Saturday, March 12, 2011

Stop to see the Beauty

I went for a run in a protected forest today. There was a stream running parallel to the road. The sun was peeking out through cracks in the canopy. The wild-flowers were prettier than many cultivated ones. I was vaguely aware of the beauty, but concentrated on my run.

I turned around a bend on the steep hill, and found myself in paradise. The warm rays of the sun had painted the entire landscape golden, the sky was the perfect blue to set the colour off. I stopped to take in the beauty. Sometimes you need to do just that.


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14 comments:

ladyfi said...

Lovely shot! We should stop and appreciate the beauty every day...

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Appreciating the beauty of what we've got seems so important to me right now. Thanks for the lovely post.

Diane Marie Shaw said...

The benefits of running; being surprised around each bend.

Mary Vaughn said...

Taking in th beauty is something we don't do often enough. With the help of your photos we do it a little more.

Dorte H said...

You are right! And thank you for sharing your beautiful spot with us.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Stop, admire the beauty, and catch your breath!

Jemi Fraser said...

We sure do! When I worked at a previous job I had the perfect spot to stop and watch the sun rise during certain parts of the year. It was glorious.

sue said...

I'm glad you paused to drink in the moment - and share with us.

Jan Morrison said...

ah truly lovely. fills me up...

rama said...

and stop to smell the roses too...

rama said...

and stop to smell the roses too...

Rosalind Adam said...

I always think it such a shame when joggers pound the paths and fail to appreciate the beauty around them. I've been left behind many a time by hiking friends because I wanted to stop and look. We all need to stop and look sometimes.

slommler said...

Yes! Stopping to take it all in is a good thing for sure!!
What beauty we miss as we rush around!
Hugs
SueAnn

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Fiona - thank you. And right in the middle of Bombay, at that!

@ Tricia - I do hope things are well with you. And thank you.

@ Diane - totally. If you want to be surprised. When they saw the picture, three of the girls I was running with commented that they didn't even see it.

@ Mary - I am sure you see all the beauty there is to be seen. You are that kind of person.

@ Dorte - Thank You!

@ Alex - that too ;-)

@ Jemi - isn't it great having a favourite spot like that.

@ Sue - it was really beautiful. Couldnt' not have.

@ Jan - thank you. And as I keep saying, within the city.

@ Rama - wildflowers in this case!

@ Rosalind - that is such a pity. While it is good to be that focussed, isn't it better if you can do both things together.

@ SueAnn - absolutely. It makes sense to just stop for a couple of minutes.

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