Unexpected Surprises

While working in my yard yesterday, I came across two very unexpected sweet surprises. The first was this sunflower that seriously just popped out of nowhere.

I hastily admit that we have an unkempt area by our trash cans that desperately needs some TLC. It is mostly a bed of dirt with some weeds and out of this mess this beautiful, single sunflower has revealed itself. We do not have any sunflowers anywhere on our property so how this just developed, I will never know but I love it.

My second surprise was when I looked down and saw this heart-shaped rock staring right at me sending me all its love.

Funny how such simple things can make you feel so good. I hope your Sunday holds many sweet surprises for you. Enjoy!


33 thoughts on “Unexpected Surprises

  1. How pretty!! And finding a heart rock must be a good sign.

    I snapped some pics of a few bugs with my macro lens. Seriously? Highlight of my day. It’s the little things. πŸ™‚

  2. Your sunflower was most likely from bird poop. That how a lot of vegetation gets around. Maybe the bird was like a Woody Allen’s long guilt ridden rant was concluded. Poor bird…beautiful gift though. You are lucky.

  3. Or, from a squirrel! We had a squirrel invade our garage last fall and get into the stored birdseed. This spring when I pulled out the garden soil to work on replantings, I found he had “stored” some sunflower seeds in the bag and they were sprouting. I decided to plant them and now have a half dozen sunflowers growing. Usually, I don’t encourage squirrels around my garden, but this year he has a bye since he contributed to our flower collection!

  4. Could you pass on the unexpected Sunflower Surprise please? I love sunflowers. πŸ˜‰ Although my dog might try to eat it . Now that I think about it, he’d probably eat the rock too…

  5. The rock is beckoning and the sunflower is luring you. Time to attend to the trash can space. πŸ™‚ These are lovely photos, as always. Have you posted photos of your dogs? The German Shepherd was a very popular dog when I was a child in N.C., but I rarely see them here in Texas. They are gorgeous, loyal to a fault, and very smart. I have no idea why I don’t see them here. Maybe the heavy coat?

  6. Beautiful, Susan. With all the bird seed we go through I always expect to have a surprise sunflower, but it hasn’t happened yet. The heart shaped stone is certainly a rare find. πŸ˜€

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