Early this spring I planted about 7 sunflower seeds. Here in Alaska it’s kind of touch and go to see if they will even have enough time and sunshine to bloom. I thought mine were a lost cause, as last weekend we had quite a storm with gusts of 40 mph and I thought for sure all my sunflowers would blow over.
But one sturdy fella stayed upright in the back yard, amid his fellows lying there on the ground.
And the three I have planted in the front yard in front of the greenhouse weathered the storm and delighted in the basking of the sunshine today by gently starting to unfold in the sunlight.
True to form, three teddies started yelling from the teddy bear room and begged to be brought outside into the sunshine by the sunflowers and have their pictures taken.
It’s difficult to ignore the wining and begging of teddy bears; I don’t care who you are. And since the camera was already out, why not?
So these three promised to sit on the railing and NOT fall down over the side and tumble down the bank as their buddies did last Spring.
So, from left to right are Buckeye, Sebastian and Candy Cane. Buckeye has quite the attitude and absolutely insisted on being set atop the closest sunflower. Since I’m pretty much a giveaway when it comes to teddy requests, I sat him on a leaf stem and took his mug shot.
I am grateful for the sunny days, although few and far between as Autumn approaches. So from me and the three bears, happy Autumn days and love and hugs to all!
Vicki and the sunflowers and the three begging bears.
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