I don't really like the smell of roses. It is a bit too girly/soapy/funereal for my tastes. That said, the message of that old song, Stop and Smell the Roses, is a good one. I think Ferris Bueller said it better though:
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
That kindof is the point of doing a Photo-a-Day. It is not to about the photographs so much as it is a way you learn to stop and notice what is around you.