The sunflower in the front yard has not bloomed.  I’m very surprised.  The stalk is tall and thick, the almost-flowering green starburst is quite large and looks healthy.  But no petals have been revealed and the center is still dark green.

The season is getting late, the nights cool and the sun less direct, so I’m beginning to think that the flower might not bloom at all.  That would be a bummer.  We have both been so excited to see this flower standing bright and proud in our front yard.

Or maybe, just like Lu, it is waiting for the exact right day to reveal its beauty to the world.