I was half way home from work this afternoon before I realized I was still rushing, driving faster than I needed to. Once I turn off at the corner 12 kms up the road, there are no speed signs and I guess it’s an open road speed zone. But I’d be hard pressed to drive at the open road speed. No, more than hard pressed, I couldn’t do it. I’d either end up through a fence or in the creek that runs beside the road for parts of the trip.
Some of the locals do a bit of low flying along the road and if I see them coming up behind me, I just pull over as soon as I can and let them go. I’m not the slowest driver to use our road but I’m far from the fastest.
I’ve just remembered there is one road sign. It’s position always amuses me.
Today I had one of those really busy days doing lots of small tasks, not focusing on anything for more than a few minutes. That’s not a situation I enjoy these days. It put me into rushing mode and I forgot to get out of it when I left work.
So there I was rushing along, I came around a corner and saw my favourite tree in full bloom. And the very sight of it made me think what the hell am I doing? There’s a beautiful tree to be enjoyed and you’ll just whizz straight past it, you silly woman. So I stopped, got out of the car, took a few deep breaths and just stood there for a while, noticing for the first time what a lovely day it is. OK, a bit too windy but the sky is blue, lots of lovely fluffy clouds and the birds are singing.
Even if I hadn’t stopped for the tree, I would have had to slow down just up the road as a neighbour was moving cows and calves along the road. A pretty mottley looking herd but a lovely sight all the same. (I don’t know this neighbour, so I hope he doesn’t know me – surely he will never find my blog!)
He saw I was behind him and sent the dog out to make a path for me to pass through but I let him see the camera in my hand and signalled that I was content to follow. Not far along the road his offsider was waiting on a little hill to warn approaching traffic and to turn the herd into the paddock on the right.