Thursday, March 11, 2010
Ah, quiet, how I long for it towards the end of the day. When Allen's sweetly sleeping in his crib, my husband is passed out on the couch, and I have an hour to myself to do with as I please (quietly of course!). 
Beth has challenged us to capture quiet this week, and lucky for me, my quiet does not consist of silence, but instead of quieting the mind of worry, silly thoughts, and stress. I have many reminders scattered around the house that always seem to catch my eye just when I need them most.

A lovely woman helped me pick these stones out for my grandmother to bring her peace in her final moments. Now they serve as a reminder for me to savor every moment and not rush through life. Not to mention they keep Allen busy for a few minutes as he sorts through them.


Even cherubs need their beauty sleep.

Meditation is wonderful, when I can convince myself that I don't have anything more important to do for the next half hour. But just focusing on breathing in and out for a few minutes works wonders for quieting the mind.

Head to Photobucket to join in on the fun!



Lindsey said...

These are great! I used to love to do Bikram Yoga, the meditation did wonders and it is so nice to do something that doesn't allow your mind to wander at all. Totally relaxing, ahh...

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Beautiful interpretation....

Bunch of Barrons said...

Lovely shots...I need to slow down more often, too.

Upstatemomof3 said...

Oh that cherub sleeping is so precious!! I just love it. :)

Amy said...

I absolutely love those 2 pictures of the text. And the textures you added make them look even more amazing!

kelly@thebluemuse said...

great quiet shots...i keep saying i am going to take up yoga but haven't been able to fit into my life just yet...hopefully someday soon!

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes, the quieting of the mind ... so important and so often neglected. I always have trouble "turning it off." Maybe I need to try yoga (or photography like this!).

JenK said...

Oh- I love that first photo. It looks so relaxing. Thanks for stopping by to look at my photos.

Happy Capturing!

shellycoulter said...

I like the first pic a lot!

The thought of a camera strapped to my head made me chuckle! ;)

Nice capturing!

Mrs. Bird said...

Wonderful shots! I really love the first one!

Lena said...

Thank you ladies!
Yoga was great, but extremely time consuming. Even before becoming a mommy, I rarely found the time to practice it as I should have (2 hours a day!).
But I did learn lots of calming techniques that come in handy during these 'terrible twos'.

myorii said...

Wonderful shots :) What you said is so true. It can be completely quiet in my house but if my mind is running and I'm thinking about all the things I need to do or have done, it's not really "quiet" for me. I think it's time I looked into some quiet meditations too :)

Elaine A. said...

Some meditation is probably what I need in my life. Just taking some time to BREATHE.

Love the shot of the stones... Thanks for sharing.

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