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Monday, July 23, 2012

Sunflower Volume1:Chapter8



Sunny’s eight weeks old.  That’s middle aged in sunflower years and powerful old in sunflower-growing-in-a-sidewalk-crack years.


The road super and I rolled up the door for my weekly assessment.  He thinks she’ll make it to seeds for the chickadees and finches.  So do I.  She still has a strong stem and leaves. 


He told me he has volunteer purple sunflowers at his house and he posted pictures on Facebook. I went over for a look, and just need to share it, too.  The best credit I can give is it was taken by the finest road super in the State of Ohio.


21 comments:

  1. good to see it hanging in there :)

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  2. Time has been very kind to her.
    Jane x

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  3. She looks the way I feel in the heat. I didn't know that there was such a thing as purple sunflowers.

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  4. will you be having a ceremony when Sunny goes to seed? You could play "You are my Sunshine" for background music.

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    1. I think she's hopeing for another parade.

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  5. I'm a little worried about sunflower. Are her petals supposed to be so droopy? I think she needs some shade but that seems wrong for something called a sunflower!

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  6. First time I have ever seen a purple sunflower. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  7. There was no way for that sunflower to fail with all the loving care and good wishes it got.

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  8. 8 weeks, how time flies into middle age.

    (That was some amazing history on Sparks, btw!)

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  9. Hear, Hear! A crisp salute to the road super! And to you, m'dear, for loving this brave flower through it life of service.

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  10. I find faded sunflowers to be beautiful and that this one made it this far is remarkable. I spent part of Friday morning snapping pics of a field of sunflowers.

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  11. Hi Ms Joanne, thank you for visiting my blog. I am now a follower of your blog too!

    I never thought that sunflowers could also have a variety of color... until I saw the photo you included. That is amazing! I hope Sunny is able to cheer passers-by and always find her gorgeous like I do.

    I will be visiting often. Take care :D

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  12. I never knew there were purple sunflowers before this post!

    Your road super sounds like a standup guy.

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  13. Oh wow. How lovely. Both the purple and the yellow. Thank you.

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  14. You are becoming something of an authority on sunflowers. Way to go!

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  15. PURPLE sunflowers! Wow, I have never seen the like.

    I'm learning stuff about sunflowers I never knew before from your blog :)

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  16. At least she will be useful and and appreciated when she goes to seed. We should all hope for that.

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  17. Purple sunflowers? Purple. Sunflowers! I must check the nurseries around Adelaide and see if there are any available out here in Aus.
    I'm glad Sunny will make it to seed, will you collect a few and plant them?

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  18. This is just so cool! I've never been able to grow sunflowers. I always think of Van Gogh when I see sunflowers.

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  19. Love keeping tabs on this volunteer ;-)

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