Driving to My Parents’
There are so many little things we take for granted in life. One of my big things is my lack of presence and awareness of my surroundings – especially since it’s so pretty where I live. It probably wasn’t the safest idea I’ve ever had(kids, don’t try this at home!), but I decided to keep my camera out today as I drove to my parents’ house and snap pictures to see what I’d get that I’m not really appreciating. I snapped these not actually knowing what I’d get since I was aiming the camera and snapping while actually driving and paying attention ahead of me. I know that it’s a gorgeous drive and one of my favorite stretches of road to drive along with the windows open on a summer night, but these pictures proved to me just how much I’m not opening my eyes. On a hot, hazy, cloudy day in July:
As I was driving, I had no idea that the clouds looked so amazing. Or just how far the corn really stretches around here. Or just how many barns I actually pass in a million different states of distress. A great reminder to appreciate the little, beautiful things that always surround us. I needed that today.