Well, I'm only a few days late with this and it somehow seems appropriate to be kicking off my maternity leave by posting about Relaxation. Do you remember how I issued that challenge at the beginning of May? Did anyone else feel up to joining in?

I actually found this a lot harder than I first thought. Five photos around one theme in one month. Surely not too challenging... You'd think. I umm'd and ahh'd and procratinated and thought and pondered and did very little picture taking. But here it is - my response to Relaxation. Quite early in the month I decided to focus on how people in Germany tend to gravitate to outside spaces when the weather is sunny, which led to reading in parks, which led to reading the news. I somehow found this an interesting juxtaposition - we read the news to stay informed and yet apparently it's a wonderful way to relax as well! 
So... not my five best photos of all time. But five photos on the theme with ample wiggle room to improve.

If you also played around with the theme relaxation this month, leave a comment and a link to your blog/flickr/instagram site. I'm really excited and curious to see what other people came up with. If you want to join me for the month of June I've decided that I'm going to be exploring "Hands".

June: Hands


Kristin said...

I have no photo to relaxation. But I think your great success. Especially the first photo I like very much.

Kelly said...

These are very relaxing...that's what I need to do this weekend, just sit and read.

urban muser said...

yes, i was with you on the relaxation them last month.

blogged here: http://mortalmuses.blogspot.com/2011/05/cat-nap.html

and also here:

thanks for the inspiration!

urban muser said...

oh, are you on instagram? i am urbanmuser there.

Siobhan said...

That's such a great idea, I was actually thinking of doing the same thing recently to get a little more focus while taking pictures. Love your photos, sitting and reading is exactly what I feel like doing on this sunny day too!

Allie said...

These are great relaxing pictures and also it gives me an idea of what to look for when I'm over there in Deutschland. Congrats on the Bean, and good luck with the legality! I love looking at your pictures so thanks for sharing!

Anika said...

Great theme...always! You've taken a lot of good shots for this theme this month...I think my favorite is still Alice :)

Krystal said...

aw, they are good though - reading is definitely relaxing! happy maternity leave!

SJ said...

i think you've done a great job!

i'm in for the hands project. i need a little photography challenge!