Birth of a Sunflower
This volunteer sunflower appeared in one of my newly created flower beds, most likely from bird seed which found its way there. Insofar as I can remember, this is the first sunflower I have ever had on my property in the twenty years I've lived here, and I've watched the plant grow from seedling to about three and one-half feet tall. Now it's bearing this almost-ready-to-open flower.
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