The solstice is almost upon us and I for one am looking forward to the nights getting shorter. The word solstice comes from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still) referring to the point at which the sun pauses on its seasonal path (as viewed from Earth) before reversing direction. In anticipation of the upcoming solstice, I’ve collected a few photos illustrating variations of the word still.
First up, not content with a solitary living statue, here’s five of them. Plus a dog. And a pint of Guinness. Only in Dublin!
Still going strong after all these years, Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park erupting on schedule.
A rare moment of stillness in the heart of Manhattan; I took this photo just after the all-clear was given after Hurricane Irene passed close to the city. The silence was extraordinary with not a single car on the road.
Now I’m going to hold still and let you take over with your own interpretation of this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Still
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” – Lao Tzu
“The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.” – Mahatma Gandhi
That first one looks like The Matrix reunion!
Haha good one Lance 😉
Love the first one…They are funny…And they have got a Border Collie!!! 🙂
He’s guarding the pint 🙂
Good boy!!!! 🙂
Nice photographs and quotes.
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Hi again Ailsa!
Here is my entry!
Hope you like it!
Mmmm, gorgeous, I can almost smell the sea breeze just looking at that photo. xxx
Great images, Ailsa! I’m off for a hunt!
Yaay, happy hunting, Sue. xxx
Lovely. The silence of a city after a hurricane is eerie, yet a reminder of what life once was – and perhaps should be occassionally. Great quotes!
Thanks phil, yes, it was such a bizarre moment to experience. I rushed out right after that photo and went walking the streets just to soak up the atmosphere of NY like a sleeping giant. It didn’t take too long for the streets to fill back up again, but while it lasted, the silence was amazing.
Great set for this theme, Ailsa! I love the first one…immensely. I’ll be back…
Hurray, see you soon, Leya!
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Here’s my entry for this week –
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Thanks for this prompt, Ailsa. It’s been therapeutic for me http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/travel-theme-still-a-prayer-in-playa-del-carmen/
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here’s mine – still it is.
Hi Ailsa and friends…
Here my still shot
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I really like the first photo – so fun! http://momentsinyourlife.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/travel-theme-still/
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Here is my entry this week! ENJOY!
Deserted NYC is my favorite.
A wall and a shadow, what I see in the morning:
I like the first one, too! Great challenge theme for this week. Thanks, Ailsa!
Hi! This is my entry, a bit of a sad one: http://cosytravels.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/travel-theme-still/
Hi Ailsa … perhaps that dog would have been lying VERY still if he’d tackled all that pint of Guinness !
Loved your other Old Faithful 😉 surely one for my list to do’s
My *Still is here
Thanks Ailsa !
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Still crazy after all these years occurs to me, Ailsa. 🙂 Sorry, hon- I never did find those symbols!
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Great photos! Here’s my entry….
Thank you 🙂
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I’m still trying… still waiting for the light bulb moment… still… still… what? 😉
Here’s my respond! A bit macabre, but that’s what came in my mind..
Oops you didn’t include your link, so I’m putting it in my response for others to follow http://travelicius.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/travel-theme-still/
It’s funny, I find cemeteries to be very peaceful places too, I forget about the macabre side of them. I love all those great trees in the Barcelona one. xxx
Ouuuups! Thanks so much Ailsa! 🙂
Ailsa, that first photo! I know exactly where you took it… for I have the same 😀 Once again a great theme. Here’s my entry: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/travel-theme-still/
Have a still weekend.
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The stillness of dawn over the water… http://windagainstcurrent.com/2013/12/13/travel-theme-still/
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This is mine
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Great theme Ailsa, it brings back memories of the beauty of nature.
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I love your Dublin 5! Good thinking to take a photo right after Irene passed too, that must have been one of the stillest moments ever in NYC. My “still” post is here: http://nwframeofmind.com/2013/12/13/travel-theme-still/
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