Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Time to Relax

“Relax. No one else knows what they’re doing either.”

Ricky Gervais



This week Amy has invited us to take some time to relax. As the dog days of summer are upon us, a ride through the countryside of upstate New York provided me with just that opportunity. Above, a typical scene from a day spent meandering through the nearby hills and fields.



“Relax, Recharge and Reflect. Sometimes it’s OK to do nothing.”

Izey Victoria Odiase

There were many idyllic moments along the way, including these two beautiful white horses. They were a bit skittish at first, perhaps never having faced a lens 🙂 but before long they too relaxed and continued to enjoy their grazing.



“Remember the time to relax is when you don’t have time to relax.”

Sidney Harris

Happily, we were just in time for fresh-picked corn on the cob – one of nature’s sweetest treats.  Beautiful fields of corn dotted the countryside throughout the area, along with the ever-present hay bales seen below.



“Just relax and enjoy the magnificence of life.”

Debasish Mridha

I’ll admit I’m not a big fan of driving, but somehow meandering through the countryside is a whole different thing. No traffic, no noise, no anxiety – just peaceful relaxation. What could be better?!



“The universe doesn’t even know that you exist, so relax!”

Carl William Brown


If you missed Amy’s challenge, 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 Travelsandtrifles next week for our next photo challenge!


Fuji X-T2 images processed with Nik Silver EfeX Pro2




86 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Time to Relax

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  2. I enjoyed meandering with you among the succotash. But after I Googled said word I realized it is the final product of to me an unknown dish. At least I deducted correctly that we passed a maize field while doing our leisurely drive. I know maize/corn as mielies. You also reminded me of Sunday afternoon drives with the family when I was a kid.

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  4. Love the quotes, especially the one by Ricky Gervais! And I always like a peaceful drive on a country road–might even figure out a post about that. I enjoyed the black and white photos. I keep meaning to experiment more in that color scheme.

  5. Very relaxing views, Tina. Did you get some of that corn, or were you just passing by? Interesting to hear you say you aren’t a fan of driving. I’m not either and much prefer to admire views from the passenger seat. Enjoy the rest of summer. Great sepia selection 👌😊

  6. I love the hay bales. When I see them in the fields around where we live I always think they look like Muffets ( a cereal similar to Shredded Wheat) that have escaped from their box and are fleeing across the fields. Or an invasion of Muffets that have arrived from outer space.

  7. Meandering through the countryside is delightful Tina, though not quite as relaxing on our narrow, single track Cornish lanes! My heart is always in my mouth in case I meet a tractor and have to reverse.

  8. Meandering is one of those activities that is relaxing. The bale of hay means, the work is done! Time to relax. Corn on the cob means time to enjoy the fruit of your labour. As for the horses, I’m glad they relaxed for your lens. I could feel the wind on my face on a slow drive with no traffic, Tina.

  9. Loved these T-Bear. Looks like you’re enjoying your babysitting task. We are all sweltering down here but enjoying. Good on the old bones. Miss ya. Darv

    Sent from my iPhone

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  11. It’s where I live…. the countryside, the horses, the fields of hay, and you have captured it all as it is….. beautiful, relaxing and the place to be in the summertime.

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