Am I on vacation?

in Photography Lovers4 months ago


I am sure that when you are on vacation, you know it. I mean how can one miss it! It is the time of the year that most people are waiting with anticipation, usually planning it many months ahead. And yet the last couple of weeks, I have found myself wondering if I am on vacation or not! I have even consulted the dictionary just to be sure and I still haven't figure it out :)



According to the Britannica Dictionary vacation is:

a period of time that a person spends away from home, school, or business usually in order to relax or travel

Well, I am not away from home or my business and I am definitely not traveling so I guess that I am not on vacation.

On the other hand YourDictionary claims that vacation is:

A period of rest and freedom from work, study, etc.; time of recreation, usually a specific interval in a year.

And August is an interval either I want it or not. The work at the farm is limited to a couple of hours every two or three days, my daily schedule involve a swim at the sea and long walks at the fields and I can't argue the fact that I am resting those days.

So maybe I am on vacation after all, but still not sure about it :)




Of course since I live at a place that is a popular summer destination, it is not out of the ordinary that I go to the beach every now and then. Or that I don't have much work to do as a farmer in the heat of the summer. But what really triggered this odd query that I am waffling about, is the realisation that I haven't written a single post for two weeks! That is definitely out of the ordinary and definitely sounds like vacation to me!




I shouldn't kid myself though, I am not on vacation, I am just having a very relaxing and restful August at home which happens to be on a very pleasant location! That doesn't mean that I don't think about some proper vacation and planning ahead like most of you do :)




The pictures are from Pylos, a charming small town at the region of Messinia, in Greece. I took them a few years ago but it is in my intentions to visit it again (hopefully very soon), so I am dusting my archives and refreshing my memory as I am getting ready to hit the road for one more time :)

And athough all the days of August feel the same, I am not forgetting that today is Sunday and @c0ff33a with his #SublimeSunday tag, as well as @ace108 with his #beautifulsunday are inviting us to a beautiful and sublime day!


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@fotostef it is so confusing LOL still thinking if you are on vacation or not :)
well well well, you are on vacation for the Hive world........
Suggestion: do plan and JUST DO IT before it's too late!!!

That's a good advice!
Thank you very much :)

@tipu curate 🍄

Funny right… we live at a summer vacation destination…
It is so different than going in holidays for us. We enjoy it always, although we have to work and do things. 😉🤓😎
As long as we don’t forget the beauty around us, and take a break once in a while.
It is like a holiday than 👋🏻😎

You can understand what it is like. With all the people that come for the summer it is our home but quite different!

if you live by a very nice sea do you want to go to a different place with a nice sea?

Actually yes! I still need the change even if it is a place with less nice sea :)
I hope it doesn't sound too selfish!


it makes sense :) because you need to go somewhere else to actually feel like vacation. especially if you are self employed. There is no way to just sit around home looking at stuff that needs to be done :)

Yes, that's right!

Such a beautiful place! Greece seems to be a true paradise. How is the Greece in December/January, is it still good to travel there?

Thank you for stopping by @xsasj :)
If you like emptiness and don't mind the lack of facilities (restaurants etc are closed to the summer destinations) I would say that Greece is even more beautiful during the winter!

Beautiful shots!!!

Thanks a lot @chanmaly :)

You have some good times. To me, vacation means a time you are not doing something that you are doing just so you get paid for doing that thing.

I like your definition, it makes sense!
Thank you for stopping by :)

You're welcome

Thanks a lot! Live the moment is the best thing we can do :)