Tuesday, November 22, 2011


One of my favorite places on earth

The above picture is for the thematic theme 172-Muted at Written Inc. This picture as muted you might be thinking? Well it's not just about the picture, but more about the place. This is one of those places that as soon as you're there, it wakes up a different part of your heart. The tress reaching up to form a hall, making you feel as if you're in one of the scenes from the Lord of the Rings. It has an ageless, timeless feel to it. When you're there, the whole world seems to be muted; silence settling over the world like a thick blanket and suddenly you are sheltered from the world of chaos and noise. At least for a little while.You can walk the paths and feel so small again, knowing that God, who created such beauty and majesty, is also holding your heart in His hands. I love being able to take time from "life" and to get away. To take time to slow down and hear myself think every once in awahile. To have the world muted.
Two more photos that I thought of when I though of 'muted'.

The first is in Boston on a cold, cloudy day. The second is of the sun over a Peruvian landscape.


  1. I find in conifer wood like this all sounds are muted, everything is silent. You have great depth and perspective in this shot

  2. That tree picture is awesome, with just a hint at something less muted at the very end. Beautiful!

  3. That first one is fantastic! Like Bob says, depth and perspective in spades!

    I can smell the pine needles!