The doves gather each morning at dawn and let me know with their soft cooing that they are welcoming the day.
Hibiscus blossoms only live briefly in our heat, but each day there are new ones and I count at least thirty buds yet to open.
Dragonflies demand attention and I am convinced they pose for the camera.
I always forget how many lilies I have planted or what their colors will be, so each is a surprise.
The squirrel likes to taunt me, but even the sight of him eating a fresh peach from our tree is amusing and I know it is useless to scold him.
The tall sunflowers sway in the wind and always make me smile.
A butterfly on the grass is a gentle reminder that beauty is all around us.