Monday, February 24, 2014

Take Away 146 ~ Wait for It

We took a Sunday drive yesterday, leaving late in the morning. The weather was gray and as much as I would have loved to just stay home, I always regret it when we don't get out at least for a short drive. We headed to Yakima and quite frankly it was boring. I was feeling super disappointed that I had not spotted something I could shoot with my camera.  And then ... just 20 minutes from home ... there it was. An old, falling down house we have passed dozens of times before. I yelled "PULL OVER!!". I got some very nice shots and we were on our way.

Take Away: Don't let disappointment seep in too soon.
Sometimes it is in the very last minute that
I'll find what I'm looking for.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Take Away 145 ~ Go Out of Your Way

I met early this morning with a friend for coffee and we decided to take a drive down by the river before I dropped her off at work. It was a little out of the way but not much. Secretly, I was hoping to spot an eagle as I had brought my new camera along. Just as we got to the end of the park, I spotted him. Oddly enough, my friend had never seen an eagle before.

Take Away:  Go out of your way whenever possible
and time allows. You never know what you'll see, hear or do.
I love that!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Take Away 144 ~ Escaping

We took a 3-day weekend trip to the coast recently. This time of year is not famous for great weather but just the act of getting ready for it and anticipating the trip is enough to keep this girl from going insane. Every time we go west, it is such a change in pace and landscape that I actually have the feeling of what it would be like to be on a different planet as we are driving home.

TAKE AWAY: Never miss an opportunity to escape
once in awhile. It matters not where you go,
just go.