This shot was taken a few years ago through a car windscreen, on a very high hill in North Wales, just as a storm was passing.

A lovely friend and I were bowling along the motorway last week after visiting a buddy in hospital. This thought floated up and I voiced it:

We are all like a car driving through life. Every now and then we glance in the rear view mirror to check on the situation around us and get our bearings. If we stay looking at the rear view for too long then all sorts of mess will unfold and we can crash.

21 Responses to “Driving…..”

  1. 1 dgkaye March 9, 2017 at 6:01 am

    The trick is to look forward not back. And I love that rainbow for added inspiration. ❤ xoxo


  2. 4 ianscyberspace March 9, 2017 at 12:49 am

    What a lovely thought. Loved the picture too.


  3. 7 jstansfeld March 8, 2017 at 2:44 am

    I love that clear luminance which so often follows rain – you captured it perfectly – the rainbow is an additional bonus.


  4. 9 grandfathersky March 7, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    … and if we really pay attention the rainbow will come right in through the open window.


  5. 11 clarepooley33 March 7, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    What an excellent analogy, Jane! Once I started to think about this, there were so many other car related thoughts that popped into my head!
    Your photo is beautiful!
    Love and hugs ❤ ❤ xx<3 ❤


    • 12 Jane Sturgeon March 8, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Thanks lovely Clare. I had lots of ideas around it too, but I felt drawn to keep it simple. I am busy writing a book about my dating exploits and it struck me how many folk are carrying the past around with them and it chokes any new connections before they get a chance to breath. I hope you are having a good week? Hugs and more hugs and much ❤ Xxx ❤

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      • 13 clarepooley33 March 9, 2017 at 11:49 pm

        I am sure you are right about the difficulties people have trying to start new connections. It gets more difficult the older we get. My brother is having a real problem – and he gets so lonely! When my first marriage fell apart I had a tiny baby to look after and had just been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I didn’t get the chance to meet anyone for ages. In fact, I didn’t go out with anyone for over seven years and the first person I met after that was Richard! I wouldn’t recommend seven years without a relationship but I would advise plenty of time to get over the last connection before embarking on the next. We also have to find out who we are again without a partner to muddy the waters. I’m having a busy week and am feeling better than last week when I had a streaming cold – Yuk! Hope all is well with you? Love and hugs xxXXxx


        • 14 Jane Sturgeon March 10, 2017 at 10:31 am

          Lovely Clare, I hope you are fully recovered now? Yes, it is shark infested waters out there for both genders. Healthy boundaries are wise. I hope your brother flows into companionship, as loneliness is very hard to bear. Gosh, what a story you have and how are you managing your arthritis now? Is Richard back to full strength walking? I am good thanks and writing like the clappers. Hugs and much love and more hugs for you. xXx ❤

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  6. 18 Frank Frisson March 7, 2017 at 11:35 am

    I love landscape pictures. Thanks for blogging this Jane!


  7. 20 davidprosser March 7, 2017 at 11:32 am

    That reminds me of Rhuallt Hill Jane. I hope you had spades to dig for your pot of gold.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx


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