I went out for my jog last night. I must admit, because of the heat this summer my outdoors runs have not been consistent. But last night was beautiful so I ended up going a little further than normal, which meant taking a different route back. After running, I walked an area I don't usually walk. I drive past this same area everyday, sometimes several times a day. I noticed the muskrat I occasionally see along the road in a small stream, but this time I noticed he wasn't alone; he had 3 other friends with him. As I walked a little further, in the same little stream of water, I saw a fish swimming and some little critters jump into the water. I wasn't really sure what they were, frogs, tadpoles, whatever, but I had never noticed them before.
It is amazing what different things you notice when you take the time to walk. You can drive a route hundreds of times and never see certain things. I can remember one time, when I lived in a different town, I had to walk to work one day. There behind a bunch of trees was a old house I never knew existed. I had never seen this old house from my car while driving by. Had I not walked past, I probably wouldn't know that house was there to this day. Whether you're in the country or city, you're gonna see things you never saw before.
Try it sometime. Take a nice long walk and just notice what you've been missing. Not only is walking great exercise, but it is a way to really relax. Just take an hour or so and slow down. Put everything out of your mind, the daily crap that has happened, and just walk. Look around. See what is there that you never knew before. You'll not only do your physical body some good, but your mental/spiritual being will also be enhanced.