Gardening has opened my eyes to so many other wonderful creations that co-exist with the plants. Some of them I knew were there, but I didn't care about them. Others, I had no clue there were such things. I don't think I'd ever get bored with "just gardening," but because of these other discoveries, there isn't a chance of that happening.
In order to see these other wonders, one has to always be aware, and take the time to really look. If I'd had blinders on today, I would have missed these:
Oh, and three Japanese Beetles, which promptly ended up in the pool skimmer, never to chomp on my roses again. I think they're a beautiful insect, but I value my plants and flowers more than their lives.