Storms A’Blowin The Grandkids Sunflower House

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In the midst of the hot summer, our Sandwich Generation family was treated to two days of deliciously cooling rain storms, along with some rather rowdy wind the second day. It reminded me of the Southern California "Santa Ana" winds from my days of yore – only cooler. πŸ™‚ 

My senior mom and I thought it might be the end of the Sunflower House gardening activities for grandparents and their grandchildren at our house, as it was really blowing HARD for a few minutes. I ran out to snap some shots…

The Sunflower House took a big windstorm and came thru it fairly well

…And these weren't even as far over as they went during the storm!  It was quite exhilarating!!! AND intriguing to see how sturdy the giant Mammoth Sunflower can be!

Looking for how to grow big sunflowers - plant Mammoth Sunflower Seeds

Along with all the other varieties! Even my "autumnal" colored Sunflowers held up quite nicely.

And as the wind was dying down, the Sunflower House was still standing strong! Sweet!

Love that the flowers in the Sunflower House activities for grandparents and their grandchildren bloom at different times

All in all, a very fun and COOL (in more ways than one πŸ™‚ ) summer day! And, it made me think of AUTUMN (my favorite season, can you tell?). I'm already enjoying thoughts of fun fall activities for our grand kids making scarecrows, and thinking of ways The Sunflower House could "join" in the fun! And, of course, writing all about it here at SandwichINK!   πŸ™‚ 

By the way, you should have seen the "wind-surfing" bee on the sunflowers. In fact, you can, over at SandwichINK Real Estate Info.  πŸ™‚

And, for more interesting photos along with some great tips on how to make good use of your easy to use digital camera to capture special family and garden memories, be sure to pop over to Sweet Shot Tuesday

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