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.
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.
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.
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
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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
lovely and a great message
Thanks ksbeth 🙂 Have a great week. xxx
Beautiful , both photos and message!
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The Hollies sang a song… 😉
Love the cat – I always look to my cats when I need to slow down and get things into perspective!
Just dropping by to tell you that I really like these photos!
Love the photos and also the words.
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Love your post – and such a wonderful theme. Have a great weekend!
Some great images, and I liked your words, Ailsa. Now to find some images…
A message worth to remember… 🙂
Wonderful captures… 🙂
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Oh I really like your first photo this week.
Here is my entry for the week.
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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.
Lovely images, Ailsa. 🙂 Have a great weekend.
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My single image that spells spring’s fresh breath: https://beautyalongtheroad.wordpress.com/2016/05/14/fresh-breath/
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wonderful images Ailsa………..here is my post for the week https://juliepowell2014.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/travel-theme-breathe/
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Here is my concept of “Breathe.” https://judydykstrabrown.com/2016/05/14/inhale-exhale-travel-theme-photo-challenge-breathe/
A wonderful post on finding that sweet breathing space💕if I can find some time I must join in this weeks challenge😜
I especially love the first picture.
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Beautiful post and stunning images, Ailsa.:-)
Here’s my contribution: https://cocoaupnorth.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/breathe/
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Thank you for giving me the incentive to breathe this morning.
a message we have to remind ourselves more often. water is an instant de-stressor for me too.
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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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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:
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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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The beauty of nature can take our breath away so it is timely of you to remind us to breathe Ailsa.
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