We have been in this house for nearly 8 months. While I'm sure they weren't out there in the dead of winter, I still never noticed them in the last couple of months since the weather has been a little nicer. How could something so wonderful and intricate escape my view? Because I didn't take the time to notice!
If you are at our house in the evening, you will probably notice the choir of croaking coming from behind the house. At first, I found it highly obnoxious. But after finding these frogs in the hedge that I had never taken the time to open my eyes to, I realized that lately I do not even notice the sound echoing from the slough that runs through our neighborhood. Not until the sound abruptly stops on occasion do I notice that the frogs are even making any noise. The sudden silence is what catches my attention now, not the music that is filling the night.
Please - take time to notice the little details, the small pieces of beauty that are just waiting to present themselves to you. It will do your soul some good.