Serene Sunday

A perfect day – cool, blue sky, no deadlines… only spaciousness, timelessness, and serenity.

So we embarked on a Sunday drive to nearby Pocahontas County (West Virginia), down to the Greenbrier River. Today, the river water reflected bridge pillars and a pale blue band from the top of the bridge – a play of textures and colors punctuated by dried up grasses.

It didn’t take long before we noticed the water fowl that gather in the area, mostly mallard ducks.

The male mallard has an iridescent green head, a brown chest and mostly grey wings and belly while the female has mainly brown-speckled plumage.

On the other side of the bridge, in deep shade, a large flock of mallards and a lone Canada goose were peacefully paddling around, perhaps quieting down for day’s end.

The days are getting very short now and the lengthening darkness invites quiet reflection and inward focus. May this coming winter be one of serenity and peacefulness.

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene.

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15 Responses to Serene Sunday

  1. arlene says:

    So serene indeed!


  2. Alys says:

    Beautiful photos!


  3. Donna King says:

    This post was a brilliant combination of expert photography and inner reflection. This morning, I arose to a perfect full moon, in the hour or so before daylight. Going out into the crisp morning air, I started my car and drove into the mist of the new day, returning to the beautiful place where I had grown up and spent so many moonlit nights and early mornings. There, I experienced the spaciousness, timelessness and serenity to which you refer. Often, it is a decision we make, to take ourselves off into the beauty, as you did on Sunday and as I did this morning.
    Loved the scenes of the water and the mallards, along with your thoughts. We can only experience these things when we are fully present and fully available. Yet, they are the moments that are timeless, etched indelibly in memory.
    Thank you again for a lovely, insightful post. I wish you serenity and peacefulness this winter, too!


  4. Beautiful photos and “reflections” on your serene Sunday stroll…I love taking days to slow down and follow my muse. Thanks Annette!


  5. glendanp says:

    Reblogged this on Ipseity Road.


  6. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Beautiful! I love that area along the Greenbrier River. Spent some time there as a kid. Lovely photos, Annette!
    Peace and Serenity to you,


  7. Lovely post, and your images of the reflections are wonderful.


  8. asqfish says:

    A lovely post that brought serenity to my heart, thank you!


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