Monochrome Madness and moon shadows

Two weeks behind but I’m here again! – and I haven’t done anything Goth for a while. Hallow’s eve or Samhain will be the next holiday and we will be deep into Autumn. I can only say that I feel the changes taking place in the earth and in myself – a transition from one season of life into another.  I can’t say that I’m fully embracing it  yet on all levels. My situation has changed and it’s a challenge for the dune mouse who usually wants to hide in her hole. I’m being forced to engage more, only to find out I’m quite set in my ways.

This is the season of entering dormancy, not growth, yet I’m finding a few tendrils poking through the crusty bark that refuse to be ignored. A winter moon is on it’s way and I must hurry to fill the soul pantry. I have to admit that as I did take on the moniker of the symbolic mouse shadow of the second moon of Dune, thus “The sleeper must awaken!!

My submission to Leanne Coles’ Monochrome Madness (3-24)

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portrait of the dune mouse in her burrow and my submission to MM

 

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moon shadow- a winter moon is on it’s way

 

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always a light at the end but first walk through the shadows

 

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so many trees!

 

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my forest primeval-  embraces you in light and shadow, the gentle ferns enfold your feet and giant tree spirits stand on guard as you pass (painterly)

 

 

58 Comments Add yours

  1. landacrystal says:

    Beautiful analogy!

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  2. Genie says:

    The ferns are magical, as is the moon.

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    1. I so appreciate your lovely comments Genie!!

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  3. Christy B says:

    Your post is a perfect example of how goth is beautiful! Perfect post as we head into Hallowe’en 🙂

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    1. haha!! I’m glad it comes across! Thank you Christy.

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  4. robert87004 says:

    Remember that winter is a time of renewel, Hannah, or Muad dib, if you prefer. 😀

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    1. squeak!!! I am trying to get my burrow ready.

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      1. robert87004 says:

        It will happen in its own time . Breathe, breathe, relax. We are all for you.

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      2. thanks so much Robert. I will probably be a bit sporadic for awhile!!

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  5. milliethom says:

    Stunning photos, Cybele and a great selection. The Cat Stevens song has been a favourite of mine for many years and it complements perfectly your wonderful photo of the full moon.

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    1. thank you Millie. I still love his songs too!

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  6. Such beautiful photos as always. I hope you’re starting to feel a bit more oriented to your new surroundings. It definitely takes some time. But then, for me, all change takes time to adjust to! By the way, always loved Cat Stevens! 🙂 Hugs to you.

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    1. me too! (Cat Stevens). Thanks for all your supportive comments and good wishes Linda!

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  7. Amy says:

    So glad you are back! All are stunning, especially the moon!

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    1. thanks Amy – I going a bit slowly but I’m here!

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  8. I was just reading an article about the way that everyone talks about the stress of moving house, but not about the time it takes to transition from ways of being in one place to the way of being in the new place – sounds like you’re having a little of that at the moment Cybele 🙂

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    1. yes Andrea- life is about change and loss and it’s good to contemplate that but not for too long! New adventures always await. Thanks for all your wisdom and I will hopefully catch up though I’m going slowly lol!

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  9. lauramacky says:

    The last image of the forest is soooo beautiful!!!!!

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    1. thanks so much Laura!! I’m still catching up but slowly!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        You’re welcome! No worries at all. It’s hard fitting all the social media in on a good day let alone during a major event!

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  10. smilecalm says:

    a mystic find
    here in shadows 🙂

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    1. thank so much Smile!!

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  11. Adrian Lewis says:

    Love these mono images, Cybele, but then you know I’m into such things – I especially like the one entitled “so many trees”, that’s very striking and certainly different. And your entry for Mono Madness is also excellent – striking and different again. And you’re finding you’re quite set in your ways?! Well, you and me both, my friend, and, for my part, I wonder both (a) if I have the energy to do anything about it and (b) whether its necessarily a bad thing! All good wishes from me! Adrian

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    1. ha ha!! it’s hard getting to know oneself!! But we must not dwell on those negatives lol! Thank you so much for your support and comments and good wishes! Back at you!!

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  12. brcelano says:

    Hello there, just thought I would pass by, bless you, find the light, painis more bearable when one can see a way through. I love the glade. Br Andrew

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    1. thank you so much for your support Andrew!

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  13. disperser says:

    . . . dramatic treatments. If it is reflective of your mood, hope that things will improve.

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    1. oh I’m hoping lol!! thanks Disperser! It’s been an exercise in chaos here!

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  14. Norma says:

    Wonderful selection for MM. I loved the “moon shadow” and “always a light…” They are suitable title for the composition. Specially the moon shadow which almost feels like you are stepping into a different land altogether. The last one is a contrast to the rest but the soft ferns appear to be miraculous in the midst of the heavy forest.
    Hope you are doing well Moon. 🙂

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    1. thanks for your comforting words and visit Norma!

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  15. Mark Simms says:

    Who knew a chest of drawers could be so intriguing

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    1. thanks Mark!! Cleaning them out was a chore lol!

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  16. thephotoseye says:

    Beautiful series!

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  17. Spectacular shadows Cybele. Beautiful ❤

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  18. Sherry Felix says:

    Thanks for sharing your feelings. I will hint at mine. My postings will be infrequent as a time of healing is taking place. Hope we all come out on the other side bright eyed and bushy tailed soon.

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    1. Oh I so understand! Blessings Sherry!!

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  19. Fine set; keep walking..

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  20. The images are beautiful! It will get better! Sending positive thoughts! xx

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  21. Anita says:

    Lovely pictures, Cybele.
    As time passes, and you find a way to work with (or around) the changes, who knows, you might look back at the turbulence of now with fondness…

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    1. oh yes!! thanks so much for your encouraging words Anita!

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  22. Maverick ~ says:

    Very nicely done and an appropriate preview of the upcoming season.

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  23. Suzanne says:

    The primeval forest photo really speaks to me. Like you I am entering a time of complete change – I haven’t yet moved house and area but it is only a few weeks away. Off today to check out rentals in my locale. Big, big changes. The earth is changing and we are changing with it (those who can hear at the call at this point in time anyway). It is about opening up after being so inward looking for so long, I agree. Scary but at the same time wonderfully expansive. 🙂

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    1. thanks for your inspiration Suzanne!

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  24. sheldonk2014 says:

    It’s all good Cybele
    You have done the same
    For me at different times
    As always Sheldon

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  25. DG Hardy says:

    Bless you for carrying the lamp & creating these beautiful images & honest,well expressed words. There is such courage & brightness in you, wee mouse & you make a difference to the world by not giving in & giving up ! You also keep a sense of humour which when all is said & done is the spark which inspires & forgives all that can weigh us down. Thank you for sharing your brightness!

    xo DG >

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    1. thank you dear friend!

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  26. sheldonk2014 says:

    I feel almost like you going through a low level pain
    I could be wrong
    I know when there’s lots of change around me it’s a little unsettling
    But your work is as always beautiful
    Hang in there
    big Hugs
    Coming at you
    As always Sheldon

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    1. you are absolutely right Sheldon and thank you for your sensitivity and good thoughts!!- and for coming by!

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