I have butterfly bushes right outside my kitchen windows. There were butterflies swarming all around the bushes yesterday afternoon. I am not sure what kind these are but they sure are beautiful. Butterflies are surprising hard to photograph. They kept fluttering away as soon as I got close.
This sunflower showed up in my gardens even though I didn't plant any sunflowers. However, my daughter likes to feed the birds and has a feeder right nearby. The birds must have planted it for us! It is such a nice surprise and it just makes me happy to look at it.
We were walking out the door to go swimming at a friend's house and my daughter spotted this gorgeous grasshopper on my sage plant. He was huge and such a bright yellow.
I think I need to notice the little things more often. They do brighten my day.