Take a close-up look at what’s right underfoot in a new way.
4 strips of 1-inch by 12-inch paper or cardboard (a collapsed cereal box or file folder would do)
Magnifying glass (optional)
Drawing paper/pad and pencil (optional)
Lay the strips out to form a square
Glue the corners for stability
Find a comfortable section of lawn and put the square down to frame a spot to get down and closely observe what’s in the square.
What’s going on there? Take your time, really look under the layers, and imagine living in that world.
Use a magnifying glass, if you have one, or just use your imagination.
If you like to draw and sketch, try capturing all the new things you see by looking in a new and focused way.