Secret Gardens

Although our weather has been mainly cloudy and grey I see the daffodils finally poking up and soon glowing Camas Lilies will trail the hillsides like the star fields in the constellation of Perseus- which reminds me to get ready for clearer skies and to polish my telescope lenses. It’s going to take me some time to get back into a rhythm again. Thank you for bearing with me! On an interesting note I gave permission to someone I know to create one of my stories on a virtual platform theater. I will let you know what happens.

And so, I’m building a (small) secret garden- to match the larger one inside my  mind. It will be a place of peaceful refreshment and renewal. I also hope for the adventure of opening  a new gate into the mystery of beyond, and the surprise of discovering what lies at the next corner or cranny  while the fresh earth “oms” with all the zen of  life and busyness  in a cosmic garden.

this beautiful piece is by someone I met long ago – Gardens of Eder Delin.  Dennis Simcott (Solar Shine), is a multi talented artist and composer who kindly allowed me to use it.

My submission to Leanne Cole’s monochrome madness. (3-49)

the secret garden

“Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding. Find out what you already know and you will see the way”– Richard Bach

and in the night garden

a lantern to light the way

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

roses humming with stardust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

night walk

The Garden Gate

“at the foot of the garden was a very unkempt place for the wild spirits to come and play. It was rumoured that  a gate was there. No one was sure if any one had actually seen it or not. Certainly the cat would often sit there staring intently in the direction where it was thought to be.

Somewhere in the final note of a bird song, if your ear was properly attuned, there might occur a distortion in the flow of time. It was during that fermata, the people of the mound passed freely, for on the other side of that ephemeral and lucent gate lay Tir- na-nog.”

 

 

64 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    Fabulous work, as ever, Hannah! I love the light in that first monochrome image!

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      1. Sue says:

        I do admire your ability to create mystery from what you see, Hannah!

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      2. your comment means a lot to me dear Sue!

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      3. Sue says:

        😊💕

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  2. Mél@nie says:

    welcome back, si belle Lune… ❤ stay healthy, take care, tons of inspiration and a reminder: REAL life will(and must!) always prevail over any virtual stuff… 🙂 my very best & cheers! ❤

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    1. oh yes Mel, and thank you again for your good thoughts!

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  3. Lovely. I love it all — the music, photos, and fun thoughts. Today is the first day in several busy months that I’ve set aside time for blogging. Now it’s getting late, and I think I’ll take this big smile you’ve put on my face and go to bed. Maybe I’ll dream of a secret garden… 🙂

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    1. thank you Merry!! I’m so glad you liked it! Sometimes it’s a struggle to keep up I know!!

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  4. Adrian Lewis says:

    Good luck with your new garden, Cybele! I particularly like the image above the words “roses humming with stardust” – wow! Adrian

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    1. Many thanks Adrian so glad you like my roses!! 🙂

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  5. How I love your images .. a secret garden with a rumoured gate and a cat watching .. oh my sort of place 😀

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    1. Yes!! Wouldn’t it be lovely if there were all kind of gate links to each other’s gardens!! 😀

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  6. Enchanting Cybele, I’ll look forward to hearing more about your secret garden 🙂

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    1. oh it will be a work in progress I’m sure! Thanks Andrea!

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  7. debiriley says:

    LOVELY! the art of your photography and the art of your word imagery is beautiful Cybele. I engage so much more, when the artist shares their thoughts and doesn’t just leave us a photo or painting. Though there are times, when that is the right thing to do. It is always a treat when I come over to your place. Its Always ‘just right’!
    Thank you for sharing. cheers, Debi

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    1. what an absolutely lovely thing to say Deb!! I am very grateful!!

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      1. debiriley says:

        my pleasure, 🙂 cheers, Debi

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  8. Peter Nena says:

    The Night Path, the Rose, the Lantern, the story–all glorious. All awe-inspiring.

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    1. many thanks and I’m behind again. I will be over to visit and read your new story!!

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  9. Hi Hanna, such beautiful images and tales of exciting things – a new garden AND a telescope! Your magical photos are unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Glad to hear from you. Best wishes, Kate.

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  10. So excited about the Virtual Platform and your Story!

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    1. me too, will keep you posted!! thanks Landa!

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  11. Anita says:

    Fantastic images as always, Cybele!

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  12. Maverick ~ says:

    Your gardens are lovely. Beautiful post.

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  13. Hi Cybele,
    Upon reading this latest piece with gorgeous music, I am reminded of a time not that long ago when we humble beings used old style communication in the form of pen and paper…being a pen pal it was called.

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    1. oh yes. Now it’s almost a lost art! Thanks Sharon!

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  14. paula graham says:

    Gorgeous, romantic, beautifully created..so pleasing to the eye.

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  15. May your garden wherever that garden is be as lovely as these images, xxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. a perfect wish! Thank you Shey!

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  16. Amy says:

    Eloquently expressed, Cybele. Thank you for sharing.
    I’m so moved by your words and photos. Enjoyed the beautiful music. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Amy, your comment is touching to me!!

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  17. The rose and Night Path are wonderful!

    I’m looking forward to seeing your garden.

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    1. I love those two as well!! Thanks so much Deb, next time we’ll have tea in the garden, let me know 😀

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      1. Sounds like a plan! 🙂

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      2. robert87004 says:

        creating a place for garden fairies. lovely! and the rose photo especially. 🙂

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      3. glad you like it Robert! thanks!

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  18. Love your secret garden Cybele. The lovely music is so ethereal.

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    1. I thought the music really suited the subject! Thank you Sylvia!

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  19. Beautiful as ever Cybele! I love the rose and the path through the trees 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah- my favourites too!

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  20. Moz Loordes says:

    Gorgeous as usual, Cybele 🙂 The roses are my favourite.

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    1. Thanks Moz, something about roses!!

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  21. sheldonk2014 says:

    I got to make sure my glasses are clean too

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    1. oh yes! Thanks for popping over Sheldon!

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  22. You continue to create such beauty with your photos. Hugs! 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Linda! hugs are always welcome!

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  23. mary says:

    beautiful art you have shared 🙂
    Thank you, i enjoyed wandering within them as i listened to the music(which is
    Wonderful) that fits the energy of the images
    Take Care…You Matter…
    mary

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed the little walk through the garden Mary! Thank you!

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  24. The Night Path is sprinkled with fairy dust and quietude. Will await more about your “secret garden.”

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    1. aww, I hope some fell onto you too!! Thanks so much Sally!

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  25. Pieter says:

    Once again lovely work Cybele… reality and fantasy merge, and that’s all happening within you.. great to see these works of art 🙂

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