Monochrome Madness and Christmas coming

The end of the year is fast approaching and I can’t believe Christmas is once again around the corner. I am trying as usual to catch up in the blog world. I so hope it snows out here on the mountain but nothing like that is in sight yet. One thing is certain.  It’s been an eventful year and as my friend  Andrea Stephenson  says November is a month for dreaming. I’ve been a bit stagnant creative wise but have been more involved with the prosaic lately, such as a leaky skylight and toilet, and defective drip caps on the windows. However, I have great plans to make this little place into a fantasy cottage as is one of my dreams. (finances permitting)

Here is my submission to Leanne Cole’s wonderful MM (3-32)

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Midlothian Field

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And Snow!!

here are some pics taken at my brother’s

where pieces of clouds break off and cover the earth in celestial crystals and where the puffing of cows halo the pasture

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and in the hall of the mountain king skiers enjoy the zen of the night run

and also avoid the noisy snow tubers and snowboarders of the afternoon

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wherein Patrick tries to explain the finer nuances of snow tubing to a skeptical Hrafna while Tegg looks on in feigned indifference

Just for fun! ( on Flickr)

Dare to ride with us

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And finally this Christmas let us not forget the most vulnerable among us who are hurting and in need.  In this day and age of conflicts and refugees I must congratulate the Coast Guard in Greece for their valiant rescues of desperate families trying to cross the Aegean Sea and my own country for taking in those fleeing from violence and oppression. Some of my favourite close to home charities are Big Brothers and Sisters,  SPCA,  and Feed the Children.

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Foundling

 

59 Comments Add yours

  1. Very beautiful, Hannah 😊.

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    1. thanks so much Pam, all the best of the season!

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  2. milliethom says:

    I’m very late in reading this post, Cybele, but I can still appreciate your wonderful photography. Your photos have a quality I can only describe as ethereal right now. I had to smile at the thought of you battling against leaky skylights and toilets and defective drip caps on windows! I’m sure it will all be worth it in the end and you have the home of your dreams.

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    1. oh one can only hope lol!! Thanks so much for your support Millie!

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  3. afairymind says:

    Beautiful pictures, Cybele. You might not be able to transform your new place into your fantasy cottage all at once, but I’m sure you’ll get there eventually. 🙂

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    1. thank you Louise! I know it will be a slow process!

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    1. thank you so much!

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  4. The last image steals my attention and heart. Its storytelling has many layers, including endearing bonds between children and animals.

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    1. yes, I must write another story soon! Thank you so much Sally!

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  5. Amy says:

    Love these beautiful photos! The lights and texture are so well captured. Thank you for sharing with us, Cybele!

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    1. many thanks Amy, I’ve been away for a bit so sorry for my late reply!

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  6. Beautiful and dream-like Cybele 🙂 There is a time when the prosaic has to take precedence, but I’m sure your brain is subconsciously creating. I’ll bet your fantasy cottage will be wonderful! Thanks so much for the mention!

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    1. thank you Andrea, I’m feeling a bit stagnant these days but something will take form in the mists soon!!

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  7. Poppy says:

    I feel uplifted like the bird Hannah 🙂 Always a pleasure to come and visit your corner of creativity . Beautiful ways you have with your camera and ideas x

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    1. many thanks Poppy!

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  8. millacrumb says:

    Sometimes i look into other blogs and his followers…. And i saw youre and like youre pictures hugs Milla

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    1. many thanks Milla! Please come by anytime! ( I have a virtual blog too though not as prolific!)

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  9. Alexa says:

    These are such lovely pictures!!

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  10. Aquileana says:

    Great photographs. Dreamy is a word that fits them so well 👋 I can’t believe Christmas is almost here, either… So quickly 😉 Wishing you an excellent weekend, dear Cybele… 💛

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    1. many thanks always Aquileana! another year coming to an end and a new one to begin!

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  11. Christy B says:

    Haha Patrick looks so serious as he is talking there. I love the images and you’re right it’s only a month till Christmas eeeekkkkkk!

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  12. Norma says:

    Wonderful pics, Moon. They remind me of postcards. 🙂 With Christmas round the corner and the changing landscape, it’s always a joy to count the number of days as we progress. 🙂
    So happy for your house. May the good Lord bless you Moon and keep you. 🙂
    Sometimes it is perfectly ok to give our creative mind a little break.

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    1. thank you and blessings to you Norma. Yes I agree. I’ve slowed down a bit.

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  13. Beautiful photos Cybele, very creative!

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  14. So lovely, soft and moody image

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  15. solaner says:

    #1 and #2 are really outstanding. well done, Cybele!

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    1. thank you Solaner!

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      1. solaner says:

        You’re welcome!

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  16. debiriley says:

    beautiful! creative artistry 🙂

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    1. thank you so much Debi and for the follow!!

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      1. debiriley says:

        you’re welcome; I’ve been admiring your artistry and creativity with the camera for some time now at Leanne’s MM.
        you’re able to turn your camera into an extension of your imagination 🙂

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      2. what a lovely comment deb!! Many thanks! I try!

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      3. debiriley says:

        my pleasure 🙂

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  17. Anita says:

    Loved the pictures! Wish you good luck and lots of energy for the little and big fixes around the house. ☺

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    1. many thank you’s Anita!!!

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  18. landacrystal says:

    Such beautiful pictures and post. You have a beautiful heart!

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    1. what a lovely thing to say!! Thank you Landa! It takes one to know one!! 😀

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  19. Maverick ~ says:

    Wonderful post Cybele.

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    1. thanks Maverick, I keep getting behind here but lots of work with the house.

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  20. Sherry Felix says:

    I love Midlothian Field.

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    1. oh me too! thanks Sherry! How are you?

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      1. Sherry Felix says:

        About to start the second part of treatment for neurological Lyme, an immune booster IVIG.

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      2. prayers and blessings for a good recovery!!!

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  21. Pieter Navis says:

    Lovely video 🙂 Made me smile! 😀

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    1. so glad!! thanks Pieter!

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  22. robert87004 says:

    Yechhh – snow and cold. P t 😀

    Looks like lots of fun Hannah.

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    1. thank you harrie!!

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