There are actually a lot of things going on in this photo that make me happy. I will even accept the hail that was falling when I took it, as it kind of fascinates me. I am happy that I put some more tulips in the ground this year (and will be even happier if they actually come back, with flowers, next year). That rock on the left is home to hens and chicks. My great-grandmother had so many of these rocks, and they made their way to my grandmother's garden, then my mother's garden, and she has shared several with me. They have all sorts of nooks and crannies for the hens and chicks to nestle in. To the right of the tulips is my purple coneflower making its way back. I marvel over the whole perennial flower life cycle every year. All the way on the right, you can get a glimpse of one of our little rivers of rocks. We collect these rocks on Nauset Beach in Cape Cod every year. The reminder of the good times in the ocean makes me happy. I see there is some seedum and moss infiltrating the river, but that is okay too!