Everyday Adventures, Soul Searching

Sometimes You’ve Got to Plant a Few Seeds

A couple of months ago, the little man and I planted some sunflower seeds as a springtime project.  And with my brown thumb, I had every expectation that those little seeds we pushed into the compost would never see the light of day.  Their little clay pots got stuffed inside our shed where they did at least have a bit of shelter and sun.

I’d all but forgotten about them and then one day stepped into the shed to break out the lawnmower and to my great surprise, those things had sprouted like wildfire.  They quickly outgrew their tiny clay pots and we moved them into a big pot, one I felt sure they’d have plenty of breathing space in.

And they did.  Until now.  Now they are taller than my child and propped up with sticks trying desperately not to fall over.  They beg for a new even bigger pot and maybe even a small tree branch to keep them upright. Now we’re just wondering if any flowers will ever materialize.  If only it would stop raining and they could actually get, well, some sun.  I assume sunflowers like that.

All this interestingness sprouted from just a few tiny seeds.

Makes you wonder what we’re all capable of growing if we just take the time to sow a few seeds.

This post is part of a weekly photography challenge I’ve been doing (well, most weeks…) 52 Photos.
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12 Comments

  • Reply Mom July 19, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    How about actually planting them in the ground?

    • Reply katherine July 19, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      Ha! I guess that would be the obvious solution…

  • Reply Gerri July 20, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Magnificent Polaroid shots!!

    • Reply katherine July 28, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      Thanks Gerri! I did have to cheat as I’d run out of film and the last shot is a DSLR. Loving the pola though.

  • Reply michelle gd July 20, 2012 at 2:13 am

    plants growing from little bitty seeds never fails to amaze me. it’s magic, isn’t it?!

    • Reply katherine July 28, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      I know! It might even motivate me to plant more stuff next summer.

  • Reply Linda W July 20, 2012 at 4:49 am

    My son used to love planting seeds and watching them grow. He ended up with a bachelor’s degree in botany! Nice series of photos!

    • Reply katherine July 28, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      Wow! See that’s why it’s so important to give kids such a variety of experiences. You just never know where it will lead.

  • Reply Misty July 20, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I am happy to have found your blog through 52 photos and am going to follow you on Twitter/IG so I can see more of your photos.

    • Reply katherine July 28, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      Aren’t you just loving 52 photos? I’d fallen off the wagon for a couple weeks but hopefully I’m back on!

  • Reply kat {pipkin hollow} July 25, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Gorgeous images! I especially love the sprouts in the tiny clay pots. Amazing what a few tiny seeds can do …

    • Reply katherine July 28, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      Thanks Kat. I still can’t believe these things sprouted. The little man had even pushed about 5 or 6 seeds into each of those tiny pots. It was definitely a miracle they came to life.

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