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A Sunflower Grows


For the past 12 summers, a summer isn't summer without sunflowers growing somewhere in the front, back, or side of the house. I sowed the first sunflower seeds, and until this year, the Mama sowed seeds from the previous year's harvest.

I tossed the seeds about the backyard too late, meaning after the last of the rain. And, me watering sporadically and forgetting where I had tossed the seeds, not a sunflower was to be seen.

Then. Last week, I saw that spindly sunflower smiling at me as I was watering flowers.

I'll do better next year.



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  1. Or maybe some of the seeds will sprout next season! Have a beautiful week!

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    1. I hope so. I used up all of the sunflower seeds that the late Mama saved. I do plan on purchasing seeds.

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  2. Better luck next time! I have to saw the sunflowers individually in pots to succed.
    Nice photo!

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  3. I agree with Jill...one is definitely better than none! Enjoy your last week in July.

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  4. That is certainly a sunflower with character. I think it might have something in common with Mariah in Anne of Green Gables - a bit crusty but lovely nonetheless!

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    1. I like that, Pondside. She's now called Marilla. I hope she has some seeds for me to save for next year.

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  5. The tenacity of the sunflower reminds me of what you have written about your mama:):)
    Many thanks for sharing this with SEASONS! Are you getting back to your previous routine? Or not yet? Anyways have a beautiful week, friend!

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    1. Marilla the Sunflower reminded me of the Mama, too. :-) I'm not there yet with routines, but I am writing more which is good. Hope yours is beautiful, too.

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  6. Better a scruffy sunflower than none at all. :)

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  7. Congratulations! Stay safe from the fires

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    1. We're physically far away from the one near Big Sur. But its smoke has reached us.

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  8. I like your sunflower, and sometimes less is more.

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  9. I can feel how you miss her the way you mention her in your post. I miss her too and she is not even related to me.

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  10. That is one interesting sunflower. I thought it was a new "species" -- ha ha! It's still a beautiful flower

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  11. I love the sunflowers and I look forward to seeing them every summer. Great shot.
    Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  12. That ONE should produce seeds for you and then you can plant them next year.

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  13. The Mama is saying, with this flower, I am here, never fear, flowers will always appear.

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