Nature, in all its beauty, is best viewed from your own back yard.
Whenever possible, stop and look to the trees. Look to the sky. Find the finch that is singing sweetly from the branches of the nearby maple. Gaze into the blue and seek the formation of geese, strengthening their wings and building their stamina for the long journey south.
Yes there are yards to be mowed, fences to repair and trim to paint. Yes, the house needs attention and the work is never done. But you are missing a true gift if you fail to enjoy the beautiful trill of the Waxwing in the spruce bows every now and then.