oh! the beautiful light and Monochrome Madness

Now is the time to unite the soul and the world. Now is the time to see the sunlight dancing as one with the shadows. ~Rumi

Here is the sun at last on the island!   Of course I still have much to do in preparation for the move next month, and I’m perpetually behind,  but in homage to the late afternoon here is

my offering to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 3-15

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and my lovely deck terrace. The evening light was amazing the other night. The geraniums sang electrified

twilight

I remember the old Kirkyard in Fort William as the sun went down and shadow ghosts crept backward from the stones

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Rejoice in the Sun- Joan Baez

“gather your children to your side, in the sun”

three hombres

 

 

 

 

 

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 Like a forest  is your child, growing wild, in the sun

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and a twilight symphony in the park.

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 Take care of the Earth, it’s the only one we have

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  1. The light on those top three is gorgeous!

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    1. hey that was an older one too! Thank you Deb!

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      1. 🙂 I had posts backed up from JUNE! I am finally all caught up. PHEW.

        I just know the next week-end I head out on a photography adventure I’ll be right back where I was-behind again. 🙂

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      2. you are excused!! Adventures come first!!

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  2. alexraphael says:

    These are wonderful

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    1. thank you so much Alex!

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    1. I’m honoured!

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  3. afairymind says:

    Gorgeous light! I particularly like the picture of the three children. 🙂

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  4. Hi Hannah! I was looking for your Monochrome Madness post for MM3-20, but instead found this lovely post that I missed somehow. I guess you are still pretty busy with moving. Hope it is going well.

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    1. it’s been crazy Pam, but I’m slowly catching up with everyone!

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      1. I hope your move is going well. Did you move far?

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      2. outside of the city by a regional park! It’s very beautiful! Thanks Pam!

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      3. I hope you love it there, Hannah. My husband and I are going to Seattle tomorrow to visit a friend for the weekend. That’s closer to you, but still too far. Maybe next time we’ll get farther north 😊.

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      4. Yes! 🙂 enjoy your trip!

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  5. sixpixx says:

    Wonderful image of the earth burning. Beautiful colours.

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  6. Emilio Pasquale says:

    Cybele, if you need any help with your move, give me a call. I would love to be there, see what you see, though I could never duplicate the beauty of your images. I always marvel at what you do! 🙂

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    1. thank you so much Emilio!! Come and visit some day!

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      1. Emilio Pasquale says:

        Love to!

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  7. Stunning images as usual – and I can’t believe that you’ve managed to do anything if you’re in the process of moving!

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    1. I will have to take a bit of a break I fear! Thank you so much!

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  8. I love that — “the geraniums sang electrified” 🙂 That’s just what my geraniums and begonias do in certain lights, but I hadn’t found a way to describe the phenomena until now. And, yes, we should look after and treasure our “one” world. Too many people take for granted that it will always be there, whatever abuse they inflict upon it.

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    1. they do look electrified at those magical times. and yes, the poor bleeding earth!

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  9. Maria F. says:

    Light is our master!

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  10. pattimoed says:

    Beautiful, Cybele. Your shots are breathtaking. That sunset with the geraniums is spectacular. Best of luck on your move. Hope it goes smoothly. 🙂

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    1. thank you Patti!! it’s coming and I’m a bit frantic!

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      1. pattimoed says:

        It’s always sheer madness when you move. I’ve done it 17 times since I was an adult! Always crazy.

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      2. I hope I survive this one lol!

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  11. Amy says:

    Love, love this set. the “a twilight symphony” is an award winning image!
    Thank you for posting, Cybele. 🙂

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    1. very pleased you like it Amy! Thank you!

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  12. My dear Cybele!
    Your images soothe my weary soul, I have missed you. It is so nice to step into your magical world.

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    1. oh thank you Lore! I seem to have become a bit behind these days! I’m in the middle of a move! Blessings my friend! I’m glad you popped by!

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  13. I am dazzled again by your photos. I love the long shadows in the first one and the colors on your deck and the lighting in the cemetery and the music and the … I love them all! 😀

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    1. oh your comment makes posting all worth while! Thanks Linda!!

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  14. Adrian Lewis says:

    Absolutely LOVE the image of your deck terrace, what colours! And the final image here is also sublime, Cybele. A 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Adrian!

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  15. Peter Nena says:

    “Now is the time to unite the soul and the world.”
    I have been thinking this world of ours truly needs some healing. It is ever in crisis. And the leaders we have, or yet to have, seem clueless. What will become of us?
    Anyway, thanks for the quote. Why do people like Rumi have to die? He saw deep, and he saw the best.

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    1. at least he left us his thoughts to ponder. I’m packing for my move and am spending less time in the blogosphere this while but I will be over to yours soon to see your new literary post!!

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  16. DG MARYOGA says:

    You are the master of photographic lighting Cebele!Fabulous all your images.Oh,that geraniums bathed with evening light and the passionate twilight symphony in the skies!And how glorious is the lighting in the kirkyard!Your roots and your blood ties hold tight …

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    1. Glorious light!! thank you dear friend!

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  17. lauramacky says:

    I love your terrace!

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    1. thanks Laura, I will miss it when I move!!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        When do you move?

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      2. Aug 21 is my move day! argggh!!

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      3. lauramacky says:

        Oh very close!!!! Moving far?

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      4. just to another municipality on the other side- a bit further out into the countryside.

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      5. PS just a very little place, but it will be my very own.

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      6. lauramacky says:

        Very own is nice. Congratulations on the next chapter of your life!

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      7. thank you Laura!

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  18. fantastic words and beautiful photos series Cybele 🙂

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    1. thank you so much Della!

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      1. You’re welcome Cybele 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Robert!!!

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  19. Beautiful images .. And yes it us the only earth we have! Glorious potted geraniums 😃

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    1. thank you Julie!

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  20. I always find my iPad annoying when trying to comment on photo blogs as I cannot write and see the images simultaneously. I enjoyed all the photos, Hanna, but the churchyard with those fabulous greens stood out for me. I also loved the final sunset image. Such divine rich colours!

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    1. you are so sweet Kate, thank you!

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      1. Shucks! And you are very welcome. 🌺🌷🌸

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  21. Maverick ~ says:

    The lighting is beautiful, nicely done. 🙂

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    1. many thanks Maverick! a wonderful compliment coming from you!

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  22. sheldonk2014 says:

    These are beautiful
    I hope all is well
    Take it easy on yourself
    Take what only you can carry
    trust me I’ve been there with stuff
    As always Sheldon

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    1. I hear you Sheldon! thanks!

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  23. Genie says:

    WoW! Your post took me to church!
    So inspiring! ❤️

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    1. thanks Genie!!! 🙂

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  24. Engaging set of images about the late afternoon sun and the majestic of the Earth (your final comment).

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    1. thank you so much Sally!

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  25. Sherry Felix says:

    Gorgeous color and effects.

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    1. Many thanks Sherry- I’m a bit behind as always lol!

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  26. Loverly as per usual

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    1. thanks Andrew!

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  27. Pieter Navis says:

    aah.. recognize the church in Fort William 🙂 Had a hotel room very close to it 🙂

    And again lovely entry for the MM. Especially the shadow of the fence.. it’s mysterious Cybele 🙂

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    1. I like that one too! Thanks Pieter!

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  28. Sue says:

    Beautiful captures, Hannah!

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    1. thank you Sue!!

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