Serenity for some is meeting the Challenge and giving it their best shot.

Whist other folks (like me) just muddle along with shots that we hope will appeal, as in this shot of the Long And Winding Road — let’s face it, what could be more serene than a deserted country path?

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Possibly a walk in the woods, maybe, completely wolf-free at this time of the year. (Actually, wolf-free at any time of year) …

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—but serene anyway. If serenity is the absence of stress then woods may not really qualify if getting pooped on by cute little birdies stresses you. Doesn’t stress me, but yes, I got scored. Dumb birds …

So go home and snatch a shot of dribbles instead. Anyway, dribbles are in season—

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And (below) it never occurred to me when testing my new polarising filter that I was capturing serenity. Herewith be before and afters, both serene—

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and the after—

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—the only difference being the amount of tweak on the bezel. Discovery is fun~! And now, to finish …


decorations go back many decades. Which one is what I no longer have any idea, but I post the shot anyway. Once all the hullabaloo has faded and the house lights are off and the tree lights are on, and the racketeers all gone home and The Spouse abed, nothing on this Earth can be as serene—

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—and in company of the great Prophet Rum I have spent many a happy hour meditating on the enhanced sensations of pure peace. Beats a candle flame any day … and for hanging in there, you now qualify for your bonus shot—

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A truly serene springtime duck adrift on a reflected rhododendron sea. Enjoy~!


Nil desperandum 



5 thoughts on “SERENITY

  1. Seems I’ve liked you twice, wearing two different hats. Not sure how I did that through my phone app thingie, but there you are. Double helpings. 🙂

    I’m loving your B+W trees shot. But then I am an avid fan of the monochrome, especially at high contrast. Very beautiful. What also is very beautiful, is your duck-on-rhododendron-sea.

    I haven’t quite got to putting my own Christmas tree away yet, a mix of laziness and hanging on to whisps of nostalgia I suppose, I’m a little sentimental like that sometimes.

    1. Sadly Spouse is sensitive to pollen and to pines, so we don’t have a tree tree, but the artificial comes up well too. And is just as meditational. Ta for the likes~! 🙂

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