What’s happier and more summery than a sunflower?
I know! A sunflower with a bee! (If you click on the photo to make it larger, you can see him/her better.)
And the promise of a whole bunch more to come! I stumbled upon several sunflower plants in the alley a few houses down. Only a couple have bloomed already but there are plenty more buds. I think you’ll be seeing some more sunflowers here.
If it were not for Terry at Montana Outdoors, I would have kept thinking of these little yellow flowers that I photographed a couple of weeks ago in the desert as mini-sunflowers. As it turns out, they are really part of the sunflower family and are called western groundsels.
Don’t they make you happy just to look at them?
Happy Mother’s Day, happy weekend!