Spring and summer are such fun times for those of us who love playing in the dirt. Cee’s fun challenge of Flower of the Day, allows us to share this fun. I also love my birds and sometimes they help me by planting flowers with me. This year I wanted to plant a couple of sunflowers so then the birds can eat from those as we share in flowers together. So today we have “The Sunflower Collection” including one that reminds me of the story of Jack and his beanstalk. A few of these are easily 10-12 feet high but it has been so much fun watching them grow. People walking down the sidewalk always stop and enjoy them. The taller ones have not even budded out so I guess they are still growing. When fall comes and they die, I will measure them and let you know their full height.
Here is the group by my gate. My fence is 5 feet tall.
These are the ones the birds planted. Not quite as tall but lots of flowers, some not even open yet.
This one has a flower down low while it still reaches for the sky. It has a huge bud at the top.
This next one is the one I call Jack’s beanstalk. Look at the size of the stalk.
Getting under it, I was able to shoot for the sky. It gives us an idea of what Jack was seeing…sort of.
So much summer fun. I hope you enjoyed my sunflowers. I will drop off pictures as the giant ones bloom. In closing I remind us always the share the value of kindness. It does not have to be as large as a bean stalk but to the one receiving it, it may very well feel that big.