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May 17th, 2012

Every now and them I’m doing something and then I get distracted by something interesting. Usually it’s something I want to get a photo of at that exact moment because the light is just perfect. Yesterday I walked by a window and saw the sun lighting up this little spiderweb on the front porch. I dropped whatever it was I was doing, grabbed my camera.

I proceeded to walk around the gardens to get a few more photos since everything is lush and beautiful and I want to document this year in my garden well. When I came back inside I couldn’t remember what it was I was doing, so I moved on to something else on my to-do list. This happens to me all the time, I find myself often stopping in mid track, dropping whatever it is I’m carrying, and either grabbing my camera or just looking closely at something I see or listening keenly to something I hear. I’m definitely easily distracted!

Do you find it easy to stay on task or do you get easily distracted?

11 Comments to “Distractions”
  1. daisy on May 17, 2012 at 6:18 am

    I think you’re just appreciating moments as they come up. I do the same thing. Things like spider webs are not noticed by most people. I love seeing the webs on neighbors’ mailboxes when I go for my daily walk. They are fascinating!

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  2. Kathi Cook on May 17, 2012 at 6:26 am

    haha I am in a state of constant distraction I think. Beautiful photos of the web.

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  3. Jodiana on May 17, 2012 at 7:21 am

    OHHHH, Shiny! That is pretty much how I go around life too! :)
    It’s a wonder I get anything done….

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  4. Victoria on May 17, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Getting distracted with the camera is fun. I keep pretty good lists that allow me to drop what I’m doing and be in the moment. Love that you’re documenting the garden – comparing May & July pictures is always so much fun!

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  5. Donna B. on May 17, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I think a gardener that isn’t easily distracted isn’t enjoying their garden’s enough!!!
    This happens to me all of the time:
    Walk around outside, gloves on, camera in hand. Take photos of the [finally! after three yars!] clematis in bloom. Ooh! the new growth on the lysimachia is a bit pinkish! … ooh! I see buds on my Dianthus! Ooh! Is that a Sphinx Moth pupa?
    Why am I holding onto a pair of pruners…. ???

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    • tj on May 17, 2012 at 9:20 am

      …*giggle*snort* I can sooo relate. :o)

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      • KimH on May 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm

        me three! ;)

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  6. Songbirdtiff on May 17, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I’m very easily distracted, luckily I get about as much done with my distractions as I do with my to do list so at least I’m being somewhat productive!

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  7. tj on May 17, 2012 at 9:19 am

    …Oh girl, distracted. I try, seriously I do, to stay on task but that beautiful spider web up there? Distraction. Red Tail Hawks flying overhead as I work in the garden? Distraction. Cats visiting me as I pull weeds? Distraction. I can be going along then suddenly it’s like, “oh look, a chicken!”. Seriously. ;o)

    …So glad to hear you’re easily distracted too. I really dunno if it should be called “being easily distracted” or captivated by the finer things in life. I’ll take the latter. *giggle*

    …Enjoy your day!

    …Blessings :o)

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  8. Maybelline on May 17, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Huh? What did you say? I was watching a bird build a nest.

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  9. KimH on May 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    rofl maybelline…

    Im so distractable, I tend to distract others around me.. Im not sure how I get anything done, but others seem to think Im a human dynamo and can move mountains.. Haha.. I just dont say out loud whats going on in my head. ;)

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