Friday, October 5, 2012

A Pretty Tree

Five days a week I drive by the local cemetery on my way to work.  I always leave at the last minute and am always rushing.  It is not that I get up late because I get up so much earlier than I need to.  I just like my home, and the things I would rather be doing there hold me back.  Every Fall, in the middle of this pine tree filled cemetery, there is a large tree that turns a beautiful shade of red.  Every Fall I plan on taking my camera with me and stop to take a picture.  And every year, up until this year, I would forget my camera or I would be in that big rush to get to work, and the rain or a really windy day would come.  Then overnight the leaves would be gone.
But this morning, as I was running late yet again,  I decided to slow down.  I stopped at the end of our lane to put a letter for my grand daughter in the mail box instead of dropping it later in the day.  My youngest daughter is home schooling her daughters and on Mondays they write letters for a writing project.  The oldest grand daughter has not received a letter back yet and I decided I would respond the very next day after receiving one.  Next,  I stopped in the middle of the road and took that picture of "the tree" from my car window and after work I stopped again, got out of my car and took a couple more pictures of that beautiful tree.

If I had a better camera than my little point and shoot, these could be some awesome pictures.  But the real reason for this post is that I stopped, I took  the time because I wanted to, not because I had to.  I took a moment in my day to look at something pretty instead of rushing by it.  I hope you have a fantastic Fall weekend and take time to see the world around you.

Blessings from our home in the woods!

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Holly said...

You speak my heart Brenda!
I love my little job at the library, but I dread going because I love home sooo much! (I have the tardy issue too!) I'm good once I get there, but I would stay home every minute if I could!
That tree is gorgeous! We have not had a good watering here in 3 months...hard to believe in this "known for rain" area. I miss it! The lack of rain is definitely hindering the fall color. Leaves are just turning brown and dropping off.
Just got back from a road trip to Montana and not much color along the way. Just too warm and dry.
Had a hard freeze 2 nights ago and my garden is officially done...yea!!!!
Did a little stitching on a Christmas quilt tonight and spent the day at 2 pumpkin farms...I like having time to play!

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Dear Brenda,
Thank you for stopping... and reminding the rest of us to do so as well... That is a specactualar red tree!

Allie said...

Why are the trees in cemeteries always so gorgeous?? That is a beauty - so glad you decided to stop and take a pic!

Bee Lady said...

This is such a true statement. We all need to take time out to stop and see the fall colors, smell the roses, play in the snow, and listen to the robin's sing. Something for every season....I think I'll write a poem!

Cindy Bee