Hey ya’ll! I’m underwater at work so I’ll be back with more posts next week. However, I just had to share this one pic with you guys. Not the pics that I alluded to last week; those are still coming.
Every day on my way to work, I pass this row house in Baltimore. I’ve worked at the same place for over five years, so for a a few years, this home never caught my eye. Then, about a year ago, I noticed the front yard. On their teeny weeny piece of land, the owner had planted sunflowers. Not a few in a flower bed, or a couple at the curb for decoration. Nope. They are planted INSTEAD of grass. Well, maybe that’s a slightly misleading description. Let’s say that they are woven in with a few blades of grass.
Ummm, ok. Let that sink in. Now, imagine that they’ve been growing for YEARS. Now, can you imagine what this looks like? You can’t? No worries – I’ve got a crappy blackberry camera and I’ve not afraid to use it. When I drive by, I imagine small animals and toddler getting lost amongst the stalks.
Am I the only one that have never, ever seen sunflowers this big? Or better yet, never ever seen them this large in the front yard of an urban dwelling? Am I behind the cutting edge of hot landscaping ideas? Or maybe the homeowners just wanted a little sunshine in the midst of urban decay in an area that is far, far from being gentrified. Who knows, but damn if doesn’t make me chuckle every day.