Monochrome Madness 2-44

I am still taking a break from blogging and still catching up!!  House hunting is a pain as the first deal fell through!! Weather is awful!!  Spring will come.

Romance in February

But I cannot miss Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness and as Valentines Day is looming I thought of romance and history. Here is a vintage from our family archives and I love it!!- a girl who worked in the munitions factory and the airman who was the love of her life. There were tears and tragedies, courage and hope and never before did it really mean so much to live”For the Moment.” ( a lovely Canadian film with Russel Crow)

vintage postcard
Vintage Love

and in keeping with the journey of love a pair of resting sailboats bask in the the sunset off the Isle of Arran at sunset

Isle of Arran

and “the swans they swim so bonny oh!”

swans

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An extra:

Ever since I first saw Disney illustrations I loved fantasy graphics so for those who don’t mind something a little different, I occasionally visit the virtual world and use virtual landscapes ( non copyright and with some of my own artistic licence) as illustrations for stories. Check out the legend of the Selkie here Seaward Ho, the Selkie of Sule Skerry

sunset ship
old sea tales

46 Comments Add yours

  1. lauramacky says:

    Beautiful twosome photos for Valentine’s Day. :). Hmm that boat scene seems eerily familiar!

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    1. Isle of Arran!! Did I post one before lol! Thanks Laura!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        I mean that I recognize the origin of the game image. 🙂

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      2. oh right I forgot about that one!! Though it is not the same as it once was I admit to popping in from time to time and using certain images for stories. There appears to be quite an art gathering there now. That’s the part of it I can still appreciate.

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      3. lauramacky says:

        I can finally talk about it without such negative feelings. I always did enjoy the art part of it and it’s where I learned photoshop! Seems so long ago.

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  2. DG MARYOGA says:

    I’d like to start my comment,before my praises for your post,with the Greek Stoic maxim which says :”Ουδέν κακόν αμιγές καλού”,simply in English :”every cloud has a silver lining”.Think of that and see the unknown and hidden good,at the moment, which is behind the lost deal …

    What an originative post for the Day of Love,dear Cybele!Most of the posts are based on flowers and sweets and commonplace ideas,but yours has such a pleasant vintage feeling and a touch of romance with the story of this wonderful film you presented and with the lovely swan couple.Your old sea tale is majestical,loved the dazzling,golden sheen where the dark silhouettes of the resting boats write their story.Best of luck with everything and much kudos,I am so glad your work got the recognition it deserves 🙂 ❤ xxx

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    1. thank you so much and I’m pleased you dropped by the other blog! A little bit more fanciful!! Blessings on your days dear Doda!

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      1. DG MARYOGA says:

        My pleasure ~ Take care 🙂 xxx

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  3. pattimoed says:

    Hi Cybele. I love these photos–especially the post card and the old sea tales. Lovely. And good luck house hunting. I’ve done it many times and it’s never easy. But you’ll know the “right” one as soon as you walk through the door.

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    1. oh I hear you Patti!! It’s a seller’s market these days with pricing too! Arggh! Thanks for your lovely comment!

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  4. Adrian Lewis says:

    Love the Arran picture especially. A 🙂

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    1. it is a lovely spot isn’t it!! Thanks Adrian!

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  5. What a sweet postcard and some lovely romantic images! And I do love a selkie story 🙂

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    1. oh me too! Thanks so much Andrea!

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  6. owldragonash says:

    Love your Photos! That post card is wow really beautiful. House hunting is hard i recall crying a bit when i went through it . I wish you a lot of luck and may the perfect place find you!

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    1. thanks so much Owl!! for your comment and good wishes! I’m so bogged down at the moment!!

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  7. Love your photos. The swans are captivating! I’m so sorry about your house. But I just know that you’ll find the right one and it will be even better! The catio is nearly done; it just needs the screens installed but the weather is not cooperating. It’s either snowing or raining lately. But, soon… I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day. Hugs!

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    1. oh it’s a pain!! And I’m very behind in blogging etc!! Good to hear from you but glad to hear you are settling into your lovely place!!

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  8. Ali Isaac says:

    Lovely Cybele! Sorry to hear the house deal fell though. Been there, and it’s gutting. Something else will come along though. Hope of had a lovely Valentines Day. 💕💖💘

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    1. Thanks Ali and yes still looking!!

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  9. Sue says:

    All the best with your house-hunting!

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    1. Thanks so much Sue!

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  10. Aquileana says:

    So well done with those photographs, dear Cybele…. amazing…
    Happy weekend ahead… Aquileana 🙂

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    1. thank you Aquileana- I’m a bit slow to respond these days!!

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  11. sheldonk2014 says:

    I haven’t been around much either
    My head has been in other places
    Taking care of things
    Blogging is…….
    I had seen a bio on Disney
    It was very interesting
    Great as always Cybele
    Hope you find your roof

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    1. Many thanks Sheldon, it’s tough going these days. Sorry it’s taken a while to respond!

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      1. sheldonk2014 says:

        No worries cybele
        I hope all is going well
        With house hutting

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  12. Mark Simms says:

    I don’t envy you house hunting….we moved about 18 months ago and I’m still de-stressing

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  13. Maverick ~ says:

    Really nice Cybele, I especially love the swans.

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  14. Anita says:

    Lovely pictures for the day of love, Cybele!
    Hope your house hunting goes well.

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    1. thanks so much Anita!

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  15. Maria F. says:

    You know I love Swans, and the ship, it’s all so good!

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    1. Thanks so much my friend!

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  16. Wishing your house hunting ends with a real jewel.
    In the second pix, it looks like the bird is winging to the boats with some urgent message. Will they stay serene at anchor much longer?
    Of course the pairs perfectly matched – both swans and family – are both charming

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    1. Many thanks!! And yes! There are some wonderful stories with the sea!

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  17. Your photography is exquisite.

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    1. I so appreciate your comments Robert!

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  18. Those are all lovely! I love the top vintage postcard!

    I have a dear friend also going through what you’re going through. The first house they bought fell through, and she has to move out of her house as the buyers are anxious to own it and move in. She, her husband, and little dog will be living with her parents for a few weeks, and they’re putting all their stuff in storage.
    They just found another house. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and saying prayers that it works out for them, and I’ll keep you also in my thoughts and prayers. I don’t envy you this part, but having a new house somewhere you want to be will be worth the struggles, and hassles. xx

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    1. Thank you so much Deb!! I hope your friends will be moved in comfortably! Eventually eventually!!

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      1. 🙂 Hoping the same for you too!

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  19. Lovely romantic images. Good luck with the home hunt.

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    1. many thanks Sherry!

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  20. Olga says:

    Lovely photos. I was enthralled by the swans with its stunning, vintage look. The fantasy graphic has a beautiful, luminous quality that I quite enjoyed. Wonderful post.

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