exploring our amazing natural spaces

Archive for August, 2012

High as a elephant’s eye

It’s called a Russian Mammoth sunflower and according to the seed pack has the potential to grow 8-12 feet tall.  Ours sprouted to about ten feet, grew big flower heads the size of a hubcap and then flopped over from the weight of the developing sunflower seeds.

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Low flyers

Low to no wind on National Night Out brought a nice surprise as low flying balloons cruised a few hundred feet above our neighborhood gathering.