Oldies but goodies - Sunflowers

On Monday I told you about my sad experience with cacti. Today I'll share another experience with you, this time about sunflowers.
I have to start with a visit on a farm when I was a kid, though. I'm not sure why we went there, my friend, her family, and I, but I remember the little pigs and how the farmer's wife gave me some daisies to plant at home. Believe it or not, they actually lived for a while. We didn't have a garden at home, only a strip of soil along the driveway, and my Mom said I could use one corner.
After the daisies were gone, I hadn't lost my gardening motivation yet and planted some sunflowers. The first ones were about three feet high. I used their seeds to grow new ones, completely ignorant about their needs. The last generation were dwarfs, but I loved them because they were mine. So when a friend of my little brother's pulled them out, I really showed him. Verbally. He started crying. Don't judge me, I had to suffer quite a bit from that bunch, and to be honest, the kid was a bit of a crybaby back then (which he confirmed many years later when we happened to meet on a train).

These sunflowers from this week's Jewelry Artisans Community Oldies but Goodies Challenge are beautiful enough to give you back that summer feeling if you are headed into fall like we are here.

1 Jewelry Art by Dawn
2 MC Stoneworks
3 Salara Jewelry
4 RioRita
5 Cat's Wire
6 Violetmoon's Corner


  1. Cat, beautiful, all of them! I don't have any sunflower jewelry to show off, but I do have a sunflower story for you as well! My brother and I "stole" a sunflower seed each and planted them in my mother's plant beds. They grew and grew and grew until they were nearly 8 feet (2.7m) tall! We thought we were so naughty and sneaky at about 7 and 8 years old! They were the tallest sunflowers that ever grew in our yard to this day. Stuff of legends. So whenever I see one, it always brings a smile to my face!

    1. Seems you and your brother had much greener thumbs than me! :-D

  2. How lovely!

    Sunflowers always mark the beginning of the end of summer for me as they are in full bloom about the time I start to see hints that fall is approaching. Big, bold, cheerful and with lots of color they are a great way to say "goodbye" to summer and "hello" to autumn.