This week’s host for the photo challenge is Amy : ”Show us your favorite ‘time to relax’ activity, place, or moment. It can be in any season, month, week, or day. :)”
Relax is something we all try to do – and need to do. Sometimes they are hard to get by, those moments…but sooner or later you will learn what works for just you.
I find it very relaxing to walk along the paths of graveyards – especially really old ones. Père Lachaise in Paris, Highgate cemetery in London and the old Jewish burial places in Poland are my favorites.
But lastly – my infallible remedy against stress and pro relaxation of mind and body – is a walk in the lush green of the forest.
If you missed Amy’s challenge for this week, click here. For more information on how to participate in the Lens-Artists photo challenge, click here. And last but not least, remember to tune in to Tina of Travelsandtrifles next week for our next photo challenge!
If you know me…you know that the forest is my home. These days are wild orchid days, and when the forest opens up to the light and the stillness of the wetlands and its inhabitants…I will be there for short mindful moments before sunset.
The orchids here are mostly Dactylorhiza with subspecies – marsh orchids. Listera ovata in the middle, lowest row.
In the setting sun, the rays shine enigmatic life to everything growing. The tiny purple marshlocks glow and the grasses throw flames of greens your way.
I rest in the middle of everything – feeling blessed
You who know me, know my love for orchids. In flower now is Bratonia Toscane –
a delicate dancer in my room.
As I am testing my new camera, I took a series of shots from different angles and in different light. The first two against the TV, then moved to the window for the other two.
I even tried Nik on this last one. Which one do you prefer?
This morning the sun decided to shine from a blue sky – and I decided to start re-potting my plants. Everything is much easier and much more fun with the sun shining in.
After lunch, Totti says he wants a long walk – and the weather is still lovely – so…
Two stomachs hungry for dinner now!