I found this guy on my sunflowers yesterday. I didn't have as many sunflowers this year and my giant ones didn't do well at all. I had quite a few coming up and when Richard weeded . . . he didn't realize what they were and pulled quite a few of them out. He apologized more than once . . . since he knows how much I like them - but stuff happens. I did get a few of these smaller ones . . . they may not be as grand as the giant sunflowers - but happy and pretty just the same. At least the grasshopper seems to them.
I also have come to like marigolds . . . which I'm sure is because I like and am fascinated by Day of the Dead traditions. Marigolds are used in Day of the Dead altars. They are a symbol of death and are referred to as the "flower of the dead." In Spanish they are known as cempazuchitl, cempasuchil, or zempasuchitl.
A peace sign tissue box . . . of course I had to get it.
Taking time to relax over dinner . . . and folding some paper cranes. I have to say the best thing about this picture is that guy in the background.
Here's to the small stuff that make my days a little happier!