After a stressful week and weekend, life is starting to calm down so I am filling this week’s theme with soothing intentions and zen-like serenity, starting off with a smooth, calm Puget Sound off the shore of Alki beach…
…and some more smooth sailing across Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
I know lots of folks turn to yoga to find inner peace, but sweating en masse at the height of summer in the middle of Times Square is probably not going to help you find your zen.
Now this is more like it, an unexpected bamboo forest I happened upon by mistake.
For me, getting out into nature is a sure fire way to unwind. The sound of raindrops is an instant de-stresser and that delicious earthy scent you get after rain has fallen on dry ground, plus the sparkling raindrops on foliage make it a treat for all the senses.
Ah yes, I’m feeling positively tranquil, so I’m going to hand over to you to let you create your own serene and peaceful take on this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Calm
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Watch out for the next travel theme which will come out next weekend
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And breathe. Namaste.
With the coming of spring, I am calm again. – Gustav Mahler
The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles. – Henry David Thoreau
That bamboo forest is quite something. I like the first shot. After the news of the shootings in Las Vegas, added to everything else that’s happened in the last weeks, we could all us a good dose of calm.
I agree, Janet
Indeed, Janet, and Sue, such fearful news, such hate-filled times.
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A perfect theme for right now. Lovely tranquil photos
Thanks Miriam, I think we all need a time out, the world is a little too mad these days.
I totally agree which is why I’m so enjoying my daily meditation.
A stroll down a deserted beach… you need that for a bit of destressing therapy! Hope all is well!! 😉 Take care!!
That sounds like the trick, Vossie, I’m off for a long beach walk on Sunday!
ENJOY!!! 😉 😀 😛 😀 😉
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Surely perfect for the theme , your photos are splendid!
Off to hunt out some calm for you, Ailsa!
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How timely! Just as we were enjoying clam “chowdah” at J’s Oyster in Portland, your theme this week came through. All I had to do was hop out and capture the scene at Portland Pier! So calm: http://wp.me/p2l4j8-2nI
How lovely, especially the one of all the lobster nets, and how perfect you were right there to capture those shots. Also, now I have a craving for some clam ‘chowdah’ 🙂
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Here’s my offering of rural calm, Ailsa: https://suejudd.com/2017/10/03/calm/
Ahh how lovely, all that green has such a soothing effect. 🙂
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I so needed your topic this week. It is nice to calm down for a second. Your photos are wonderful
Here is my take on your challenge this week.
Oh Cee, both are exquisite, and exude calm. I could stare at those photos for hours. The colours in that first photo, oh my.
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Love that bamboo – and the sea is of course a good illustrator…here’s mine http://wp.me/p1hCI2-8S1
Such a beautiful place, Leya, where is it? ❤
At our summer house in Blekinge.
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Thanks Yvonne 🙂
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Watching a baby giraffe AND a baby elephant at Chester Zoo. What could be more calming than that, Ailsa? http://bit.ly/JJ-ChesZoo
Oh my god, I need to lie down after all that cuteness, how adorable. Thanks for that, it was just what I needed. 🙂
Happy to help, Ailsa!
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Soothing photos, Ailsa. It must be so nice to walk in that forest.
Perhaps looking at my choice for this week, will make you feel relaxed and calm as well: https://figmentsofadutchess.com/2017/10/04/travel-theme-calm/
Ahahahaha, how cute, Marion, cats sure have the relaxation thing down, don’t they? 🙂
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Subtract noise and wind; add water! My contribution at
Gorgeous photos, I thought the one of Llyn Padard was my favourite, it’s so beautiful, but then I saw the foggy path one and remembered how perfectly calm it feels when fog creeps in and everything else falls away. Lovely, evocative shot. 🙂
Thank you! 😀 One of my favourites, too … ‘Lord’s Walk’ in Amesbury; not far from where I live.
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