Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Slice of Life: Why (Land Lab Edition)


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Slice of Life every week!



Why I stopped pulling weeds.

Can you see her there, hanging upside down?



Why I stopped cutting back dead stuff.

On the yucca stalk.




Why I turned off my music.

The grandfather was singing to his granddaughter.
We just happened to leave the playground/landlab at the same time.
 I complimented his singing and asked him what language it was.
Macedonian.
MACEDONIAN!




Why I stopped cutting back the grasses.


Whose pathways? Whose home?




What I did when I slowed down.

Our strawberry plant just might make it!




What else I saw when I slowed down.








21 comments:

  1. Ah...it was when you slowed down that you started to notice the amazing world around you. LOVE the pictures on your SOL today.

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  2. Perfect and important message: slow down! Beautiful reminder.

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  3. SLOW DOWN, YES! I'm taking your advice today with camera in hand :)
    Bonnie

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  4. So glad you slowed down to allow your noticing to make a difference. This is a wonderful post. Macedonian!?! So happy you didn't miss that!

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  5. Your slowed down time has started my day in such a lovely way. Thank you, Mary Lee.

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  6. Mary Lee, what a fabulous post to start my day. Thank you for that reminder of what happens when we slow down.

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  7. Those tiny bits make our lives so rich, Mary Lee. Thank you for sharing yours!

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  8. Such very beautiful pictures. I loved seeing the pictures and words together - short lines to help the pictures pop even more.

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  9. Love the reminder to slow down to appreciate what's around you.

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  10. Thank you for reminding me to S-L-O-W down.

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  11. Isn't life great when you can slow down? Love, love the pictures and your noticings, that's right up my alley. :-)

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  12. Looks like this post resonated with many today...me included. Slow down starts at 12:30 Thursday - Fall Break! I can't wait.

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  13. I've had a stressful week so far. Everyone seems to be throwing me more balls to catch and taking none of them from me. But I'm glad I took a minute to scroll through your calming pictures. That and afternoon yoga. I think I'll be OK.

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  14. Okay, this confirms it Mary Lee, we must be sisters. Loved every photo, every reason and every little moment you captured. The rocks around the strawberry plant, oh my goodness...LOVE

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  15. Love your photos and your thoughts, Mary Lee. Slowing down is such a challenge, but so rewarding! Thank you for the reminder.

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  16. Gorgeous! Wow, do I need to slow down too! You've inspired me!

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  17. I love your photo essay! A picture really is worth a thousand words. You make me want to get my camera repaired so I can start paying better attention!

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  18. This is such good medicine, Mary Lee. What a beautiful post.

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  19. You are a wise soul, Mary Lee. Thank you again... xo

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  20. Lovely thoughts and photos, Mary Lee. I hope the praying mantis left you a big egg case to remind you to slow down next year!

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