Serenity Circle - July 2019
Welcome to July's Serenity Circle. We are a collaborative group of photographers from various parts of the world - some working professionals, others hobbyists like myself. The circle represents a wide range of photography genres with the common theme being "serenity moments experienced and captured during the past month." We are a smaller group this month and am reminded of the quote by William Shakespeare that says:
"And though they [she] be little
they are [she is] fierce." 😁
It seems strange starting off a serenity post saying, "this month has been anything but serene," but I have to be honest and say it's been one of the most stressful months in a long time. We had to walk away from the house we planned to purchase and renovate into our final home, and to top it all, we are due to move out of our current property mid-August. In-between, hubby and myself have craved serenity but found very little time to experience it.
Top row: Lensababy Sol 45; Bottom and middle row: Nikon 50mm f1.4
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Tonight, I determined to make some time to get away from it all, even if it was just for a short while. I waited for the rain to stop, then grabbed my camera and went for a walk along the path nearby the house. I needed time-out and it was sheer bliss!
I really love this country pathway, but all the while I was keenly aware that this is probably the last time I will photograph here. It felt very surreal walking back to the house and closing the gate on a place where I've spent many hours daydreaming and capturing some of my most favourite nature images. However, I'm certain sure there will be more nature adventures in my next location - after all, anywhere can be a special place with a little imagination.... and a camera, lol.
"When you become calm and serene on the inside
the world becomes more calm and serene on the outside."
- notsalmom.com -
"Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon
against your challenges, so relax."
- Bryant McGill -
Up next is my dear friend, Jillian Baudry, multi-genre photographer from the south of France with her post Letting go of perfection. Fab subject and I'm so looking forward to reading this post. Just click the post title link to follow the circle around and enjoy!