“It is nice finding that place where you can just go and relax.” Moises Arias
If you want to relax, watch the clouds pass by if you’re laying on the grass, or sit in front of the creek; just doing nothing and having those still moments is what really rejuvenates the body. Miranda Kerr
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. Robert A. Heinlein
For today’s photo challenge on – RELAX – I decided to follow in the footsteps of the shared photo on the Daily Post page and capture photos of our family cat doing what he loves best … relaxing and sleeping. Honestly, I love being near water and I tend to take and share photos of the Hudson River, and other bodies of water, as I do find the sea very relaxing. However, I wanted to shift directions a bit and, perhaps, put a smile on your face. The collage above shows a progression of shots of our cat in some of his favorite resting/relaxation spots; a cardboard box, a rocking chair with his favorite fleece blanket, the edge of the dining table, and one of our laundry baskets. The laundry basket shots took a while because, initially, he was a bit suspicious when I reached for my camera and he wondered if I would remove him but I didn’t. I took some shots and went about my business. Later on, I returned and he was out like a light. I took a few more shots of him curled up and fast asleep… Now isn’t that how we’d love to relax sometime?
“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” William S. Burroughs
Pray thee, spare, thyself at times: for it becomes a wise man sometimes to relax the high pressure of his attention to work. Thomas Aquinas
Once you get to that point when you can just be yourself and relax, I just think that you’re so much happier in general. Jacqueline Emerson
In the second shot above, I have added snapshots of a few of my favorite spots to go and relax. The center photo is of a speedboat on the Hudson River at sundown. The rocks are from a summer retreat spot for young people. The skyline shot and the benches by the river’s edge are all Hudson River shots from a number of locations. The still body of water, top right, is the reservoir in my area. The ducks and the benches in the lower half shots are also of the Hudson. The hammocks tied to the trees in the lower photo are by the water at Omega; a wonderful getaway retreat in upstate NY. The changing colors of fall shot is of the Croton Aqueduct. Hope you enjoyed my relaxing choices. I love the water and the Hudson River and the Croton Aqueduct give me a lot of joy. I hope you enjoyed the additional, complementary shots of the calming river, walking path and more.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Weekly Photo Challenge Post: – RELAX – This week, share a photo that makes you feel as relaxed as a cat taking a peaceful nap on a pillowed bench: What kind of image might help you relax? Maybe it’s an easy chair and blanket, a serene glimpse of nature, or a steaming cup of tea. Whatever it may be, please share yours and help your fellow bloggers relax!
Have a relaxing weekend!
Positive Motivation Tip: Make time to kick back and relax… you deserve it!
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All other Photos from my personal collection.