Monochrome Madness and Mahatma Ghandi

I’m reeling after all the hype of the American Elections and I wish our American neighbours well. We all live in challenging times for sure.

“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.” Mahatma Ghandi

Here is my contribution to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness this week (3-30) Fields of wild lupin below Rosslyn Chapel;

Contemplation in Sepia

lupin-fields-sepia

(I’ve been playing with filters and textures, even trying to make my own.)

the coloured version

roslyn-chapel-painted

What will our legacy be?

“If we are to achieve peace in this world we must begin with the children”– Ghandi

Two textures by Anna Lenabem

and a great old song

Peace Train by Cat Stevens ( aka Yusuf Islam)

54 Comments Add yours

  1. That first image is fabulous – open ended for the viewer to interpret. Just like life.
    Hopefully all the emotional fenzy and hype will settle down.

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    1. thank you so much mouse! Yes things hopefully will settle by the new year lol!!

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  2. Norma says:

    They all a beautiful, Moon. But the colured one looks so tempting to eyes and gives an illusion of a painting. A wonderful post with a positive message. 🙂
    Take care dear friend. 😀

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    1. it does have that effect. So glad it worked. Thanks so much for your support Norma.

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      1. Norma says:

        You are always welcome, Moon. 🙂

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  3. I especially enjoyed the last image, which has a lyricism and sparkle.

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    1. many thanks as always my friend!

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  4. Ann says:

    What beautiful images! I like both versions — very strong as both a monochromatic image, and I love the gorgeous, saturated version as well. And thank you for your thoughts post-election. Comforting at a difficult time.

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    1. thank you Ann and of course Canada as well as the rest of the world waits to see how this presidency will play out.

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  5. pattimoed says:

    I love the song and the image, Cybele. Your images evoke mystery and magic. I love it!

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    1. Many thanks Patti! and so sorry for the late response!

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  6. Christy B says:

    Cool that you are making your own filters! So creative, you are 🙂

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    1. ha ha I try! Thanks so much Christy!

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  7. Adrian Lewis says:

    Gorgeous images, Cybele, especially the top two. Adrian

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    1. thanks so much Adrian!

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  8. I love both of those versions of the wild lupins picture, Cybele. They suit different moods, appealing to the two sides of self!
    Ah, Cat Stevens who goes under a very different name these days. I wonder what a certain president would think of him! I’ll say no more, other than that I remember him from my teens and my parents taking me to see him in concert as a treat.

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    1. indeed Sarah ( regarding Cat Stevens). As the Chinese say “May we live in interesting times!” A tad scary too. Thank you for your visit. I am falling behind in everything. Your book is fabulous and hold the interest completely!!

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      1. Thank you, Cybele. That’s wonderful to hear 🙂 I’m feeling a little negative just now about the whole book thing, so you’ve just cheered me up. It’s all a bit of a struggle as marketing still makes me feel uneasy, so I stay far too quiet on that front!

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      2. it must be so nerve wracking. I am behind but will try to write a review in the next while.

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      3. Thanks 🙂 I know all about being behind. It seems a constant state and a symptom of the modern world! Maybe it’s all in the mind, because we set ourselves unrealistic targets for each day.

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  9. I love your work! I also love peace train 😃

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    1. thank so much Julie!

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  10. All are beautiful Cybele, but the lupins are dreamy, I love the dreaminess and the texture.

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    1. thank you Andrea! So sorry I’m late- Blogging has taken a back seat these days while I try to organize the new place and fix things including myself lol.

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  11. It looks like a painting, so beautiful.

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    1. thanks so very much Lore!

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  12. Sherry Felix says:

    I love the red burning one.

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    1. it is quite colourful isn’t it! 🙂

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  13. Amy says:

    Beautiful photos, Cybele! The texture is great, I really like both mono and colored versions.
    Thank you for the quote!

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    1. Thank you Amy!! Glad you like them!

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  14. Precious words and amazing photos Cybele!

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    1. thanks so much Della!

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  15. aidymcglynn says:

    Think the whole world is reeling Cybele 🙂 Your calming, peaceful images are just what we need!

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    1. many thanks Aidy!! We shall see what happens!

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  16. I hear Canada is building a wall to keep us out!

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  17. suzjones says:

    Your photo looks like a painting. I like both versions. 🙂

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    1. so pleased you like it Suz!!!

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  18. mmmmmm what a mood you’ve created. I especially like the first one in monochrome with the church on the hill and the one with the blond child in the upper right of the group. Nice going! You’ve been studying your technique. Good song for the mood.

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    1. many thanks Sky!! I’m a bit behind these days!! You know sometimes it’s hit and miss – not sure about technique lol!!

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  19. Emilio Pasquale says:

    Love every one of your images ever since the first one I saw- which is easily a year or two ago. This is no exception.

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    1. Many thanks Emilio!! I’m a tad sporadic lately!

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  20. robert87004 says:

    Our president can do little without Congress approving the money. That is where the power lies, the other is only perception of power. Love that orange filter, Hannah. 🙂

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    1. I figured so and certainly we must wait and see what he will really do after all the rhetoric.I wasn’t crazy about either candidate!

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  21. Pieter Navis says:

    Great messages with the beautiful images Cybele 🙂
    It all starts with inner peace and a little smile!

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    1. so glad you agree Pieter! Thank you!

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  22. sheldonk2014 says:

    Finding the balance in life is the key
    it’s just a constant to remember what you did with it
    because the key is a constant question
    As always Sheldon

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    1. like my glasses!~ thanks so much Sheldon! 😀

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  23. Love the vibrancy of the colored version. Exquisite!

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    1. thank you Debbie!!

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  24. Sue says:

    Brilliantly mysterious, enigmatic, Hannah-Cybele ….

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    1. thanks so much dear Sue!!

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