Travel theme: Mellow

Tomorrow (August 15th) is National Relaxation Day so I’m getting a head start on things by keeping it mellow for this week’s travel theme. First up, a pair of chilled out anglers taking it easy on a river near Salmon la Sac in Washington.

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These snoozing horses in Skagit Valley have definitely got a handle on how to keep things mellow.

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New Yorkers take some time out in the height of summer to slow things down with a little yoga on the solstice in Times Square.

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If you’re ready to unwind by joining in with your own interpretation of this week’s theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Mellow
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xxx Ailsa

Autumn’s the mellow time. – William Allingham

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart. – Washington Irving

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About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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87 Responses to Travel theme: Mellow

  1. tgeriatrix says:

    The cat on the stairs is gorgeous. I like the color!

  2. Leya says:

    oh, how I love these – and the anglers and that cat I adore! Let’s think…

  3. aj vosse says:

    Mellow like summer… Irish summer! 😉

  4. Jill's Scene says:

    Ailsa, Your photo of the two anglers made me laugh – what a contented team.

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  6. ledrakenoir says:

    Perfect backdrop for your choice of theme – excellent… 🙂

  7. ardysez says:

    Wonderful group of photos Ailsa. It’s the 15th here so am observing the day appropriately, mellow me. xx

  8. I love the dreamy feel of the first two photos 🙂

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  12. Francesca says:

    Hello Ailsa, In relaxed mode in China.

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  14. Sue says:

    Hmm, I will have to think about this one, Ailsa!

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  18. Tish Farrell says:

    I love that first shot. It is just perfect – man AND dog out fishing.

  19. klara says:

    a new word for me, Ailsa: mellow. your photos ooze with, well, mellow. 😉 so relaxing. perfect choice.

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  21. The dog, hanging over the boat and staring intently at what his human ought to be doing, is priceless, Ailsa. And those horses, the cat, aaaaaah the peace. Lovely challenge, dear.
    Here’s my take on mellow – also in the animal theme:

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  25. Wonderful photos for the theme, Ailsa. Love the snoozing horses and the laid back cat.:)

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  37. Jill's Scene says:

    I could’t help myself with this one, Ailsa. Mellow or not, it was fun.

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    • ailsapm says:

      Hi Philippa, I followed the link but it doesn’t seem to be working, can you check and see if your post published? It might still be in draft form. I’d love to see your interpretation. xxx

  39. pinklightsabre says:

    Hi Ailsa! Nice theme — I’m enjoying the beginning of a nine-month tour of Europe with my family, based out of Germany, and came to your blog by way of Tish Farrell. It’s sleepy here in August, sort of, though the autobahn is jammed-up with European travellers. A nice in-between month of transition, a good theme for the day, ‘mellow.’ Cheers to you and yours — Bill Pearse

    • ailsapm says:

      Hi Bill, so happy you found my site, how much fun you’re going to have over the next 9 months. Do you have plans on where you’re going to go yet? Germany’s so central to everywhere. Two of my favourite places are 1 ) Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic (you can catch a train from Munich, change at České Budějovice). It’s magical. And 2) Venice – in the shoulder season, when there aren’t too many tourists around and you can linger over mouthwatering meals and savour amazing wines whilst watching the world drift by. Heaven. xxx

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  41. Su Leslie says:

    Wonderful photos (and great theme). I so love the fishing buddies. Not sure I’d find mass yoga particularly relaxing though 🙂

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