Peaceful

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Today, I thought I’d have a go at the weekly prompt which is ‘Peaceful’. I’ve always found the word peaceful has many different meanings to many people. For example, some folk will find having a pint of beer in a noisy bar is peaceful for them especially after a week spent earning a living in a noisy factory.

We Are All Different

Others may find listening to chant music a source of peace or chanting themselves with loud words like ‘Om’. Then there’s the old saying ‘silence can be deafening.’ We are all different and yet so similar. For my part, I enjoy the sound of nature, birdsong, rolling rivers, the breeze shaking the trees. If the sun is shining too, then that’s a bonus, but the rain can have a positive part to play too, sometimes.

The Triangle

The photograph above is from a walk that we regularly take, known locally as ‘The Triangle’. It’s just over a mile in length and is triangular in shape with only one small hill to struggle with. Although it’s a road, the traffic is very light. In fact, you’re more likely to come across cyclists or the odd escapee sheep than a car. You can’t see the stream running under the road, which rolls into the River Lugg. On a sunny day, I can find everything I want for my ‘peace’ at this place. Birdsong, flowing river, a breeze, sheep baaing and the knowledge that Mother Nature is looking after me.

The Beauty of Leaves

Even if there’s a gentle drizzle, this place is still beautiful to me. In winter, I find it a little too harsh, but I’m always reminded that spring and summer are not far away and all will be well again. Have you ever looked at a fallen leaf in Autumn? Its colour, the whole beauty of it, a natural work of art. These things are a part of our world, yet many folks will sweep them up without a second thought. I’m getting a bit deep here, even for my liking, but I am sure it’s because we’ve found our ‘peaceful’ place on this earth that is making me like this.

A Variety of Birdlife

We see birds here that we would never see in the city. Siskins, House Martins, Swallows, Swifts and so many more. The Owl hoots away most nights while the river continues its endless meandering in the background. This is the meaning of ‘peaceful’ for me. The world going about its business as Mother Nature intended, providing everything we want and more. If only it could be like this the world over. As Louis Armstrong sang, ‘What A Wonderful World’.

I’ve enjoyed writing this post. It’s made me think, how much finding peace means to me. John Lennon was right when he wrote ‘Give Peace A Chance’. He knew.

This post was inspired by the Weekly Prompts blog Photo-Challenge-Peaceful

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19 Comments
  • rugby843
    May 11, 2019

    I could not agree more. It is heavenly. And autumn leaves my favorite in their beauty.

    • admin
      May 11, 2019

      Thank you very much, Rugby 🙂

  • Mystic Dee
    May 11, 2019

    Nice, Silly Sage.

  • Invisibly Me
    May 11, 2019

    It’s made me feel more peaceful just reading this, and The Triangle sounds like a lovely place for getting a bit of exercise and zen into your day 🙂
    Great exploration of the prompt, I think you did a fab job with it! x

    • admin
      May 11, 2019

      Thank you, Caz, it is a lovely place and I am truly blessed

  • librepaley
    May 11, 2019

    The scene in the photo sure looks peaceful to me. Speaking of gentle drizzle, earlier today, I took a few minutes just to listen to the rainfall outside the open window – lovely.

    • admin
      May 11, 2019

      Thank you, Librepaley, when you can find joy and peace in the rain, then that is beautiful

  • Leland Olson Hoel
    May 11, 2019

    Your triangle trek left me feeling peace, thank you.

    • admin
      May 11, 2019

      Thank you very much, Leland that’s very kind of you.

  • Sue W
    May 12, 2019

    It’s so obvious how much you love your home and all that it brings you. I love where you live, it really is a peaceful haven. 🙂

    • admin
      May 12, 2019

      Thank you, Sue and with the weather at its finest today, it truly is peaceful and beautiful. I have no idea why my ping failed, but I have a sneaky suspicion it is something to do with the host provider. I shall delve further. Thank you again, Sue.

  • Sue W
    May 12, 2019

    P.S. so sorry your pingback failed. I cannot think why. Get Debbie to try a test.

  • thebackyardpoet
    May 12, 2019

    Thanks for the wonderful images. I love early mornings in autumn just as the fog begins to lift away.

    • admin
      May 12, 2019

      Thank you, backyardpoet.

  • ESP
    May 16, 2019

    your peaceful sounds truly peaceful

    • admin
      May 16, 2019

      Thank you again, ESP. It is a beautiful, peaceful place and we are truly blessed to live here.

  • Hope
    May 19, 2019

    Great writing as usual! You know how to make the words flow.

    • admin
      May 19, 2019

      Thank you, Hope, that’s very kind of you




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