas. What gorgeous images. It feels like it is Xmas in a fantasy movie.

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    1. aww thanks Pb!!!

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  16. poppytump says:

    Lovely post Hannah , so well said .
    She is a little star !

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    1. I’m glad you think so too! Thank you Poppy!

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  17. Mark Simms says:

    Fantastic images….beautifully processed Cyb

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    1. much appreciated Mark!! Thank you!

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  18. Anita says:

    These are such cute elves! I would never make them work! 🙂

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    1. awww- but I think they like to work lol!

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  19. Amy says:

    …madness is happening, sadly to say. Beautiful voice and song. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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    1. thank you Amy!

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  20. Carrie says:

    A wonderful wish for the new year, Cybele. I join you in your thoughts!

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    1. thank you Carrie!

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  21. Thanks for the best wishes of the season…and hopefully for the entire year.

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    1. thanks Robert!! 🙂

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  22. You are right…brought a tear…imagine her in a few years when her lovely voice gets even more stronger…amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely video. And loved your first photo as well…too cute.

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    1. oh yes! Thanks so much for commenting Sue!

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  23. Here, here! Well said! The images are wonderful. I love those elves. They’re adorable, and your Santa Claus is beautiful. I like his eyes they seem kind, and warm. The starbursts are fabulous.

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    1. thank you Deborah!!

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  24. sheldonk2014 says:

    Prayers and blessings Cybele
    As long as there is hope in your heart their will be another

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    1. and to you Sheldon!

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