Saturday, July 11, 2009

Round Robin Photo Challenge -- Silence

















Today's Round Robin Photo Challenge theme is "Silence" -- surely a challenging subject. I don't believe there is a place where one can find complete silence on this planet. I believe it is all relative; at least, that's how I'm presenting it here.

In the picture below, taken outside my house on the road, it was almost totally silent with no cars traveling by and no machinery running on nearby farms. The only noise was the chirping of a few birds.
















This picture shows how quiet my place is, out here in the country -- at least the day I took this picture, before the sanding for the painting started in.
















Another source of silence is when my TV is turned off. There are still things running in the house, such as the air conditioners that are needed right now, but it is very quiet without the TV going.


















Cats are the proverbial quiet animal. Here is Stevie, sleeping in her silent spot, the bathroom.


















Then there is Silver, also a very silent guy unless he's meowing to go outside. Up here on the office bed, he is quietly enjoying the cool air from the air conditioner.


















This wasn't an easy challenge and I don't know if I did it right. It will be interesting to see what the other bloggers who participated in the challenge came up with. Go to the link in the first sentence to find out! (BTW, I've learned you can click on the pictures to enlarge them.)

12 comments:

visualdialogues said...

So peaceful and calm! Empty street is hard to find in Hong Kong! I'm experiencing complete silence from your photos, thanks for sharing.

By the way, your cats are lovely.

Have a good weekend.

Carly said...

Hi Suzanne :)

You did wonderfully! I understood exactly what you were saying about the kitties, my two guys are quiet for the most part. Sometimes the only sound I hear are the little bells as they "stalk" the invisible mouse! LOL. Once in a while Dylan belts out the Dilly song, but yeah... they are the ultimate quiet creature. Well done!

Hugs, Carly

Monica said...

I think you did a great job with it. I figured it could be anything, a mood, a silent kitty, a silent baby sleeping ... endless possilbilities. I have one kitty who is very quiet, the other is a real talker and likes a TON of attention.

Anyway, I enjoyed your post and photos.

a corgi said...

I think you depicted silence very nicely! I love your house; it looks so serene and peaceful; I bet it is really quiet there at night

betty

ellen b said...

Nice shots Suzanne! Have a great weekend...

chrisseascorner said...

I thought it was challenging as well but think you got it right with all your shots!
Have a great weekend.

Scrabblequeen said...

I'd definately say your home was in a quiet place! I'd have to work very hard to find a time when my street had no traffic.

Betty said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting at my blog. I´m always pleased to meet other Mennonite bloggers. I love blogging and hope to see you again. I´ve added your blog to my reader as well.
I like your pictures. Shows the day to day situations where there is silence.

Martha said...

Perfect! I don't think there's any right or wrong when it comes to the art of photography. It's all our own personal interpretation. I think you captured silence quite nicely! I love your kitties by the way :-)

Jama said...

Looks like a very peaceful neighborhood to live in! I'm in a town, so there's always some noise around, even in the middle of the night, since there's a highway just next to my apartment!

Kelly said...

I love the kitties! Well done. :)

Meg said...

I think you captured silence beautifully. Well done.