Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sunflowers don't grow in Kansas.

At least not in my yard.

Earlier this year I planted sunflower seeds, hoping to get some big gorgeous blooms.
When we first moved into this home, there were sunflowers in the yard and a certain male head of the household, who shall remain nameless, cut them down and killed them.
Because he didn't like them.
Ahem...

So I planted some. And you know what I got?
This.


One sad little flower about 3 feet tall.
So sad, in fact, that I felt the need to write the name on the wall for fear no one would know what it was.

So please take a moment, and enjoy the one speck of yellow sunshine in my yard with me.



Stop snickering. You're hurting it's little bitty feelings.

(Come join the Hooked On party and the Beautiful Life party.!)

38 comments:

Kathleen said...

Aw! It looks way bigger in the pictures =) And they do reseed - um... if you can keep the nameless male person from snatching the seeds away...

Princess Caitlin said...

aaw
**hug** for the sunflower.

And **hug** for you for commenting on my sad little post. :P I didn't think anybody would. Most people get speechless when I get serious. :)

Wendy said...

Charlie Brown had his Christmas tree, you've got your sunflower. Poor little thing.

Do you have slugs around there? If so, that may be your problem. They eat the seeds when they're planted. Darn slugs.

Trasie Bressler said...

I love your sunflower!!!

Jenny said...

It's still cute though! =)

Nina Estrella said...

Your sunflower is beautiful, even standing there on its own. Wish I had one...bad ole unnamed sunflower cutter downer! Maybe more will come next season.

Erica said...

i think little bitty is adorable!

Cristy said...

Oh yes, so true, most people think Kansas has fields and fields of sunflowers. Not true. We do have some fields, but they are few and far between. Just not a profitable crop my farmer BIL tells me.

I think your sunflower is adorable....poor little thing.

Graceful Moments said...

I think it is quite beautiful and stately.

gina said...

Aw. It's special. We got one stalk with three heads- it's all that survived moving into this house from our little Target grow kit. But I'm hoping NEXT year- we'll see something stronger. Nothing says end of summer like sunflowers!

paperhill said...

it's sweet :)

Polka Dot Moon said...

Just like my "lone" tomato! Still is pretty :)

Jesse said...

It's sweet, and maybe next year you'll get an even bigger one.

rentz said...

You are funny. And your poor little sunflower is a cute little sunflower.

kraftykash said...

Its really pretty, even though its little. Bright & Yellow...love it!

ArtSnark said...

It is lovely! The exact same thing happened to me last year!!

Chrisy said...

Oooh how did you know I was snickerin! You know what the problem is...you've looked after them too well...they only grow well if they're ignored...

the wild raspberry said...

i believe that it is a great statement...a testament of strength and beauty!
have a great day~
chasity

Martha said...

I love the sunflower...and was thinking something similar to what "the wild raspberry" said...strength was the word that came to mind...and when more come back next year...keep "Mr. Nameless" from those sunflowers:) Just kidding...with our first house...my husband did the same thing...I had forgotten about that until now:)

Jeanneoli said...

We have had little ones like that too. Next year plant the huge ones and you will see bigger results:-)

SleightGirl said...

It's still really beautiful, and I'll bet it will produce some yummy seeds.

claire said...

It's still beautiful!

Laura said...

honestly, how many sunflowers do you need? One is perfect.

cabin + cub said...

aww... it's so cute. i'm sure i wouldn't even be able to grow even one! ;)

paige said...

stand tall oh lovely sunflower
stand tall

Lissa said...

I love it! I love that you wrote sunflower next to it! darling post!

Lissa said...

I love it! I love that you wrote sunflower next to it! darling post!

tara said...

Love it!! She certainly knows how to make a statement!

Rhonda said...

It was a lovely speck! Thanks for sharing!

Mama Sews! said...

sending the sunflower lots of love, it has nothing to be ashamed of! good things come in small packages.

Robynn's Ravings said...

I honestly think it's just BEAUTIFUL and it stands out even MORE because it's all alone. It will not be missed and is highly appreciated for its loveliness. It may be small but it sure seems like a good life to me!!

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Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Nature is sweet! What a darling blog you have filled with talent and darling children! You take beautiful photos.

Hugs,
Maryjane

Ashley Ann said...

Totally feel your pain...mine only grew about that tall too. Bummer.

Renee said...

You are funny. And your poor little sunflower is a cute little sunflower
Its really pretty, even though its little. Bright & Yellow...love it!..
thanks for sharing...
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Whimsical Creations said...

LOL, what a cute little sunflower!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

She shore is a beaut, though...

violetgal said...

I'm jealous.
We moved to a new rental house in June. My little girls and I planted sunflower seeds late-- June 24th! I did witness sprouts, however they either got eaten by the ground squirrel, or weed eaten by the over-meticulous gardener who is paid to mow the rental. :(
So your one, single, little sunflower is just glorious! :) Enjoy it!

Christina said...

I'm sorry, but I was chuckling. Mainly at you, though, not the flower. :)