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The Giant Sunflowers of Horton Avenue

Dear Kay,
If you were in Nashville, I would drive you down Music Row to Horton Avenue so you could see what I see every morning on the way to the fellas’ school.
A long row of sunflowers.
At least ten feet tall when their posture is good.
So heavy headed, they look sleepy.
Such a sight to see, every day.




  1. Ah, I wish I could grow even a 3-foot sunflower before the squirrels get in and eat them. Maybe next year I will plant so many that some will escape… Delightful!

  2. I am so glad you guys are back in the swing of posting — I’ve missed this blog!

  3. Awesome!

  4. Marvelous. I missed planting them this year because it was too cold and wet. Are you going to the Knit Girllls SSK?

  5. Love them!

  6. Awesome post. You are one most excellent lax-mom, Mama Shayne.

  7. I love your close up of the sunflower at the end. It’s a great reminder that they are not really one flower, but tons of flowers.

  8. Thank you! This really brightened my day ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Fibonacci lives!!!! thank you.

  10. Hope someone is planning to harvest those sunflower seeds. Here in Maryland…50 lbs of BOSS (Black Oil Sunflower Seeds) are selling for a whopping $30. They used to cost about $9.00 back in 2000.

  11. Beautiful!
    I watched Singing Revolution the other night on PBS and thought of you. Thanks for telling us about it. I never would have stopped to watch it if I hadn’t heard of before.

  12. On 96 btwn 100 and the Natchez Trace bridge, a couple of teen boys didn’t want to mow for the summer. They grew at least an acre of sunflowers (which are now dried and for sale.) They were stunning!

  13. oh what a beautiful morning
    oh what a beautiful day
    i have the beautiful feeling every thing
    is going my way bon jour

  14. I can’t really grow sunflowers where I live so they always bring back memories of lazy summer days visiting my aunt. She grows a small forest of them every year. Definitely a wonderful commuting landmark.

  15. They grew some like that in our park last year — they were amazing. Looks like sunshine even on a cloudy day!

  16. Like a row of stately maids in green gowns. Very lovely photos.


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