Monochrome Madness is here again

It looks like it will be Christmas before I’m all caught up and in the blogging rhythm again with newer material. Organizing and fixing things has been time consuming along with other ongoing family matters.

Here is my submission to Leanne Cole’s MM 3-27 which is especially wonderful this week. Great submissions by all!

road-to-wicklow
The Road to the Wicklow Mountains

You don’t visit Ireland for the weather- which I think is wonderful anyway as I prefer misty old bogs any day!!

ode to Autumn

(with a texture layer I created myself)autumn-glorious2

In beauty may I walk.
All day long may I walk.
Through the returning seasons may I walk

With beauty may I walk.
With beauty before me, may I walk.
With beauty behind me, may I walk.
With beauty above me, may I walk.
With beauty below me, may I walk.
With beauty all around me, may I walk

…..Navajo Prayer

and in keeping with the season I reblogged an old story, refurbished and rewritten (and submitted to Seanchai Virtual Library)

Tales from the Basement

haunted-housefor all you (spooky) story lovers

46 Comments Add yours

  1. Both are fantastic….I just love the monochrome shot..the atmosphere/visual is stunning

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    1. I’m honoured. Thanks so much!

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  2. I just love your images!! And I thought MM last week was super too!

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    1. thanks so much Julie!

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  3. Maria F. says:

    So magical, as usual!

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  4. Your ode to autumn is absolutely gorgeous Cybele. And a very spooky – and fun – story! And I didn’t realise you had a story blog too 🙂

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    1. Thank you Andrea. I tried to make a separate blog but I kind of go back and forth lol- more frequent on The Runes blog! Thanks for the follow there!

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  5. Great shot. Nice and dramatic.

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      1. moorezart says:

        You’re welcome Dune Mouse!

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  6. Aquileana says:

    “With beauty may I walk”… I Like to walk by those stunning pics of yours, dear Cybele. Certainly beautiful 🙂 Love & best wishes. Aquileana 😀

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    1. thank you so much Aquileana!!

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  7. Adrian Lewis says:

    Striking images, Cybele, especially the first one. Adrian 🙂

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    1. very pleased you like that one!! Thanks Adrian!

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  8. Renee Espriu says:

    Love all of these photos but the one with such vibrant Fall colors set amidst the fog is my favorite. 🙂

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    1. there is something very compelling to me too in that one! Thanks Renee!

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  9. Sheila says:

    I just love your images. These are magnificent!

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    1. I’m honoured! thank you Sheila!

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  10. Wonderful shots, yes houses Can be time consuming for sure

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    1. thanks Julz and yes!!

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  11. Maverick ~ says:

    Lovely, very Fallish.

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  12. I know is year has flown. Looking forward particularly this year as our daughter is expecting our first granchild just before!

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    1. congratz!! thanks for popping by!

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  13. sheldonk2014 says:

    I love all three
    simply beautiful
    As always Sheldon

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    1. thanks so much Sheldon!

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  14. I’m ready to start walking down that road to see where it leads. I feel like I’m right there.

    I love the autumn colors in your second image, and your mansion is perfectly spooky! I love it!

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    1. Me too! Thanks so much Deb!!

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  15. Carrie says:

    I was instantly drawn to your image this week. I have really enjoyed looking through and around it. And that beautiful Navajo Prayer…I want to sing it!

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    1. It’s such a beautiful prayer! Thanks Carrie!

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  16. Anita says:

    I love the autumn colors in your picture!
    Take your time with blog visits. 🙂 Seeing your new home look better and better with each day (or week, whatever your pace maybe) is a great feeling, isn’t it?

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    1. indeed though lots of work!! Thank you Anita!

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  17. Sherry Felix says:

    You created a powerful and lovely black and white road.

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    1. I liked that view too!! Thanks Sherry!

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  18. That second image is a fantasy and mystery and also a triumph of nature, beautifully caught and processed. Marvelous Navajo prayer…thanks.

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  19. Suzanne says:

    I love your photo of the mythical Irish landscape. It captures the energy of the place so well.

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    1. many thanks my friend!

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  20. The first frame is a cracker

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  21. Sue says:

    Great monochrome, and a well told tale!

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    1. thank you dear Sue!!

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