Friday, September 12, 2008

"Show Me" - Something Relaxing

Robert (Thoughts of a Father) has had an ongoing photo project this week he has called "Show Me." So far we have photographed our mailboxs, our kitchens, our front doors, sentimental objects and favorite views in our home. Today's challenge is to show something that we find relaxing.

In my mind there is nothing more relaxing than to curl up with a good book. One of my favorite places is out on the swing underneath the gazebo. Do you remember how much fun it was as a child to go to the playground and swing as high as you could? I have always loved that feeling. When we moved in this house I knew that a swing was what I wanted in the gazebo. This week we had a day where the temps hovered around seventy and in the late afternoon a cool breeze made it seem so much closer to fall. I love those days and I'm yearning for more of them to come quickly. There is nothing as relaxing as sitting in my gazebo swinging backwards and forwards imaging that far off place my book is taking me to. Even without a book I find relaxation looking out at my own little corner of the world that surrounds me and gives me peace.
Here's hoping you find peace and relaxation in your corner of the world today.

26 comments:

Gattina said...

You are so right ! I love to do this too but the tip of the top is of course having a cat on your lap, lol !

quilly said...

Reading is good, but I find I need sleep.

Lawstude said...

Thank you for the wish. We all need our little corners just to take time out from our busy days and reflect. I would surely love to reflect on that space.

Robin said...

That sounds, and looks, like absolute bliss.

Leora said...

Beautiful and peaceful. Your photos always seem to calm me. I love the way the book was placed on the shawl for the photo.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

That's relaxing enough for me!
Would the friend care to sit there and have a cup of tea?

Twisted Fencepost said...

Yes, swings take me back to childhood. When there was not a care in the world. What could be more relaxing than that?

Dr.John said...

Now that is a great way to relax. I wish we had a swing.

:: Lesley :: said...

Oh I have to agree w/ you there!
My relaxing blog

dot said...

That swing looks very inviting and definitely relaxing!

Kay said...

No wonder you relax there... so beautiful!

Gramma L said...

Your photo and words do make you want to curl up and read or just think. Nice post.

Jenny @ Daily Dose of Motherhood said...

Beautiful post! It looks like you've found the perfect place to relax. Beautiful photos too!

Raven said...

I would so love a porch swing. Excellent book choice too. Read that centuries ago and just let myself bask in the lush magic of the language.

Bazza said...

I am envious of your weather, it just keeps raining over here, I don't think I can remember such a wet summer, I hope you're enjoying it.

Paz said...

I love these "Show Me" posts. I love gazebos and being able to relax in one. Nice post.

Paz

ellen b said...

Oh my you really captured relaxing so well with these shots...

Rose said...

I love swings--and I have a friend who has a playground size swing in her yard. There is just something so soothing and relaxing...oh! That reminds me. My husband once knew a guy that was unmarried, and in his living room he had a porch swing hung!

Anyway, I love reading too, and I sure enjoyed this post!

Anndi said...

Some of my best memories as a child are of swinging on the swing set in our backyard, with my head upside down and looking up at the sky.

Porch swings are wonderful. I spent some time reading on one and it is very relaxing.

dianne - bunny trails said...

How absolutely wonderful. A swing, a book, and a lovely view. It doesn't get much better than that. :D

Britt said...

Swings are one of my most favorite things!!

Judi~Gmj said...

I think that is a great picture and beautiful post. So relaxin... Zzzzz :)

Jeanne Damoff said...

Carletta, I just looked at all your "show me" photos and read your stories. You live in a lovely place with lovely memories! I really enjoyed seeing these glimpses of your world.

Mary-Laure said...

Your home seems to be in an idyllic place, based on this post and the previous one... I love anywhere green, it makes me peaceful.

Janice Thomson said...

Such a beautiful yard!
I don't have the gazebo but I do have a swing and it is indeed one of the most relaxing places to be.
Wonderful post.

Robert said...

This is why I like words with pictures so much. As if your picture alone wasn't enough, you continued to paint a wonderful work picture. This IS relaxing. :)