Sunflowers at last.
We've planted eight or nine rows of them, all along the driveway, all a week or two apart. As each lot of fresh new leaves poked their heads out of the soil, we planted the next. Hopefully we'll have sunflowers for weeks and months to come.
I've loved watching the girls measuring themselves up against their towering stems. I've loved listening to them marvelling over the fact that all of that came out of a tiny seed. I've loved being part of the wondering when the first yellow face will pop her head out. And I've loved the squeals of delight that accompanied the very first sight of golden petals.
My farmer boy just alerted me to the fact that we still have a bag of seeds to plant, perhaps we'll dig them in around the farm gate stall. Maybe they'd flower just in time for apple sales. Wouldn't that be gorgeous.
I change my mind with every season and every new blossom over which flower is my favourite, but today and until that whole row is aglow with sunshiney blooms, it's most definitely the sunflower. How could they not put a smile on your dial.
So tell me honey bunches, what's your favourite flower?
And do you love to eat salty sunflower seeds as much as I do?