Sunflower and Sharon in bloom

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 July 2013 at 12:00 am

About two months ago my 7-year-old daughter planted sunflower seeds in a small patch of dirt by our house in the village of Albion. I was dubious the plants would grow. I figured they would need more space.

The sunflowers have flourished, towering 7 or 8 feet high. This morning they are in bloom.

A few feet away in the front stands a Rose of Sharon that is also is full glory.