It never ceases to amaze me-the beauty that is all around if we just stop and look for it. Last week I saw an interesting article about world-class violinist Joshua Bell, who played (anonymously) for 45 minutes in a Washington, DC Metro station, and hardly a person stopped to listen. Only days before, Bell had sold out a concert hall at $100 a seat. If we’ll walk past one of the world’s finest violinists, I have to wonder, what else are we missing that is right under our noses?
Reading the article reminded me to stop and look for the beauty around me, whether it is music, the Blue Ridge Mountains, or baby Canada Geese along the Roanoke River. Living in Roanoke, we are blessed with an abundance of outdoor opportunities, and natural beauty is all everywhere. Ferris Bueller said it best: ”Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. “
Have you heard of “living pictures?” This shot was taken with the new Lytro Light Field camera, up on top of Mill Mountain, near the Roanoke Star. Click on whatever you’d like to be in focus. Double-click to zoom.