I've had some good luck with Sunflowers this year. Between the ones we planted and the ones the birds planted they are popping up all over the place. I don't know that I ever fully appreciated them before like I do this year. I didn't realize just how popular they are with the honeybees either.
This is 'Mammoth', the ones I planted in this area didn't get as tall as the ones planted in the front yard. These are all at least 8 feet tall though.
As I was taking pictures I realized that the moon was right over the Sunflower, I thought it was really neat looking. Here the focus was on the flower.
In this picture I put the focus on the moon.
I couldn't figure out how to have the moon and Sunflower both show clearly in a picture, so I decided just to take a picture of the moon.
This very tall Sunflower is courtesy of the birds at the bird feeder. They are popping up everywhere. It's probably 8 or 9 feet tall which is impressive for a birdseed one, they usually only get a few feet tall.
There's something about the sun shining through the petals that just makes it even prettier to me.
The sun is making a return here this week along with some warmer weather and I just can't wait to get out in the garden again.