And here I am sitting again, yes, sitting again by this faithful lamp, feeling indescribably serene and unhurried. I shall travel this day’s path quite calmly and just take a little holiday—my eyes and head are slightly overstressed and overstrained. One must have the patience to do a little less.
Many of us find serenity in nature. Others find it while meditating. Still others find it when taking photographs. This week we are challenging you to show us serene. Do you feel serene when you visit a special place or sit in your favorite armchair in your living room? Do you find it with specific people or in a specific environment? Do you find it when you drink your favorite tea or eat a piece of chocolate? To get your creative wheels spinning, here are some examples of serene from my collection.
When I arranged these beautiful flowers in a vase and set them on a cabinet in the living room, I could see them whenever I looked up from my computer. Their beauty gave me joy and a feeling of serenity.
This window in the Japanese wing of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is a wonderful example of how Japanese architecture creates a serene mood. I love how the view of the bamboo garden fills the entire window.
This giant sculpture of a meditating woman from Art Prize in Grand Rapids, Michigan exudes a wonderful sense of serenity. It was fascinating to watch how people were drawn to this sculpture.
My last photo was captured at Flying Point Beach on Long Island, New York. It’s one of my favorite places because the sunsets are often spectacular and this beach always puts me in a serene mood.
We invite you to join us this week and show us what serene means to you. In your post, include a link to this post and use the Lens-Artists tag. I’m looking forward to seeing your photos!
I also have two important announcements. The Lens Artists team will NOT be posting a new challenge on Saturday, December 25th, but we will return on January 1st, 2022 for our annual Favorite Photos of 2021 challenge. The number of images is up to you.
Until then, my wish for you–a wonderful week and happy and healthy New Year!