Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunflowers Make Me Happy...
This little photo is actually cut off the postcard flyer sent out by our local Farmers Market. I just couldn't resist saving this for future crafting.
I would love to have them growing in my yard however I don't have enough sunshine for them. All those lovely tall pine, cedar and oak trees block all sunlight that these gorgeous flowers require.
Do you prefer the yellow versions or the orange versions or the deep red/maroon sunflowers?
September surrenders to the coming of Autumn and the leaves are falling. I have been picking up the very large oak leaves already. We also have huge Crimson King Maple trees and those leaves are falling too.
The weather is turning cooler at nights. Thunderheads form over the mountains but we have had zero rain all summer. I would welcome a refreshing rainstorm...hold the lightening please as it is so dangerous for creating fires and we are much to dry and wooded for any of those.
The deer are getting bolder as they need to forage for food. We have a mother and her twin fawns who have been coming everyday to feed and the littles actually swim in our pond. I would not have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. Yesterday I had to shoo off the father and son who were dining on my poor mock oranges that they strip bare every year. I do enjoy seeing the deer however they are so voracious and their saliva actually kills many of our plants we have worked so hard to grow. It is a constant struggle for me...the deer were here first yet our home has been here for at least the 14 years we have lived here. We have now had many generations of deer who just love our landscaping. Hmmm...
Maybe I should try growing sunflowers after all and get more birds attracted than deer. Do you think that would work?
Happy Sunflower week to all...lots of smiles and happiness...