OH THANK HEAVEN FOR ROAD CONGESTION!!!

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

March 26, 2011

While sitting in traffic in Flower Mound off of Spinks Road and 2499 yesterday afternoon, I noticed my surroundings; after all, I had enough time to take up knitting! But I'm not patient enough for doing that, and I felt the need to keep moving. So I parked the car and started walking.

I left my car in the parking lot of Shadow Ridge School and I took notice of the earth beneath my feet and the quieter things in nature that takes their time to wake up after a winter's nap. The ground is dry, we need some rain, but the surrounding beauty gave me reason to pause...

I felt the warm gentle breezes of 85 degree temperatures in Flower Mound and green things were blowing in the wind.

The roadside looks so different when you are on foot and away from the cars that look like they are sitting on conveyor belts instead of driving. Here, I was lucky enough to see something that, ordinarily I would have missed, if I was just sitting there in my car, waiting for the traffic to move. Instead of pumping the breaks, my knees felt to the ground to show reference to this lovely and beautiful wild flower. It was just as happy as it could be and it made me smile for awhile...

In the short distance I saw something and immediately, I thought of an ActiveRain Blogger and friend, Rob Thomas from TN. If you know Rob, you'll understand why I got excited when I saw this old barn. The funny thing is, I've lived in Flower Mound for more than thirteen years and never noticed it before. So Rob, these are for you:

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Oh thank Heaven! I finally found a constructive way to pass the time while there's road congestion. In sum, time passes quickly when you're having fun!

All photos and written content were produced by Patricia Feager on March 25 & 26. Copyright 2011 - All Rights Reserved. This content may not be reproduced or reprinted, except for Active Rain Re-blogging, without express written permission of Patricia Feager, REALTOR®, Keller Williams Realty, Flower Mound, TX.

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Rob Thomas
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Patricia....Now that you found one the others will just start popping up everywhere! Great post and photos!
Hope you have a great day!---Rob

Mar 26, 2011 12:01 AM #11
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Rob,

I'll bet you're absolutely right! Why is that???

Have a great day!

Patricia

Mar 26, 2011 12:18 AM #12
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Toni Weidman
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Hi Patricia, great photos. And, Robs right, now that we see his barns we will see barns wherever we go. Have a fun-filled weekend.

Mar 26, 2011 01:03 AM #13
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Hi Toni,

It's true! That's pretty funny! Have a fun-filled weekend too!

Patricia

Mar 26, 2011 01:53 AM #14
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Don Eichler
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Patricia, Love the photos and don't we wish that the barn could talk and tell us when and how.

Mar 26, 2011 02:21 AM #15
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Gary Woltal
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Patricia those old abandoned barns and stalls are amazing to find and I agree you really spent your time well. Slowing down you do see so much. Your camera caught it all.

Mar 26, 2011 03:30 AM #16
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Don,

Ooooh, my ears started burning when I read your comments! There's a lot to tell from that old barn and farmland - a rare sight in Flower Mound! Thanks for the compliment! I had fun. Thanks for stopping by! It's always nice to know what you're thinking.

Patricia

Mar 26, 2011 03:58 AM #17
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Hi Gary,

I had a much better day when I decided to pull over and not choose to stay in traffic that wasn't going anywhere. I had fun taking myself for a walk! What a day! It was nice to soak up the land that hasn't been touched by developers!

Patricia

Mar 26, 2011 04:00 AM #18
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Patricia-I just love your outlook on life. It is like a breath of fresh air. I think the happiest people in the world are the ones that take the time to enjoy God's beauty and know that the best things in life are free. I love those wild flowers. Have yourself a beautiful Saturday.

Mar 26, 2011 04:10 AM #19
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Patricia,

Glad you made the time to get off the main road and take a side trip. Great photos. :)

Steve

Mar 26, 2011 06:10 AM #20
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Sharon,

That's so true! We often think that everything we really need to make us happy in life costs money - not true! Nature provides some of the richest assets here on earth. All we have to do is stop the insanity of what we consistently keep doing.

For me, I found it in the stillness of the day in congessed traffic. When everyone else was driving on the conveyor belts, getting stressed with their knuckles tightly clenching the wheels, I decided, I wasn't going to take it anymore and I did something about it. For me, it unleashed my soul!

As always, it's so nice to hear from you Sharon and I wish you a lovely day. Get out and have fun!

Patricia

Mar 26, 2011 06:20 AM #21
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Steve,

What a difference a block makes. Have you ever noticed on television whenever they show those congested roads, all the other side roads don't look like that! I'm glad I finally had the courage to get out of the rat race and do my own thing because it was worth it!

Thanks for the compliment on the photos. I really appreciate hearing that from you because your photos are always extraordinary and I appreciate all that you contribute to make ActiveRain a success for all.

Patricia

 

Mar 26, 2011 06:24 AM #22
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Patricia---Shaking my head here.  You are something else!!  Thanks for the pictures---and grateful for the traffic congestion too. :-)  My mind goes to something like when life gives you lemons, make lemondae?

Mar 27, 2011 10:28 AM #23
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Hi Pat,

Thanks for you honesty! I appreciate that. You made me laugh!

Patricia

Mar 27, 2011 12:04 PM #24
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Patricia,

Congratulations. Your beautiful post is now featured on "Silent Saturday." :)

Steve

Mar 27, 2011 05:25 PM #25
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Good Morning Steve,

What a GREAT way to START the day!

With sincere thanks for the feature on my post on "Oh Thank Heaven for Road Congestion!" To quote Brian Tracy, "Make a game of finding something positive in every situation. Ninety-five percent of your emotions are determined by how you interpret events to yourself."

May you have a great day!

Patricia

Mar 28, 2011 01:23 AM #26
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Attitude is everything.  I'm glad you were able to make the most of some "down time".  I find I am never bored with my handy iPhone!

Mar 28, 2011 04:57 PM #27
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Georgina,

You are absolutely right, attitude is everything!

It's nice to hear from you and I hope you continue to enjoy your iPhone!

Patricia

Mar 28, 2011 11:09 PM #28
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Roy Kelley
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We are hopefully watching for spring flowers in Maryland.

 Life is good!

Apr 01, 2011 07:50 AM #29
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Roy,

Keep your eyes open! Any day now...

I'm looking forward to seeing what beauty you bring to AR from Maryland! Patience is a virtue!

Patricia

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