One Moment: The Bigger Picture

Another rose post, you think? Well, I do need to remind myself as I walk back and forth to my car each morning that there are some benefits to living in Southern California. Although I shan’t dwell on the negatives here, it’s tough paying the mortgage each month on something that is worth 20-25% less than when you bought it 6 years ago.

I tend to get a little focussed on the details of life, just like the two pictures of roses above I took today.

But perhaps what I should be doing…

…is keeping the bigger picture in my mind.

om [one moment] meet upalamodestuff Linda has started a weekly meetup based on taking a moment each week to really notice something as you go about your daily grind life. I need to do this. You may want to too – read more about it here:

6 Responses

  1. these are so beautiful! I am so envious! Do you spend a lot of time tending to them? We live in northern virginia but on the eastern side, so we just escaped a frost. but my early azaleas are blooming! These pictures are just wonderful. oh, and I feel you on the mortgage thing. We are feeling that way here too.

  2. I love this post. Our home value has suffered the same punch in the stomach. When I get down about it, I remind myself inside our “less valuable” home our children are warm, dry and safe. We laugh, read stories, bake cookies and snuggle. Outside we climb trees, swing, play tag and take in sunsets. If I had to put a price on those treasures, it would be far greater than the depreciation. (But I still reserve the right to be cranky about it from time to time!)

  3. Your rose garden is spectacular! I can imagine how fragrant it mist be. Makes for a lovely walk to the car indeed!

  4. it’s easy to lose sight of the details when we’re in familiar surroundings… this is why i enjoy travel so much because my eyes are instantly sharpened to the new environment. good point and good reminder!