Wednesday, September 25, 2013

In The Blink Of An Eye

Sometimes life moves too quickly to enjoy it.  Days are filled up with must do's, need to's, and I don't want to's.  We get so bogged down with lists and chores that before you know it a week has gone by in a blur.
Now that we are back in to the swing of the school year I am making an effort to slow down.
Take time to smell the flowers.  Bring my life back into focus. Take a deep breath.
I want to enjoy this luscious fall. The smells, the sounds, the sights.  And yes, the activities. Enjoy my family. Enjoy myself.
Life goes by too quickly as it is.  I don't have time for rushing. I want to savor.

(The above pictures are of a white-lined Sphinx Hummingbird Moth that I have been trying to capture for weeks.  The beautiful little thing moves so quickly {it's wings as fast as a hummingbird's} it is difficult to catch.  Luckily, I have many of them in my backyard and they don't seem to mind my camera- or my hand being held underneath them, they have such fuzzy bodies!  Beautiful creatures.  Love them.)


Bijoux said...

Enjoy! We are bogged down here with issues, but I'm taking Middle Child apple picking tomorrow, no matter what!

Mom24 said...

Beautiful! Beautiful images, beautiful words. Thank you. Now, I need to take, make the time to enjoy it.

Charmaine said...

Hey Kat :) nice post ! great shots ! and a super message ... thanks :)

Riahli said...

Wow great photos! I wish I could slow down a treasure, but for me when the school year starts everything becomes a blur!!! :)

lime said...

i am thoroughly impressed with those pictures. and savoring is a good thing. before you know it they are all grown up like mine!

Elaine Alguire said...

Wow, great captures! You have a lot of patience! :)

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson