Before work Monday morning, I took a sunny yet cool Autumn walk through the neighborhood. At one point I heard what sounded like rain. However, a clear sky quickly ruled rain out as a source of the sound. As I kept walking, the noise grew louder until I realized the sound was being created by a flood of leaves continuously falling from several reddish-orange trees lining the street.
I stood under one of the trees for several minutes and just watched and listened. It was such a unique experience. Sure, I’ve often heard wind blowing through Autumn leaves that were still in the trees, but I’ve never seen falling leaves that sound so much like steady rain. It was a beautiful scene. I’m glad I noticed it.
I like to be on the lookout for things like that. To be curious about and eager to notice something so unexpectedly beautiful. When I do encounter such a scene, I like to say out loud, “I see that!” It’s my way of letting God know that I see His creativity and how much I appreciate it.