The end of this past week I needed to drive to Maine to take care of my elderly mother who is having some medical issues. I have been driving to Maine for the last 30 years (or so) but this trip seemed so different. With my dad having passed away recently, and now my mother living there alone, I drove there with a different perspective I guess. I suddenly found myself “taking the time” to really notice the “charm” and nostalgia that Maine offfers. Let’s just say, I stopped to smell the roses. I pulled over several times to take in the simplicity and beauty of it all, captured it on my camera, and now want to share it with you.
I have ALWAYS been one to marvel at the spectacular scenic views this country has to offer but the simple beauty of nature, for some reason, seems to get lost or possibly taken for granted. These two horses out on a crisp winter day is “simple beauty”. I didn’t take it for granted today!
The era of train travel! In just looking at this picture I can envision the era in which this was popular both in travel and industry. The importance it had — now power, seats, windows and cell phones are the most important thing when traveling. As the world turns!
What is Maine without “MOOSE”! – Whether real or art. You wouldn’t want to meet one on the road in the dark but they are spectacular creatures! No one would think to disrespect a “Moose”!
This old lunch wagon just put a smile on my face! You can make up your own story with this picture!
The little dark spots in the distance of this picture are people “ice fishing” on the frozen lake. I have always been fascinated with the attraction to this sport! Maybe being out there in your own little hut and the simple amenities needed to survive the day, with patience as your virtue, is a form of taking time to “smell the roses”.
Wood carving, besides being an expert art form, is fascinating, interesting and fun among many other adjectives. This particular wood carving, every time I have gone by it in the past, has captured my attention and made me smile. This day I wanted to take it home! Don’t ask me why? My neighbors would instantly hate me I’m sure; but clearly in this carving they are a family!
Lastly, the beautiful fascinating magic of the setting sky at the end of a day! We all see it every day but do we really “see” it? I did on this day and it served as an appreciation for the beauty that is “LIFE”.
Have a wonderful Sunday all! And in this busy, fast-moving, modern world that we live in, I hope that you get an opportunity to “smell the roses”!