Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

(6 photographs) At ancient temples calm faces look serene, the atmosphere is one of serenity

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

But as I look out my hall windows I see that serenity is not limited to the ancients

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

and can be achieved by even the very young  but for me

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Climbing a mountain (hill for anyone who doesn’t live in Australia) and taking in the view

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

or walking the dogs amongst green foliage

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

gives me that sense of serenity.

In response to the Weekly photo challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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16 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

  1. Lovely photos, especially of the mountain top.

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  2. Beautiful post, the nature is amazing

    Like

  3. noelleg44 says:

    Wonderful photographic interpretation of serenity! I particularly liked the smiling face in the first one – where was that taken and was it a Bhudda?

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  4. Brilliant. The kids are hilarious. In an awesome way.

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  5. Tina Schell says:

    Very nice! Love the little kid in his yoga pose!

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  6. Charli Mills says:

    I’m with you on where to find serenity. Just step outside and the higher up, the better! But that boy in his meditative state is fascinating. Somewhere there is an equally serene parent! 🙂

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  7. Beautiful photos. 😀

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  8. Sherri says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a serene child at the playground 😉 Love your take on the challenge Irene.

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