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Tell me, really, if you had this view on your commute home and you were driving, would you stop and take a picture?


It would be easy enough to get a ride with Becky (my daughter) to work; she's got her foot in a moon boot for a bit, so no riding for her. And if she's going to be driving anyway, why not?

I'll tell you why not. Because I wouldn't have been able to stop and take the photo above of the Redwood City harbor while driving up the winding part of Jefferson as I headed home. I probably wouldn't have even noticed.

Sunflowers are always worth a photo!
Sunflowers are always worth a photo!
Well I think it looks like a bird.
Well I think it looks like a bird.
Because on the way to work, I wouldn't have taken the time to find a place to park and admire (and take a picture of) the Sunflowers where Jefferson meets up with Farm Hill.

And because I would have been driving past just another cactus plant, and not noticed that one looked like a bird. Well, I think it looks like a bird. Nobody else in the family thinks it looks like a bird, but then, they weren't riding past, they drove. It probably took them 10 minutes, at best 9, to drive from the shop home. It took me 20. Including the stops along the way where I stopped to take photos of what I saw. If I was trying to get home fast, I could do it in about 13 minutes. I took an extra 7 to, literally, enjoy the view. 10 minutes more, total, than it would have taken to drive.



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