Change happens in a blink of an eye. One moment it's a lush field of spring greens, and the next it's gone!
Each day, after work, I drive past the most beautiful little park. Well, really, it's just a strip of land between the road and the hillside, but it's so beautiful!
I've walked the path thru the grasses to the grocery store so many times. And I've received many weird looks from passerbyers as I foraged for sticks for a branch weaving lesson at the Festival of the Trees event in Greenville, CA.
Friday I slowly drove past the park, thinking how monet-esque it looks, with its tall grasses, and white spring onions popping up.
"I have to stop and take a couple of photos," I thought to myself. But I was too rushed, driving to meet my Faithful Sherpa and The Boy and head off for the weekend's adventure.
"I'll do it Monday."
Monday after work, I drove past the park prepared to stop and take photos. But, to my surprise, it had been mowed!
Like, really mowed! A spring haircut mowed!
Waaahhhh. . .How could this happen so quickly! I was just about to take some photos!
It's not that I'm sad that the grasses were cut down. They were getting really tall. It's more that I'm frustrated that I hesitated when I told myself to stop and take a photo. I missed the opportunity to capture something beautiful because I packed too much into my self-set limited time frame.
I have a bad habit of doing that!
I walked the park this morning, kicking myself for not capturing the beautiful greens and whites that were here just a few days ago.
But then I started to look closer at what was around me. The red leaves that fell from the eucalyptus trees above, really stood out against the yellow and green of the newly cut grass.
A little nest of gray branches, that were once hidden within the tall grasses, are now exposed to the sunlight.
And you now can clearly see the red stalks from the weeds that were once buried.
I have to remind myself to not always listen to my subconscious when it's telling me that I have to do this, or I have to rush to do that. Sometimes "this" and "that" really aren't as important as I think they are.
Remember take advantage of those spur of the moment thoughts. They could be trying to tell you that something brilliant is happening!