i've been watching this sunflower grow in the alley behind the house in town. it sprouted from the discarded seeds the neighbor sets out on the bird feeder on the garage roof. the first picture is from yesterday. the second is from today. the third is just me playing around with my freebie Picasa editing software.
below the sunflowers are flowers from the yard, just weeds as far as i know. i can't identify them because my Montana flower book is packed away already. these were all lovely surprises this year, along with the lilacs and roses that didn't last very long.