After the storm ( and monochrome madness)

and for Leanne Coles’ great Monochrome Madness 2-49 (posted a day early)

I’m very aware that I have been neglecting my poor blog these days. I didn’t even post my Monochrome Madness image from last week though that is the only challenge I have been keeping up with on a regular basis.

Stormy weather on the coast, more power outages – more rain!! But surely spring will come and it actually has. Looking out from my deck I see trees blossoming pink and last week I found these lovelies by the fence when I ventured out after the storm.

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.- Bilbo Baggins

croci in mono

 

victoria weather
stormy weather almost every day

 the coloured version of croci

crocus2

 

and here is one from another journey

the torc small moon (2)
The Torc at Muckross

 

Not all who wander are lost

greyfriars gate
and Greyfriar’s, Edinburgh MM 2-48

and what’s wrong with getting lost!

On the Road to Find Out

 

40 Comments Add yours

  1. aidymcglynn says:

    Stunning photo of Torc Waterfall.

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    1. thanks Aidy!! it’s so gorgeous there!

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  2. DG MARYOGA says:

    Gorgeous your work on the monochromatic croci,their silky texture and the shining silvery greys make it so very special.Your nostalgia for the beautiful lands of Ireland and Scotland seems incurable.Most exquisite all the photos you include in your posts.My intention is to enjoy all of your work that I have missed,the pleasure I get is indescribable,dear Cybele 🙂 xxx

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    1. oh take your time my friend. I’m behind also!! Thanks so much for your visits here!

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  3. Love the rich deep purple of the crocuses (crocii?)

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    1. hmm croci or crocii-lol Thanks Eliza!!

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  4. Ali Isaac says:

    What incredible images, and love the quotes which go with them. Xxx

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    1. thanks Ali! Glad you stopped by!

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  5. Adrian Lewis says:

    Love the Bilbo quote, Cybele, and its so true too – we never know what will happen. And that picture of the waterfall is stunning. Hope you’re fine, my friend. A 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Adrian!! That’s the adventure isn’t it!!

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  6. suzjones says:

    Loved the Bilbo quote. 🙂

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    1. me to0! 🙂 How are you!!

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      1. suzjones says:

        I’m not too bad dear Cybele. 🙂 Hope all is well with you.

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  7. DG Hardy says:

    So cheerful & welcoming. You are like sunshine.

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    1. thank you muchly dear friend.

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  8. I love Bilbo Baggins, and the The Hobbit. It’s my favorite book in the whole saga. The rainbow is wonderful! Hope you get a break in the weather this week. We’re having a few days of sun to dry out a bit, but more rain is supposed to be coming our way.

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    1. oh I hope the weather changes soon. and I agree, I loved the Hobbit!

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  9. Maverick ~ says:

    You’ve some wonderful wanders. 🙂

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    1. thanks Maverick!

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  10. Particularly love this weeks monochrome madness of yours

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  11. sheldonk2014 says:

    These are beautiful
    Love the quote
    And yes how could one forget
    The great Cat Stevens
    Great post Cybele
    As always Sheldon

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    1. indeed Sheldon! Thank you!

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  12. katieprior says:

    Lovely pictures, nice to see some signs of Spring. Stay warm and dry, it doesn’t sound fun out there!

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    1. Thanks Katie- and hoping the end is in sight for the storms!

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  13. Suzanne says:

    These are wonderful. You captue the mystic beauty of the falls at Muckross perfectly. I hope you get some milder weather soon. Those storms sound savage.

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    1. thank you Suzanne. The storms have been awful so much debris and even fallen trees in some places!

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      1. Suzanne says:

        The weather can be vicious at present. I hope you and your family are safe.

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      2. we’re good up on our hill!! Thanks Suzanne!

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  14. Amy says:

    Stunning! Especially the waterfalls!! 🙂

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    1. thanks Amy so glad you like it!

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  15. Majka says:

    Beautiful photos and the purple tulips are stunning! 😍

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    1. Thank you so much Majka!

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      1. Majka says:

        You are most welcome! ☺

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    2. Many thanks Majka!

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      1. Majka says:

        You are welcome! ☺

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  16. Kerena says:

    Oooo I want to chase that rainbow!!

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    1. me too Kerena!!

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