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Serenity For Spoonies #11

This is the next installment of photos I find particularly intriguing and/or relaxing. If you don’t know what a spoonie is, here’s a short article that explains it.

Imagine yourself right here. Photo credit to Oliver Roos.


big cats grooming
That huge tongue reminds me of how our German Shepherd licks our cats. Photo credit to Michael Steinberg.


Spooky, but wouldn’t it be fun to explore? Credit to Mikael Kristenson.


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Serenity For Spoonies #8

This is the eighth in a series of posts inspired by photos that make me and hopefully you, more relaxed by looking at them, imagining myself in them and feeling the environment of the shot. If you don’t know what a spoonie is, here’s a short article that explains it.

Doesn’t this look like something from The Hobbit? Waterfall by Robert Lukeman.


Seascape by Ron Whitaker


tree and lake
A moody photo of a tree and a lake by Peter Oslanec
Mountain landscape

Serenity for Spoonies #3

Wow! Here we are at the third in my ongoing posts of great photographs by great photographers. I personally find it relaxing to look at landscapes and other serene images I run across as I’m looking for things to illustrate my blog postings. I hope you do, too. Don’t know what or who a spoonie is? Read this to find out.

Mountain landscape
Mountain landscape by Christian Regg
Landscape by Cyrill Hanni
Seascape by Eddie Lawhead

If you want to comment and/or suggest a type of photo you’d like to see here, let me know in the box below.

Serenity for Spoonies #2

Here’s another brief respite from the usual life of spoonies. If you are unfamiliar with the term, spoonies, here’s a short article that explains it.

Image within image by Hannes Burge
snowy landscape
Snowy landscape by Christian Puta
Mountain landscape
Mountainside dwelling landscape by Christian Regg

Let me know if you want something different in this photo-heavy posts, otherwise, I’ll keep picking what moves me toward relaxation when I see it. 😉


Serenity For Spoonies #1

I was indulging myself at Unsplash.com this morning, looking at all the gorgeous landscapes, seascapes and cloudscapes their photographers have uploaded. Suddenly, an idea hit me. Why not share gorgeous photographs every week or so? Surely I’m not the only chronically ill person who needs the brief respite of looking at calming photographs.

Don’t know about you, but looking at a beautiful sunset or other great photos helps me relax. I need things to remind me to relax. Even as I type this I did a quick body scan and found tension in shoulders, neck, jar, small of back and gluts. ARRRRGH!! I should be relaxing!

So here is my first post of photos for spoonies. Who or what are spoonies, you ask. The name comes from a blog written several years ago. You can read about it here, on HuffPost, if you don’t already know.

Birds in flight
Birds in flight by Barth Bailey
Waterfall by Blake Cheek
Sunset by Christian Holzinger

I hope you like this brief respite from pain, anxiety and generally feeling awful. Let me know in the comments if there are particular types of photos–cats?–you’d like to see.