Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Town shoot Out - Relaxation

This week, Lena of Spirit of Lena (SOL) suggested the topic 'Relaxation'. "My idea for relaxation was anything or place that fill people with a sense of calmness or relaxation, like a favorite garden, sitting on the porch, or park, etc. Anyplace that fills them with a sense of happiness and calm." SOL I encourage you to go and see everyone's contributions here!
I initially was going to post photos of far flung destinations that I think of when I think "relaxation", but then I thought that there are a ton of things you can do to relax right here in and around the Tri-Valley.
Before you start climbing the walls:
Take some time to stop and smell the roses at Osage Park Rose Garden:People take naps to relax and unwind:Or go to the lake:Acting goofy can be great relaxation:
You can mosey down to Little Yosemite and skip rocks:Or lie on the sand and watch pelicans in Pescadero:
Sometimes a water day is the perfect way to relax:
Let's not forget the restorative powers of a good soak in the tub:
Many folks find relaxation and comfort in faith:
My before bed routine often includes Chamomile Tea, which helps me relax!
I hope you all have a relaxing weekend!

26 comments:

REDLAN said...

I am so relaxed reading and looking the relaxation photos you shared here. I like them all especially the rose, I love it. I wish I can smell it too. I can use that photo with a caption "Or lie on the sand and watch pelicans in Pescadero" Thanks for sharing them

REDLAN said...

*I mean I can use the photo wit a line... for relaxing my mind. BTW, Your header is beautiful.

Gabby said...

I like the pelicans, I have never seen them in flight. You were lucky to have captured them.

I don't normally eat out or have take away. When i do, I really relax.We too, a very health conscious.

Ann said...

The last post was sent by me, but erroneously not signed out my daughter Gabrielle's google account. That gabby is not her either, though she does go by that name. This gabby must be french. When gabrielle was little, she had a french woman emailing her.

Have a relaxing weekend.

Cheers,

Ann :)

Sarah Lulu said...

The children's faces, especially the one napping were delightful.

A really good selection!

Barry said...

Beautiful interpretation of the theme. I'm amazed you were able to capture that shot of the skipping stone!

I feel so much more relaxed already!

Jama said...

Tea always make me relax too!
and I love that rose .

Butler and Bagman said...

I shouldn't be looking at these pictures in the morning before work...I now want to drink tea and take a bath but instead have to take a fast shower and swig coffee.

Denise said...

I have always found that my children have a way of grounding me and "making" me relax by what they say, what they do and their smiles. Great shots!

kate said...

The slip-n-slide picture looks so fun :) I am definitly looking forward to a relaxing weekend!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I love how the teapot is a 9!
Nice relaxing photos!

Doreen said...

very relaxing and calming. love the shot of the pelicans in flight! the rose is very pretty also. Great shoot out J9!!

gigi said...

All these are so fun! You've captured lots of relaxation. Enjoy a relaxing weekend :)

Sara Williams said...

Great photos x

sciencegirl said...

Nice photos! I'll be taking the stroll along the Little Yosemite, myself.

~JarieLyn~ said...

I love all your photos, especially the slip n slide. The smile on the boy's face is so happy and serene. It makes me want to play on one.

Sarah said...

Hmmmmmmm love them all - especially the silly ones!Wonderful shoot out!!! Sarah

Linda said...

I really enjoyed your post starting with those two little adorable feet on the fence. Watching the birds fly, soaking in water and drinking tea are all good ways to relax. Have a peaceful weekend, J9!

Framing Images and Memories said...

A terrific combination of relaxation..you show that having fun and being silly is relaxing too! Great job.

Ellisa said...

This is the second pic of tea I've seen thus far. I'm surprised I didn't come up with that. Great pics!

Melissa said...

very cool photos

iasa said...

i could use some relaxation right now, how you make the wee ones nap?

girlichef said...

Oh...those were all so great! Love the acting goofy one...laughter definitely helps me relax!

Zaroga said...

Wonderful photos! I really enjoyed each one!

GingerV said...

that was fun and well relaxing... great photos.

Gordon said...

J9, I'm sorry it has taken me so long to post a comment. There is no doubt in my mind that you know how to relax. You have spunk. I liked the shot of climbing the chain link fence.