Summer Molasses

Me back again, waving madly.  Don’t ask, as this last while is still surreal.  I have nothing, I have everything.  This has been a year of personal crisis, slowly readjusting itself. I have given up sorting  through the constantly changing puzzle pieces and am now at least for the time, an observer. So with nothing further I will share a few words with these summer images.

oh finally the treacle pot has tipped and we are all drifting slowly as in a dream on the  sweet and sticky folds of summer gold. I am so happy to be living next to a forest. With temperatures rising high, my back deck is dappled cool against the mossy rock and with the sounds of  the little fountain and Kitaro or Ray Lynch’s Falling in the Garden spilling out in Zen like sync I sit quietly and have my own deep breakfast.

Morning Praise on the hillside

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Lavender and Sweet Summer Bees.   It’s lovely to see so many of them busy in late afternoon

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Dr. Chandra, Will I dream?dr chandra2.jpg
 

But heaven is not a time or placeheaven and time3

and I will actually be submitting something to Monochrome Madness next week.

91 Comments Add yours

  1. I love your work. These are just gorgeous. And I’m glad you’re back. You may have come back with more than you know; just a thought. 🙂

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    1. thank you so much Robert for your visit and lovely comment!!

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  2. solaner says:

    Great to have you back, Cybele. I love your images, because you have a unique imaging style

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    1. I so appreciate that comment coming from another photographer I admire as well!!

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      1. solaner says:

        😳☺️😊

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  3. It’s good to have you back! Your images are lovely as always.

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      1. PS now just to try to keep up with it all lol!

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      2. Don’t stress over it. That’ll take all the fun out of it. We’ll be here. xx

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  4. Hello lovely … so good to see your post and your beautiful images my friend!

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  5. Alexa says:

    Lovely as always. Hard season for many of us. Hang in there.

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    1. thanks so much for the encouragement Alexa!! Maybe see you inworld sometime!

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      1. Alexa says:

        Absolutely, give me a shout sometime 🙂

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  6. Renee Espriu says:

    Change there ultimately will always be with a crisis or two thrown in but in large part most will weather the storms of life. I am glad yours’ has come to a brief lull? I too, once again, am amidst a major life change which will continue for the next months and perhaps will have a lull within it some point in the future. Happy to see your photos and to read what you have shared. Be well and have sweet dreams.

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    1. so glad for your visit Renee and yes so true- the vicissitudes of life!!

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      1. Renee Espriu says:

        Perhaps you thought of my last name as French. Many do. It is actually a surname from Catalan in Spain where there is a language very much a mix of French and Spanish. Some of my father’s family came from there many, many, many years ago. I am very ethnically diverse but makes life so interesting. Take care.

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      2. It does, and yes I looked up your name to find a poet, Salvador Espriu!! Are you related!!? According to dna I also have some Iberian apparently! It turns out I’m a hodgpodge lol inlcuding Norwegian!

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      3. Renee Espriu says:

        Salvador Espriu is most likely a distant relative as the surname of Espriu is a rare one. When my sister visited Spain some years back she brought back some books of his in the Catalan language and saw a street sign with the name. But, really, just like yourself I am a very diverse person. Whoa! Iberian! Now that is something. Lol

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  7. Suzanne says:

    How wonderful to see your exquisite images again. Life is indeed strange at present. I think some of us are being stripped of everything that doesn’t resonate with our authentic self. An uncomfortable process to say the least. Particularly when what will fill the void is still unclear. That golden light in your images is strong and healing though.

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    1. many thanks Suzanne, so true, and good to see you again here!

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  8. Adrian Lewis says:

    Very good to see this post, my friend – I like all of the images, but I agree with Maverick, that last one is special. Adrian 🙂

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    1. yes it’s special to me too!! there’s a peaceful longing in it.

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  9. Peter Nena says:

    Welcome back, Cybele.

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    1. waves to Peter!!! hope you are well my friend and thanks for popping by!!

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  10. Beautiful words and images as always Cybele, it’s good to see you return ❤

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    1. happy for your visit Andrea!! Thank you!

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  11. disperser says:

    Man, I haven’t heard Kitaro for many years. Completely forgotten about it. Thanks for reminding me.

    Also, nice photos and glad things are going better (if they are going better) or are at least manageable (if they are manageable).

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    1. aww I still like that new age music, quite mesmerizing! thanks Emilio!

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  12. So glad you are back, Hannah!

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    1. oh glad to be back!! and see your wonderful work as well!!

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  13. pattimoed says:

    I’ve missed your lovely and captivating dreamscapes, Cybele. I’m glad you’re back and hope you are well.

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  14. Good to see you back with so wonderful photos Cybele ❤

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    1. thanks so much for visiting Aida!! I’m trying to get back in the swing. I must post some pics of the virtual gallery with Gidgy Adagio soon!!

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  15. Mark Simms says:

    And what beautiful summer images they are Cyb. It’s great to see you back posting. Hope everything works out OK. Take care.

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    1. thanks so much Mark for that support!!

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  16. Sherry Felix says:

    You are blessed to live near a forest. Trees are the best healers. I hope that you feel it.

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    1. I do Sherry although I love city pictures too I don’t think I could handle living in the city anymore. Mind you I’m in a small town- not the bit apple like you!! So much going on there!

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      1. Sherry Felix says:

        I have learned to tune out the noise and bustle. I formed a protective bubble. I need to get out in the country side to recharge now and then.

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      2. yes we all need that peacefulness sometimes though there can be lots of drama there as well- both human and non!! Hawks swoop down and snatch baby rabbits cavorting on the hill. It’s sad, though nature’s way!

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  17. Anita says:

    Lovely summer pictures, Cybele, and it’s lovely to have you back. Hope your year only gets better!

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    1. thanks so much Anita – and me too!! Hope yours is going well!

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  18. Spiritually uplifting, thanks.

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    1. I’m pleased it spoke to you that way!! Thank you Sally!

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  19. Welcome, Dear Cybele! I’ve missed your lovely words and gorgeous photography. Wishing you all the prettiest puzzle pieces coming together for you, dear. Thanks for the beautiful music, too – I’m a big fan of Nicholas Gunn and Yanni and Kitaro is a good addition to my playlists! xoxoxo

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    1. so glad you came by Kathleen! Many thanks!

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  20. A beautiful post, Cybele!

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    1. so glad you came by seeing I’ve all but deserted everyone lately!!

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  21. Maverick ~ says:

    Superb images Cybele, that last one is indeed heavenly. 🙂

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  22. glauco ulcigrai says:

    …a caress for you…hope to arrange at least one piece of the puzzle!!! 🙂

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    1. Glauco, I’ve been trying to find you!! How are you!! So pleased you popped over!

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      1. glauco ulcigrai says:

        I left all socials…but when you feel like…flying…you can find me at my email address! I will be the happiest in the world!
        One more caress… 🙂

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      2. I don’t have your email address but mine is on my profile so send it to me when you get a chance. I love your work too!

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  23. Sue says:

    Fantastic news, Hannah! So pleased to see you back 😊😊

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      1. Sue says:

        😊😊😊

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  24. paula graham says:

    Well, this is all very deep and full of feelings…Keep taking photos like this…it will keep you going trough thick and thin. xx

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    1. I agree and thanks so much Paula!

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  25. When has a child I lay on my back and watched the clouds drift pass. In those clouds I saw faces and shapes and knew like the clouds, life was like them.
    The wind of life is never still, remembering that another cloud is following and it is different from that which has just been. It’s not good or bad just another cloud which will pass.
    Good to see you posting.
    Take care.

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    1. oh yes I remember that too- and I still do it! So true! Thank you for the reminder George!

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  26. No words, but Welcome Back, Cybele. I have been wondering about you in the past few months. Glad to see you back..

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    1. Hello Nurul and blessings. I will be popping over to visit you too!! Thank you my friend!

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  27. DG MARYOGA says:

    Really,what is heaven like if it is not a time or place?It’s the mellow light that baths your heavenly photos and the reflections of your soul and your dreams that take shape and subtle colours just after every dawn and after evening twilight when the soul from its primordial beginnings desires light to rise out of the primal darkness.Did Dr Chandra give you an answer if you’ll dream again?
    He might still be hibernating in space … Loving kisses to you Cybele 🙂

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    1. so good of you to visit again. I’ve been a poor blogging friend these days! Heaven is all that and more! and yes we will dream!! Love to you dear friend.

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      1. Aquileana says:

        ‘Heaven Is not a time or place’ …. I love that one. One of my favorite singers, Lana del Rey, says in a song called Video games: ‘Heaven is a place on Earth with you’… maybe Heaven is more a state of mind, associated with feelings and people we cherish … and it is not just a metaphor referring to something sublime… and: extraterrestrial 💥. Heaven is a joyful, happy place on Earth.
        I love the post, dear Cybele… good to see you here… love and best wishes 😘⭐️

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      2. yes a state of being or mind!! thank you for singing!!

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      3. DG MARYOGA says:

        pursue your dreams & keep inspiring us,sweet Cybele ❤

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      4. hugs sent across the sky to you dear Doda!!!

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      5. DG MARYOGA says:

        gladly received,felt the warmth of your beautiful soul xxxxxx

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      6. DG MARYOGA says:

        ❤ ❤ ❤ xxx

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  28. Katherine says:

    Stunningly lovely collection of images, music and contemplations!

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    1. so glad you enjoyed it!! I’ll be over to visit shortly!!

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      1. Katherine says:

        Welcome back to posting, missed you and wish you well.

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  29. Lovely to have you back and I love your images dripped in treacle gold!

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  30. Hello, my friend. It’s good to hear from you. Such lovely, soothing pictures to gaze at while listening to that lovely musical selection. Wishing you peace, love, and comfort! ❤

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    1. Hi Linda, please say a prayer. I had your email but cannot find it.

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      1. You are in my prayers. ❤

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  31. My darling Cyblee, I saw your images first in my reader and was overjoyed, knowing instantly it was you and it was. I can only hope that the puzzle pieces will stop changing and I’m thinking of you given all that you’ve said xxx

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    1. you are a lass after my own heart! thank you so much for your encouraging comments and support!! it helps! ( along with a few prayers of course 🙂 )

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      1. Listen little mouse…we have all been in places where we needed prayers. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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