What are your favorite ways to relax outdoors during warm weather?

United States
June 29, 2009 4:27pm CST
Since the winters where I live are long and cold and snowy, it is always so relaxing to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer months of the year. I love to visit the beach, as I find the sounds and smells of water relaxing. So is gardening, or sitting outside to read or sketch and just enjoying nature all around me. And night or day, I love to just watch the sky! And always, taking a stroll outside is very relaxing. What are your favorite ways to relax outdoors during the warmer weather where you live? Karen
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@yugasini (12839)
• Anantapur, India
30 Jun 09
hi Karen, In my place winter is not affected mostly and somewhat we feel chill,we only use thick clothes and woolen wares to protect from cold and chill, there is no chance to me to visit beach, because we do not have a beach in our city
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• United States
30 Jun 09
Hi Yugasini...I feel very fortunate to live in Michigan, USA. Our state is a peninsula, surrounded on three side by huge lakes that look very much like oceans from the shore. It is beautiful to visit them for a day or a weekend. Thank you for responding. Karen
@yugasini (12839)
• Anantapur, India
30 Jun 09
hi Karen, thanks for the response/comment, good day
• United States
1 Jul 09
You're welcome! And I wish you a good day also :) Karen
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
30 Jun 09
the beach!!! i like placing a hammock in between trees and just read a book and take a nap. i wish i had a space for a garden.. i guess it would be really nice to plant some flowering plants and see it bloom. ann
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• United States
30 Jun 09
Hello Ann...the hammock at the beach sounds perfect! I love to spend time in or near the water. I don't have a regular garden either, but I do have potted flowers on the patio, and a large tomato plant, also in a pot. The tomatoes are turning red now, yay! It is pleasant to sit and read a book there or just "people watch." Thank you for responding! Karen
@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
29 Jun 09
I can't stand hot weather, so I find it very difficult to relax. Especially at night when I'm trying to sleep. I suppose it's nice to go for a swim when it's hot, but this is only a temporary fix that only lasts as long as you're in the pool. So, it's not really very relaxing. I prefer it to be a little cool outside and find that much more relaxing.
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• United States
30 Jun 09
I agree that the warm days are better than the hottest ones if you want to get outside. But on the hottest of days, I do love to go swimming. We have The Great Lakes near us, and even if the cooling is temporary, I love to spend time by them. Thank you for sharing your preferences :) Karen
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
29 Jun 09
It's too hot to hang out outside here in Texas. I usually spend the summer inside. If I am outside, I am by a lake or a pool
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• United States
30 Jun 09
Too much heat makes the outdoors not as fun for me, too, but on the days it isn't blazing hot, I do love nature and spend a lot of time out. I also love the lakes...even on hot days, being near the water is almost always cooler. Thank you for responding :) Karen
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• United States
30 Jun 09
I live in Texas, and the summers are pretty hot. I do like the spring though. Love to plant those flowers and vegetables. My favorite activity is taking pictures though, and i think i pretty well fulfill my desire for taking pictures, most of the time.
• United States
30 Jun 09
Hello Shirley...yes, taking pictures is fun all year round. I'm sorry it's too hot where you live to get out much in the summer time. Even here in Michigan, we have hot and humid stretches of weather in the 90s, and then most of us seek the air conditioning. Thank you for your input :) Karen
@savypat (20246)
• United States
30 Jun 09
I am usually working when I am outside in the Summer, I am allergic to the Sun so must be back inside by 9:00 AM. I garden, pull weeds, clean Llama pens, feed and give water where needed. So I start about 6. and get to enjoy the morning.
• United States
30 Jun 09
Hi Pat...I have relatives that are allergic to the sun, so like you, they have to get outside extra early, or in the evening hours. I loved working in a garden back when I had a big one, and the early hours are the nicest time of day for that. Karen
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
30 Jun 09
It is so hot here so much of the time that I can not imagine relaxing outdoors when it's warm. I like mild weather when it's sunny and breezy and in the 70s. Then it's nice to be outdoors just sitting and enjoying some air.
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• United States
30 Jun 09
Hello Canellita...I also stay inside on the hottest days, but love getting out when it's not too hot to enjoy it. I do enjoy the breezes and the lakes in the summer months where I live. Thank you for responding :) Karen
@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
30 Jun 09
Hi Karen! In our city i.e. New Delhi, weather remains for nearly eight months. Therefore, we go for picnic or to some theatre to watch movies to refresh ourself. Going for picnic in hot and humid weather is such a fun that we feel like going again and again. We prefer going to huge gardens/parks and enjoy the natural beauty. Sometimes, we take home cooked food along with us to enjoy the same at seculded spaces. It is always great fun playing in open grounds or to sit near some water fall and enjoy our home cooked meal over there.
• United States
30 Jun 09
Hello Deepak...I love picnics, too, and feel very blessed that we have a lot of parks and lakes nearby. They make a wonderful place to eat or play or read a book outdoors. It is especially nice after the cold and snowy months have passed. Karen
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
1 Jul 09
Karen HI! You are so lucky to have so many lakes and parks around your place.
• United States
1 Jul 09
Oh, I do feel very blessed in that respect, since I have so much love of bodies of water, and the ambience around them :)
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
2 Jul 09
You get cold and ling winters!!? Here winter is mild and we hardly get the chill. I love winter months and summer, with the rashes and sweat is terrible to beat. Relaxing for me means just be myself with music, songs, chips, choc'lates. It could be inside my house with no one around or a nice little stroll down the deserted lane.
• United States
2 Jul 09
Hello Mim. Yes, we get long cold snowy winters where I live. That is why when spring, summer, and fall are here, it is so enjoyable to get out into nature. So many people seem to have misconstrued my actual question! LOL Karen
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
3 Jul 09
Yes, it's sunny bright nature for you and it's cold, winter chills for me. Its just that which we do not get to enjoy much.
@ptrikha_2 (10328)
• India
2 Jul 09
Relaxing outdoors during Hot summer weather !! - when the sun is blazing to 40+ Degree Celsius temperatures !! The only thing that I can think is to get into a big water tub beneath a shaded tree in such a hot weather .
• United States
2 Jul 09
LOL, not hot! Warm! No one can relax outdoors when it is like an oven, of course. I was referring to ways to enjoy or relax in the outdoors when the weather is WARM. LOL Karen
@divkris (1163)
• India
30 Jun 09
Gardening, yes gardening is one of my favorite ways to enjoy the sun. And then of course a walk on the coast of a beach is really wonderful. I also like to spend some time on my apartment's terrace. Thats it because i don't really like to get into any vigorous activity that will actually make me sweat profusely in the warm weather :)
• United States
30 Jun 09
I can identify very much with the things you love to do outdoors. They bring us close to nature, which is a very satisfying and joyful place to be. Thank you for sharing those things you love :) Karen
@bingchen (1126)
• China
30 Jun 09
i like to share the sunshine during warm weather,this make me feel better.especially when winter pass through and the spring is ciming,i need warmer, so this weather feel better.i can feel the sunshine warmer,the weather looks so good,and i see the leaves become green,flowers looks beautiful and the wind feel soft.i found that the sunshine can come back to the earth, the nature is full of exciting life.i like to share the sunshine to relax outdoors during warm weather.
• United States
30 Jun 09
Hello Bingchen :) The beautiful way that you describe the return of summer and the beauty of nature that comes with that is also how I experience it here where I live. I hope your whole summer is a very happy one :) Karen
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
30 Jun 09
It's always been hot and humid here in our country so I am kind of tired doing the same things during summer.. during summer, my family and i go to out-of-town trips... we usually go to Laguna.. Laguna is an hour and half away from home so it's the best destination to go to particularly if you're going with the oldies.. Last summer, my hubby and i went to Boracay.. Boracay is one of the famous tourist destinations here in the Philippines.. In fact, it was included in top 10 tourist destinations in the whole world.. The white sand beach is what I love most about Boracay and yes, the night life too!
• United States
30 Jun 09
Hello Gracie...getting away during the summer months sounds lovely. The beach you've described, with it white sands, and the city, with its nightlife, must be a good time. I am glad to have that opportunity! :) Karen