I love this week’s photo challenge at The Daily Post. It’s just in time, too. I’ve needed a little serenity after a very busy fall and Christmas holiday. So here I am, seeking a little peace in my afternoon.
One of my favorite places to visit is the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. If you’ve visited this blog often enough, you’ve certainly seen some pictures from there, especially in the Abbey Church. I like to go there and walk across the grounds — sometimes to a gazebo hidden by a closed road, other times to a little duck pond next to the retreat house.
I always end up inside the church, and every time, I am delighted by the colors from the stained glass windows. They usually cast a blue or violet light that illuminates the space. Even though most people would say that creates a cool feeling, I always think it’s warm.
Today’s retreat took me to new places as I played a little with a new camera. Of course, I ended up in the church. There’s nothing like the wide open space to lift my eyes and my prayers upward to heaven. I took many intentions with me today, and I left full of peace. Contentment.
26 thoughts on “Serenity — a quiet afternoon”
Thank you or visiting my blog. Daily, I seek to find serenity. Searching out and finding those things that bring peace, happiness and joy into my space makes for a serene experience. The photo you shared in this post brought serenity into my space today. Thank you.
Very well said.
Those photos do bring a sense of serenity. What a lovely and photographically inspiring place!
And thank you Maria Johnson for liking and following my blog !
Got a Perfect picture of serenity in my mind reading your description ! Its awesome to be able to communicate quiet beauty through words. Its usually enjoyed visually.
oh, that’s very kind! Thank you 🙂
What an amazing group of calmness. It helped me breathe just watching them. Silence. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the follow.
What a beautiful place, and perfect for this theme! Thanks so much for following my blog, it’s lovely to have discovered yours, and I’ll return the compliment with pleasure 🙂
Thank you. I look forward to seeing/reading more from you.
Great photos! And thanks for following my blog! 🙂
Is this the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers? I was there once, many, many years ago (over 45 years ago) when we went to pick up my father from a Cursillo weekend. It was lovely there.
Yes! it is! Wow. I’d say it was about 45 years ago when I picked up MY father at a cursillo there 🙂
Amazing! Wouldn’t it be something if our fathers were there at the same time!
These photos are great! Especially loved the fallen log in the water 🙂
A lovely, serene series. Wonderful choice for the challenge.
Thank you. I go there often, and feel like I repeat a lot of the pictures, but it seems like I see something new each time.
What a beautiful variety of serene images! I am a coffee lover too so I’ll be your newest follower.
Thanks! and welcome!
You certainly conveyed a very peaceful haven, Maria.
Lovely collection of peaceful photos.
Very beautiful photos 🙂
Thank you! I enjoyed myself.
Love the sun peeping through the trees, and the reflections on the water. Nice selection of captures. 🙂
Thank you. I won’t confess how many I didn’t post. LOL!
I hope you enjoy a bit of serenity this weekend then and thanks for sharing your restful photos.
Thank you! I hope you do the same 🙂