Life is interconnected and so are the topics on this blog. It might be cooking and gardening one day, yoga the next, knitting and sewing, or hiking and then bird watching followed by recycling or composting. They are the parts that bring humble joy to my life of voluntary simplicity in Montana.
A sunflower has been growing under my bird feeder, no doubt due to the birds quite messy eating habits. I swear sometimes they just throw it all over on purpose! Messy, messy birds. Oh well, at least I got a flower out of all the mess. Actually I got two flowers.
The first and larger of the two opened while I was away at family reunion and is by now starting to look a little sad. The flower head is heavy and sagging down with seeds making it appear the the little flower is pouting. Half the lovely petals have fallen.
So it was just in time that the second opened to show off its lovely self.
Yellow is such a happy color. They really brighten up the feeder area which really isn't much to look at when there aren't birds at it! And hey, a free flower that I didn't have to plant or tend?! Works for me.