Friday, February 17, 2017

Look up and Look Around

It is so easy to become focused on work, and life, and things that need to be done, that I fail to notice where I am and what is happening around me. This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago.  I drove into the city on Saturday morning to meet and old friend for breakfast.  I realized that it was the first time I driven into the City in five months.  Driving into the City, I saw things I don't see on my daily commute.  Once my commute enters the city, it is underground, I don't see anything between the Potomac and popping up in front of our office building.  Even walking from home to the subway, I walked by within 25 feet of two of the three deer one morning recently and didn't notice them, until I heard them moving.  It is not that I am looking down mesmerized by my phone.  Though I do miss things on the metro when I am reading my Kindle.  I just zone into getting to and fro and miss what is around me.  

So, the reminder to myself, look up, look around, see and experience the world.  I never know what I am going to see, what adventure is in front of me.  

What surprising thing did you see this week? 


  1. the red fox; he looks like a small dog and is elusive in the early morning.

  2. Hey, I saw a fox with a rabbit in it's mouth, trotting into the woods.

    Did you know the life expectancy of a fox in the wild is 2-3 years?



  3. Spectacular cloud bank above the Osborne bull. I took pictures!

    I love those moments where I suddenly remember where I am and how beautiful it is. It's so easy to take things for granted.

  4. this is a lovely photograph; it made my day.

  5. They just started tearing down the printing press building beside the now vacant San Diego Union Tribune Publishing building. It was sad to see actually.