Yes very true, I now notice a lot more than I used to, not just looking for the next "shot" but have got into the habit of opening my eyes. My wife says I am like an old crow, with my head bobbing in each direction as I proceed, I am sure it is a term of endearment. Fantastic shots of the snow flakes.
IS, Cannon 70-200, Canon 100-400 IS. Giotto tripod....
I also found soon after starting stock photography [ maybe before ] that everywhere lies beauty, and gives many many creative opportunities. Visiting the same place twice or three times or more is never boring............. only to dumb uneducated minds. David.
@David - kids help force us to notice things we haven't paid attention to in a long time, but I agree that we can change our own minds and keep ourselves noticing ! Curiosity is one of the best character traits you can possess.