Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Missed Opportunities

Is this a cool car or what?  I took this shot in Salt Lake last week where there was NO snow!  It was a wonderful spring day.

The missed opportunity was catching the four young men cruising in the car with their sunglasses on.  I couldn't get my camera out quickly enough. When  I went in to the lobby to check out from the hotel I hoped to capture them later, but upon my return the car was gone.  I know they would have willing posed for me and it would have made an entertaining shot, but alas--I missed the opportunity.

But, it makes me think, how often do we miss opportunities in life?  Sometimes it's a small one, sometimes it alters our entire life's direction.  I'm getting old enough to be able to look back at certain crossroads and wonder, what would have happened if I had taken another path?  Of course I'm who I am today because of my choices, wise or foolish.  At least I've learned from most of mistakes, picked myself up and kept going.  It's important to pay attention to the signs along the way.

With the change in weather I found inspiration to get out my camera for the first time in awhile.  I hate to miss those golden opportunities.  The next shots were caught this morning as I headed out the driveway to go to work.

This tom turkey has been seeking opportunities with the hens in our yard, displaying his feathers and strutting his stuff.  I haven't seen him get lucky...yet!  


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh wouldn't it be neat to have that car???? I'd head out into the country with the top down --on a warm, spring day --and just enjoy the wind as it hit me in the face..... WOW!!!!!! (Of course, you could add those four guys also!!!! ha)

Mr. Tom Turkey is looking for the lady in his dreams!!!! Ain't he a purdy one?????

Happy St. Patty's Day... Wear your green.

Barb said...

Loren, Thanks for reminding us of opportunities and awareness. You're right that upon reflection, we are left to wonder, "What if..." Mostly, I accept my choices and perhaps vow to try to do better at the next opportunity. Love Tom's portrait!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Cool car: I wish I had one like that for my commute here in south Florida!