I really like this quote about stillness.
Stillness is the only thing in this world that has no form. But then, it is not really a thing, and it is not of this world.Eckhart Tolle
The June solstice is our shortest day of the year in the southern hemisphere. It’s usually between 20-22 June and indicates, to me at least, that the days will start getting incrementally longer. Yay to that!!
The sea is so calm and still in these shots.
“Solstice” (Latin: “solstitium”) means sun-stopping. The point on the horizon where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day.Source
Variations of winter
We’ve been away from home for most of June. At home, in the Snowy Mountains of NSW, they are having frosty mornings with freezing temperatures working up to maybe 10 degrees C (if lucky). It’s quite common for the temperature to not make double digits, or to range from -2 to 4, in other words it’s VERY cold.
Here in Queensland the temperatures have been ranging from 14 degrees to 24 degrees during the day, with brilliant sunshine. We even went swimming in the surf at Noosa this week 🙂
I think you’ll agree this is a lovely place to spend the winter solstice!
These shots were all taken on June 21, approximately the time of the winter solstice, and show a beautiful still surf on a glorious winter day. Well, winter to some people!
The calmness of the water, the serenity, the peacefulness, the tranquility, the quiet – are all depictions of the word stillness.
It also describes my feelings as I enjoy this change of scenery – I’m feeling quieter, calmer and at peace. The weather and a beautiful beach location can play a big part in stilling the pace, calming the mind and relaxing the body.
Please enjoy my photos for this week’s Sunday Stills and I hope you can feel the stillness emanating from them.
I’d love to know what you think of my interpretation this week.
What is Sunday Stills all about?
Sunday Stills is a photography challenge with a weekly theme (similar to the now-defunct WPC). Each Sunday I post the weekly theme with images of my own interpretation. Any blogger is welcome to participate and interpret the challenge with their photos, poems, stories, music, etc!Source: Terri – Second Wind Leisure Perspectives
I know I always enjoy seeing what others come up with for these weekly prompts 🙂
How about you? Are you feeling the stillness?
What does stillness mean to you? I’m interested in hearing from you, so leave me a comment below. I’m sure my depiction would have been different had we not been up north in the warmth, it’s interesting how location can impact our creativity isn’t it?
Have a great week ahead. We’re making our way slowly home, back to the cold and real winter weather 🥶
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