This afternoon after work I wandered around the garden.
I noticed that spontaneous deep breaths escaped me intermittently as I left work (and the sadness it brings sometimes) behind me and started to see the garden properly.
I noticed that nearly every flower in the garden had an insect or a collection of insects upon it, feeding. These were bees, (bumble, honey and others) beetles (several different sorts), hoverflies, and ants. Down in the vegetable patch the lavender stems were bouncing with the weight of bees as they moved about. I also saw wasps feeding from the thistles. I don’t think I’ve ever noticed that before.
I’ve probably missed lots of noticing time in my time. I’m trying to catch up now, before it’s too late.