I locked my keys in my Jeep today. Fortunately it was a balmy 29 degrees instead of the whopping 5 above we had yesterday. Unfortunately, we live on a gravel road and with the recent rains and snow the jeep is badly in need of a bath. My black dress pants did not fair well as I broke into my own vehicle while parked, of course, in a busy Quik Trip parking lot.
These days I look most forward to my drives home and evenings spent hanging out with my family. Tonight I was especially looking forward getting home but found myself taking some back roads and soon I was engrossed in an eagle that kept flying around the fields I was passing. Just as I lost sight of the eagle I was transfixed by the scene in the picture above. Only, imagine about 7 large deer running at full gate, one right after the other in front of these cribs. Since safety comes before photography but mostly because the gentleman behind me seemed less than thrilled at my speed choice, I decided it would be in my best interest to find the nearest spot to pull off the road. Alas, the deer were not up for selfies today. Once I was back on a major road I overheard the traffic report talking about several accidents and stalled vehicles that littered almost all my other paths home.
My lesson for today…well, I guess I would start by not locking my keys in my car but honestly, it was just a reminder that if we take the time to look around, we can find amazing and beautiful places (and people) all around us that help us forget the trivial problems that invade our daily lives.