Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Time to Relax

This is my submission for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Time to Relax. Please follow the link to read Amy’s post.

For me, time-to-relax means: go see mountains.

Time-to-relax means: go sit by a water fall, a lake, an ocean, a river…

Time-to-relax means: stop and smell a flower or take care of flower plants.

Cooking, cleaning house, eating dinner with friends … Wait a second, it seems like I have been relaxed most of the time, if not all the time…

Time-to-relax means: retiring 😉

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About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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33 Responses to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Time to Relax

  1. Oh what a fabulous cake! I agree with most of your relaxation techniques but definitely not house cleaning 😮

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  2. Love the cake, and happy new phase of your life.

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  3. Perpetua says:

    I definitely agree with you in all of the above. From what I hear, Helen, retiring is too much work to find time to relax 🙂 Have a great day.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Perpetua. I retired in 2013, so I am familiar with life after retiring. When people say retiring is too much work, they mean too much fun, I am sure 😉 I am busy, but I am doing what I like to do and I am doing it without any deadline. Life is good.
      Have a great day.

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  4. Tina Schell says:

    All perfect ways to relax Helen, and beautifully captured!

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  5. Amy says:

    That is a beautiful set of images, Helen! I agree these are perfect ways to relax!!
    Thank you so much for joining the Lens Artists. :)

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  6. serendipity says:

    Great photos! I love the water falls! I think I start freelancing when you start retirement. My mom always says I am retired too, but I don’t think so because I still need to meet deadlines. And when I am not working, household chores will take up my time.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks for your comment. Hmm… I don’t remember cleaning my house before I retired. I think when you start enjoying doing household chores, you are truly retired 😉
      Have a wonderful day.

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  7. I’m with you with the mountains. Are they the Rocky Mountains? Congrats on your retirement but you might be in for a shock – I am busier now than when I was working.

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  8. shutterbug says:

    I love the mountains too. There is something about being surrounded by giant formations – I find it calming and awe inspiring. Great collection of photos Helen. I wish I could find cleaning relaxing and not so frustrating…I find I ask myself ‘didn’t I just do this last week??’ Haha. Have a great day.

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  9. restlessjo says:

    I still have to push myself to do the housework, even though I’m retired. 🙂 🙂 Here comes a cloudy day so no excuse! Enjoy your trip, Helen 🙂

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  10. Happy retirement Helen … it will mean more pics for us! Yes? 😃

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  11. Rupali says:

    Wonderful images including the cake though watching mountains is my favourite.

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  12. Wind Kisses says:

    A breath of fresh air. Its nice when we can look at photos and can feel what you felt.. relaxing indeed. Donna

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