Not long after the deer knocked the bird feeder over, all that bird seed began to sprout. In time, most of it got pulled out. A few sprouts that I recognized as sunflowers got to stay.
I have been watching them grow and eagerly anticipating that first bloom.
This week I was rewarded with a wonderful view of the back of the bloom. Not quite what I was hoping to see from my chair on the patio.
Now, that's more like it.
I thought I had heard that sunflower blooms always face the sun.
If that's true, I need to pay closer attention as this one seems to like to keep it's back to us all day long. Perhaps it prefers to look at the woods. Either way, for something that I never planted, it sure is a beauty. I look forward to more joining it. Even if they are in funny spots among the azaleas.
Moving along. . .
A few weeks ago I held a little giveaway.
Today is the day I'm choosing the winner.
In honor of our upcoming patriotic holiday, I put the names in my star spangled bowl.
And the winner is . . .
Drum Roll Please . . .
Congratulations, Lorrie. Please email me with your address and I will send the book your way.
Thank you to all who entered.