Monochrome Madness and a day on Vancouver Island

For Leanne’s Marvelous Madness Gallery (3-9)

A journey through a summer’s day on the island

 take a stroll in “The Alchemist’s Garden”

garden of the alchemist

on the Gorge estuary in Victoria

Nothing happens, unless first a dream! -C Sandburg

gorge infra
with the alchemist’s glasses

 Rose Bowers and daisy fields

chemainus house
a bygone era

Stop for tea in the charming town of Chemainus by the sea

Get lost in a field of daisies

daisy field

outside Parksville

 

and visit  the Rain Forest

MacMillan Forest

old growth forest jpg

The woods were meant for the hunters of dreams! – S.Foss

MacMillan Forest info:

The Cathedral Grove area of the MacMillan Park rain forest on Vancouver Island is protected by designated paths only.   You walk among giant ferns and the majestic pillars of Fir trees that can grow to nine meters in circumference and 76 meters high.   Named by Botanist David Douglas in the 1800’s they range in age from  300 years to  800 years old.

67 Comments Add yours

  1. Chocoviv says:

    Beautiful and haunting!

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      1. Chocoviv says:

        You are welcome 🙏

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  2. Ann says:

    Reblogged this on Ann Cavitt Fisher and commented:
    Writing here on WordPress has given me many gifts, the chief among them is some of the wonderful writers and photographers I’ve had the chance to meet. One of my favorite sites is The Runes of the Gatekeeper’s Daughter — beautiful photography, haunting imagery. I invite you to discover Cybele Moon, aka the Dune Mouse.

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  3. Mél@nie says:

    SPLENDID!!! MILLE MERCI!!! ❤ I often miss Vancouver and BC… and our British friends who moved there several years ago and who visited us here last month… I do plan to visit them again next year…

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    1. excellent!! I am so glad you like it here. The island is wonderful!

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  4. Adrian Lewis says:

    Stunning images, Cybele – my favourite is “outside Parksville”. The image in your header is also wonderful. A:)

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    1. thanks so much Adrian!

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  5. Maria F. says:

    I see some infrared and real nice filters here! Very nice!

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  6. Aquileana says:

    Fascinating photographs, dear Cybele… the last, golden one stands out… wishing you a wonderful friday and weekend ahead. Aquileana 🎇 ~~

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    1. so many thanks Aquileana!!

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  7. Surreal and beautiful Cybele!

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    1. yes we have a beautiful landscape here too! Thank you Andrea!

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  8. Gorgeous images as usual Hanna. The first photo is so, so lovely. Is it mostly a negative image? I cannot work it out.

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    1. thanks so much Kate! the image was taken in infrared!

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      1. Wow, that is so cool. Is that in camera or special Processing? I love the effect.

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      2. I had a camera converted to infrared!

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      3. Truly? That sounds amazing!

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      4. it wasn’t an expensive camera to begin but it was nikon coolpix and they change the lens in it which was a bit pricey but I like it so much!

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      5. It is a great investment to get photos that cool!

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  9. My first thoughts are that you have created fairylands with your ethereal images.

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    1. oh thank you Sally. I take that as a real compliment! 🙂

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  10. So beautiful! I love the perfectly soft light and the mood you created.

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    1. I’m so glad you like it Pam!! Thank you!

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  11. DG MARYOGA says:

    I think the alchemist brilliantly practises her Art,she harmoniously blends light,colours,shadows,shades and heavenly touches to make dreams real.The elixir of life in her hands… Shall I sit under the rose bowers to smell intoxicating scents or head to the forests to play with the light and listen to the echoes of begone eras?You photo and write with your soul,Cybele …

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    1. I wish I could find my wizard hat lol. I am always so honoured by your comments. It is always wonderful when you touch another soul across the many miles and it is definitely reciprocal!

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      1. DG MARYOGA says:

        Isn’t it fascinating?When overwhelmed by sentiments and feelings there is no distance,no borders …

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      2. So true Doda! and souls touch in that place between the folds of time and space.

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  12. Wow, Hannah, I don’t know how you edit your photos, but keep it up! They’re GORGEOUS! 😀

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    1. thanks for a wonderful compliment!!

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  13. robert87004 says:

    Awesome first photo Hannah! Love the last too, particularly. ☺

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    1. thanks So much Robert!

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  14. Wonderful images – the lilies in infrared a fantastic, they look like something from a sci-fi film 😀

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    1. thank you so much Lisa!

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  15. katieprior says:

    Beautiful work! You have an exquisite way of working with light. I love the daisy field with what looks like mist just hovering in the background. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Katie!! I like that too! and I hope your weekend is lovely!

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    1. thanks!!! ( I don’t want to say “stupid” lol)

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  16. Amy says:

    There is no better way to capture the light like you did for these photos!! Fascinating, magical!!

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    1. thanks for that lovely comment Amy!

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  17. Marvellously mystical. Cybele. 🙂

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    1. thank you Sylvia!!

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  18. You have captured the light in a wonderful way!

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    1. thank you Christel!!!

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  19. Beautiful ethereal light, and magical places!

    That S. Foss quote is among my favorites.

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    1. thanks Deb and yes to Foss!

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  20. Carrie says:

    Marvelous Cybele! Each a wild adventure. I love your use of light and depth so much. The alchemist’s glasses is so curious and fun! Wow you give so much! I am so happy to follow your work 🙂

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    1. Carrie you are so kind! Thank you! I’ve been dealing with family things and writing my Siren story so have been a bit slow lately with posting stuff!! I always manage to get MM in- just barely lol!!

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      1. Carrie says:

        Blogging is never as important as family. I have stepped away this week just because it felt right to do so. I am like you, getting MM to Leanne just under the wire. Looking forward to reading and viewing more of your work when ever it arises. It is worth the wait!

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  21. Maverick ~ says:

    Magnificent arrangement Cybele, each one magic.

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    1. many humble thanks Maverick!!

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  22. Pieter Navis says:

    Lovely and mysterious Cybele! That infra shot is amazing 😀

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    1. I like it too! Thanks so much Pieter!

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  23. lauramacky says:

    ARTIST!!!!!!!!!!!! These are just incredible. Beautiful work as always. ❤

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    1. Coming from you a huge honour! Thanks Laura!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        You are way more of an artist than I am! These should be selling like hotcakes. Have you thought of publishing one of your stories with the images?

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      2. maybe one day lol! I have to build up my nerve for that big step! The blogging community is so generous and kind- not sure about the publishing one . But thank you so much for your vote of confidence!

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    1. thank you Debbie!

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  24. smilecalm says:

    photographic feast
    of nature 🙂

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