-waters run deep?


crazy after all these years!

-or else a state of inertia  😦

I’ll spare you the boring details of that light at the end of the tunnel being an oncoming train.

However, I don’t need therapy I just need to go to Ireland, and Scotland will do nicely as well.

Have any of you tried the True (ancient) Ancestry site? Don’t! You will end up more confused than I was with Ancestry ( Visigoths and Scythians, Celts, Gauls even Romans and Viking and Bell Beakers etc). Although my dear friends it matters not where you are from there are always surprises in store.

          Woo Hoo-  Slainte math ( pronounced slan ge var)

I can deal with that!!

   for all you sassanachs on toast -dance if you want to…

(Men in hats -safety dance)


Now for  the sublime:  my mushrooms and the beautiful autumn woodland too

Slide Show below

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Vivaldi and Autumn!


and now a recipe!!  ( not with these ones)

Parmesan mushrooms:

  • 1 1/2 pounds cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
    2. Place mushrooms in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Add olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, thyme and Parmesan; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine.

Serve immediately.


And More!!!

The Little Match Girl is coming again– with Dagmar Productions

This time in Video form for Christmas check out the short  preview on Flickr

littl girl dove jpg


little match girl


thanks to the virtual artists and friends, many of whom see my work on Flickr



62 Comments Add yours

  1. jimmannella says:

    Beautiful work.


    1. many thanks for visiting jimmannella!!


  2. Amy says:

    Stunning images! The lighting is remarkable, as always!


  3. It’s always good to see you whenever you appear Cybele. You won’t be forgotten easily!

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    1. so pleased you visited. Thank you Andrea!

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  4. Peter Nena says:

    You are not going to be forgotten any time soon. Nice to see you blogging again.


    1. Many thanks for your kind sentiments my friend!!


  5. Anita says:

    My, I never thought I’d read a recipe on your blog, Cybele! 🙂 Absolutely love your pictures – they’re full of beauty. I don’t know if I’d want to watch The Little Match Girl (even if it’s a preview) since it’s such a sad tale, but I’d like to see your work – oh the dilemma! 😉


    1. yes a new one for me!! But I do love mushrooms! Thank you for popping over Anita and keep your eye out for the tale!!


  6. Gorgeous autumn images, Cybele. The mushrooms look delicious even if they aren’t edible. 🙂 I can honestly say that I’ve never been the least curious about what I might find on any of the ancestry sites. 🙂


    1. ha, for some relatives come out of the woodwork you may never have known lol!! However, most of mine was confirmed as far as I know where most of us were all born and bred in the misty old bogs. Thanks Sylvia!!

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  7. pattimoed says:

    There’s so much beautiful light in your images, Cybele. A visual treat.

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    1. many thanks from a fellow light seeker!!!

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  8. disperser says:

    Very nice effort, including the slideshow and the animation. I should add stuff on Flickr since I have an account but I always forget it’s there.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. thanks so much for visiting Emilio!!


      1. thanks so much Pam!


  9. Sue says:

    Love that first autumn wood image…..beeeeutiful!

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      1. Sue says:

        You are welcome, Hannah!


  10. paula graham says:

    Magnificent work, shall definitely try that mushroom dish and yes, Ireland and Scotland rock although my heritage does not come from those directions but from the opposite instead. We are all migrants and immigrants…mind you, killing the natives in the process.

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    1. ha so true!! Thanks so much for your generous comment and visit!!


  11. Adrian Lewis says:

    Beautiful post, my friend, beautiful images. Take care. A 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Adrian!!!! I’m trying!

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  12. Beautiful shots, dear Cybele. Glad to see you again here…

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    1. I’m so glad people remember me lol!! thank you Nurul!!

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      1. You are welcome, Cybele.


  13. Norma says:

    Hi moon,
    Wonderful post n gorgeous pics. “Parmesan mushrooms: (but not these ones!!)” 😂 sure

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Norma says:

        Sending best wishes to you too. 💜❤

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  14. My dear, you need to get back here. it is that simple . Then you will soon sort any trains

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  15. paula graham says:

    I add my voice to the chorus of admirers of your work.

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    1. Suzanne says:

      The mushroom photos are beautiful. I hope you make it back to the celtic lands. That ancestry site you mention sounds wild. One of my grandfathers (I only saw him twice ) traced our Scottish family tree to the Douglas clan and then back into the wilds of celtic Britain. From memory he went back to about 900 AD but I have a feeling he made it up 😀 Its strange to think further back than that. North Africa sounds plausible for there are theories the celts came from there.


      1. Imagination plays a big part doesn’t it!! Thanks for visiting Suzanne!!

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  16. DG Hardy says:

    Dear Cybele,

    It is ever a delight to receive your posts which keep magic alive amongst the dross! It is uplifting to see your courageous soul holding up the light for all of us to bask in it. The Little Match Girl piece is soo beautiful, if sad…Keep wrestling with the technically challenges for what you produce is important to our world. Thank you!

    Hugs DG PS I have some kind of complex about posting for all to see…makes me blush and get all squirmy when I think of public comments….oh well, know I love what you do!!!


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    1. My real life friend, fan and supporter!! what would I do without you!!


  17. My Mom, sisters and I went down the DNA slide. We had some surprises, but mostly we’re what we expected Western European Dutch and English with a wee bit of Scots and Irish thrown in.

    Your Autumn is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Deb, Ill be popping over. Nick hasn’t been well- see my reply to Linda. It’s fun to get a few surprised but some people get stumped – hmmmm so many half brothers and sisters popping up lol!

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      1. LOL! I didn’t have that, but a surprise or two along blood lines.

        Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about Nick. I hope your visit is the thing he needs to perk him up! xx

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      2. Nick and I live together so I visit everyday lol. He should be home Friday!! And then a long recovery over christmas! I’m up putting the outdoor lights argg!!

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    2. PS a wee bit is better than nothing lol!! Scotland is just gorgeous.- and Ireland!!

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  18. Good to see you! Sounds like you’ve really been busy. I ended up hospitalized with pneumonia in September (first ever for both events) but I’m all better now! I just haven’t posted anything in ever. Love seeing your art photos again!

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    1. Oh Good Grief Linda!! I”m sorry to hear that. Well when all is running smoothly we must have overlooked something. Things got better for awhile and then wham, Nick’s going in hospital Wed with an aneurism!! Say a prayer. He should be fine- it’s not the heart but will be laid up till Christmas !

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  19. Hi Cybele — I just thought I would let you know that it took several minutes to see the slide show and the first photo and to hear the sound clip. I was able to view the Flicker preview right away, though, and the Itakos Project link worked fine, too. I’m not sure if the problem is on my side or yours.
    PS — It was a thrill to see your post today. I missed you!

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    1. Good to see you here Crow!! Oh my pc is very unpredictable these days. Glad you finally got to see it all! Thanks dear friend and hope all is well!


  20. I’m reminded of a repeating sketch on Saturday Night Live many, many years ago. The punchline was always, “If it’s not Scottish, it’s crap!”

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    1. lol I agree haha!!! Oh I miss Bonny Scotland!!

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Right I’ll get the kettle on. ☕☘️

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  21. What a great post! What gorgeous photographs!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. oooh I am honoured!! Many thanks!!

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