Monday, September 19, 2011

A moment of rest

In our busy lives, it's often hard for us to take a moment of rest. Between work schedules, school, housework, homework and a multitude of other things - life gets crazy!
I recently spotted this quote: "Life should be simple - not unchallenging, just not so complicated."
I couldn't have said it better myself. 

Recently, these "critters" were spotted at the house taking a breather:

The moth was stationary for almost a whole day. It was of substantial size compared to most moths. It sat in one spot while I took these pictures - only opening its wings slightly to show off the striped edges. It was gone by the next morning. (I hope it moved on to live a longer life and it didn't become bat food).

The praying mantis was perched on the edge of the porch - guarding the yard. A tiny overseer of the world around him. He was very alert and turned to look at me while I was taking his picture. He moved only slightly (to the opposite edge of the post). Scott was standing in the yard and asked for my camera. He captured the praying mantis staring at him intently - as if he was wondering what Scott was doing (or maybe he knew and was smiling for the camera).

These creatures seemed to be taking in life's little moments - never sure when it will be their last. Maybe we could all take a lesson from these guys.

Until next time - It doesn't matter where you choose to take your moment, in the sun or the shade, as long as you take it.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful!

    This reminds me so much of a post I wrote over the summer:

    I had seen the moth on the window from inside, and by taking a moment to check him out a little closer, I saw another visitor--a tree frog! Visits like this are always so special.