Wednesday, October 3, 2012

L is for Looking

In the course of a day, our busy eyes process   

innumerable objects and images. Faces, flowers and 

facts float before us in a frantic bid to catch our 


No sooner is an 

item noted than our 


are drawn away  to 

something else.

Life can seem like  a flickering  television drama, 

darting quickly from scene to scene, with frequent

explosions of commercials in between, all happening at 

breakneck speed. No wonder we feel time is 

running away from us.

And while we spend our lives looking 

at things, we miss so much of what 

is right in front of us. 

I have 

learned that looking with the heart 

and head, as well as the eyes, can 

slow the world down for a much-

needed break in the day's 


Every now and then, stop for a bit. Stand quietly 

and look around you. I guarantee that wherever you 

are, there will be something lovely to capture your 


                        The multi-hued brilliance of autumn leaves...

lacy shadows on a woodland trail...

a row of robust pumpkins
 at the greengrocer's.. 

the pleasing symmetry of a

weathered, wooden bridge...

old boots who've 

found a second

home as 


afternoon sun on 

a pretty vase...

a perfect reflection of 


the sweet grace of a garden ornament...
and dappled light as it twirls on sunlit water...

Even vintage film canisters stand to 

attention and beg to be noticed 

when we look their way.

Above all, gaze often at the faces   

of the ones you love. They will be 

the most beautiful and important 

things your eyes will see in a day... 

I am linking to the wonderful ABC Wednesday, where 

you will find many other takes on the letter 'L'.


Ann said...

All of these "looks" are worth a second look or a long glance. I try to pause and really see what is passing by me! I adore the old boots and the pumpkins are just so cute.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Good thoughts to reflect on♫

Reader Wil said...

What a pleasant surprise to see your blog! You have created a very beautiful blog with brilliant photos accompanied with poetical lines. I also love the background.
Have a great rest of the week.
Wil, ABC Team.

Katy Cameron said...

Sorry, can't stop... Ooooh, shiny thing! ;o)

Lois Evensen said...

What a fun post. I really like your knitting at the top. :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is so lovely, words and slowed my mind as I this post! And you, my friend!

Roger Owen Green said...

These are good-LOOKING photos, and observations.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

the wild magnolia said...

Excellent post. Good thought. Passionate observation.

Stephanie said...

L is for a lovely post.

I enjoyed the beauty of all your photos.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love the boots!

Catching up with ABC. Got busy the past couple of days and just now have the time to visit entries.

Leaping Chipmunk
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Wanda said...

Oh my, what great shots... my two favorites...the boot flower pots, and that water refection that looks just like fabric. Love it.

Berowne said...

Not just a fine post, an actual "production" - congrats.