What is it that makes us admire sunflowers ?  I planted some, almost by accident this past spring.  (I left a bag of seeds sitting on the table outside and after a few days of heavy rain, I saw little seedlings coming through the paper bag).

They have been steadily growing, even through the tsunami like storms we have had pretty much every day this summer.  But yesterday, oh wonder, their blooms opened and their heads turned towards the sun.  Now they are all lined up like little soldiers in a row on the back fence.  They are the first thing I see when I open the back door early in the morning – yes, I am still a morning person!

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