Saturday, 11 July 2009

Shades of Silence

“See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence: see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence ... we need silence to be able to touch souls. "
                                                                  ~ Mother Theresa

Living in the great Northwest, it's easy for me to find many wonderful silent and peaceful locations that are perfect for thoughts and prayer.


Looking out on Elliot Bay in Seattle.  This was taken moments before an outdoor wedding was to start.  They got married with this view in front of them.


Commencement Bay, Tacoma at sunset.  Taken as a wedding reception ended and all the music and festivities ended, leaving us with some much desired peace and silence.


This is my personal favorite oasis at Mt Rainier National Park, Mowich Lake.  I always walk away with a great sense of peace with the world and/or myself.   No weddings, just some much needed rest, relaxation and SILENCE.


Shhhhh, silence please.  Daddy's little angel, a flower girl at a wedding we photographed is now sleeping.

Now quietly make your way over to the Round Robin's to see what others photographed for the subject of 'Silence'.  Also, thanks to all who played along, I look forward to seeing what you have and I of course appreciate your comments.


  1. Beautiful pictures. I love the sleeping angel pic.

    We are so lucky to be surrounded by such beauty out here, aren't we?

  2. before I forget, Monica, the link at the Round Robin Challenge for this entry wasn't working correctly; it says "page does not exist". I got in because I have you in my favorites.

    Great pictures and entry! I loved that place in Mt. Ranier that you like too; that would be such a serene place to spend the afternoon; all fantastic shots depicting nature and I enjoyed Mother Theresa's quote too!


  3. Hi!
    Beautiful Silence!! Love the one of the forest! It does look very peaceful there! Have a great day!


  4. Oh my that Elliot Bay shot is amazing with the rays of sunlight! all the photos were great. I'm in the Seattle area for a few weeks :0)

  5. Beautiful, stunning shots! Love all the silent moments you are showing us.

    Thank you Monica!

  6. Hi Monica :)

    Lovely photos! I wish they were larger, they should be framed and hung on a wall. I especially liked the last one, it was so touching. Just wonderful emotion in that one!


  7. All wonderful silence photos. I love the little sleeping angel one in particular -- how adorable!

  8. Beautiful photos, the views are totally breathtaking, especially that first one. Wow.
    I love the quote by Mother Theresa, how true.

  9. Your photo's were all beautiful but I especially liked the first one! Excellent!

  10. All wonderful photographs, perfect selections for silence. I too live in the PNW, we are lucky arn't we! My favorite is the little sleeping angel, I hope that one is framed on someones wall.

  11. What wonderful shots Monica! All perfect for "silence" - great job! :-)

  12. I knew you'd do a great job, and you I was not disappointed. LOVED the little angel sleeping...all choices were perfect.


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