We’ve all heard the sentiment “take time to stop and smell the roses.” It can be a hard thing to remember, especially these days when we often don’t even take the time to look up from our phones.

If you do, though, you just might see some pretty cool stuff – like these 26 things, which honestly seem too cool to be real.

26. It’s one of those microchips people are always on about.

Someone must have found theirs and dug it out.

?Australian Rainbow Lattice Sunstone may be a rock but its a ??rock. from NatureIsFuckingLit

25. Look how they arranged them in their hand, too.

Pure artistry in the wild!

Beach Candy (Sea Rocks) from oddlysatisfying

24. That would be a weird thing to see from an airplane window, for sure.

It’s so rare to see interesting things up there.

Square cloud from pics

23. It’s even a perfect ombre.

I need to know how this happened.

This Shadow creating a perfect gradient. from oddlysatisfying

22. A complete rainbow.

I guess there’s no pot of gold, then.

? Circular rainbow I saw at work today. Heard of them being seen from planes but never from the ground. Unreal from NatureIsFuckingLit

21. You’re telling me this isn’t a painting?

I am stunned.

the way these clouds look like a Vincent van Gogh painting. from oddlysatisfying

20. Those look like delicious art.

I can’t wait for summer tomatoes!

These cherry tomatoes rippened in a perfect gradient! from oddlysatisfying

19. It just needed a wee break.

Don’t we all sometimes?

This cloud and branch from oddlysatisfying

18. Stop it.

I just love Mother Nature so much.

Found this chili with a perfect "mild to hot" gradient. from pics

17. This is the coolest tree I’ve ever seen.

I need to know what type it is, ASAP.

These leaves in this tree from oddlysatisfying

16. There are videos of babies being born like that.

It’s totally cool but also bizarre.

I cracked this egg but the yolk sac remained intact. from mildlyinteresting

15. Life finds a way.

Dinosaur or tree.

This tiny tree growing between the sidewalk. from oddlysatisfying

14. It’s like an episode of Fringe.

Someone is trying to tell you something.

My raw egg has the number 5 on its yolk from mildlyinteresting

13. That tree is not giving up.

It’s a metaphor for life, really.

? A tree with some serious will to live ? from NatureIsFuckingLit

12. Something suspicious is going on.

I’m just saying…

Oddly satisfying from pics

11. It’s like you’ve entered the upside-down.

A little surreal for sure.

? I thought this upside-down tree overcoming adversity to grow in a brick tunnel was really impressive… how about you?" from NatureIsFuckingLit

10. Someone explain this to me.

Any geologists in the house?

This quartz line separating two parts of the same rock from mildlyinteresting

9. I cannot believe this is real.

I would need to touch it, honestly.

First prize winning Dahlia, grown by my Dad from oddlysatisfying

8. Same goes for this one.

It’s just too perfect.

? half red half white flower from NatureIsFuckingLit

7. It looks like something out of an alien movie.

Or Thor is about to make an appearance. Finger’s crossed on that one.

A meteor recently fell into the most active volcano (Mount Merapi) in Indonesia from pics

6. Snowflakes are just so pretty.

They’re the best part of winter weather, for sure.

A perfect snowflake landed on me from mildlyinteresting

5. I would have been afraid there was a monster on the other end.

Seriously, don’t pull on things like that!

Loving the root we pulled out of this stormwater drain! from oddlysatisfying

4. It looks so soft and cozy.

What a huge optical illusion. Ha!

Snow on my friends hood, sliding off like a blanket from mildlyinteresting

3. I bet that’s worth some cash.

Or at least it gave her some seriously good juju.

? a bouquet of flowers? nope. an insane cluster of amethyst crystals from Uruguay! ? from NatureIsFuckingLit

2. A bit of perfection once a day.

At least we know it’s possible.

Image Credit: Imgur

1. Some god was practicing their smiting.

It’s the only logical explanation.

Found this cracked rock that fits back together almost seamlessly from oddlysatisfying

I’m definitely going to put my phone in my back pocket and leave it there more often.

What have you seen when you’ve been paying attention? Blow our minds in the comments!