Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

I wasn’t sure if I was going to make this week’s challenge. I thought I would have – so much time – now that I am working from home. But THAT is not the case….

I am busier than ever. My morning commute time lapsed into extra sleep time (bad!bad!bad!). And my evening commute time? Well….I have no idea. I haven’t been able to depart my “job” on time (most nights) and so it seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle of that lateness. We, also, have the little girls here all month, and by the time I am due to be off, Jason is home from his job as well. It gets a little crazy.

Having a door to close off from everyone does WONDERS.

But, this working from home thing is pretty new, so I am sure I will get a better hang of the time management part soon (and wake up earlier again!).

This fleeting moment was caught yesterday on the River Brazos where our family spent Fourth of July. I realize it is not a exactly a “street” view. However, the river was our street as we floated along our watery walkway among other motor crafts.

I was capturing the sunset when a couple pulled up on a jet ski. It was like they were part of the scene. I think they were destined to pose their fleeting moment just for me.

This was way too beautiful of a setting not to share.

And let me just add……watching sunsets and fireworks on the river? Absolutely amazing.

Take a ride with me…..

Will you? Will you join me on this journey?

Don’t even hesitate, I want YOU to come, YES YOU. It’s always better with company to enjoy all the beautiful sights. I am in awe of what’s all around us, every day, that we miss in our hurry. So, come, enjoy the ride. We won’t pedal too fast.
ON YOUR MARK– Click the link below. It will open a new window that will play my favorite bicycling song. It’s an oldie re-done, yeah it might take some getting used to (if you’re an old crank like me), but give it a go. Or just listen to your favorite song. Are you listening? Now move down in the post.

Dont Stop Believing – Glee

GET SET-Grab your bike and water.

GO-Off we go into the beautiful beyond.

God’s beauty shining as the sun sets.

We pass Sunflowers growing on the side of the road.  Their natural beauty even more astounding since they grow voluntary.

A field of them. Life abundant , how it overflows.

Then we see a creature, busy in his quest, searching for food or water.  Uninhibited by our intrusion, as we watch him shuffle along. We could almost reach out and touch him. How amazing!

Finally, the way home, a path to guide us. Beautiful trees of nature serve as a canopy. Puddles from recent rain to splash through.  Twilight is approaching, as we whip through the trees, with the wind blowing on our face, and our strong legs pump for more. We have gone farther than we ever thought possible. Our body, our spirit,  did not fail.

What a rush. A physical endurance.  An inspiring view. A mental refreshment from the day’s cares. A welcoming of the night, a night of peaceful rest, and the comforting return to our home, happy and sated.

Head bowed, I thank God for this day.

Thank you for joining me.  Let’s do it again very soon.

The supreme prayer of my heart is not to be learned, rich, famous, powerful, or good, but simply to be radiant. I desire to radiate health, cheerfulness, calm courage, and good will. I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, fear. I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural, clean in mind and clean in body, unaffected, as ready to say I do not know, if it be so, and to meet all men on an absolute equality, to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid. I wish others to live their lives, too – up to their highest, fullest, and best. To that end I pray that I may never meddle, interfere, dictate, give advice that is not wanted, or assist when my services are not needed. If I can help people, I’ll do it by giving them a chance to help themselves; and if I can uplift or inspire, let it be by example, inference, and suggestion, rather than by injunction and dictation. That is to say, I desire to be radiant – to radiate life.

Elbert Hubbard