If I’d managed to work out any kind of efficient strategy for my blog posts ahead of time I would have realised that the sensible thing to do would have been to link this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence to today’s JusJoJan prompt of ‘silence’ – instead, I gaily went ahead and posted my photo prompt pics yesterday – aaarrrggghhh!
Anyway, luckily I can always find something to post about silence. The funny thing is, when I think about silence, I don’t think about no noise at all, but rather no excesses of human noise. So the trees rustling in the breeze, birds tweeting, and small animals scurrying around are all nature’s soundtrack to life, providing music to my ears.
Even though I live in London, I can always find solace close by walking in nature’s silence, and today’s pic is one of my favourite places to walk locally, Hollow Ponds at Whipps Cross, East London. This wonderful open green space is directly opposite the original entrance to Whipps Cross Hospital, and provides the perfect antidote to one of the largest and busiest A&E Departments in the UK.
I’ve edited the image using the ‘Watercolour 2‘ filter on LunaPic – another free online editing site I’ve been experimenting with. Original image taken by me last summer 🙂