When life is hectic and I’m looking for quiet I remember Hood Canal.
Where clouds like memories rest low on the mountains and mingle with smoke from wood stoves.
Where forests are fresh and damp,
and oysters cover the beaches.
I close my eyes and feel the silence.
Sharing for Sunday Stills.
Very beautiful photos and thoughts, Suzanne. Be well and at peace. 🙏🏻
Thank you so much. I thought it best for the pictures to speak for themselves and use words sparingly. 🙂
Truly a beautiful area to rest and reflect, Susanne! Your images of the water are so gorgeous–the water just glows! The one with the clouds resting is spectacular.
Thank you so much, Terri. It’s a special place to me and exudes peace. In fact, I’ve had a hectic few weeks and hope to get over there for a couple of days soon.
I looked it up in google maps–I’m glad it is close to you 🙂
Beautiful photos! They convey the tranquility of the place and the wonder of our world…
Thank you so much. It’s a quiet peaceful place and holds many memories for me.
Wow – love the pictures and they do lead one to think of the silence in the woods and the mountains and a lake.
Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed them.
That was so so peaceful. Thank you for sharing. Denyse
Thanks so much for dropping by. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Such a tranquil area. I can see why you find peace there.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks, Pete. It’s a quiet place full of memories.
That’s clearly a beautiful and restful place. I love the words you’ve chosen to describe it, perfect for these tranquil images.
Thank you so much. I started out with more words and kept paring them down till the pictures did most of the talking.
And you captured the silence in your pictures.
Thank you so much! I was hoping I did. 😊
Very poetic pictures and thoughts.
Thanks so much.
Beautiful. The water shots are my favorite.
Thanks so much! I was happy to be there just before sunset.
Beautiful silence photos ;D
Thank you so much. 😊
Thank you again for photos that immediately instill peace and calm in viewers, like me, so worried about where things are headed here, there, and everywhere. A lovely respite, Susanne. I usually leave your posts open on my desktop much of the day for a mental refresher each time I sit down to my PC for daily multitasking. So many of us yearn for peace and quiet or at least if there are sounds those are lapping wavelets or whispering air through tree branches. Silence and silence enhanced by nature is underappreciated. Silence and silence enhanced by nature as called forth by evocative photography? WIN!
Aw thank you so much! 😍
Such beautiful and poetic memories! I love the way you write. Hugs, C
Thank you so much for your lovely comment. 🥰
Oh, those clouds! 🤗💕
Thank you! 😊😊
Wow, this blog post is just beautiful! I can really feel the peacefulness and calm that you describe at Hood Canal. It sounds like the perfect place to go to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, it’s really helpful to have a place to turn to when we’re looking for a little peace and quiet.
I have to say, the way you describe the clouds resting low on the mountains and mingling with the smoke from wood stoves is just incredible. It’s almost like you can hear the silence and feel the tranquility just from reading your words. And the part about the forests being fresh and damp, and the oysters covering the beaches, just paints such a peaceful picture.
I think this post will be really helpful for anyone who needs a little reminder to slow down and appreciate the simple things in life. Keep up the great writing, I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts!
Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I’m so glad you could feel the spirit of the place.