Winter Photos and Time Out

Thank you for visiting today.

I can’t help but take pictures when I go for a walk. Even though I am often walking where I have walked and cycled hundred of times I still admire the view. I still need to stop my busy thoughts even when it’s cold and windy. ♥

When I walking with my son the other day in the Japanese garden along the lake, he came to a complete stop and lifted his hands to prayer position. He just looked out at the horizon to the north. I copied him and we just stood in silence admiring nature for a few minutes.

I thought to myself that pausing and just absorbing the moment is always time well spent. I need to do that simple act more often. _ ♥

Enjoy the recent photos I have taken locally, it may be cold but it’s always special.

I’m in a hurry to get things done
Oh, I rush and rush until life’s no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
Even I’m in a hurry and don’t know why

Don’t know why? I have to drive so fast
My car has nothing to prove
It’s not new
But it’ll do 0 to 60 in 5.2, oh

Alabama – I’m In a Hurry (I don’t know why) Youtube video link (here)

Thanks for visiting and I hope you take a moment today also to stop and reflect. – David

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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15 Responses to Winter Photos and Time Out

  1. Jane Fritz says:

    A lovely post from a lovely place. Thanks, David.


  2. being mindful is art form


  3. Beautiful photos, Dave. You live in such a lovely place.

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  4. James McEwan says:

    Blue sky and white landscapes are good for the soul, lovely pictures. WE have had two separate days of snow so far this winter, each only lasted for two days and melted into slush rapidly. the snow on the hills disappeared just as quickly.

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  5. Lynn says:

    Mother Nature is ever changing and provides us with such beauty to take in. We only need to take a moment to stop & have a look!💕


  6. lghiggins says:

    I’m so glad you shared these beautiful moments. It looks so cold there, but the vistas are breathtaking. You are blessed.


  7. Hi David,
    What a beautiful moment you and your son shared!
    While appreciating the moment is great, I do appreciate that you take a few moments to take pictures and then share with us!
    Your pictures are always so beautiful and uplifting!
    Many blessings to you!!❤


    • dfolstad58 says:

      I share so many wonderful moments with my son. I just came in from a walk tonight with him. We have some wonderful vests that light up that were gifts from my daughter. We can wear them all year as they go overtop of our jackets. We love walks at night and when there is no wind chill – night rides as well. I am glad people enjoy my photos. It seems to me that I take pictures of many of the same spots at different times of the year but the view always seems so striking to me that I can’t help but stop and take a picture. LOL — Hugs ♥


  8. Deepa says:

    Beautiful Photos


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