There is something so intriguing about sunflowers. If their sheer height isn’t enough to make you feel intrigued, then I guess it would have to be the large -as-a-dinner-plate blooms or the way they tilt ever so slightly towards the sun.
But the thing is this: I’ve never been hot for sunflowers, until recently that is. Back in April, n Earth Day Jim, Kate, Kelly, and a little neighborhood friend planted sunflower seeds in our backyard. It was a bit of a science experiment. Plant a seed, watch it grow. I was good with that as a family activity. But sunflowers are usually yellow and I’m just not a fan of yellow. While it’s usually the color of sunshine and happiness, it just doesn’t work for me. Plus, it doesn’t go with my interior decor and I’m a weird-o that way–I like for my flowers to match my house.
Well, was I surprised to see these blooms open! No longer are sunflowers just yellow. They come in a whole host of other colors as well–earth-toned colors! I was in heaven. Last evening, I asked Jim to run out back and cut some blooms off of the gigantic stalk that towers over my dear honey. He did. I popped ’em in an old canning jar and—viola—a bouquet that matches my decor! Kate suggested we add a yellow ribbon (from the new soap dispenser I had just purchased–thanks for being resourceful, Kate!) and now we have a touch of sunshine inside.