I must begin somewhere

because the ending is yet to be written.

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Morning arrives on the mountain side. It’s summer at last! I wake up to such a profound quiet I wait a moment for my soul to return from wandering until I finally hear the wind in the trees, a bird’s song or the faint hum of tiny wings outside my window.

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Wait, not him!! That’s more of a swoosh. I had to go further afoot yesterday to watch this lovely and ancient fellow landing in the lagoon and so I had to include him! Β Rather the lovely hum was a greeting from this tiny creature hovering by the pane.

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I wasn’t able to catch him in the bath but my submission to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness (4-10) today was this lovely reflective moment!

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In the evening the night visitors return with the moon to the rise. Β Sadly, the Northern Spotted Owl is on the endangered list but he is thriving here and the black tailed deer, though a gentle romantic figure is a flower thief. Geraniums and roses have vanished so I put in a water sprayer with a sensor. I’ll let you know if this ending is satisfactory and I will have another story for you next time!

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No one knows what makes the soul wake up so happy! Maybe a dawn breeze has blown the veil from the face of God- Rumi

54 Comments Add yours

  1. sheldonk2014 says:

    How are you doing Cycebel…i do hope you are well..I’m having a shit kicker of a time…..I’ve been nailed to a cross of the unholy divine

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    1. Sheldon it’s been a challenging year for sure, but I survived and I’m glad you have as well. I definitely have slowed down online but am still here!! Your creativity is still shining. Be well and take care of yourself!

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      1. sheldonk2014 says:

        The challenge never stop just level out…mine stared amping up..its very rarely quite here…you’ve got to a soldier of one in and army of the few

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  2. milliethom says:

    Such lovely images, Cybele, and lovely commentary to accompany them. The reflection in the bird bath is just beautiful. So sad to think about the endangered status of the Northern Spotted Owl. So many species are in the same category nowadays. Beautiful post, as always.

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    1. many thanks for visiting Millie!! So pleased you liked the pics!!

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  3. pattimoed says:

    What a beautiful bit of poetry and images from the wood! The b and w reflection is intriguing. I love the magical moods you create.

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  4. Just loaded with beauty and wonder! Your blog is heaven sent πŸ˜ƒ

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  5. Enjoyed each image, and the Rumi quote was perfect to start the day. Adore your reference to “profound quiet” as am early morning treat.

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    1. I love Rumi! and quiet!! Thank you Sally!

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  6. I do hope it’s not the end of your stories in this blog, Cybele. If it is, please let me know the new one and I would be happy to follow… cheers, Nurul..

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    1. no no, not the end Nurul though my postings are slower!!lol I did have to upgrade to get more space though!

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      1. Glad to hear that πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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  7. Robyn G says:

    Wonderful!! Hope youre enjoying your new home xx

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    1. We are Robyn! Thank you and good to hear from you!

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  8. robert87004 says:

    well, at least no bears so far. πŸ™‚ deer always ate my grandmother’s flowers too, except rock geraniums and poppies and anything that looked like a daisy. that is, the flowers that the chipmunks left for them. Might I ask, how is your camera saga going? All solved and shiny new or making due? Adore your photos and processing. πŸ‡πŸΈπŸ²πŸΊπŸ»

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    1. Thanks Robert and yeah no bears or cougars yet!! And yes new camera, Rebel t6i, sadly I cannot afford a full frame camera!

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  9. Amy says:

    Amazing images of these birds and deer! The lights are remarkable, as always. πŸ™‚

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  10. What a dreamy way to start the day! I just love living in the country surrounded by trees and wildlife. And I can tell that you’re feeling the same! It’s amazing and you have captured it all so beautifully! Have a wonderful weekend! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you dear friend! Yes, it’s like living in the First Garden!!

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  11. Suzanne says:

    Wow! Your new camera is helping you create some spectacular photos.

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    1. nah it’s just my talented eye lol!! Thanks Suzanne!

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      1. Suzanne says:

        That’s what I meant really. The camera is a tool for you to bring your visions to us.

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  12. Sherry Felix says:

    Beautiful post. I love the heron and the bird bath.

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  13. aidymcglynn says:

    Amazing wildlife and beautiful shots Cybele. Love the light streaming through in the first photo too.

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    1. Morning on the hill is marvelous!! Thanks Aidy!

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  14. Moz Loordes says:

    The first picture is my fav, makes you feel glad to be alive πŸ™‚

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  15. paula graham says:

    Moments to take you out of yourself and away from this world full of conflict and strive. I did enjoy looking at your creations.

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    1. So glad you felt that way Paula. Thank you!

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  16. Peter Nena says:

    Cybele, so rare are you these days, my friend! I hope all is well. Thank you for the amazing photos of the amazing creatures. So lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much my friend, Peter! I’ll be over to visit you shortly!! I’m perpetually behind now lol!

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  17. A beautiful, hopeful and tranquil post Cybele, gorgeous images, I can’t help but love the geranium thief πŸ™‚

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    1. yes they are gorgeous creatures!! Thanks Andrea!

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  18. Good lord, these are stunning. I can’ hardly take my eyes off the first one. xxxxx

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    1. many more thanks again dear Shey!!

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      1. You are so welcome. These are a real treat for the eyes and the soul xxxx

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  19. Anita says:

    That reflection is beautiful! (And so are the other pictures.)

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    1. so glad you like it Anita!!

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  20. sedge808 says:

    ‘Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness (4-10)’

    very nice.

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    1. it is rather! thanks Gavin!

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  21. Maverick ~ says:

    Wonderful post Cybele, and I too like your bird bath. πŸ™‚

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  22. disperser says:

    Nice captures and treatments. I always like reflections but seldom remember to capture them. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. thank you and you are welcome!!! πŸ™‚

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  23. Beautiful images! I love the reflection in the bird bath! xx

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