Monday, March 14, 2011

Finding Tranquility































Quite often the most simple scenes and atmosphere can be the most tranquil.  A Fountain... potted plants and Flowers... a few Benches or seating arrangements scattered among them... and walla... tranquility!  There's just something about the sound of water that is very soothing to me... whether it be the waves of the Ocean coming ashore... a babbling Brook... soft waves lapping the shores of a Lake... a raging River... the patter of Rain... a cascading Waterfall... or the sounds of the water of a Fountain or other Water Feature... it soothes the Spirit and calms the emotions quite like nothing else for me.  Okay, now add the songs of Birds... and sounds of Nature... the rustling of the Wind moving through things... insects buzzing... and even the sound of Silence.  Yes, Silence has a 'sound', a distinctive one that you don't hear too much anymore in the modern age unless you get away... far away from any civilization encroaching upon the serenity of it.  When was the last time you heard absolute Silence?  And most importantly, relax and rest in it and take it in... deeply... its amazing!  I'm not a Morning Person, but when I have been able to get up really early, before everything awakens, at the beginning of a Day... the Silence is Golden.  I'm much better at staying up quite late, as everything begins to slumber... and catch the Silence of the end of a Day. What brings you to tranquility my Friends?  What sights?  What sounds?  What smells?  And when was the last time you gave yourself the Gift of Tranquility? Or created a tranquil space... your own private Sanctuary?  If you haven't yet, you should... it will pay dividends like no other investment... Be Well...  Dawn... The Bohemian

I'm joining Amisha for THE BEING CREATIVE BLOG PARTY and today's topic is "Things that niggle"... Do you find that when you are thinking of creating there are some things that bother you or stop you from creating?  I know there were things for me and perhaps you'd like to share not only some of your creative pursuits, but what niggles you too?  So come on over and join us...

10 comments:

  1. Oh wow, what a great post--so totally beautiful!!! I love the fountain and the breathtaking flowers--so awesome...I hope you had a great weekend in a beautiful part of the country...Arizona is a magical place.
    XO

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  2. Beautiful! Really makes me long for summer

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  3. I just adore all the pictures. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Lovely! I will be visiting in phoenix in 2 weeks....do you have any suggestions for good junking and shopping? I would love any pointers! Looking forward to soaking up some of your sun!

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  5. love love it all Dawn.

    Thanks for the beauty I sure needed it today!

    warm wishes to you
    Kate

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  6. Love the flower pictures, makes me ache for spring. Will it ever come to Missouri.More snow today. LHU. RC

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  7. Beautiful. I can't wait to fill my patio with pots of flowers. I made a little flower pot water fountain.

    Tranquility for me is getting up early in the morning in the summer and going out and working in my flower beds before it gets hot. The watering the plants and just spending time enjoying all the sights, scents and sounds.

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  8. Wonderful pictures, I love flower and outdoor pictures! Can't wait for warm weather to see my flowers start to peek their heads out from the dirt! I'm tired of freezing here in Michigan!
    Mary

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  9. Oh Dawn! Is this your abode? I am loving the fountain and the sunshine!

    I am not a morning person either but have tried to go to bed earlier cause of work.

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  10. Beautiful photos! I love the fountain. I, too, love the sound of water. It is very calming for me. We have a sail boat and that is a time wher I can feel very tranquil. And I love the early morning watching the birds play. And being out in the woods in the silence of a snow covered landscape. Those are some of my favorites. Have a wonderful week.

    Blessings,
    Tricia

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A life touched by God always ends in touching others. - Erwin McManus

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. - Og Mandino (1923-1996)

For creativity to flourish one should try to look at everything as though it were being seen for the first or the last time. - Quote from "A Thousand Paths To Creativity" by David Baird

Is what I'm about to say an improvement on silence? ~ Galen Pearl