Monday, January 25, 2010

Perfect Moment Monday: Taking The Long Way Home

After dropping Brad off at work late last week, I was almost home when I realized I didn't want to go home yet. For whatever reason (sleepy? hormones?) I was feeling blue and going home to do some laundry and get ready for work just didn't sound good. I didn't know where I was heading, but I skipped the turn that would take us home and instead continued north over the river near our home.

Where to go? Up the hill to the winery and enjoy the view for a few minutes? North to visit family for a bit?

Ahhh . . . left to the trail by the river. That's it.

Almost directly across from our house, but on the other side of the river, LB and I took a little walk. We had some stale bread left in the car to feed the ducks and we took that with us (I know . . . bad for the ducks. Does it help that it was whole wheat?).

It was a wonderful 30 minutes or so. The Canada Geese turned out to be a bit aggressive so we quickly jettisoned all 3 pieces of bread (after imagining a goose taking LB's finger along with the bread) and headed for high ground. Soon we returned to throw rocks in the water and watch the action. Such a peaceful, happy time. I'm so glad I trusted my instinct to keep driving.

A cell phone picture from that day:

For other Perfect Moments this Monday visit Lori's blog.


Lavender Luz said...

What I love most about this is that you listened to that voice and were open to the moment.

You followed your bliss! And the geese followed you.

tireegal68 said...

Now that is a perfect moment - I felt calm and relaxed reading about it:)

Delenn said...

I loved how you captured the purest perfect moment--an unplanned outing. (And, I like your husband's name--its my husband's too!)

Bee Cee said...

"I'm so glad I trusted my instinct to keep driving".....a great line about so many things!

Leah and Maya said...

and eve better for you we aren't having winter so you didn't have to walk thru 5 feet of snow to get to the frozen over river.

Panamahat said...

Lovely. Thanks for sharing!

PerfectMomentProject said...

Nice. Very nice. But now you've got me singing Supertramp's 'Take the long way home' .... I know it'll stay there all day.
Love the phone snapshot. What a peaceful scene.

Me said...

She's so big!