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Driving to My Parents’

July 23, 2010
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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.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 23, 2010 9:38 pm

    Lillian these photos have a vintage quality to them. I love the idea of capturing the
    beauty of familiar places. I’m heading to my parent’s house tomorrow. I will
    definitely bring the camera and take notice. Have a great weekend.

    • Lillian permalink*
      July 28, 2010 12:55 pm

      I would love to see!

  2. July 24, 2010 3:28 pm

    :::sniff:::: reminds me of Illinois. Gorgeous pics. And I love, love, love your habit photos. That’s my favorite blog!!!

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