Winter Again with Monochrome Madness

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Here we are again and I am in time and still struggling to keep up.  I missed posting MM last week. On February 3rd I was the guest storyteller/photographer on Sue Vincent’s great literary blog, Daily Echo,  which was a lovely honour and pleasure.

Here is my submission to Leanne’s wonderful

Monochrome Madness Challenge

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Last week was so mild and sunny I thought I saw the Goddess Flora slipping through the shadowy trees.

and in colour

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If you go down to the woods

 

And then-  Good Grief!

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what”s all this then?! 

Don’t worry, it won’t stick

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Don’t get any on ya!

 

Bloody Winter Again

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from my bedroom window looking onto the mountainside

 

After the initial shock, it’s getting better

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the snow fairy does her magic on those same woodland steps

and now

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Winter Wonderland again

and a few locals

and thank you Sarah at Sarah Potter Writes for using three of my (previous) images as inspirations for her wonderful Tanka Poetry today!

66 Comments Add yours

  1. sixpixx says:

    How lovely. And, real winter weather; so much more interesting than grey and bleh that we have.

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    1. Hi Maxine, thanks so much for popping over!!

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      1. sixpixx says:

        I very much enjoyed it. Sorry it’s not happening more often at the moment… Not sure where I’m spending/losing my time.

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      2. oh tell me about it! 🙂

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  2. milliethom says:

    The views through your windows are to die for, Cybele…so beautifully peaceful. I love what you’ve done to your woodland photos: a perfect fairy wonderland, complete with the cute species of fauna and, perhaps, a resident goddess. A magical post!

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    1. thanks so much !! Weather is so changeable here on the coast!

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  3. Dina says:

    Looking through you window is like entering a fairyland, Hannah, this is pure magic. We need to dream to get creative and stepping into your woodland is highly inspiring, thank you so much.
    Best regards from land of the Trolls,
    Hanne x

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    1. That is such a beautiful thing to say! I have always loved Viking myth and story and now even more so that I find I have Scandinavian dna mixed in with the Scots and Irish!! 😀 Your blog is simply beautiful in both word and images! Thank you for your follow!

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      1. Dina says:

        It’s a great pleasure!
        😊❤️😊❤️😊❤️😊

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  4. You make the snow look magical – which it is I suppose. I had to admire its beauty as it was coming down even though I was cursing it at the same time – and applauding the torrential rains which today have finally released my vehicle from its back alley bondage. Love the frog and your the snowy view from your bedroom window!

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    1. I think you got more on the mainland!! Thanks for your lovely comments Eliza!!

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  5. Amy says:

    Magnificent images! The lights are magical! 🙂

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  6. Poppy says:

    Aah very ..very .. Hannah ! Filled to frosty tips with magic looking at these beautiful pictures … Monochrome is so picturesque in your way of seeing …

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  7. pattimoed says:

    Beautiful shots, Cybele. Magical.

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  8. Christy B says:

    The images of snow are breathtaking! I’ll have to head over to read Sarah’s tanka too. That’s such a lovely compliment that she used your images to inspire her writing xx

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    1. it was so lovely of her to ask! Thanks Christy! I enjoy snowy landscapes!

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  9. Love your work Cybele 😄😍

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    1. thanks so very much Julie!!

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  10. Marvellous images, Cybele. Mr. Froggie is so cute. 🙂 I love Sarah’s tankas. She is also very talented.

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    1. Thank you for popping over Sylvia! I agree!

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  11. sheldonk2014 says:

    Simply beautiful

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    1. thanks for popping over Sheldon!

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  12. lunabranwen3 says:

    These just helped me to breathe deeply; thank you. So lovely.

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    1. so glad Luna! Thank you for visiting!

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  13. Glauco says:

    …fantastic artistic expressions…love your works Cybele…

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    1. I’m honoured Glauco! Thanks for the visit!!

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  14. Beautiful photos, Cybele!

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  15. Sigh, ooh, aah – really wonderful set of images 🙂

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  16. Oh wow I love the warm color version of the forest with the steps, and magical cool color one at the end of the post! WOWZA! It’s gorgeous! Stay warm!

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    1. Many cool thanks my friend!! ( It will soon turn to slush in our wet climate!!)

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  17. Anita says:

    So magical, Cybele! It’s like a different world.

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    1. It is like waking up in another land!! Thanks Anita!

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  18. Maverick ~ says:

    Gorgeous images as always Cybele.

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  19. robert87004 says:

    such lovely photos, Hannah and I am so jealous of your wooded wonderland.

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    1. thank you Robert, it is beautiful until it turns to slush!! 😀

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      1. robert87004 says:

        yes. I remember slush. 🙂

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  20. Love these! I love seeing the beauty of snow and you have captured it perfectly! I just don’t want to be the one in it! What a gorgeous view you have! Love the robin but especially love the little dog! Is he yours? Too cute! 🙂

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    1. thanks Linda and he truly is. Alas not mine but a neighbour’s friendly fella!!

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  21. aidymcglynn says:

    Extremely evocative images as usual Cybele.

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  22. I can see why they were used as inspiration, Hanna. The forest steps are superb and the others are fun and funny!

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    1. so pleased you like them Kate!

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  23. Renee Espriu says:

    I really thought Winter was coming to an end but we had an unusual storm come through that left snow everywhere…some places more than where I live but it did stick and is only finally gone today. I do believe I will dance when the sun shows its’ face and gives me warmth. 🙂

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    1. Spring will come!! thanks Renee!!

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  24. Sue Vincent says:

    Gorgeous pictures, capturing some of the magic of winter and childhood’s imagination 🙂

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    1. something magical about the world in white!!

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      1. Sue Vincent says:

        Always 😉 It brings the inner child out to play 🙂

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  25. I agree with Nurul that I wish I had your window. That picture of the frog is very funny. Your robins look different to our ones in the UK, if that is a robin in the photo.

    Thanks for mentioning my tanka post and for providing me with such wonderful picture prompts. I really enjoyed sitting there for ages, reflecting upon those images until the words magicked themselves into my head 🙂

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    1. I love the magicked!! Thanks for visiting and your lovely comment! I was honoured to send you the prompts.

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  26. Adrian Lewis says:

    Wonderful images, Cybele, especially Winter Wonderland Again. A 🙂

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  27. I loved this. I loved how you brought the pictures into color and focus. They are such beautiful pictures especially the one with the golden light. Your words match them superbly. Well done you and thank your for something that bit different. x

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      1. Very welcome dear Dude Mouse Cybele. xxxx

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  28. Moz Loordes says:

    Beautiful pictures, Cybele, and I also love the frogs! Always thought they were quite magical creatures because they bridge the gap between water and land.

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    1. Oh I love frogs too!! We have a few ( live ones) down in the creek as well. Thanks so much for popping over and commenting!

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  29. paula graham says:

    magical indeed. Well done.

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    1. it is lovely – a tad hard to get around of course! Thanks Paula!

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  30. Nurul Lubis says:

    It’s always beautiful post, Cybele. I wish I had your window 💗💗

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    1. oh thank you Nurul! It is a beautiful white world. Sadly traffic is greatly a nuisance during these times lol.

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