Monochrome Madness 3-17

I’m going to have to take a break from blogging for the next two or three weeks while I move. I will be back of course. I apologize for being a bit behind in keeping up with my fellow bloggers the last while but my world is in chaos at the moment! Oh how I hate packing. Here are a few previous images I recently found.

Do visit Leanne Cole‘s wonderful blog with her Monochrome Madness Gallery- so many fine photographers and artists!

From The Wit and Wisdom of  Highland Cows

“Zen-like one eyed looking can be useful when trying to see beyond the immediate obvious”

wit and wisdom2

and here are some of my fanciful edits to distract me from the mundane of moving

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There is a place where the world is a mirror

Where everything is familiar and strange

our dreams are an anagram

silent but listen

multilens path
Three Part Reverie

“We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.”  Rumi

the fairy pools of Skyeorton
The Fairy Pools of Skye

(with an Orton effect and a few fairies)

Skye is wonderfully magical as I think another blogger who was there recently will attest. Visit Crow Canyon for his wonderful photographic journey. Skye is rich with the history and legends of the  Dalriada Gaels, the Picts and the Vikings- and of course fairies.

I wrote about the Fairy flag of Dunvegan Castle here

and my journey to Skye is here

PS: Did you catch the anagram?

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  1. Maria F. says:

    I love the ox!

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    1. isn’t he wonderful- actually a highland cow!!

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  2. I love the waterfall! As you see I’m still playing catch up. 🙂 Hope you’re about done unpacking and getting settled in.

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    1. There is still so much to do. Some reno’s etc. I’m a bit frazzled. I never thought it would be this hard now. I guess I’m not as young as I once thought lol! Thanks so much for asking Deb! Hugs

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  3. rainydayreflections says:

    Thanks for the follow. 🙂 Your blog looks interesting. I can’t wait to check it out.

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    1. pop by anytime!! Thank you so much!

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  4. I absolutely adore these photos and all that goes with them. I imagine you are well into your move at the moment! I’m not moving and I’m probably further behind than you! LOL! No need to write back. Just do what needs to be done. I know the stress! 😀

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    1. slowly catching up Linda!! very slowly- a lot of stuff has to be given away or sold etc. I so hope I didn’t bite off more than we can chew!! New expenses keep jumping out!! But it is lovely, check out my recent post.

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      1. When we moved, we sold and gave away so much stuff. Of course, after we got here, we found ourselves saying over and over, gosh I wish we hadn’t gotten rid of such and such! Your place looks beautiful. It’s fun living in the woods. But, I must say, this 1.5-2 hours to fun shopping (over the mountains and through the woods!) can be a pain…! 😆

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      2. oh yes!! lol. I’m further away from everything too. And I’m still looking for things too that were put away. and yes, I had to get rid of some furniture as this place is smaller!

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  5. Amy says:

    Hope everything is going well for you. 🙂

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    1. slowly, slowly!! Thank you Amy!

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  6. afairymind says:

    Beautiful pictures, Cybele. 🙂 I can easily see Three Part Reverie as a piece of three-canvas, triptych wall art! I hope your move is going well.

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    1. Many thanks Louise. I am moved but still a lot to do! However, I like the area and the little house! Thanks so much for coming by!

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  7. Arl's World says:

    Beautiful pictures, as always! I hope the move goes well! 🙂

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    1. Many thanks Arl!

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  8. Robyn G says:

    Beautiful as always!
    Hello… 😃 I do hope the move is going well xx

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    1. thank you Robyn- I’ve gone quite mad!

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      1. Robyn G says:

        😜😜🔆

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  9. May everything sort itself out and all find their perfect seat in your new home.
    (Dogs coming into a new place, examine it all and finally pick out their spot – and contentedly claim and sit there. So many souls are like that. Some native American tribes have a similar concept. Hope the transition is smooth and as easy as possible.)

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    1. I’m so very late in replying! It’s been crazy! Thanks so much fellow mouse!

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  10. So….how’s the move going? I hope all goes smoothly and you get settled into your new place comfortably. Have a great day!

    I like the creative edits on your photos.

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    1. I apologize for the late reply! an ordeal ! 😀 Thank you so much!

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  11. sixpixx says:

    Beautiful, fantastical edits again – I really love what the triptych effect does to the wooded scene.

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  12. ”Three part reverie”, beautiful Cybele 🙂

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    1. thank you Della- I’m very behind blogging with my moving and packing and all!!

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  13. katieprior says:

    Love the Heilan Coo! All the best for your move. 🙂

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    1. oh yes! thanks Katie!

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  14. Moving is stressful so hope all goes smoothly.

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  15. smilecalm says:

    wishing you ease
    and the support
    of one or more
    bulls for the lifting 🙂

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    1. lol many thanks!!

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  16. Magick Thoughts by AmandaMagick (photographer, artist, blogger, PMC team) says:

    I LOVE your Fairy Pools of Skye!!!! This blog is beautiful!

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    1. please come by anytime. If you like history you might enjoy some of the posts from the time traveler’s rucksack! :D.

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  17. Peter Nena says:

    The cow and the pools are truly marvelous, by the way.

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  18. Peter Nena says:

    All the best in moving, Cybele!

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    1. thank you Peter! Can’t wait till it’s done!

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  19. Beautiful images .. Best of luck with the packing and the move 😃

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    1. thanks so much Julie!

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  20. They are all very beautiful, as always Hannah. I love the Highland cows!

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    1. I thought you might! thanks Pam!

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  21. Adrian Lewis says:

    I love all three of these images, Cybele, but the Highland Cow is truly stunning! I hope very much that you move goes well. Adrian.

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    1. isn’t it marvelous!! thank you Adrian!

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  22. Anita says:

    Love that Highland cow, haha! Happy moving!

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    1. thank you Anita!

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  23. sheldonk2014 says:

    As a wise one once told me
    stay away from the weeds
    For once your buried it takes
    Real tenacity to dig out
    The Sheldon Perspective

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    1. aha!! Indeed! thanks for your perspective Sheldon!

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  24. lauramacky says:

    Good luck with your move and thanks for your lovely distractions !

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      1. lauramacky says:

        You’re welcome 🙂

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  25. pattimoed says:

    Hi, Cybele. Hope your move goes smoothly. It’s always such a chore, isn’t it? I’m looking forward to your next installment of “magic.” We’ll miss you and your images in the meantime. 🙂

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    1. It won’t be too long! I’m just getting a bit frantic! thanks so much Patti!

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  26. I just came across your blog through Monochrome Madness. I love you blog.

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    1. thank you so much!! I will pop over to yours soon, I may be away for a couple of weeks but come by anytime!!

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  27. I love the cow photo — very nice! It’s like the cow is posing for a modeling photo shoot. Lol

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    1. lol! thanks so much for popping by!!

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  28. Mark Simms says:

    It’s hard to beat a highland cow 😊

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    1. isn’t it!! 😀

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  29. That’s a nice-looking coo, Cybele! Thanks for the plug.

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    1. glad to plug! thank you too!

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  30. Sherry Felix says:

    Hope you have speedy and stress free – well almost stress free – move.

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    1. thanks so much Sherry!

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  31. Totally engaged with your last two images. Happy moving and new home…

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    1. pleased you like them!! thank you!

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  32. Amy says:

    Thank you for the beautiful post before you leave for vacation. Good luck to your move, Cybele! 🙂

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    1. you are most welcome and thank you!

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  33. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    magnificent monochrome portrait – the angle captures the stature so well. All good wishes for your move and look forward to seeing you back here with new sights, sounds and runes

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    1. Many thanks Laura!!

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  34. Suzanne says:

    Fabulous images. Good luck with the move. I hope it goes smoothly.

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    1. thank you Suzanne, I may be away for a little bit but back soon!! Blessings!

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  35. Sue says:

    Great Cybele images, Hannah! Hope your move goes well, and without too much stress…..

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    1. me too! thanks sue!

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  36. wildalchemi says:

    Beautiful, all the very best with your move ❤

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    1. thanks so much wildalchemi!!!

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