I’ve always peered at things. As I get older and my eyesight changes peering at things becomes a neccessity. But you should never underestimate the things you can discover by peering and using the macro functionality of your very own eyes.
Take these seedlings for example:
Millions, probably billions, of seedlings come into being everyday, most unobserved, many to perish before planthood. Each one unique.
This Yin Yang bean seedling is now growing ever more plantlike, soon to be hardened off and planted out to live for a brief time making beans for me to eat. And then to die, re-nitrogenating the soil and laying the foundations for the next crops…..
Next time you see a seedling have a peer. And a think.