Monochrome Madness! 3-5- and Spring

The weeks go by so quickly and always there is Monochrome Madness!  visit Leanne Cole for the wonderful gallery!

Spring is moving into summer and the weather has been unusually warm on the west coast. Here is my submission to MM. I’ve used an Obscured filter giving it a dreamy look. Buttercups though considered a lawn weed, to me are a magical carpet.

I call it “Lie down in a field of buttercups”

buttercup dream

and the coloured version that I posted to my Flickr and- “it’s ok not to mow the back lawn honey!”

buttercups

and two more

colombine texture
Colombine
wild rose monochrome
Wild Rose

The beautiful swans image was taken on the Isle of Arran in Scotland

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  1. Love the mystical buttercups – I’m in Wales right now and the spring flowers are still out, masses of them!

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    1. Enjoy Eliza!! Happy travels!

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  2. sixpixx says:

    Beauiful, dreamy photos. 6 cygnets – that’s good going – super mum 🙂

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    1. I love that image too!! ty!

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  3. Robyn G says:

    All SO beautiful Cybele! Love the softness and I do like your Obscured filter.
    Also love the not mowing the lawn quote..lol

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    1. haha!! Thank you Robyn!

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  4. lauramacky says:

    Lovely! I especially love the first one. And OH! By the way! I’m creating a reading list on safari for the blogs. I just discovered this wonderful feature. I’ve just added you. Yay!

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    1. oh! thank you and I must check that out!!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        I think it’s been there a long time. I never really knew what it could do. So much better than saving links in the toolbar IMHO

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  5. Aquileana says:

    Absolutely beautiful, dear Cybele… the second photograph is my favourite… sending love and best wishes. Aquileana 🙂

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    1. thank you so much Aquileana!! I send back to you the same!!

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  6. DG MARYOGA says:

    Just a few delicate petals are enough to spread beaudy,dear Cybele!Magical light caresses their elegant petals,you so beautufully transformed your images.Your Colombine and Wild Rose in mono display refined elegance and you have nicely placed the coloured ones next to the reflective Scottish waters with the graceful swans.Enjoy your day,dear friend ~ and soon I’ll go back where I was left the previous time to go on with the posts I have misses ~ 🙂

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    1. many many thank you’s Doda!! Right now I too have so many things happening. Blogging has slowed down! Blessings my dear!! I hope you will enjoy the Siren’s Bones whenever you do get caught up- and no rush!

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      1. DG MARYOGA says:

        Thank you dear Cybele for appreciating my rather late efforts to go through your work.Life often becomes so hectic and we have to put our favourite pastimes on the back burner.Make sure I won’t miss your “Siren’s Bones” post.Take care 🙂

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      2. take your time my friend!! and thank you!

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  7. Ali Isaac says:

    I love black and white photography, Cybele, but those flowers just look so good in colour! Although I know you’ve sprinkled some of your fairy dust over them! Last year I took a little photographic tour up the lane from my house because I was just so amazed at the profusion and variation of wild flowers just growing in the verge on the side of the road. Sadly, no one has any idea they are there because you just don’t see them from the car. I only knew cause I walked my dog. Wonderful amazing nature… Doesn’t need much space to put on an amazing show, if we only have eyes to see it. 😊

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    1. thanks so much Ali!! I always love the hedgerows along those country roads so full of Crocosmia etc.

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  8. landacrystal says:

    Splendid, gorgeous art. Thank you !!!

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    1. you are welcome!! thank you!

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  9. katieprior says:

    Ah! Beautiful pictures, and its definitely ok not to mow the back lawn! 😉

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  10. Beautiful season spring to summer, the buttercups and dandelion and red poppy, wow.. beautiful valleys.

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  11. I’ll take Buttercups like that in the lawn over the Dandelions we get any day! The Wild Rose is lovely too!

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  12. Adrian Lewis says:

    Good stuff, Cybele, especially the monochromes. Adrian 🙂

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    1. many thanks Adrian!

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  13. Maverick ~ says:

    Dreamy indeed, very nice Cybele.

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  14. Beautiful – yes I’d like to lie down in that field! 🙂

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    1. I’m beside you! thanks Lisa!

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  15. The first two are my favorites with their ethereal and mysterious qualities.

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    1. I am so glad it worked!! thank you!

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  16. brenda says:

    lovely images…dreamy

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    1. many thanks Brenda- and for the follow!

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  17. pike says:

    Aah, lovely!

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  18. I thought the second image would be hard to top – but then there’s that third one. The colors are lovely, but the monochrome is so strong and dramatic

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    1. Many thanks fellow mouse!!

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  19. Oh, I do love your dreamy filed of buttercups, Cybele. 🙂 The happy mother’s day photo is so lovely too.

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    1. so pleased and thanks Sylvia!!

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  20. sheldonk2014 says:

    Beautiful as usual
    Your finishing work is your signature
    As always Sheldon

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    1. I am honoured Sheldon! thank you!

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  21. aidymcglynn says:

    Beautiful images. A real painterly quality to them.

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