Don’t Miss the day

Every home should have a batpole to the garage!

Instead of checking my email first thing this morning I took the time to examine the horizon, the clouds broken by the lighter blue of sunlight just over the valley side. 

Clouds have settled in now, and if I hadn’t done that I would have missed the sunny blue sky.  I would have missed the moment.

Don’t miss your day! 

The risk I have, and you may share is that I sometimes fail to take note of my day, I fail to wake up curious about how the day in nature will unfold.  Rushing off to some task down the batpole, or turning on my computer then I am missing out on what normally would make me smile.

Devices like phones and laptops

are stealing the time we enjoyed as youngsters, and appreciate as adults.

Moments like hearing the birds twittering in the morning, why do they chatter so much then?  Spring is coming, I want to sit outside and have that chatter as my focus, along with two cups of coffee of course. Certainly those those moments in the morning are certainly good medicine, even if I need a sweater for awhile.

In the stillness, there is discovery

My son stood outside on our front deck the other night, and he spotted two raccoons in the yard. Furtive like the owls, you need to find the quiet time of the day to discover the raccoons, and owls in our lives.  If he had been talking, or looking at his phone – he would  have missed seeing them.

Mainly this post is just me talking to myself,

while my devices are a boon to communication, they also are a distraction from life around me.  I think that is why getting out of my house for a bike ride, or a walk helps my balance.  I want to see the light reflecting on the lake. I want to see a bird on a wire, admire it and wonder what kind it is.

I won’t remember how many emails I delete today, but I will remember how nice the fresh air felt, and enjoy seeing the neighbourhood deer.


too cold for snakes now, had a fun hike though at Skaha Bluffs – Look at that smile !

Don’t miss your day my friends. – David

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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27 Responses to Don’t Miss the day

  1. Lael-Heart says:

    I miss my raccoon friends so much. Apparently they exist in Edmonton but I’ve yet to see one. I do see a lot of rabbits and coyotes though. I like them just as much.
    I’m a noticer of moments person too 🙂 This morning it was the way the rising sun made the clouds to the west a faint pink.

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  2. Julie Krupp says:

    Great post! Ducks, raccoons, owls, and snakes, oh my! 🙂

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  3. James McEwan says:

    I expect the snakes bask on the tarmac in the summer and hide underground in the winter. How many are run over or do they move quick when they feel the vibration in the ground. The snakes I have encountered in my travels, either just lie pretending to be asleep – wide berth – or the others crawl away at lighting speed. Both sort of keeps you alert.

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      I know the snakes do lie on the roads sometimes, and you see the flattened bodies in the mornings sometimes. Snake dens aren’t as prevalent as they used to be here. The old timers say at night in Skaha estates, the neighbours swept snakes off the path when they visited their neighbours in the evening.

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  4. Great photos and especially the last one of Skaha Bluffs. I love walking there. 🙂

    Those conversations that we have with ourselves and share with others are the best. Writing out loud helps me a lot to just organise what it is I’m trying to think. 🙂

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  5. What a beautiful place for photos! I need to find somewhere like that. However, the “Watch for Snakes” sign would definitely keep me away from that trail, Probably there are snakes in the park I go to, but at least they’re not pointed out to me so I can pretend they’re not around.

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  6. robynbird says:

    Beautiful post! ❤️
    Thank you for reminding me to pay attention.
    Those lake photos are lovely!

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  7. lorieb says:

    so true!!


  8. Such an important message. Loved the photos!

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  9. johnranjit says:

    Thank you for spending your precious time in my blog page , looking forward for your comments and constructive feedbacks ..


  10. johnranjit says:

    Thanks a lot , have a wonderful day ahead.


  11. Dear David, simple words to live by. Thank you. Im going to tell my three friends that tomorrow morning as daily im blessed with their morning greeting and blessing. 🌻 🌺


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