Far from the madding crowd – Weekly Photo Challenge

Solitude This week, show us what being alone means to you…If you’re finding yourself surrounded by too many people, or too many sensations, or too many obligations, take a quiet moment for yourself. Seek solitude, and reset.

Being alone is very different to being lonely. In this fast-paced world we live in, it is important to take some quiet time. I have taken these photos over the past few days, they say solitude to me! How about you?

Normally our holidays are taken in the high holiday season with people everywhere but now that we are retired we can travel whenever we want to. This week it’s been very different with quiet beaches, less traffic and slower paced days just perfect for riding our bikes and taking in the sights.


There’s a track winding back…solitude on a bicycle along a bush track.


Not a soul in sight! Solitude at the beach.


Sunrise over the water – the trees look as though they are cradling the sun as it rises out of the sea. A morning walk on my own is solitude at its best!

Enjoy the week ahead and try to fit in some solitude. It’s very relaxing and good for the soul.

This quote by Mary Doria Russell sums it up perfectly:

How can you hear your soul if everyone is talking? 

Deb xx

About me – updated January 2017!

  One thought on “Far from the madding crowd – Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. February 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    I love being able to go places without the crowds also. Lovely photos – wish I was in all of them.

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  2. February 5, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Well penned… And pictures are amazing. 👍
    I hope you like my blog http://wp.me/p8g2rs-36

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  3. February 5, 2017 at 1:49 am


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  4. February 5, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Perfect quote and beautiful photos Deb.

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  5. February 5, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Stunning shots and I could not pick which one I loved most. That quote is perfect 🙂

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    • February 5, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Thank you very much for the comment and for visiting my world – I can’t decide which is my favourite either although the beach one is beautiful.

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    • February 6, 2017 at 12:35 am

      Hey, Parul! Fancy bumping into you here – small (cyber) world! *grin*

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  6. February 6, 2017 at 12:35 am

    I could sit and stare at these pictures all day! Awesome captures, Debbie!

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    • February 6, 2017 at 7:55 am

      Thanks very much!! I’m so glad you like them too. Hope they give your day some calm and peacefulness. 😊

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  7. February 6, 2017 at 3:14 am

    Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. February 6, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Your photos sum solitude up perfectly, Deb. The beach looks gorgeous.

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    • February 6, 2017 at 7:59 am

      Thanks Tom, the beach was gorgeous! It was a lovely few days exploring with some great photographic opportunities. Never let a chance go by!!


  9. February 6, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Ah, so beautiful Deb. I could feel the serenity.

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  10. April 9, 2017 at 5:58 am

    Lovely pics I agree 100% the older I get the more I crave it 🖒😊

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