I took this picture the other day, before all the rains, to show how large my backyard sunflowers have grown.

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Turns out I should have waited because now they are even taller and there are more of them. There is a wall of sunflowers basically cutting my yard into segmented little rooms.

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There is also a steady flow of various bees nabbing nectar from the sunflowers, rosemary, and lavender. It is not quite living in the country… but it is getting pretty hard to see the other houses and the sights I do see, sure don’t look very metropolitan.