I’ve been reflecting and thinking….. (Oh, no! Here she goes! I hear you cry!)
Life is busy. Life is chaotic. It’s demanding on us mentally and physically. We are overloaded on a daily basis with information thanks to the technology that we have at our fingertips. It’s terrifying the amount of information that we carry around in our pockets without a second thought about it. At the touch of the screen, we can connect with friends all over the world and see snapshots of their lives. Web cams allow us to “peek” live time into cities and beaches and who knows where else the world over. We even have devices in our own homes that we talk to…”Alexa, play songs by….” Sometimes she even does as she’s asked. (My Alexa is developing an attitude)
So, how often do you actually press “pause” and look at the world around you, the real world?
This thought first struck me a few weeks back as I strolled through a largely deserted Dublin on a Sunday morning. It’s struck me a few times since.
Autumn (Fall, if you prefer) is a myriad of colours. Have you even noticed? Did it even cross your mind to look?
I did….. and here’s some of the colours I found.
So, next time you go for a walk, keep your phone in your pocket and look at the world around you instead of the screen. You might be pleasantly surprised.
When did you last pause in your hectic day to look around you and appreciate the beauty of the Autumn colours?
They are spectacular!
Much as I love a hot sunny summer’s day, a crisp sunny Autumn day comes a close second. I was out for a meander at lunchtime today and that was when the variety of colours that Mother Nature has created for us really struck me.
The sun was hitting the leaves of the trees around the area where the salt mine is and they were positively glowing gold. There were scarlet berries in the hedgerow. Some of the green plants and bushes were turning to their autumn orange and reds. Oh so pretty!
It’s as though we’re being treated to a last colourful display before the dark days of winter are upon us.
If you haven’t looked around you, here’s a few photos to remind you of what you are missing.