A plethora of flowers

Here we are again, immersed in Spring which, due to the fickleness of west coast weather, is never predictable!

But regardless of weather, by May,the wild flowers arrive in meadow and parkland.

For Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness (4-3), I have chosen a nymph of the flowers, one of the anthousai, and you can find her in meadow and woodland, singing and dancing with her sisters.  Sylvia Plath dedicated a poem to her cousins, the dryads, in The Plethora of Dryads, and so the same can be said of flower nymphs. A profusion of them are flowing over hillside and boulevard in wild abandon, staining the earth in Camas lily blues, and buttercup yellows, with their passing feet.

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Blue Camas Lilies everywhere with a few buttercups here and there

by meadow and stream

she leaves her sweet footprints

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  1. Such beautiful photos! I find the lilies in the sunshine especially striking. I love spring 🙂

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    1. Many thanks for your visit and comment!!

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  2. So lovely 🙂 And it brings back memories of when my daughter used to alternate between being a flower nymph and a tree fairy, depending upon whether she was in the mood to skip or climb!

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    1. awww! I think I did too! 😀 thanks so much Sarah! How’s the new publication doing!

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      1. Which new publication? I haven’t published anything new since my MG children’s book last year. No new publications at the moment, as I’m testing the traditional route to publishing, to see if there are any takers for my adult speculative fiction novel. Wish me luck, Cybele. It’s a tough old market out there.

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      2. I do wish you good luck!!!! I meant how is Noah and the Dog People doing. I haven’t got around to that one yet.

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      3. Unfortunately, the Noah book isn’t doing anything very much, following an initial flurry of interest. Methinks that marketing is a skill that I need to work at. It’s such a hard balancing act between interesting people in a product and turning this off by being too over-the-top and pushy. I’ve designed a new cover for it, but the prospect of writing of snappy tweets and FB comments brings on an instant attack of writer’s block. Today, I’ve braved doing my first publisher submission in 3 years, so that’s progress. Interestingly, directly after sending it off, I saw two magpies in the garden which I hope is a sign of joy related to my book with that very bird’s name in its title!

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      4. Oh I bet. It is very daunting and probably the reason I tend to procrastinate!! I will read it when I finish a few others that are ahead. yes lets hope the magpies are a sign!!

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  3. milliethom says:

    I love your pretty little nymph and her amazingly colourful playground across the spring meadows. I can well imagine her dancing with her sisters and cousins. Simply beautiful.

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    1. Spring is a magical time! Thanks so much Millie!

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  4. Renee Espriu says:

    Love every photo and the nymph?…well, she is amazing.

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    1. she truly is! thank you Renee!

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  5. Adrian Lewis says:

    Lovely images, Cybele, especially the 2rd and 3rd ones – beautiful landscapes, love the flowers. A 🙂

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    1. many thanks Adrian!! I love Spring!

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  6. The field of wildflowers is so inviting .. wonderful images Cybele 😃

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    1. thank you so much Alchemi!!

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  7. Excellent landscapes, cool conceptual composite composition!

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  8. Christy B says:

    The photo of the lilies is my favourite of the collection here, Cybele! And you’re quite right that this west coast weather is “fickle” ~ Today is dark and rainy, sigh!! Want the sun back 🙂

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  9. Amy says:

    I’m in awe… The last image is stunningly beautiful!!

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  10. Beatifically executed images of the woman. And each image has its own mysterious light moving through the photograph.

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    1. many thanks Sally- the woman is only 14 but she will love that! lol!!

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  11. robert87004 says:

    I envy you your beautiful mountain and flowers about now. 🙂
    The Gish sisters, as in Lillian or someone else?

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    1. Yes Lillian and Dorothy I thought!! Thanks Robert!! It is lovely here!

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      1. robert87004 says:

        Yes, I thought so or even more like Mary Pickford.
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  12. Rajiv says:

    Lovely imagery

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  13. Maverick ~ says:

    Lovely, Cybele.

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  14. What a wonderful land to be in! 🙂 The images are gorgeous.

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    1. it is beautiful! Thanks Deb!!

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  15. Just the thing to soothe me off to sleep. Lovely music AND the most gorgeous images leaving sweet footprints on my soul xxxxx

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    1. aww the music is called “the Scottish Moors” by the way! and I’m very pleased she walked across your soul!!

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      1. Indeed she did. xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  16. Moz Loordes says:

    Beautiful pictures, my friend. It’s those quiet, out of the way, enchanting places where you might spot faeries 🙂

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    1. oh so you see them too!! thank you Moz!!! 🙂

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  17. sheldonk2014 says:

    Simply beautiful Cybele
    Hope all is well
    As Sheldon Always

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  18. Pieter says:

    Really like this entry Cybele! Really lovely mood and with the colored version i also recognize the butterflies.. such a creative work of art 🙂

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  19. Beautiful and dreamy as always! Photos and music!

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    1. thank you my friend!! I know you always listen to the music!!

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      1. Yep, I do. I start it playing first thing while I’m gawking, oohing, and aahing at your photos! 😆

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  20. paula graham says:

    Very pleasing creations, dream to look at.

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  21. I love those blue camas lilies. Happy Spring, Cybele 😄

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    1. and to you Nurul!! thank you!

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  22. Delightful as always Cybele! Love the rich tones with the wildflowers 🙂

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    1. the camas lilies are exceptional!! thank you Sarah!

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      1. Oh I love them! Wisley has a mass of them planted that I have used for outdoor portraits of couples for engagement photos in the past 🙂 I think they are probably coming to an end now. I’ve always gone with a very soft and light process inspired by the pastel colours but I really like the richness in yours 🙂

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      2. they are amazing here too!!

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  23. Sue says:

    Oh, nicely done, Cybele!

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