When I set out to write this blog the intention was to celebrate the countryside. We have a beautiful planet. So, I have been trying to be more aware of the things around me. Today illustrates this point. I rushed into one of our local towns to buy a birthday present; it was a rather pedestrian choice and I was focused so not in a meandering mood. However, I spotted the canal and it made me pause. I've crossed this bridge many, many times and never walked the canal. I must stop rushing and find time to simply enjoy.