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Friendly Friday Challenge – Quiet Places

The world can be a stressful place at times. Often there is a need to step back and re-energize our tolerance to stress, pressures and worries.

Certain places in the world can be restorative to our spirit. These places may be somewhere in your own region, in your own street or even in one’s own backyard or a quiet city street.

Such ‘Quiet Places,‘ may bring solace and a settling of the nerves.

Dalen, Norway

In the year of Covid confusion, I re-visit quiet places in my dreams. Photo archives bring those memories to life again, if only for a transient moment, in the present time.

Like the time, I stayed up in the mountains of Norway..

Or on the banks of the Tauber River in Germany.


I am drawn to locations by the water, presumably due to the calming effect of the waves gently caressing the shoreline.

What about you?

Where is your ‘Quiet Place?’

Create a Friendly Friday Challenge ‘Quiet Places’ Post

To join the challenge, simply add a ping-back link and a Friendly Friday tag to a new post, then come back here to leave a comment with the published link, so visitors can find you and visit.

If this is your first challenge contribution, there is a full set of instructions on how to join the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge on my blog header.

Friendly Friday will at StPA, in two weeks time. In the meantime, next Friday, you can discover the next prompt at my Friendly Friday Challenge Co-host’s blog, The Sandy Chronicles.

113 thoughts on “Friendly Friday Challenge – Quiet Places”

  1. Lovely views! I too love the sea side and the calming effect of lapping water. Living to far from the sea, I often find myself in the Botanical garden for som quiet time among the flowers.

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    1. We all need grounding at times, don’t we SpiritualFantasia. Whether it is our imagination or ego driven wishes, coming back to what is essential and important, vital and natural is balancing and beneficial for any soul. Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comment.

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      1. Yeah! Thank you, you described grounding so insightfully! Nature is a simple reminder to be present, to see the effortless beauty in life’s flow. We don’t need to worry, stress, or live in our heads!


  2. Oh my goodness I love this!! I have two days to figure out how to actually “do” the technology to “join” the challenge. 😂 I am BRAND new to all of this. I can’t wait to participate. 🌅 Thank you for this post!

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  3. I did it! I joined the challenge! It was pure joy for me! I’m not sure I did the tagging and ping backing right but I’ll keep trying if I didn’t! I confess I am more than a tad challenged in the technology of the blogging world. Lol Thank you for this challenge! I LOVED IT! 🌅

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      1. Things are exactly that…tense. Lack of empathy and hatred and making everything political…it is just chaotic to say the least. I have been here for a little over a decade now and I have never seen this country or her people like this.

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    1. Thank you for saying so. Mental refreshement is something most people need right now! And with regularity. I am pleased you got something from this post.


  4. Hi, nice to meet you, and thank you for reading my post(s). My garden is an organic, wildlife paradise and you can see it in my post ‘Spring into Summer in my garden’.
    I also love books and will write about in my tomorrow’s post, I hope you can join me.


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    1. How lovely of you to visit and leave a sweet comment, Joanna. Welcome to StPA. Your garden sounds divine and I will pop over to your blog to have a read soon.


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