It’s that time of year when I begin to get restless and start looking at new and exotic destinations to add to my list of places I must visit soon. But until my next trip, I am resolved to embrace the beauty of remaining in one place with this week’s travel theme, stillness. To start off, some people who make a living out of being still, one in Edinburgh…
…the other in Boston.
They say still waters run deep and they’re not wrong. Lake Atitlan in Guatemala is the deepest lake in Central America. Here’s the spray from our boat dancing in front of us as we disrupt an almost smooth surface of water.
It is pretty hard to catch a hummingbird standing perfectly still – but I’m always amazed at how still their body stays while their wings are flapping a hundred miles an hour.
Are you still up for the challenge of creating 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: Stillness
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- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday (unless, of course, I get locked out again!)
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Be still like a mountain and flow like a river. – Lao Tzu
Nearly everybody I know does something to try to remove herself to clear her head and to have enough time and space to think… All of us instinctively feel that something inside us is crying out for more spaciousness and stillness to offset the exhilarations of this movement and the fun and diversion of the modern world. – Pico Iyer
I’m hankering to take a little trip myself., But my funds tell me to be still! lol
Nice post Ailsa as always.
I feel your pain, Dawn, oh to have unlimited funds. 🙂
Love your pics and what a great theme. Already feel the urge to get away and I was only camping last week!
I’ve actually been thinking about planning a mini camping trip, maybe a weekend or even one night, just to ease the Wanderlust, Miriam. It’s that time of year when my feet get super itchy. 🙂
Wanderlust. I can so relate. Even just one night away camping can revive me. Hope you do manage to get away. 🙂
Love the hummingbird silhouette, Ailsa!
Thanks Sue, they fascinate me. We don’t have them in Europe, the closest we have is the hummingbird moth, lots of people mistake them for hummingbirds but it is an entirely different species.
We STILL have to meet!! We still haven’t shared the same space… well, in the same town at the same time! I’m still concerned that it will take more years to happen because you’ll soon be away again. 😉
Fear not, AJ, we will meet soon, I promise. You know, I bet we’ve actually passed each other at some point on the streets of Dublin, it’s a small old world round this way. 🙂
I must say that thought has crossed my mind before… soon, yes! 😉
Where’s my backpack? What a great name 😉
Thanks – I’ve asked myself that question so many times, it only seemed natural as a title. 🙂
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Interesting place for a rally, Drake, I bet the wildlife need to take a vacation for the day 🙂
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Lovely images, Ailsa. More especially lake water and the hummingbird. Here’s my contribution: https://cocoaupnorth.wordpress.com/2016/06/18/stillness/
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Even a stream can offer an unexpected stillness every now and then: https://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2016/06/18/travel-theme-stillness/
to get out
& see what awaits 🙂
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Love the hummingbird, Ailsa, but those street performers freak me out! That said, all the dancers in my contribution were also still on this misty winter’s morning:
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Lovely still collection! Lake Atitlan is my favorite. Here is my still lake: https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2016/06/18/karersee/
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The perfect stillness of an early morning… https://windagainstcurrent.com/2016/06/18/still/
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Really nice. Love the quotes!
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Thanks for another great challenge, Ailsa. https://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/still/
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Sorry I was away last week; this week’s contribution at https://travelrat.wordpress.com/2016/06/19/travel-theme-stillness/
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Wonderful shots, Ailsa. I especially love the way they exactly emulate the Lao Tzu quote.
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Well, I found time to be still, Ailsa! :https://suejudd.com/2016/06/19/here-and-there-finding-time-to-be-still/
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Beautiful pictures as always. Especially like the hummingbird which inspired me to finally contribute once again. https://k2incanada.wordpress.com/2016/06/19/travel-theme-stillness/
Stillness evokes such beautiful images. Here’s mine this week https://dailymusing57.com/2016/06/19/travel-theme-stillness/
Great choiceses, both theme and pictures. I will have to think about this one…
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I liked these images from Galveston State Park on the Gulf of Mexico for this week’s theme – http://wp.me/p3CFsE-2Wk
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Great images for your theme, Ailsa. I don’t know how those street artists manage to stand so still for such a long time. They’re incredible. Gorgeous capture of the hummingbird. 🙂 Here’s my entry: https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/travel-theme-stillness-at-sunset/
love your photos, Ailsa 🙂
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