One thing I always try to focus on is finding joy in the simple things. One of those things for me the other day was finding out Mr. Frog had returned! Well, I like to think it's the same frog that was in the pond the beginning of the summer. I have to wonder if it is, why he left, where he went, and why he returned. But since he's not talking, I guess I'll never know. LOL
Another thing I take joy in is watching the butterflies that come to my butterfly bush. Unfortunately I lost two butterfly bushes over the winter, but I still have this one. And there haven't been nearly as many butterflies this summer as we normally have. So I was quite happy the other day to see this one out there. The next day there were four of them out there at the same time. And today I saw my first Monarch butterfly of the summer. I think over the winter I'll do some research on host plants the butterflies like, and maybe plant some new things in the yard to encourage them to visit.