It’s easy to forget to enjoy little moments of bliss and joy, with our lives so hectic and pressured. Inspired by recent travels, I compiled a collection of photos called Looking Out My Back Door. It does make me want to hum a little Creedence Clearwater Revival, yes, but it also makes me marvel at how quickly the scenery can change. As in life, if we’re not careful, it can pass us by in the blink of an eye. As you browse through this collection, remember the wise words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.” With that, I’d like to share what I see looking out my back door and encourage you to enjoy little moments, whether out your back door or far from home.
While in Texas, this was my scenery most of the time. Oh, how wonderful it was to open the blinds and see the peaceful serenity of a lake and horses! It was my daily reminder to pause and breathe.
My husband and I snuck off kid free to downtown Dallas for a night. Since we live in the bush bush in Africa, the sight of tall buildings and hustle and bustle is a treat!
The view from our hotel room at night. I’ll never tire of Dallas’ landscape, day or night.
Sidewalk cafés are one of my absolute favs. I couldn’t pass up this one with the cute ice cream chairs.
Built in 1912, the hallways of The Adolphus struck me, because they were SO wide. It reminded me of simpler times when people’s heads weren’t busy with Instagramming the coolest pic or tweeting something that makes your life sound interesting. You could just enjoy the moment.
This shot, taken on the streets of our little home for a week and a half in Orlando, brings me such joy. Family vacations are the best, and this one was no exception. It was a time of rest, of fun, of family time. Vacations are moments in time that one must treasure.
London has become almost like a third home to me, after good ole US of A and South Africa. There’s something so inviting about these old homes, the sidewalk cafés, and the fact that people actually walk to their destination. I’ll never tire of our stopovers here to and from the US.
Our final destination before returning home was Birmingham, England. We visited the new library that was recently finished. I love libraries. The feel of a book in my hands is so comforting and relaxing. Isn’t the architecture so interesting?
In life, in travel, in anything, remember to pause and savor and really enjoy little moments where ever you find them.