I went for a walk over my lunch break. I never stop being a reporter or writer. I notice details others might miss and I wonder why -- a lot.
Sometimes when I walk, I see something and then I try to describe it in my mind. For example, today this is what I saw and how I described it in my mind.
Saw: White buds falling from trees
Described: White silky blossoms fluttered from the tree, carried away by the sweet spring breeze.
Saw: Tiny green buds on trees
Described: The tiny leaves, snuggled together, reminded me of a butterfly’s wings, waiting to burst open and welcome the world.
Saw: Pile of bark mulch
Described: The falling pyramid of bark mulch smelled woodsy.
Saw: Dirt and grass flying out of mower
Described: I crossed the street, escaping the debris flying from the mean mower.
Stop what you’re doing right now. Do you see anything to describe. What do you see? Describe it?