Every year I marvel at my crop of sunflowers. Planted within minutes of each other and getting exactly the same amount of sun and water, each one develops very differently. Here's my first full bloom over to the left. Three other, taller flowers are almost ready but they didn't win the race.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: