The Road Less Traveled
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by…
I’ve always loved those lines near the end of Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken.” How exciting to think of new places to explore, new things to see! One of the joys of country living is having plenty of “roads less traveled” only a few minutes from home, and spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and investigate new territory. I thought you might enjoy coming along with me to look at some of the things I’ve discovered lately.
On the road less traveled, there’s no telling what you might find, so it’s best to keep your eyes wide open and stay alert. It would be hard to miss anything as obvious as this old cattle pen and loading chute situated in a meadow with the San Francisco Peaks silhouetted in the distance.
But some things aren’t so easily noticed unless you take a closer look. Like this Great Blue Heron striking a pose at the edge of a forest pond…
…or these tiny wildflowers nestled among the rocks.
Sometimes it’s only a tiny flicker of movement that catches the eye. At first glance, it was hard to see anything more than the cluster of fallen pine needles at the left side of this photo.
On closer inspection, I spotted this horned lizard trying to make himself invisible…
Here’s a close-up of the little guy, smiling for the camera.
It’s amazing how much is out there to be seen, but it’s easy to miss it unless we look closely. Not only these little marvels of nature, but people and situations God wants us to notice. May we keep our eyes sharp and our hearts attuned to His leading so we don’t miss out on anything He has in store for us!
PS – A heads-up for Abby, Angi, Jordan, Rebecca, and Tiffany, the necklace winners from my giveaway during the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt — look what arrived in my mailbox! And now they’re on their way to you! I’m so pleased with the way these necklaces turned out, and I hope you will be, too. Thanks so much to all of you who stopped by to comment during the scavenger hunt–what a blessing you are!!
Until next time . . .