He would have missed the bees he tried to photograph...
He would have missed seeing how the moss grows on this building.
And the feathery grass around the outdoor cooking area.
He would not have seen how Sara used the shed to try out new paint colors for the house.
Shawn would have missed meeting Timmy and Sara and swapping
stories with Timmy. They are among my favorite people on this earth.
It is possible that Shawn would never have known about the Highland Scenic Byway and the beauty within that has been kept hidden from him until now.
I am certain Shawn's couch or the smell of clean laundry would
not have given him the feeling that this little waterfall did.
And finding those cups on the rocks!
Only a lazy ass would not want to get off the couch and see the beauty of all the mountain laurel and rhododendron in full bloom hiding among the trees in this forested area. Shawn would have missed that and seeing what the soft mountain laurel looks like against the rough fungus on these rocks.
He would have missed seeing this fantastic tree offering up this view...the one that made me yell out to Timmy, "STOP!" Bless his heart, he does stop when I say STOP! And he waits patiently until I have all the photos my heart desires. Never complaining. What a good brother.
Shawn would have missed seeing this seemingly dead tree with pine cones hanging on for (to?) life. I have felt like that at times.
And some other cool stuff like this stand of ferns.
Shawn would have missed out on these mountain views. Ooooh, that would have been a shame.
Shawn would have missed out on being able to go back in his mind to that waterfall and remember how beautifully the moss grows on the rocks and the sound of the water falling over and around the rocks.
When I got home Sunday afternoon, there was a herd of cows in the field behind my apartment. Guess they had found a way out of the fenced area and were taking a bite out of life on the other side of the fence. See. Ya can't blink or ya might miss something.
So, get up and live. When you snooze, ya loose. Someday you will thank me, Shawn.