Last weekend I left my camera at Abby's birthday bash, so this weekend I made Laurie take pictures of my sunflowers with Shea's camera, just so you could get a look, and for proof that they exist of course. Yes, the sunflowers really are this beautiful, and next year my plan is to plant an acre of them. I can't believe I haven't actually counted how many individual flowers I have, but there have to be a couple hundred anyway. My mother, who regularly lets my girls cut gorgeous flowers from her own beautiful gardens, asked if she could cut a bouquet of these babies, and I firmly said NO. Just please let me bask in the glory of what is my first real success in growing something from seed to flower! Besides, I know she'll cut some anyway while I'm not looking.