“Look at the leaves on that sugar maple! It looks like it's on fire, doesn't it?”
“Do you hear that thumping noise? It's a partridge calling for its mate.”
“A buck passed through here recently judging by the size and freshness of these tracks.”
My curiosity extends to nature and beyond, into all the areas I love:
I often exclaim: “Look at that painting in the background!” when I am watching a movie with Storm.
Or I try to recreate good meals we've had in restaurants at home. When out in the world I randomly scribble ideas and descriptions in a pad I keep in my back pocket for moments of inspiration to add to my writing.
Life is one long treasure hunt for shiny prizes that delight our inner children with novelty and intrigue.