Leisure Connects Us

Leisure Connects Us



Participating in leisure connects us like nothing else.

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization. 

Arnold J. Toynbee

A man looks toward the beach as kite-boarders get ready to launch their kites. Behind him are stand-up paddle boards waiting for customers to come out and play.

Perhaps he is a former kiter or windsurfer reflecting on the good old days? Perhaps he is a merely a tourist taking in the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. His contemplation of the view connects him in ways we cannot imagine.

This photo is also submitted to Nancy Merrill Photography for her weekly challenge A Photo a Week: From the Back.

Turquoise Waters and Sky


Turquoise is the theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. While the photos themselves are full of turquoise and other hues of blue, the fun they exude is in the eye of the beholder.

I love how the kites from the nearby kite boarders are juxtaposed over the area where the windsurfers enter the water.


Of course, no photo essay to describe turquoise would be complete without a shot of the beautiful blues found within Lake Tahoe.


What activities would you take part in if you found yourself next to Lake Tahoe?

These photos were submitted for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Teal or Turquoise.