Wednesday, July 29, 2009


We had friends to play the other day and they brought me these spectacular sunflowers as a gift.

They are so bright yellow they really add a bit of petal sunshine to the kitchen. Tilly is snoozing in her 'spot' as usual. B2 constantly worries about her falling off as she hangs over the edge of the windowsill like a furry muffin top; all legs, tail and fluff.

They must be different varieties as some have golden yellow centres whilst others have black centres. Once again the snoozing cat as crept into shot. Well she didn't really creep, as once she has settled only an earthquake will stir her sufficiently to consider moving; please note I only said consider.

We will be heading off on our holidays soon. If they still have some beauty to share I will drop them off to a friend before we leave; it seems a shame not to enjoy them right to the end of their bloom.

They will be holding the 'Tallest Sunflower' competition at one of the shows (I think it may be the South but I'm not too sure) so we will have to see if they match up to the shorter stemmed sunflowers which have graced Bumble Bee Cottage's kitchen table. Short in stem but not short smiles :)


  1. There is nothing like a sunflower to bring a smile to your face.

  2. The sunflowers in my garden still have no heads!! We are desperate for sunshine. Thanks for the lovely pictures.

  3. Sun flowers always make me smile.

  4. I didn't get to grow Sunflowers this year:( I sent potted seeds to my grandchildren who live far away. Once a week they give me a progress report. I LOVE sunflowers (and gilly flowers too:) Thanks for sharing...