Remember my post about our first sunflower blooming? Well, some critter snatched it a few weeks ago (see the chewed off stub at the left of the pic). We found a petal trail to the nearby tree. I was pretty sad, but our sunflower sprouted a baby sunflower, and our other two sunflowers are taller and almost ready to bloom. All is well in the world.
We also just got back from an adventure to the NW. We drove along I-505 to get up North and enjoyed seeing the fields and fields of sunflowers. I wouldn't recommend going out of your way for it, but it was nice scenery since we were going on it anyways. Much of CA along/near I-5 is a drag, and sunflowers make me happy.