Well, I told Tara that I was going to go out and sit and watch what was around me. Here is where I sat.
And this is what I saw:
Onion plants doing well, and are those dog prints I see?
The peas are up. The garden fork is my little homage to Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit. And indeed, quite often the song sparrow perches on top and sings away.
The garlic we planted last fall is looking great!
My new shoes.
The lilac is just starting to open.
What I heard: sparrows and finches and the wind rustling the trees.
What I smelled: The lilacs haven't opened enough yet to perfume the air, so the only smell was the bread baking in the kitchen.
Now, this wasn't a perfect example of sitting and watching because I did bring the camera, but still... The photos aren't so great because I was looking right into the sun. Those chairs face south. And my dogs didn't join me because they think it is too hot out.