We haven't gone outside on an adventure in a long while. Let's take advantage of summer and grab our notebooks and an iced tea and head to a nearby park or beach. Get your writerly self outside! Go somewhere you can relax (it's summer!). Settle yourself in a scenic spot and have a long slow look around. Now open your notebook and describe the scene.
Now close your eyes and become aware of your surroundings. Take in the "view" using your other senses. Now open your eyes, pick up your notebook and describe the scene a second time.
How are your two descriptions different? What did you notice the second time that you didn't notice the first?
Now sip that iced tea and relax. (I told you were we going to relax.)