~July 20th 2016~
What a pure delight this past Spring to find a sunflower popping out of the permaculture bed. I planted a number of seeds last year in this spot, but they didn’t stay there long… I moved them into the yard where the stem never really grew strong. It did however offer up a beautiful sunflower. I had two of them in containers last year as well, gently tied to the railing of my deck, so the wind would not chop it in two..
But, a hungry critter decided to bite off the flower head just after it bloomed, since the plant had reached the top of the railing. When I went out in the morning I found the head of the sunflower placed on the railing. I actually had to laugh, because I suppose this delicacy was not to the liking of said critter…Well at least they could have eaten and not wasted food in such a way…
~July 27th 2016~
This year the sunflower plant grew strong in the permaculture bed, so I left it alone and let nature decide what was going to be in my future. I suppose there were still some seeds in this spot that over wintered from last year. I love finding surprises where you think there are none. Never say never is my motto….
~July 31st 2016~
This little beauty actually opened up yesterday evening after the flower head followed the direction of the sun all day.. Have you ever watched a sunflower following the sunlight. It’s sort of cool to see and I love how natures simple things still amaze me. Even though I’m almost sixty, I still view life almost as a child wanting to soak up information like a new sponge. The really grand thing about that is I have a little bit of wisdom to go along with this child like view at times, and that my dearest friends is a very grand thing indeed…
Until next time