On my way to Sterling, Virginia on Saturday, August 7th, I was sidetracked by a few lovely sites. As I crossed into Virginia while on US15, I drove through Leesburg and visited several outdoor markets. I purchased cantelope and corn. I love purchasing local produce and vegetables. Also, it’s nice to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. Initially, I was going to drive straight through, but I thought to myself, “Why Not?!” Why not stop, look, touch and taste. In the past, I would have said, “maybe next time”. This time, however, I decided to live in the moment and enjoy the experience. Living in the moment is a challenge for me at times because I am an active planner. I also do a lot of reflecting on yesterday, last week, last month and so on. I am just now beginning to understand and practice the Power of Now!
Below are a few pictures I took while traveling through Leesburg’s countrysided.
It was such a beautiful day and I truly enjoyed the diversion. I encourage anyone to slow down, look around, take a deep breath and admire your life.