Today, I am thankful for sunflowers.
My favorite Tour de France images show the peloton riding along a sunflower-lined road.
So, with the 2008 race in full swing, I'm not surprised that my garden's crop decided to bloom a month early.
Wear familiar colors.
Sturdy green stalks
Support sun kissed blossoms,
Rich rust centers
Framed by bright yellow petals.
These early birds
Are two feet shorter
Than their August siblings,
But just as happy to see me.
For this blessing, I am grateful.