Thursday, May 19, 2016

Someone At The Door

The doorbell rang.  When I answered, it was the florist delivering a bouquet of Sunflowers, and the card was signed Darla.  She is my best friend, and we've been friends for about 41 years.

They looked like young blooms, as they didn't have the dark center that is usually seen on Sunflowers.

I love the glass jar they came in, and maybe I can use it again for Jess' shower.

People often asked us if we were twins back in the day.

(we were cracking up at the person taking the picture).
Here are some fun facts about the Sunflower:
*Sunflowers are one of the fastest growing plants.
*Sunflower seeds are rich in oil, which they store
  as a source of energy and food.
*Sunflower plants can be from 3 to 18 feet tall.
*There are more than sixty different kinds of
  Sunflowers in the U.S.
*There is only one flower on each Sunflower

*The State flower of Kansas is the Sunflower.
*One Sunflower can have up to 2,000 seeds.

A friend is one who
overlooks your broken fence
and admires the flowers
in your garden.

It was a nice surprise getting these flowers delivered at my door, and I will enjoy them for as long as they let me.  : )



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful surprise and beautiful friendship! Enjoy your day! You get to celebrate again today! Hugs, Diane

Rozen en vlinders said...

Very nice the flowers and yes, look like sisters...

Blogoratti said...

Really beautiful and warm Birthday wishes to you!

Susie said...

Sheri, You ladies are beautiful.. I love the bouquet of pretty flowers. Here a tidbit...a field of sunflower will turn their head to face the sun....or so I am told. I have not seen but one field of sunflowers in our area, ever. Blessings, love you, xoxo, Susie

a writing place said...

And most of all, sunflowers are pretty!!!! :-)

And so are the two of you.

This is a real friend. How lucky you are, to have her. And her, you, I'm sure.


The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Surprises from a forever friend are so special, Sheri. I love the cheerful sunflower. What a nice photo of you and your friend--just lovely. Enjoy your beautiful flowers. ♥

It's me said...

Wowwww They are beautiful two look the Same !!!....happy week love Ria x

Terra Hangen said...

Your friend knows what will make you smile. Sunflowers are a happy flower.

Karen said...

What a nice surprise. Sunflowers remind me of the 2 years I spent in Kansas City. They make me smile!

Dewena said...

That was a lovely thing to do and certainly reveals her fondness for you, Sheri. They are some of my favorite too. Enjoy them and the beautiful friendship with your Darla!

Attic Clutter said...

Oh Sheri..
love it. look so cute with your dear friend..
love the sunflowers!!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a wonderful surprise and the sunflowers are beautiful.
Yes, you and your friend do look a lot alike.

I have many sunflowers blooming, compliments from the birds.

Have a great weekend.


LoveT. said...

Lovely Post, what a wonderful Surprise!
The Photo with Darla looks gorgeous :)


20 North Ora said...

Sheri - Gorgeous flowers from a wonderful friend! Enjoy!


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Sheri, what a lovely photo of you and your dear friend! And the sunflowers, wow! They are such a happy flower.. That was so thoughtful of her.

You spotted a hummingbird also today? Are they the sweetest? I could not believe he just sat there..

Have been trying to get the rest of the planting done out in the garden before the real heat hits..
Enjoy your weekend, dear friend

Carla from The River said...

I love sunflowers. I have a sunflower kitchen. :-)
I love the bouquet. :-) It gives me ideas for my fresh cut flowers.
Happy Birthday week,

Susan said...

Oh Sheri. I missed your birthday! It's been crazy busy and I've just been swamped. But I hope it was a joyous occasion and that you will celebrate every single day of your birthday month. Yes, every single day.

I, for one, am so very happy you were born. You are a light in the world and how wonderful is that?

Your sunflowers are to be cherished, as well as your dear friend, Darla.

May your new year of life be filled with many memorable and happy occaions, Sheri. Susan

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

How beautiful the sunflowers are and such a lovely photo of you and your friend.
Long lasting friendship is a true joy and very precious.
Happy weekend dear friend


You two do look like twins. The flowers were sweet. A wonderful gift from your long-time friend. I LOVE SUNFLOWERS too. Enjoy every bloom. (You're right...We are kindred spirits, you and I. Besides birthdays in May. My best friend and I have known each other for 36 going on 37 years.)

Patricia said...

I lifelong friend is a cherished gift indeed Sheri. You look lovely together - very like twins! Sunflowers are eternally bright and cheerful, and a wonderful symbol of friendship. xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU can enjoy them for much longer than you think. I dried several last year in the sun, and Sheri, they were almost PRETTIER as dried flowers. Oh how I love these, and I've never seen these kind with the light center! How wonderful it is to have a friend who would send you flowers....

Jeanie said...

Sunflowers are a favorite of mine! Oh, I think you will smile whenever you look at them. What a good friend!

Stephanie said...

Awww... what a precious friend you have, dear Sheri. You and Darla are simply beautiful and indeed, the two of you look like you could be sisters {{smiles}}

Have a joyous weekend! Love and hugs!

Shilpa Chandrasekheran said...

Lovely . I loved the flower the yellow !

Lowcarb team member said...

Love the photo of the two of you ...
Also love all your yellow flowers - yellow is such a cheerful colour.

Happy weekend wishes

All the best Jan

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Happy belated birthday!! And I love those smiling faces :)

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Beautiful, that was so sweet of her. Love the picture of the two of you, and you do look like you could be sisters …
Happy Weekend Sheri!

Holly said...

Oh what a lovely sunny surprise. Your friend and you do look like sisters. I have 4 sunflowers slowly growing in the backyard in pots, I do hope they grow full term so I can enjoy seeds and try my hand at sunflower oil and such.

Jody and Stan said...

Sheri, What a wonderful friend to send you such gorgeous sunflowers! The photo of you two is priceless!
I love sunflowers too 🌻

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Afternoon my Sunflower sister!
This is so fun to read especially since I have a small crop of them growing in my garden.
Mine do happen to be 3 ft tall, with only only bloom!
I sure do wish that I had planted more, as they grow fast and furious and then poof they are done!
I hope your pretty bouquet is lasting well:)
Happy Sunflower day!

Shirley Wright said...

What a beautiful gift! Next to roses, Sunflowers are my favorite flower..they are always smiling...and make me smile!

Anonymous said...

This is precious, Sheri. What a great idea. I've had the same best friend for almost 20 years, and I think I'll send her some flowers too.
LOVE that picture.