Stop and Snap the Roses

Tuesday morning was hectic. I had 6 kids here (4 mine and 2 a friends) to get out the door to school on time. I had the Green Mountain Coffee virtual coffee tasting early in the morning as the kids were getting ready. I needed to drop my 2 year old at a friends house several miles away and head to Crown Center to speak on a panel for the Farmers and Ranchers Association Annual Meeting. Oh – and I had to be dressed up… out of my mom clothes, hair and makeup done and into something that looked presentable to the public. Needless to say I was rushing around from the second I woke up.

I was driving through a neighborhood I’m not normally in when I passed by the most beautiful tree, engulfed in fall colors. I caught my breath at the sight of it, the colors were that vibrant. I didn’t have time to be gawking at trees that morning. I had places to be, kids to drop off, things to do… but I couldn’t help it. I turned my car around pulled up beside the tree, got out and snapped the picture above. And I love that picture… my memory of that tree would have been good, but a picture? A picture will make it forever.

I know we are all busy. Life is that way, right? My morning is nothing more crazy and hectic than any of the rest of yours. But, for once, I decided to stop and “snap the roses” and I’m glad I did. I hope as we head into this crazy, hectic season that you all remember to get out your cameras (phones or whatever) and capture your life. It can be a simple, head clearing activity that you can revisit each time you see the picture… a reminder to stop and savor what is around you.

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  1. says

    I have been doing a photo-a-day this month of things I’m thankful for. It’s been wonderful to stop and just be vigilant of the beauty and blessings all around!

  2. says

    Absolutely love that picture!So beautiful..:-)
    “It can be a simple, head clearing activity that you can revisit each time you see the picture… a reminder to stop and savor what is around you.” I agree,let us not forget,that taking a moment’s break from our hectic schedule,in order to savor the goodness of life,is a stress-busting activity as well!

  3. says

    Sad, as I was noticing the fall colors today and thinking how I wanted to get my camera out, but didn’t. C’est la vie. Thank you for the reminder.

  4. says

    Gawgeous! I’ve been distracted by the fall colors. Also, I realized I haven’t been taking as many pictures as I usually do. Time to slow it down.

  5. Pat Wogan says

    Love the shot. Dad printed it out for me. Hope I have enough talent to recreate it on canvas. I love you, too, Kristen!

  6. says

    Wonderful post and a great shot. If you were late for your Farmers and Ranchers Association meeting you could have just shown them what you had to stop and take a picture of and they would have understood.


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