The Earth is quiet – with a lowering of seismic activity – Where are our minds?

Scientists can now demonstrate how the earth is a much quieter gentler place since lock down.       We can now see that the cumulative vibrations from cars, trains, planes, factories and much more have be quietened – the Earth is still.    Mother Nature is celebrating.


So what about our minds?      Have our minds quietened in the same way that the earth has?

If we are fortunate enough to live in a quiet environment – and are able to put aside all the technological distractions that society has become addicted to…then yes….this lock down is an opportunity for us to be quiet, to think and make quality life changes.

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All we need to do is observe the beauty and quietness of Mother Nature after human beings have been removed from the equation.

I chose watercolour sketches of river birds for this blog…because they exemplify for me Mother Nature’s grace, beauty and peacefulness.

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So what about families who are living in crowded accommodation – maybe in high rises, unable to open a door and walk outside?     The lock down must be a very difficult time for them and probably not very peaceful.

Hopefully this will open all our eyes to the disparities of life and maybe help us all to think of ways to change this.


Given that all of life is interconnected…the more we help one another and work toward the greater good…everyone benefits.

Our wonderful NHS is a fantastic example of this….people working together for the greater good.    As someone who was born in 1946, I have been fortunate enough to grow up with this wonderful institution…and again hopefully the lock down and virus will bring this home to one and all.

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49 thoughts on “The Earth is quiet – with a lowering of seismic activity – Where are our minds?

  1. memadtwo

    Beautiful birds as always.
    Yes too many are suffering with no peace or security. There is a mass rent strike going on here now in the USA. Renters are always forgotten by the powers that be. (K)

  2. North Liza Lane

    Beautiful paintings and observations. I too feel there has been opportunities available during this time to sit back, contemplate the vast picture of life and our true relationship with the earth and each other. Great post!

      1. America On Coffee

        These are really interesting times that we are living in. I cannot imagine so many people without a paycheck and work… So I suppose I should ponder, what is next?

      2. janetweightreed10 Post author

        I always say that ‘none of us is ever creative enough to know how things will actually work out’. only time will tell. No question that these are precarious times on many levels, and it will depend on how we adapt and react to it all….Hope you enjoy a beautiful Sunday. Janet 🙂

      3. America On Coffee

        I am sure we will all learn from COVID19 and better than anything I hope we all become more refined. Stay inspired always and for the new week coming. 👍

  3. davidjrogersftw

    As always produced a lovely piece of work. It all seems delicare to me, and of course there are your special colors , here slightly different. Your work ranges from painiting to philosophy to psychology and back again and twists areound and becomes something else altogther–lovely concoction. It IS quiet, the streets here empty of all but a few cars and bike riders and a coupel of walkers-They are Don and me our for our constitutional each morning before we head home where I read and write and Don researches various things she’s intertested in.. She has a winderful quality of a researcher, Once her interest is piqued she will not rest until all her questions have been answered. Stay well friend

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning David and thank you for this lovely compliment. The streets are very quiet here…(which I love) Glad to know that you and Don are enjoying your daily walk and a very interesting observation about Don. I can see why you make such a good team. Hope the twins are doing well…and make sure you and Don stay well. Janet 🙂

  4. Judith

    Such beautiful birds… so magical! We’ve been sitting in the yard at our new home, closing our eyes, and just listening to the songs of all the birds. I really hope someday I can paint the birds we see. Your imaginative approach is almost mystical… and so very inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing your art and your thoughts.

  5. snowbird

    I just loved this post, so beautiful! Those birds are just stunning, just looking at them is relaxing. Yes, there is so much inequality in this world. I am lucky enough to have a large garden, I can’t imagine what it must be like being cooped up in a tiny high rise, especially with children. Our NHS staff have displayed such courage, I do hope they are rewarded, at least with a pay

  6. Jane Owen

    I always enjoy your drawings. Beautiful birds, so calming. Life is quiet on this side of the pond although there have been protesters in parts of the Country demanding lockdown be over. Some people have no regard for human life. Stay well Janet. Hope the Weather is getting warmer over there. 😆😁😄

  7. Jane Owen

    That’s right isn’t there two Bank holidays in May or am I mistaken? Like I mentioned in another comment I have become quite forgetful which does worry me at times. So glad to hear that the weather is warm for now. Thank you Janet for responding. 🥰

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Yes there are two in May. My daughter always laughs when I tell her its a bank holiday…because to her it seems like there’s one very week:). Today is all about the 75th anniversary of the end of the war. very important. Stay well Janet :)X

  8. Wanda Luthman

    I love the water color birds—they are beautiful!
    My mind has definitely not turned off. I’m working from home and it’s quite stressful but I do try to take moments and deep breathe and sit outside and enjoy the nature in my own backyard

  9. Ka Malana -

    A true contemplation for such a uniquely quiet time for the Earth. I have missed being away from the urban areas, growing up among trees, but now in a noisy area. My house has, however, become our safe sanctuary. I’m always striving to relax my mind more. 🙂


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