Travel theme: Breathe

Sometimes life rushes by so quickly I have to remind myself to just breathe. So to slow things down a little this week, here are some photos that remind me to take things easy once in a while. The ocean is an instant de-stressor for me, and this photo taken along the Long Island shoreline makes me want to breathe in those feel good seaside scents.

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The forest has also been a place of refuge for me; I grew up next to a small pine forest and spent much of my childhood exploring the shady, pine-needle cushioned nooks and crannies of that ancient woodland. This photo was taken on a rainy day on the Trail of Two Forests at Mount St. Helens volcano. I can almost smell the damp earth.

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When in doubt, look to a cat for advice. They will inevitably remind you to take a deep breath and never sweat the small stuff.

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So, take a deep breath and get ready with your own interpretation of this week’s theme. If you would like to join in the weekly travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Breathe
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.

And breathe!

xxx Ailsa

Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again. – Gustav Mahler

We breathe, we think, we conceive of our lives as narratives.  – Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

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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 - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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53 Responses to Travel theme: Breathe

  1. ksbeth says:

    lovely and a great message

  2. 76sanfermo says:

    Beautiful , both photos and message!

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  4. aj vosse says:

    The Hollies sang a song… 😉

  5. Jill says:

    Love the cat – I always look to my cats when I need to slow down and get things into perspective!

  6. Just dropping by to tell you that I really like these photos!

  7. Miriam says:

    Love the photos and also the words.

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  9. Leya says:

    Love your post – and such a wonderful theme. Have a great weekend!
    http://wp.me/p1hCI2-6eA

  10. Sue says:

    Some great images, and I liked your words, Ailsa. Now to find some images…

  11. ledrakenoir says:

    A message worth to remember… 🙂

    Wonderful captures… 🙂

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  14. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh I really like your first photo this week.
    Here is my entry for the week.
    https://ceenphotography.com/2016/05/14/travel-theme-breathe/

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  18. When really in doubt, look to a dog, they can teach us all about the things that really matter – food, love, sleep and play. Deep breaths always included.

  19. Lovely images, Ailsa. 🙂 Have a great weekend.

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  23. A wonderful post on finding that sweet breathing space💕if I can find some time I must join in this weeks challenge😜

  24. I especially love the first picture.

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  26. cocoaupnorth says:

    Beautiful post and stunning images, Ailsa.:-)
    Here’s my contribution: https://cocoaupnorth.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/breathe/

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  28. Thank you for giving me the incentive to breathe this morning.
    https://maribethbatcho.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/breathe

  29. Great submissions!

  30. klara says:

    a message we have to remind ourselves more often. water is an instant de-stressor for me too.
    http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.be/2016/05/breathe.html

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  35. Forgot to add a comment here last night! The ‘breathe’ theme fit nicely with our reaction every time we walk past our yellow rose bush! http://wp.me/p3CFsE-2QX

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  38. Jaspa says:

    I know it’s a bit late in the week for a response, Ailsa, but it was marvelous to chance upon these Green Sea Turtles coming up to breathe in Maui:
    https://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/turtles-on-the-road-to-hana/

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  41. It’s been a while, but I finally remembered to Breathe – and post! http://www.photoswithfinesse.com/travel-theme-breathe-reader-rock-garden-calgary/
    Lovely pics Ailsa! I’m hoping for lots more breathing this summer as our vacation is by a shoreline! – Suzan –

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  43. pommepal says:

    The beauty of nature can take our breath away so it is timely of you to remind us to breathe Ailsa.
    https://pommepal.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/the-sky-on-fire/

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