I have been smiling on my way to work for the last two weeks all thanks to a person that I do not know. There is a house I pass by each day and the whole front garden is all different sunflowers. It is beautiful and for me, a happy sight each morning and evening.
Their house gets full sun all day and they might have been planted earlier than mine because I have been watching each different variety bloom over the past two weeks with joy while waiting for mine to decide to open.
This past weekend I checked on them Saturday afternoon and they were still tightly curled closed. On Sunday afternoon I went out to grab a few tomatoes when I realized that something bright and yellow was “shining” from the garden. They had finally bloomed!
These mood lifting flowers now smile at me from the back garden and after picking a few, I now have smiling flowers in my living room and on my desk at work. I firmly believe in what some people consider “wasting” vegetable garden space for some good old fashioned flowers that make me darn happy!
Here is a great quote that I have always liked about sunflowers: