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Roadside Stops

Updated: Feb 16

I've never regretted stopping or turning my car around to enjoy something spectacular just outside my window. If it makes me say, "Wow!" or fills me with a sense of curiosity, I'm getting out (safely of course!) and taking a photo. I don't ever want to be in too much of a hurry that I can't stop and enjoy something beautiful.


"A photograph is the pause button of life." -Author Unknown

It could be a surprise field of sunflowers on a lazy, back-road trip home.














Or an epic stretch of that rugged Oregon Coast Highway a loved one was proud to show me!















I've even stopped for a butterfly I spotted while turning into a grocery store parking lot! Yes really! Nothing on that list was more important than stopping to admire (and capture) my first-ever Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. It was one of the most beautiful and largest butterflies I've ever seen!
















Most recently, I stopped for a Polka Dot Pond. It made me smile to see it. I couldn't stop smiling the whole time I walked around this little pond in fact...it felt like something out of a cartoon. And I was also super curious to see if I could figure out what was causing it; I have never seen anything like it, and I've driven past this pond many times every winter. (I'm still not sure what was the cause to be honest, maybe just the warmer ground water rising and melting the ice. But I'm sure someone does. Maybe you? If you know, feel free to leave a comment; I would love that!)







Have you ever stopped your car to capture the moment (figuratively or literally)? What was it that made you stop? What were you feeling?



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Gast
16. Feb.
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Fantastic pictures! I would stop for a sunset or a sunrise! 🌅 pure joy is what i way feeling capturing the Lords paintings in the sky!

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Cindy Smith
Cindy Smith
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Thank you so much. Yessss! There is something very special about both a sunrise and sunset--new beginnings and gentle endings. I love the way you articulated what I feel: "...the Lord's painting in the sky!" Thanks for joining the conversation!

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