Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Slowing Down to Watch Life Grow and Bloom

by Deb Baker/Hannah Reed

In my opinion, there's nothing better than slowing down enough to appreciate the passage of time, and yesterday I did just that. It's sad that our days get away from us. I don't want to wake up one morning and realize that significant parts of it have already passed by without me noticing. Here's what I saw through my lens:

Mother and baby ducks napping along the river outside my home.

Lilies starting to bloom.

My granddaughter growing like a weed.




Take a few moments today to smell the lilacs, to watch children playing, to be grateful for the beauty surrounding you. You won't regret it.


10 comments:

mary kennedy said...

This is a wonderful blog, Deb. We all need to slow down and enjoy the moment, beautiful photos!

Dru said...

Thanks for reminding us. We all need to slow down, if only for a couple of minutes.

Dru Ann

Diane LaBrie Leverson said...

I agree. So often we are so busy or just not looking. We miss a lot of lifes beautiful things.. Your Granddaughter is beautiful.

Maggie Sefton said...

You're so right, Deb. We all have to slow down and enjoy. I've been trying to do more of that lately. Life passes quickly. Love those photos. :)

Carol B said...

I haven't taken a walk since a couple of days before our last dog died. I miss it, but just haven't felt like it. I do love what you can see while walking, though.

Deb said...

Carol, give that 'don't want to' side a big shove and go!!

Mary Jane Maffini said...

Lovely post, Deb! Enjoy every moment of pleasure that children, flowers, duck and walks bring. We are lucky to have them in our lives.

XO

Heather said...

I visited our nearby Arboretum twice over the weekend. Friday night I wanted to see if the large-flowered beard-tongue had bloomed yet on the knoll -- it had, along with the smaller slender variety. In addition I saw many other wildflowers in bloom, as well as some wild turkeys (the tom was roosting in an oak) and two does.

I spent all Sunday afternoon at another section of the Arboretum. An hour and a half of that was on a guided tour, the rest was just me wandering on my own, taking in what was blooming, pausing to watch a couple hawks wheeling overhead, and taking time to sit under a tree and enjoy the pleasant day in the more formal garden area. Best afternoon in a long time!

Deb said...

Sounds like heaven, Heather!

Aurian said...

Lovely post Deb, thanks for sharing!