Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall Sunflowers

I go through ebbs and flows with having indoor flowers, but I will throw down at the farmer's market Trader Joe's for the last bouquet of sunflowers. I don't know if it is because my dad used to grow them for me when I was a kid or it is because I successfully grew my own once from seeds, but I'm completely smitten with sunflowers. 

I'm probably partial to sunflowers because even though they spend all summer chasing the sun they are the unspoken official flower of fall. And I've made it abundantly clear that I love fall.

I do not, however, love 86 degree days and drowning humidity in October. Since Mother Nature wasn't cooperating outside I needed to bring a bit of fall inside. A few faux pumpkins (real ones are coming in next weekend!) and a fresh bouquet of sunflowers did the trick. 

Although even in this brutal heat wave there are a few signs of fall outside. Looks like I'm going to have to break out the gloves here soon and rack up some leaves. 

Anyone else a sunflower fan? I just don't know what it is about those flowers, but I love them. 


  1. Lol, I'm an aspirational Farmer's Market-goer too. I typically end up getting flowers (on rare occasions) from Trader, too!

  2. There's just something about good flowers! Fake flowers are a nice substitute, but the real thing is alway sjust a little bit better :)

  3. I love sunflowers so much! they really just make the whole day better. I just look at them and they make me happy!

  4. I love buying flowers and plants for my home in fall colours! And your sunflowers are perfect fall colours :)
    Suzanne from written by suzanne

  5. Sunflowers always make me happy. They are one of my favorite flowers.
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