Friday, January 27, 2017

ABC Wednesday - C

When I want to be calm, often I will sit still and visualize some place I have been where I felt peaceful when I was there.  I'm posting a few photos of some of the peaceful places I have been and linking them to the blog hop ABC Wednesday - C.  Be sure to click the link  to see what other contributors have shared for the letter "C." 

C is for Calm

Walking around a wildlife refuge has a very calming effect on me. The sounds of the birds, the rustle of the breeze in the trees and the grasses, the smell of scents emitted by the plants, and the reflections in the water all play a part.

Finley National Wildlife Refuge

There is something so serene about seeing a perfectly raked sand garden.  It is very restful to the eye.

Sand Garden at Portland Japanese Garden

The sound of the waves approaching the shore with a perfectly calm sea in the background is so beautiful and calming to my soul.

Pacific Ocean

Whenever I go into this temple, I feel a special kind of peace and look forward to going there as often as I can.

Portland Oregon Temple

I love the message at the top of the arch at the border between Canada and the United States of America.  It says, "Brethren Dwelling Together in Unity."  I think that this is a wonderful message and reminder to all people on earth.

Peace Arch, Blaine WA and Canadian border


  1. Such calming experience reading through a delightful
    meme, the Portland Temple steeple is magnificent, it looks
    as if it is carved out of a block of sugary white icing.
    Although, I have checked it out and it is made of marble.
    I was amazed at the amount of churches and temples etc there
    are in Portland. I would love to visit there.
    Most interesting post,
    Best wishes Di.
    ABCW team.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed my post. Your comment about the Portland Temple steeple looking like it was carved out of a block of sugary white icing reminded me of some activities some of the children and youth have done where they attempt to make a replica of the temple using little sugar cubes. :-)
      I'm loving the ABC Wednesday challenges.

  2. The sea is so changeable and so wonderful.
    What great words on the arch. Maybe the new president should pay attention!

    1. When I shared the photo of the arch, I had similar thoughts to yours.

  3. lovely photo's and indeed, calming they are

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)
    (want to take a preview at the new url starting round 21 ?

    1. I'm glad that the photos were calming to you too.