... the gardener sees the little things that can't be seen by passers by. At a glance my garden is all grasses and mums and asters. With a second glance you might notice Salvia 'Indigo Spires' and maybe Salvias 'Cherry Chief' and 'Hot Lips'. Just a stroll around the corner would reveal the blue flowers of Salvia 'Black and Blue' which survive but do not thrive in my garden and are therefore special.
A deeper look reveals that newbie Salvia disjuncta is gonna produce at least a couple of blooms before the first freeze.
Of course the tiny inhabitants are not noticed unless you look closely...
nor is the lone flower of the ambitious bindweed that has survived on this site since it was farmland.
As the gardener I am truly blessed to be able to see these things and so much more simply by walking out of my back door.