You know how some things only capture your interest when you see someone else looking at them?
I can’t keep track of the number of times I’ve walked past the sign for the Lyle Roberts Senior Memorial Bush Food Garden, down by the river bank at Lismore.
There’s another sign explaining a little about who Lyle Roberts Senior was, an Indigenous elder, who I’ve mentoned previously. But until today, I’ve never stopped to read the sign which explains the Bush Food Garden in greater detail.
And it’s only because today I saw someone else stopping to read it, and to look more closely at some of the plants that I decided to do the same myself.
In the midst of getting some exercise, it was awesome to stop, to read, to look around and to observe the kind of things you don’t often see when you’re running around with headphones on. You might think youre “in nature” when you’re doing that, but you’re not really unless you stop, to think and observe.