Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

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One interpretation of serenity

24 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

    1. It is a wonderful place, Kristen. So many of my absolute favorite shots were taken here – at El Capitan State Beach in California. Thanks for your comment.

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    1. Thank you Janet. I’ve never built one of these little cairns, but they always impress me when I see them. I like the fact that they’re so poised.

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      1. Glad you didn’t! I almost re-posted my first post ever which was titled Serenity Beckons. It was a photo of my chair in the yard. But I think it is supposed to be a new post, not that anyone is too worried about that. 🙂

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        1. I just checked out Security Beckons. It really is quite perfect for this challenge. Perhaps it’s supposed to be a new post, but WordPress frequently reminds us to recycle our older posts for new readers.

          I love these little cairns, but I usually feel a bit intimidated when I pass them, as if I should understand all the lore around them before I attempt one. How silly is that? I did look up cairns in Wikipedia, and I was pleased to learn that they’re quite old and widespread and are used as trail markers. Apropos of serenity too, isn’t it?

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    1. Thanks Gunta. And, thank you for that video — the cairns in that YouTube are quite amazing. I’ve seen still photos of some of the elaborate constructions, and I always wondered if there might be a bit of superglue helping the fancy ones. It appears that it’s all gravity.

      I do like the sentiment that a human’s visit to nature should leave the landscape untouched, but at the same time, I like the small cairns as a way to remind us to maintain our poise and simplicity, while acknowledging that our presence here is temporary.

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