Autumn is the time of year to wander through wooded and natural areas with sharp eyes focused on the little things.
Little things such as an intricate forest of moss surrounding a glacier-deposited rock.
The symmetry of seed pods standing tall in remembrance of the flowers that once were.
A lichen-draped boulder that anchors a planted bed during flower-showy summer months, but takes center stage during autumn.
Be thankful for these little things … the things we often take for granted.
Be thankful for the simple beauty that surrounds you, be it lichen, moss and seed pods, or a child’s soft cheek, or the hand-hold of a loved one.
Just be thankful.