Monday, December 12, 2016

Hidden Treasures

The paths I follow these chilly winter mornings are filled with fallen leaves and compost and I must walk slowly to see the hidden treasures that await me.

Leaves that are hidden beneath the oh-so-brown 'leftover' leaves.

What else might I miss if I walk too fast, if I keep my eyes ahead and don't pause long enough to look around and up and down?  

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." - Vincent Van Gogh


  1. When we are driving, no one notices more than Terry. He is constantly pointing something out that I can't move my head fast enough to see. He always says he doesn't know HOW I missed it. I smile and think, but did YOU see what I saw.
    xx, Carol

  2. There is always so much to see on your walks, isn't there!

  3. I miss SO much walking and driving. Rachel is right, there is so much to see, yet Carol is also right. We miss a lot. I thought recently (only a block from our house while driving) that if I isolated a number of the houses I was passing, I might never recognize them. So I did a little experiment. I pulled over and looked at one house, just one, and realized that if I saw a photo of that house without any of its surroundings, I would not know where it's located. Yet I've been passing that house in my errand-running for almost 37 years! Unbelievable!

  4. PS...meant to add, I love your reminders, Penny!

  5. I see someone else has a fascination with lichen. I was looking at the way it embellished trees in the woods the other day, and I have pieces pulled from broken limbs that I used when helping the grands make fairy houses.



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