Monochrome Madness 2-51

and more trees of course – my offering this week to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness!

Shake away the soggy winter!!

Singing O Willow Waly
“Singing O Willow Waly, Till my lover returns to me”

Spring has at last given this wet island a wonderful gift of wind light and shadow these last few days with the sun shining and warm between  currents of storm clouds.  I visited this lovely, trembling willow by the lake. When the light rays unfurled, her foliage shimmered and dripped like the sweat of the sun.

This is the therapy of old- walking silently between and under the trees!

woodlight

 

willow number 2

oh, and I don’t need therapy, I just need to go to Ireland! (- or Scotland)

I need to go to Ireland2
the gate to the mound

I would like to thank Julz of Julie Powell, Photographer and Graphic Artist for her support and inspiration. I will continue the PS Artistry course. Visit Julie’s Blog for her amazing art images and photography.

Transformation (beautiful!)

44 Comments Add yours

  1. DG MARYOGA says:

    Such a harmonious blending of silver light and gradation of greys in your first and second image!Endless beauty of words and stoty-telling photos,dear Cybele!I f I were you,nothing could stop me from going back to Ireland or Scotland ….

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    1. oh yes, yes yes! and you too!!

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  2. The weeping willow is inspiring! And a trip to Scotland would be great 😉

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    1. thanks Christy and big congratz on your new book of poetry!!!

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      1. Sending love for your weekend, C!

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  3. aidymcglynn says:

    Stunning images. Also thought infrared when I saw the first shot. Very striking.

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    1. Many thanks Aidy!!

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  4. Ali Isaac says:

    Cybele, these are incredible! I particularly love the b&w shot of the forest. It really captured me.

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    1. Of course you would Ali! after all it’s Ireland!! 🙂

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  5. sheldonk2014 says:

    You always give me something to think about
    That inspires me
    Great work as well
    Thank you cybele
    As always Sheldon

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    1. a lovely compliment Sheldon and likewise!

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  6. Suzanne says:

    What gorgeous images. The second photo is my favourite but they are quite magical.

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  7. Absolutely love that first shot of the weeping willow. I can feel it. I do believe you ought to drag me along on your next Ireland/Scotland trip! 😆 Love walking among the trees in your second shot. Kind of like looking out my window right now since we’re in the Chattahoochee Forest. It’s such a nice feel. And I do so enjoy being swept away by the music! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. I’d love to drag you though I think you’d come willingly!! Thanks Linda- I love weeping willows! Enjoy the spring!!

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      1. Oh, my, yes! 😄🌷❣👍

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  8. sedge808 says:

    so very beautiful.

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  9. Maverick ~ says:

    Exceptional madness this week Cybele, excellent images.

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  10. Mark Simms says:

    Gorgeous…..love the silvery sparkle of the weeping willow in the first shot.

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    1. it has a lovely glow! Thanks Mark!

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  11. Sue says:

    Excellent set, Hannah!

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    1. pleased you like them Sue, thanks!

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  12. I’ll join you in that kind of therapy! Walking in the woods,and forest is great therapy indeed. Scotland would do it for me too! 🙂

    The willow tree is gorgeous!

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    1. thank you Deb, I’m feeling a bit more inspired these days!

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      1. That’s good to hear! xx

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  13. Enjoyed the drama and mood of each of your images.

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  14. The willows are greening here too. I love them. Beautiful work Cybele.

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    1. it’s so nice to see Spring again!

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  15. Adrian Lewis says:

    Great stuff, Cybele >>> the willow looks so good, especially in the 3rd image down. A 🙂

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    1. Many thanks my friend!

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  16. solaner says:

    wow, Cybel! fantastic!

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    1. so glad you like it! Thanks Sol!

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  17. I do love the weeping willow tree. Spectacular photos.

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    1. thanks so much Sue!

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  18. disperser says:

    Very nice treatment on that first shot . . . almost looks like an infrared shot.

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    1. thank you Disperser! It’s not but yes!

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