Empty Hours Foster Creativity

In our busy lives, we often forget to take some quiet time for ourselves. By the way, sleeping does not count. I love this quote because it speaks to me. Each time I have partaken in a quiet leisure activity, even if it is just sitting and contemplating in a natural setting, creative energy flows …

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Wind and Water: Muses from Leisure

Muse What inspires you? What gets your blood pumping? Is it great food, good company or a task well-done? If you are a photographer or writer, amateur or pro, what is your muse for a beautiful photo or an insightful blog post or story? The Weekly Photo Challenge asks us this question. If you follow …

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Got Wind? One Word Photo Challenge

For this week's One Word Photo Challenge, the theme is WIND! No self-respecting windsurfer would be without a plethora of photos of the sport!  I am going to dial it back and give you this one shot... in a collage. I went out earlier when the wind was blowing about 30 mph. First time on …

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If You Could Play Today, What Would You Do?

If you could play today, what would you do? Would you go for a walk, go to the gym, or go play a game of golf? Would you take a drive and enjoy the view? Or would you just sit on a park bench and watch people go by? Any of those activities are considered …

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Second Wind Leisure

What goes through your mind when you see a photo like this? Military personnel shaking hands with the lifeguards...but why? People come to public pools all the time, why is this any different? This photo captured the end of an event held for the Wounded Warriors in Sacramento at a public swimming pool. The lifeguards …

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