Greetings from the Periphery

With some trepidation I have hit the post button and tentatively  re-entered the blogoverse. Was I missed!? I haven’t died or gone mad!

WordPress reminded me because if I wanted to keep my site plan settings I had to pay the required annual fee.

It’ was an incredibly rough time for me at the first of the year, dealing with family health and mental health issues – a long winter of discontent in which for a time I became almost as silent as snow. For some reason WordPress became a bit overwhelming and I didn’t realize how much time had gone by since my last post at Christmas. It will take a while to catch up in the social media scene and I may not be able to comment for awhile on posts until I get my rhythm back. I thank any who may have known a little about what was happening  for their prayers and good wishes. I hope everyone else is doing well and flowing along with the continuum as we hurtle through the starry ocean at 67000 miles an hour. I am not sure if that should be in knots but  I have tacked my sails to try to ride with the cosmic current!

Some little birds have built a nest over the door to the back porch and the daffodils are waving on the rise of our little hill along with the beginnings of the Camas lilies. I have been tiptoeing so as not to disturb our tiny tenants and yesterday chased off the neighbour’s cat.

Dark eyed Junco

two nesting

a storm brewing

a dingle storm

Uncertainty

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on the rise

mystical

and at Easter -Risen

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59 Comments Add yours

  1. Suzanne says:

    I had an extended break from wordpress late last year too. It did get overwhelming for a time

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  2. sheldonk2014 says:

    Oh Cybele its so nice to see you I do hope all is well and your feeling at least 65% on the cheerier side
    As Sheldon Always

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  3. DG MARYOGA says:

    I’ve very carefully read your introduction paragraph and feel so sorry about the issues that caused torment and anguish to your life.I,too,feel horrible when I am away from the WP-land and lose contact with my blog friends,but we should stop accounting and feel free to come and go at our own pace whatever the reason of our absence is.Fly free like your special visitors and sway to the rhyrthms of Zephyr like the beautiful Camas lilies on the hill.
    Catching up is nightmerish,we forget to actually enjoy the things we are participating in.It took me ages to leave a reply to your pleasant comment on my Spring-Easter post … I signed off saying how embarrassed I feel …

    Look on your friends’ comments,you and your brilliant posts were really missed.
    Do you believe in the old saying “Tis absense,however,that makes the heart grow fonder … ” ?

    Oh gosh,I’d better stop and focus on your magnificent photos with the majestic light effects that determine the tonalities and the golden glow;loved your Uncertainty one,it’s so real ❤ xxx

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  4. Sheldon Kleeman says:

    I was reading an old post and I saw you commented, I couldn’t resist coming to see you
    Hey don’t get me wrong I know how dark it can get
    But I also know there is yet another
    Come play Cybele
    The sun is shining
    Just made some fresh ice tea
    Here I have some sugar cookies
    All for your visit
    Sheldon

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  5. So happy to see you, Dear Cybele! You are always in my heart and memory, and I’m sure I speak for many others here! xoxoxo

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  6. smilecalm says:

    sweetly, your
    artistic return 🙂

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  7. Renee Espriu says:

    I wish for you all the best and hope things are now going better for you. I did miss you but as I have recently been absent in writing on my site (many personal things to deal with), I do understand that at times it is best to pull back for awhile. Good to hear from you and see again your wonderful photography. Be well.

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  8. So pleased to see your post and beautiful images … you have been missed! Big hugs to you Cybele

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  9. Aquileana says:

    Sorry about the rough days, dar Cybele… I am sure things will get better, as such is life (and its cycles)… Beautiful photomanges as always! 😉 Sending love and good vibes across the miles ❤

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  10. Welcome back Cybele, I’ve also had a little bit of a break and I’ve noticed it has been a little quieter on the notifications so I think others are too. Hoping that this is a turning point for you and that things will get much better ❤

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  11. Norma says:

    So good to see you Moon. 🙂 Definitely missed you and was starting to wonder… but so happy to see you.
    That tide sweeps us all in some or the other form. Had been there myself so I understand. I hope whatever the situation or issues you were coping with are now evaporating into the thin air. I hope the spring showers you with newer better and brighter beginnings.
    Sending you hugs! 😀 ❤

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  12. Peter Nena says:

    You were missed very much. I’m sorry to hear about the issues you had to deal with. I’m just happy you are well, and back to the blogosphere. Have a pleasant Sunday!

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  13. robert87004 says:

    I start again, a third attempt at responce. I shall try to simplify. The good in me warms to the good you express. Keep believing in daffodils, lilies, juncos at your door although the cat waits, watches. Such is life, rich and full of wonder.

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  14. WELCOME BACK!!

    It is Uncertainty that really takes my breath away! You also have a knack with titles that make me think more about, and see more in each image. I was going to write “in each photo” but these are much more like paintings to me.

    See you again soon!

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  15. Katherine says:

    So good to see you back, Cybele! I’m saddened to hear of the difficulties, but glad to see you hoping to re-establish your rhythm. (I can relate to the feeling of being derailed, where the blog ends up having to wait.)
    These photos are incredibly moving — just stunning!

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    1. thank you so much for your kind support Katherine!

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  16. Adrian Lewis says:

    Cybele, its extremely good to hear from you again, though I feel much sorrow at your tidings. I have been on the edge of mental illness myself, in the past. For now, well take good care of yourself and remember that, for all of us out here on the blogs, there is no urgency, we are not going anywhere. Be with us as and when it feels good for you to do so. I send you my very best wishes for the future. Adrian 🙂

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    1. Many thanks Adrian. It was a rough beginning to the year and just could not keep up with all social media! I tried so as not to completely fall apart. But yes, learning to lie back and not push myself is an ongoing exercise!!

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  17. Good luck and hopefully things are looking better now. I’ve also been in a kind of hiatus lately. Don’t worry about catching up on stuff: just blog whenever you feel like it. I’ve stopped catching up when I’ve been AFK – it’s just an impossible task to keep up with everything.

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  18. Anita says:

    Welcome back, you were definitely missed! I hope things in life are better and brighter now.
    Beautiful pictures, by the way. 🙂

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    1. oh Anita – I have missed yours too!! Things are improving! Thanks so much my dear!!

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  19. Carrie says:

    I did not know of your emotional and mental challenges recently, I am always someone who looks for your posts and enjoys stepping into your creative world when ever you are ready to hit “post”. I know that feeling, trying to be as quiet as the snow…so as not to disturb myself. It is a tense experience made ever more challenging by the voice in my head getting louder with each passing day.
    You photos are haunting as usual, be gentle with yourself and I welcome you back…on your own time.

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    1. so pleased to hear from you Carrie. And yes, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster though I still was out with a camera on and off!! I just couldn’t keep up with all the social media!

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  20. Maverick ~ says:

    Good to see you and your images back Cybele.

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    1. thank you Maverick and good to see yours!

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  21. disperser says:

    Glad you’re stepping back in . . . but don’t put pressure on yourself. Blogging can feel like an obligation sometimes, but it shouldn’t. It’s meant to be an escape and if not used as such, a break is in order.

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    1. Good advice Emilio!!! Thank you!

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  22. Welcome back, Cybele!

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    1. oh thank you Crow and will be over to see you!!

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  23. My darling, where hast thou been, oh lovely daughter xxxxx

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    1. hopefully back my wonderful Scottish soul sister!

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  24. paula graham says:

    Yes, you were missed but glad to see your marvellous work again…so full of symbolism of your difficult times too.

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    1. So good to see your posts again too Paula!! Blessings!

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  25. sheldonk2014 says:

    I never forgot about you
    People need space from time to time
    Just as long as your sleep is over
    And you can take those surreal picture
    A snapshot of otherwise private world
    As Sheldon,seriously

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    1. your sweet friendship means a lot my dear!!

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  26. Sue says:

    Great to see your very individual images agein, Cybèle! Lovely to have you back

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    1. so pleased to see you again too Sue!

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      1. Sue says:

        Thank you, Hannah (why did I call you Cybèle in my last reply)

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      2. either is fine Sue!! 🙂

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  27. Glauco Ulcigrai says:

    Happy to hear from you again…hope all is fine with you now. Spring has finally arrived and life, flowers and colors appear and depict our days more and more! And your smile is here too!!! :))

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    1. Good to hear from you too Glauco!! oh yes caro amico!!

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  28. Amy says:

    So sorry to hear what you have gone through, Cybele. These photo are beautiful, they are telling stories. Take care.

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    1. I will and thank you dear Amy!

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  29. Darlene says:

    Glad to see you back here. xo

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    1. thank you so much Darlene!

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  30. Of course you were missed! I’m very happy to see you back but I’m awfully sorry to hear that you’ve been struggling with various issues. I pray that all is now on the mend and you’re moving forward. Don’t worry about catching up. Just begin right where you are at your own pace. Since I venture to say that, like me, you don’t blog for a living, there’s nothing wrong in taking your time and not rushing. This is fun stuff so don’t put any undue pressure on yourself. Well, I’ve said more than enough. You get my drift. In a nutshell, welcome back, I love your photos as always, and look forward to many more in the future. Hugs and happy weekend wishes, dear friend! 😀 ❤

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    1. your prayers and advice are appreciated my dear friend!

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  31. Welcome back Cybele, its good to hear you can see the sun through the mist that lies over the dark waters of the lough. I like to share a song from an Irish artist. His name is Foy Vance. It always reminds me we all need the love from family and friends in life.

    Enjoy your weekend.
    George.

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    1. thank you so much George for you sentiments and your beautiful link!

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  32. Mark Simms says:

    Welcome back Cyb. You definitely have been missed. However sometimes the toils of life get in the way and something has to give. I’m no stranger to mental and family health issues myself, so you take care. And don’t worry about catching up so much, just do what you can, when you can.

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    1. thank you so much dear Mark!

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  33. Sherry Felix says:

    I send you all my love and support. I am so glad you are back. Maybe not in full swing yet, but at least we get to see your light again. I have missed your gorgeous images and posts tremendously. 😘

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    1. I am very moved and thank you so much!

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      1. Sherry Felix says:

        Sincerely meant.

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