Submitting a few shots for the Ailsa’s Travel theme: Peaceful, found at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/06/07/travel-theme-peaceful/
First photo: This is the quiet time before an Ironman Race began. I love watching the sunrise, it is so peaceful. And then BOOM! at this race a big cannon went off and the participants started their long day.
Second photo: A calm area at the zoo, bamboo in a shaded area which is in front of a water display. I always like stopping here for a few minutes.
Third photo: Along the shore in Lincoln Park in West Seattle. Always nice!
Fourth photo: Looking south towards Torrey Pines in San Diego. This is the lagoon and to the right, beyond the coast highway, is the ocean.