[Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Story Challenge] Q is for Quietude

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Fats here.

So excited to be joining again this week for Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Story Challenge. Letter tagged is Q and I find it to be one of the more challenging letters in this photo challenge. I chose quietude, and the four photos below came from a series of photos that I took during my Ohio vacation several months ago. It’s always nice to be able to capture the stillness of nature, and I’m happy to share these photos with you today.

Small park situated in the Visitor Center of Virginia.

Small park situated in the Visitor Center of Virginia.

“The world is quiet here.”
— Lemony Snicket

A cabin (could be a house) across the Guggisberg Cheese Shop in Ohio.

A cabin (or a house) across the Guggisberg Cheese Shop in Ohio.

“Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it.”
— Khaled Hosseini

This boat is owned by my boyfriend's parents, and it sits quietly on a dock at O'Dell's Lake in Ohio.

This boat belongs to my boyfriend’s parents. It sits quietly on a dock at O’Dell’s Lake in Ohio.

“Now I begin to feel that that all that is important comes in quietness and waiting; activity should be only the working out, the digesting and putting forth of what one learned, so that one may become empty again to receive more.”
— Rodney Collin

This photo was taken before the rain kissed the earth when we went to the Chalet in the Valley. This was not in monochrome, and there was no need to edit the photo.

This photo was taken before the rain kissed the earth when we went to the Chalet in the Valley. This was not in monochrome, and there was no need to edit the photo.

Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
— Norton Juster

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4 Comments on [Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Story Challenge] Q is for Quietude

  1. Beautiful, Fats. Gorgeous pictures.

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  2. You really used “Q” to its best advantage. Very tranquil imagery, and the quotes fit perfectly.

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  3. I like your quotation: “Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it.” — Khaled Hosseini

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