6.28.2011

the ups and downs of it.

sometimes we just blitz through life without stopping to appreciate...life.
we forget to look up.
we forget to look down.
we forget to look around us.
or maybe we are looking, but just not seeing

we hastily blow bubbles and pop them, but do we ever look up
to see the ones that got away.
i walk past this fence everyday to feed my dogs, but never look around to see the things that are probably seeing me.
the tree in our backyard.
we never looked up long enough to see that the birds were nesting...until it was too late and the branch fell down, injuring the babies.

me: the bird is hurt. he needs to rest.
mini-he: he's just going to read the paper?


what did you see today?

50 comments:

  1. your little mini he has a head full of curls! I love it! I really need to look around more myself! Love the picture of the lizard! I love watching them!

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  2. awwww this post really opened my eyes, thank you!! so cute the last caption.

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  3. This is so true...and mini-me is so funny.

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  4. Wow- these are incredible! You are a talented photographer and I admire that you stop to pay attention to life around you :)

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  5. OHH you are so right - loved what you said about who sees you - brilliant post - and blog, following you now, please come and see me sometimes - hopefully you'll like what I do and follow me too :)
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  6. I agree on your post! :) sometimes we have to stop and appreciate things around us. :) Lovely photos :)

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  7. I lovr the first photo, the light and you are perfect...

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  8. Great post, and you are so right. Sometime we're way too busy to really see.

    Today I sáw my eldest daughter leaving elementary school, and it really hit me.

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  9. oh poor little bird.. it is cute that the little one thought it was going to read the newspapers. I'd love to have a bubble pistol too ;)

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  10. cute :)!

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  11. I hope the baby bird was ok :) it's surprising what we miss going on around us... I think I will try to be more vigilant :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  12. Love this! Fabulous photos (as always) :P and great introspection. Going about our everyday lives, always in a hurry, leaves us with so many missed opportunities for discovery!

    Hope you have a terrific day!

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  14. Great post! Sometimes I go to fast to take the world in and just enjoy!

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  16. Little lizard! It's true though, we spend so much time rushing around from place to place, activity to activity, we don't really take the time to see what's around us.

    I haven't seen much of anything today... it's gloomy outside. I did see one of my snakes seeing me this morning though, hah. I was filling up his water dish and he spent the whole time I was in the room following me with his head.

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  17. I love these photos, so great! And the message of the post is really wonderful too. Its necessary to look around not just rush through life!!
    xJennaD

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  18. Awww - love this post. We have lots of those little lizards around and my girl and I like to watch them. She asks a ton of questions about what they are doing, where they are going. It's nice to just slow down and take time to see the little things :o)

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  19. I feel like I do this a lot because I am so busy all the time. It's kind of sad, but I am trying to make it a point to take some time and notice things around me, enjoy the small things a little more, and have a bit more fun with everything that I do.

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  21. This is a lovely post! I agree, I think most of the time I look, but I neglect to really see things. I need to de-stress! MAybe I'll just lie outside my backyard and stare up at the sky a bit :)

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  22. That was a beautiful post. You are absolutely correct. Very well said and pictured.
    Cheers,
    Bre

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  23. So true, especially living in NY I really do forget to take a break and truly 'stop and smell the roses' everything is rush rush rush over here

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  24. Woow girl I love the way you write and see things!
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  25. Precious statement by your little man :-)

    A lovely post, Rebecca.

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  26. oh this is such a true and beautiful post. i needed that reminder today. and i hope the little bird is okay.

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  27. what a lovely post. Quite often I'm just rushing around on a mission too much to notice what I should be seeing. Hope the lil' bird feels better soon

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  29. Aww, that's sweet what your little mini-he said! And what a great post to remind us to take the time to appreciate the little things!

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  30. lovely pics!!!!!

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  31. I love this post! Beautiful and well said. Gorgeous pictures. I hope the precious bird will be ok...

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  32. Awww poor birdie. I hope he makes it. I never have luck rescuing birds. Lol.

    This is an awesome post. I agree, it is SO important to open our eyes to all the details around us sometimes. We never know what we might miss!

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  33. Beautiful photos and words of wisdom! so true, sometimes i think many including myself forget to take the time and really see whats around them.


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  34. lovely post! i want that bubble blower! lol

    hugs,
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  36. I love what you wrote, its so true. Lovely pictures. x

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  37. wonderful photos:) did u take it by urself?

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  38. today i saw i a bag i like ahhahah!! that birdy is so cuteee!!

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  39. what a great post! "he's just going to read the paper?" is one of the cutest, sweetest comments i have heard in a long time!

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  40. That's so true. I really love the pictures!
    x

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  42. wow, i never thought of things that way. and i love what you said about the bubbles -- next time i will look at the ones that got away. :)

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  45. Nothing really, I should open my eyes more, this post has reminded me to do so, too :-).

    Sarah
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  46. This is true. We never stop to observe things that are not in plain sight. Thanks for the nudge. Great pics!

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  47. SO true!! What a great reminder! I definitely need to slow down and enjoy my surroundings!
    Your mini he sounds adorable :)

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