Monochrome Madness 3-11 and more local flavour

I forgot last week but here we are again! Leanne’ Cole’s weekly and wonderful Monochrome Madness Gallery

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Picnic Apocalypse

and my obsession with the old farmhouse in my neighbourhood continues

 

the old farmhouse
Craigflower Farm

“She often thought she heard a long sigh flowing by the farm. She didn’t recognize the exhale of time and so, the old house watched and waited as she always had…..” The history of the old farm in story form is here

 

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Craigflower Schoolhouse

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  1. Hauntingly stunning.

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    1. thank you again!

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    1. Thank you Moore!

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      1. moorezart says:

        Very welcome my friend!

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  2. so artfull, fancyfull, love your style. sorry for commenting so rarely, but you should know, that I love what you do.

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    1. oh I’m having trouble keeping up lately so no worries! I also feel the same about your work. Thank you!!

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  3. Love your beautiful photos, as always! That story must have been before I started following. Sad references. Murder is always shocking. Having any luck house hunting or is it back burnered for now like ours seems to be?

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    1. thank you Linda! Yes, I am finally moving in August! So much to do!!

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  4. DG MARYOGA says:

    It’ll take me some time to come back to reality after reading your story and I think those photos are not of great help.I’m still walking on the mysterious paths of the Orkney’s folklore legends where myths and tradition are still alive.What’s up again Cybele dear?Are you going to travel me to other legendary places on earth?Just one click on “here” and the history of the old farm will unfold through the magical lines of your story … I’m posting my comment now,catch my breath and will be back to be “captivated” again …

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    1. I think we both must travel back there physically soon! In the meantime we allow our souls to wander in those enchanted places!

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      1. DG MARYOGA says:

        Your reply just another exciting short story … Thank you Cybele dear 🙂

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  5. afairymind says:

    Gorgeous pictures, Cybele. I particularly like Picnic Apocalypse – I feel there’s an intriguing story hidden within that play of light and shadow. 🙂

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    1. there could be! Thank you Louise!

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  6. Anita says:

    Beautiful monochrome sky, Cybele.
    And the farmhouse story is wonderful; all those memories the house must have…

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    1. thank you Anita- I’m pleased you read the story!!

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  7. I would be obsessed too .. These are lovely

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    1. thank you Julie!

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  8. Genie says:

    Wow! The first photo looks like a Monet painting. Just gorgeous.

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    1. thank you Genie!

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  9. Beautifully done, on that Craigflower Farm

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    1. thanks so much for a lovely comment maravilla!!

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  10. Adrian Lewis says:

    Love the images, Cybele, (very) especially that last one. Adrian

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    1. thanks Adrian! I like that one too!

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  11. sheldonk2014 says:

    The voice of the farm
    I like that a lot
    Great post
    Excellent work
    Sheldon

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    1. Much appreciated Sheldon!

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  12. Really stunning images, Cybele.

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    1. Many thanks Sylvia!!

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  13. Maverick ~ says:

    Very nice, love the tints. 🙂

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  14. I never do Monochrome Madness anymore, but I adore your farm houses

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    1. thanks Julz, and I adore your wonderful creations!! They have so much story to them! Oh I finished my story too- that was an agony lol!

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      1. OH really……sorry I havent seen it , I must go check it out

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      2. no worries, whenever you can!

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  15. Sue says:

    I always love your processing, as you know, Hannah!

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    1. thank so much Sue!!

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      1. Sue says:

        😀😀

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  16. katieprior says:

    Hauntingly beautiful!

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    1. thanks so much Katie!

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  17. Carrie says:

    Oh my! These are lovely, Cybele. That sky in your MMC entry surprised me 🙂 I love your vision and ability to stretch shadows and light in a way that tells a delicate, intricate story. Thank you for all you share.

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    1. thank you Carrie!

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    2. thanks so much Carrie!! The old farmhouse too has such a story to it.

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      1. Carrie says:

        yes, I need to read about it. I always love your stories! You are very welcome 🙂

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      2. oh I hope you do- but any time. it’s hard keeping up with the blogosphere ! lol. I’m quite pleased with my last effort- The Siren’s Bones. But I’ve been slowing down lately! ( Getting ready for a move this summer)

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      3. Carrie says:

        Oh a move, always daunting and filled with so much effort. You are a gifted story-teller, Cybele. I know the words will wait for you!
        Yes, hard to keep up sometimes! But, in your case, always worth the effort. Have a beautiful day.

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      4. thanks so much Carrie!

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      5. and thanks for all your support!!

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  18. smilecalm says:

    colorfully dramatic
    monochromes 🙂

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    1. Many thanks Smile!

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  19. Beautiful photos Cybele and a poignant story – I love that line ‘she didn’t recognise the exhale of time’.

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    1. Thanks so much Andrea!

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  20. Norma says:

    “Picnic Apocalypse” has come up really well after post processing. Something tells me that the real photo or place would be a warm place rather than the darkness with which it is portrayed. However, I still love the darkness it brings. 🙂

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    1. it is very shadowy as it is surrounded by very tall trees but yes brighter of course. Infrared really brings out the shadows. thank you Norma!

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      1. Norma says:

        Thanks for sharing the process with me, Moon. 🙂

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  21. Trisha says:

    These are so beautiful, as all your photos are!

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    1. thanks so much Trisha!!

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  22. I love the schoolhouse image. The light, and shadows are just beautiful.

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    1. it’s an interesting subject. Thank you Deb!

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    1. thanks Debbie!!

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  23. I enjoyed re-reading the story of the old house!

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    1. pleased that you did!! Thank you!

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  24. Sherry Felix says:

    Your processing is so lovely. Love light and soft trees around the schoolhouse.

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    1. thanks so much Sherry!

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