Thursday, January 24, 2013

Surprise Sunflowers

I love sunflowers, and have for many years. Even though I have lots of sunflower decor in my kitchen, I haven't been able to grow real sunflowers (I suspect some woodland creatures enjoyed the seeds I planted a few years ago!). ~ This past week I had a delightful surprise---glancing out my largest kitchen window, I noticed some lovely tall flowers with cheerful yellow petals. For a second I thought some kind of weeds had sprouted; but after looking again I realized they were SUNFLOWERS! I was thrilled, because there are quite a few that are growing in the perfect spot for me to view them out of my window. I have decided that some of the sunflower seeds I've been feeding the birds and squirrels on my deck must have fallen and taken root, producing these lovely sunflowers for me to enjoy! (Or perhaps the squirrels that I feed so well decided to plant the seeds so I could enjoy the flowers...but I'm not too sure about that idea). ~ So however my sunflowers got their start, I am thanking the Lord everyday that these lovely blooms are in the perfect spot for me to enjoy. I also thank Him for these nice "surprises" He gives us---just when we need them! ~ The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handiwork.  Psalm 19:1


Susan Marlene Kinney said...

Greetings CatMom!! I've been contemplating taking a snapshot of my empty flower pots for my blog post. Unappealing, absolutely. I've got the brown thum instead of the green. I didn't know we had this in common!! What a blessing that God blessings reign on sprouthing seeds we never knew we had a hand in planting! :0 Blessings and hugs from the wilds of WI!!

CatMom said...

Thanks for stopping by, sweet Susan. Sending hugs from Georgia!