Recently I felt the gloom descend as I returned from the beach to head back up to Maleny where the temperature was dropping and everything was draped in drissly rainy cloud ……..ho hum
Spirits lifted however when later that day out shopping at my local supermarket I spied one single sunflower plant ridiculously priced looking very cute and lovely and which I instantly felt was meant for me and proudly carried home through the drissling rain clutching it to me like some magical talisman
I love the cheerful life affirming properties of Sunflowers having mentioned in another post how I reckon in their insouciant bright upturned cheery little dials they challenge you to feel gloomy
I found a spot for it in the kitchen and couldn’t make any sense of why it was priced so cheaply it looked so beautifully formed and just the right size for its pot .That is until the buds started breaking out into flower and then I saw why they might have marked it tdown
Unbelievably as the buds have opened up all the flowers on the plant appear as if they are growing out of seem to be growing out the back of the main flower ……very odd ……it looks like its own version of one of those many faced Hindu Goddess dolls radiating tiny little suns in a 360 degree configuration …..
Since a picture paints a thousand words here it is a few shots of my ‘mutant sunflower’ ….just as lovely though for all its apparent imperfection