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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