Monday, 13 May 2013


It is important to make the most of opportunities when you can, and not let a moment slip away. 

I was reminded of this just the other day.... 

Along the roadside there was a blaze of beautiful yellow dandelions in full bloom. They looked amazing and I thought 'I must pull over next time I am passing to take a photo'. Sadly I was not quick enough. The heat and the sun turned the flowers quickly into seed heads and now that fleeting moment is past. At least I captured it in my memory.

Luckily, there was a photo last year that did not get away.  Driving a long the same stretch of road I saw the newly baled straw.  The field looked beautiful in the early morning light and even though I knew it would mean I would catch heavy traffic it was a moment I did not want to miss.  So I pulled over and took some photos.

That night, driving home from work, they were all gone.

Sometimes you just have to capture the moment before it is lost. 

This post was ready to be published and I saved it in draft ready...

But guess what?! 

The sun had been out and when I next drove down the road there was a new flash of yellow.  More dandelions among the old..... 

And I realised that it was not a moment lost after all. Because the seed heads are just as beautiful as the flowers themselves. 

It is important to keep your eyes and mind open.....


  1. Beautiful sentiment and photos. I didn't stop to take a photo of the valley I commute through and I still regret it 18 months later, the september light was perfect, it was raining and the sun was shining and there was every kind of livestock in the fields. No I am not over it! xxx

  2. What a lovely post and lovely photos too.

  3. How lovely! I often drive down the hill from my mum's, on my way home. You can see right across the water-meadow and the view is lovely. Often it's extra-lovely, because it's misty over the river, or the sun is catching the red buildings and tiled rooves of the farm in just such a nice way, or the field is full of geese... I really should start making the effort to pull in and take a photo sometimes - I could end up with a great collection!
    Thanks for reminding me that it's important to savour those fleeting moments in our lives - whether they are flowers and sunshine, or moments in family life.
    Love your photos btw!

  4. Your photos are beautiful and atmospheric! I love the seed heads of dandelions as they make me think of fairies. x

  5. Beautiful photos. And a point very well made.

  6. Lovely photos Sandie! I agree, carpe diem!

  7. What lovely photos Sandie! How true - carpe diem!

  8. Gorgeous photos and what a wonderful sentiment! It is so true. The iphone has made it much easier to capture those images.

  9. Love your pictures Sandie!
    Thanks so much for coming by my blog today. I was so chuffed when Jennifer Grace asked me to participate in her Projects that Wow class, good luck in the draw!

  10. Lovely photos and a beautiful post!


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