About me

cropped-macrie-moor-crop.png(Cybele Moon aka the dune mouse)

 “Not all who wander are lost” – or have attention deficit disorder!

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My daughter and I at Newgrange, County Meath (link to Dublin and Wicklow)

I am a rather simple soul, somewhat introverted (but passionate), living on the west coast of Canada.  Though college educated with a major in English Lit, way back when, I remain an enthusiast without credentials. However, I am a traveler in many realms, where I still seek old bones, tomes, and philosopher’s stones,- and other such nonsense and treasures.

I often wander off the beaten path in search of adventure and am a great friend of  Murphy who states “when all else fails, read the instructions” -or in this case refer to the map (GPS). Just ask my daughter, the navigator, and keeper of time, who, by the way, is a grand travel companion and never misses a train.

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Loch Ness

Photography and storytelling are food for the soul! I have always had a fervent love for the  written word, and  I’ve  been enjoying photography for the last two years in a largely self taught capacity (online tutorials are wonderful). Photographs can tell stories too so I try to create visions and tales that compliment each other.

 My other interests have been eclectic; history, astronomy, paleontology and more.   Though not usually a “group”  person, I was a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for a time and a supporting fan of the Courtney Museum’s Paleontology Center. (see my adventures in the time machine).

My blogging first began a few years back with a story of a virtual world which then morphed into the more creative Following Sister Moon. I then posted my travels on Blogger’s Gateways and Journeys before coming to WordPress, so this remains as good a venue as any to tell a story with pictures. I am a great believer in multimedia!  So I hope you will overlook blog layouts, strict format and punctuation, – and possibly a few grammatical errors, though I’m working on that.

If you like storytelling and photography welcome to my world and let’s share a tale!!

Some rewards of wordpress blogging!!

the receptiveness of other wordpress bloggers has been overwhelming!!  I had the wonderful privilege of being the 

guest storyteller for May 2014  on Sarahpotterwrites –  with my Tales of the Tuatha

and honoured to be featured on an amazing photography blog

 Leanne Cole’s Introductions (of the dune mouse) in July, 2014

and one of my photos was chosen for  Hot off the Press -Around the world in 10 photos!

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The Lagoon

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Words fail me, Cybele! These images are so MAGICAL!”  Ali Isaac, Guardian of Irish Mythology-

Thank you all for the wonderful feed back

My bonny lass in the Orkneys

My bonny lass in the Orkneys

 

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with Keith on the Thames

and some lovely endorsements for an unpublished author:

“There is a traditional wholeheartedness in the way you tell stories. Your characters have a strong moral significance, and the spirituality, the essence, is affecting and deep. You know those kind of stories you read and something tells you that there is more to them than just the wonderfully woven words, something deeper, sometimes subtle, but certainly magnetic and powerful. That’s how it is with your stories–Niamh’s Journey and the rest, even the Arabian one. I love the quality–simple, captivating, profound.”- Peter Nena author of An Anthology of African Stories (re: The Sacrifice of Smoke Jaguar and Tales of the Tuatha)

“There are very few authors that can draw the reader into the story, where time ceases to exist and you feel like you are part of the tale. You Cybele are one such writer. Thank you so much for sharing these stories with me. In ancient Ireland you would have been known as a Seanchaí “- Ed Mooney, author at The Ruin Hunter ( A Canticle for Meg and Tales of the Caravanserai)

 A graceful, gothic swell to the storytelling, laced with sudden tragic turns, lovely phrasing,  and poetic moments– Stephen Thom