One of the things we’re told in life is to look around, observe, be mindful. Most times, we don’t.
Case in point: My wife has a new client, whom we’ve visited a few times over the past couple months. While she’s working, I wander around taking pictures or catch up on my podcasts (down to 420 past episodes to listen to!). I have been in and out of their garage/office many times during our visits. It wasn’t until our most recent visit that I looked down at the floor.
It seems that after the floor was poured, the doors were left open. Must have been fall-ish at the time, as a bunch of leaves blew in and got embedded in the concrete. Eventually they disintegrated and left these “fossils”.
How is this an “unexpected treasure”? Well, it kept me busy for a little bit, scuttling around like a crab finding the really neat impressions and getting some more photos. It offered a unique look at something that we often take for granted. And it reminded me to be mindful of what’s around me. (Still working on that last bit)