November 17, 2012

The Importance of Turning Around ...



You can't underestimate the importance of turning around.  I don't know why the view always looks so different, but it does.  While walking in Lost Maples park last week I was admiring the gorgeous sunlit grasses and thought to turn around to see how the light might be playing upon them differently to my back.  And I saw this amazingly lit tree.  It's always worth it, on so many levels, to turn around and see from where you came.


15 comments:

  1. So true! And I have had the same experience when I remember to look up while admiring all the plants at ground level. Look up. Look back. It is worth it.

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  2. I still forget to look back, but I'm fortunate to often go back the same way I went...and then, "Voila"! And great seeing you and the others on the garden tour, 2 weekends ago.

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  3. Cat I have been doing that with my camera and my garden viewing it from many angles as I walk and then looking to see what I may be missing as I move around intent on catching special views.

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  4. I agree! Sometimes we get so used to one perspective that we forget there are others. :o)

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  5. Great advice Cat! I think we need to do this more often in all aspects of our life! Beautiful fall color!

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  6. I know!!! I think the same thing on my hikes. Why is that? Oh....and if you turn around, you might spot something crossing that had been hiding upon approach. Cool post:)

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  7. Lost Maples is one of the many treasures we Texans enjoy. Beautiful.

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  8. That's an excellent point, Cat. I so often forget to do that! Beautiful tree and a great photo, too.

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  9. That light...the colors...so breath taking. Thanks for sharing your insight(s) and camera captures so reliably here, Cat. When I stop to consider all I am thankful for later this week, most surely your work here will be on the list. Hope you have a lovely holiday no matter which direction you are facing.

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  10. Wonderful wisdom. Simple and thought provoking.

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  11. Sometimes simple ideas are the most profound. Turn around and look see from where you came- very wise advice Cat!

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  12. So true, Catherine, and well illustrated.

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  13. So true. Yesterday I paused for breath whilst sweeping up leaves, turned round, and found myself looking at the garden from a completely different perspective. I was struck by how big it is! And that I only think it is shallow because it is so wide. Not sure what to do with this new perspective yet, but I know it is important.

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    1. I've no doubt of it's importance Janet. What a great place to be ... oh, the possibilities!

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Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh!" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you."
~A.A. Milne

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