Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Falling Down #6

About 2 weeks ago, I was driving home from work, when I found myself braking hard to grab a looky-look at something hidden in plain sight. I have been driving down this road 5 days a week for the last 8.5 years and never saw it before!

In my defense, it sits pretty far back off the road, and you can just barely see the top of it peeking over the weeds.

FM 1385 — Denton, TX

By that time, there were cars close enough behind me that I couldn't make a random stop, but planned to do so the following morning. Wouldn't you know, I couldn't remember the exact spot and missed it several more times, or was again unable to stop because of traffic. Finally, one morning I was running a little early and ahead of the traffic — we're only talking maybe 6-8 cars, not major gridlock — and did 2 U-turns until I found it again. I got out and there was no fence, so there I was in work clothes, trudging through the brush.

I challenge you to really look at a road you drive, or a path you walk, or a trail you ride frequently: what have you been missing?

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

I constantly miss stuff on the HWY and roads I drive on cause its almost always dark when I drive to work and when i drive home the HWY is so crowded you don't dare take your eye off the road...

Like that picture though - I think there is a beauty to aging buildings.

Anonymous said...

As I have said before, I love those old buildings, they certainly have a story to tell if they could talk. Also, your final statement on your blog today says a lot. We need to stop, look and listen every day.

Anonymous said...

I did not sign my name to the previous comment. Bev did that one. I am not getting senile.

C-ingspots said...

It is amazing how much we miss because we aren't really looking. Too often we get stuck in our little routines and miss out on a lot of interesting little tidbits in life. I accept your challenge Leah!! We'll see what I can see on my way home tonight.

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