Saturday, October 14, 2017

The World Is Spinning Too Fast

Does the world seem to be moving too fast for you sometimes?  When that happens, I always retreat to the country roads, where living is simple and time stands still.  On the way there, I always stop at the antique shop and browse through the treasures. 
 
 
 
I thought these would be cool to hang from the trees in a back yard.
 
 
When I see this open field, I have to take pictures of it to see the difference that each season brings.  Now that Autumn has arrived, it's looking very dry.  Speaking of dry, you may have heard of the wildfires going on in California.  They are about three hours away from us, but still concerns me.  I love how the reflection of the bright sun made a cross at the bottom of the pic.


 
A stop to the pastry shop is a must.  I came across it one day while I was exploring the town.  There were mini pumpkin pies that looked Yummy, but today I got a cherry Danish. 
 
 
 
   Do you think cobwebs are beautiful like I do?
 
 
 
 
Thought of my friend Holly when I saw this sign, my other gypsy blogging sister.
 
 
Yes, a drive in the country was just what I needed.
 
 
Driving home
 
 
When I got home, I enjoyed my cherry Danish with a hot cup of coffee.  ; )
(I found the cup while shopping with Nel at Anthropologie if you like it.  It looks just like Autumn to me).
  

~Sheri


36 comments:

Pilar said...

I agree sometimes the world does seem to spin too fast. When I feel like that I try to take my mind off things. Going for a peaceful drive seems to help. Beautiful photos as always my friend! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia said...

Good morning, Sheri. I enjoyed the ride along with you, and yes time does go by faster at times then I would like it to. I love riding along the back roads and visiting little towns with antique shops. That pastry shoppe looks like one I would to visit if I could eat sweets now. I do cheat once in awhile. (I just have to have something sweet).
Have a great weekend.

Susie said...

Sheri, You have been on my mind with the fires going on...and others of our blogging family. Thankful you are safe. Fires are worse than the hurricanes in destruction. I loved all your photos. The iron gate is my favorite. Across the street from the bakery is a little white house , that looks like a house I lived in when Kathy was a baby. Nice little area.
I wonder if we all stuck our foot out if we could slow this crazy world down.? You know like when we rode our bikes.LOL Time going fast makes me sad. I feel like I am missing something. LOL. I do try my best to give joy or find joy everyday.
Love the sweet cup and a pastry makes it even sweeter. :):) Blessings to you my young friend, xoxo,love you, Susie

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

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Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful.

NanaDiana said...

I love driving all the backroads in our area. I am usually scouting for bittersweet this time of year---but this year--I go just to unwind and relax. There is always lots going on in this much-lived-in-life here.

Hope you enjoyed every last bite of that cherry danish. xo Diana

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sheri, yes, it often seems to be spinning too fast! A nice drive in the country is a beautiful way to slow it down for a time. Was so sorry to hear about the fires. We were in Napa last year, loved it and vowed to visit again soon. So tragic.

It's me said...

Mmmmmmmm...lovely weekend enjoy.....love Ria x ❤️

Carla from The River said...

Praying for California xx oo

Your ride to the country sounds perfect.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I know exactly what you mean Sheri, I have no back roads here, would have to drive a long way. But, sometimes I drive down by the ocean. There is a garden center that I love called Rogers Gardens. However very expensive, but everything is so lovely there.

I am close to the Anaheim Hills fire and with all the freeways and side street blocked it was easier to stay home. The wind and smoke was terrible. With my COPD going out was not an option for me. So I closed all the windows and doors and turned on the A/C.
Now again, the winds are going to be terrible with high temps. So I really wish I had some back country roads to travel. I am getting home sick for Buchanan, VA where I was born and all my cousins are still there. There you can find wonderful back roads.

Enjoy your weekend.

Hugs,
Mary

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Sheri, hello!

Yes, the California wildfires have hit us hard. My husband's sister and family had to flee the home they were occupying and to this day, we believe they lost everything. We know they have a long road to recovery ahead of them, on top of dealing with the trauma. The world IS spinning too fast and a quiet drive through nature and enjoying the essentials is always a good idea. Much love to you!

Karen said...

Your nice outing reminds me of John Denver's "Country Roads" song. Beautiful sights, and the dessert shoppe looks delightful! Glad you had an enjoyable afternoon.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

It sounds like a perfect day, driving in the country and browsing antiques and yes the naked lightbulbs would look really good. I love to see spider webs when they’re sparkling with morning dew, there seems to be a lot around at the moment xx

Pam Jackson said...

Sheri, I love how your mind works....there is nothing better then a drive in the country! I have not been doing that lately and that might just be what my heart and soul is missing! I love a country ride and finding a hidden gem like the desert place is a special thing! As for the spider webs, when the dew hits them like that I think they look amazing....just so long as that spider keeps his distance and don't follow me indoors! haha.....Thanks for sharing and for reminding me it has been a while since I ventured out like that.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hello, Sheri, yes, the world is moving much too fast. Your beautiful, country drive is just what I needed right now. You always find the sweetest things to share - love the little bake shop and your pretty teacup. A little treat now and again is good for the soul. I've been feeling so sad about all these disasters and now these horrible fires. My heart just breaks.....Hugs xo karen

TARYTERRE said...

browsing through the treasures at an antique store is fun indeed. your tea cup is charming for sure. cobwebs are delightful too.

LoveT. said...

Amazing Photos and beautiful Words! I love the Autumn Post. :)

Happy Sunday Sheri <3

Patricia said...

A drive in the country or a visit to a garden centre is definitely my idea of a relaxing and soothing day. I am on the hunt for a new birdbath, just like your first picture! If it was near me, I'd have that one in a heartbeat. Your teacup is gorgeous, and it sure does look like Autumn too.

Cherish happy moments said...

Like your trip !Wunder always about all the space by you here in Holland its small...

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I love a drive through the country. The wildfires are very frightening. I certainly hope they are able to get them under control soon. Spiderwebs are beautiful but I like to see them out of doors and not in my house.

Jody Gabara said...

Yes, everything is moving too fast! Trying to count my blessings and enjoy the kids and family everyday. Driving in the country is a great idea to relax. Love all the photos!! Happy Sunday!
Hugs, Jody ♥

Jeanie said...

Yes, way, way, way too fast. I wish I could slow it and myself down.

Beautiful photos and wonderful ideas, Sheri!

Dewena said...

Thank you for this reminder to take time for a country drive. It sounds like a very good prescription to me. I hope I'll find charming places to see like you, Sheri. May these fires stop soon where people can begin to rebuild their lives.

Your photos always perfectly illustrate your words,
Dewena

Sigrid Pulido said...

What a cute little bakery you have been! I also like to enjoy tea and pastry in the afternoon.
But I'm sorry that I have to disappoint you. I live in the countryside, but also here time doesn't stand still. Especially this year a lot is going on in my life. In the meantime my family is spreaded over three continents. Husband works in Japan, my older son (20) moved to Chicago, only me and my younger one hold the line in Germany. But I'm optimistic that the situation changes next year somewhen.
Have a nice week
Sigrid

claire said...

Such a gorgeous post, Sheri! I adore your images from the ride and this yellow, small shop looks really like in paradise. Really want to go in! I've heard about that spooky wildfires in California, because I watch CNN everyday here, so sad, but surely you are too far from there. Thus, here in Poland, and in Warsaw in particular, life has been also too fast. You know we are under the transformation time, so upgrading everything is a must here. Seems like Warsaw has been creating a new quality of a big town. And for me it is too fast... I dream about new place to live, out of big town :-)

Lowcarb team member said...

Yes, sometimes the world ... and life ... seems to go by too quickly.
Always good to step back a while and appreciate a slower pace and beautiful surroundings.

All the best Jan

Sandi said...


Yes, the world is spinning too fast. So much. Too much, all the time. I just want to tell everything to shhh!

I am so sorry to hear about the fires in California. Glad to hear you are OK.

Love the mug!

A Quiet Corner said...

I totally get this and love it all, Sheri!!! After all, it is my life!...:)JP

Michelle B said...

Your drive through the country looks like fun! You found some great treasures at the antique mall. You can buy 'Edison' style light bulbs at Home Depot and a simple electric thingy (I can't think of the name :) to put them in and hang in the tree. I think it would be cheaper than their price...and you can say you made the light yourself. :)
I am glad to hear the fires are 3 hours away from you. My heart aches for all those in the path of the fires and have already lost loved ones and homes. Lets hope the fires stop soon!
Michelle B

Aritha said...

I love the edison lamps! So nice to see them. Praying for rain in your area! Greetings from Europe!!!

Susan said...

Slowing down and making time to smell the roses is always good, Sheri. Loved your post. And thank you so much for your visits to mine. Always love when you stop by, my friend. Just wish we could meet in person. We'd have a blast. Susan

Marilyn Miller said...

Love the cup from Anthropologie! I have an older one with a different pattern. Your drive through the country does sound just wonderful.

baili said...

Splending words and gorgeous photos dear Sheri!!!


California fires are in new and it's been almost a week ,my heart aches and pray for them who are suffering my friend!

May God keep you in his blessings and the all other friends too,amen.

Nature has everything so magical including this cobweb. everything is revealing some message to us ,i wish we have time to ponder upon it .

glorious flower pics dear !
Please don't show me dessert shop ,i can run to it lol.
LOVED this cup and can i share this yumm with you

Holly said...

Aww thanks! I truly do hope I find this scenery and environment in the next place I call home. Lovely photography, makes me want to get cozy and watch a Hallmark movie.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Sometimes the most joyful days are the ones where we go off the beaten path and discover new places and perhaps new treats :), and of course, country roads are the best.

xxx

Anonymous said...

WAY too fast, my friend. I retreat to my secret garden, a tiny little side yard garden my husband made for me in our current home. Seems moving has been put on hold so we live today.
I spy a beautiful mug. :) Love it!
xoxo