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Continuing on my “Things that Bring Joy” theme.  Here are somethings this year that brought me seasons of joy.  Three seasons to be exact. 

We planted two 10′ wide strips of sunflowers on each side of our driveway and watching these sunflowers through the year has been a great source of joy. 

In the summer they are bright, cheery faces that greet me every time we drive by.

In the fall, they feed hundreds of goldfinches.  It was great fun to sit quietly near the fading flowers to watch the goldfinches pop in to feast on the seeds.

And most recently, in the winter, the dried but still standing sunflower stocks and flowers provide an interesting contract in the snowy landscape. 

I can’t wait to see them again next summer.