Sarah, your heartfelt memories have made this sunflower shine even brighter:
After my divorce twelve years back...I went from being very well off to being very poor. At one point we lived in a carriage house of an older home. It was tiny but safe and warm. We didn't have much those couple of years. What we did carve out of our tiny yard was a 5' x 8' garden. Only a couple of things came up there..cherry tomatoes, basil and huge sunflowers..tons of all three. Not only did it smell heavenly..the sunflowers brightened our day every time we walked out our door. The kids adored them and they brought the birds in the winter.
Faithfully popping back up each spring!!
Sometimes the smallest things make hard times a bit easier to live with. They are to this day one of my favorite flowers.
Janie for sharing your beautiful photos with us.