Here comes the sun
Kathy Spears no longer works full time due to health issues, but stays busy by working as a water colour artist.
She has no shortage of inspiration this fall. Just outside her kitchen window peering in is a giant sunflower which she estimates is now around 14 feet tall along with several shorter ones.
“It’s almost like they’re saying ‘paint me,’” she said.
Spears bought the seeds from Seeds Halifax and planted them beside her New Glasgow home.
“It’s my first time planting sunflowers,” she said.
Following the advice of Charles Campbell from Bass River, she soaked the seeds before planting. She was amazed at how fast they grew with the help of a little Miracle Grow.
“I’m calling them Jack and the bean stock,” she said.
She believes the hotter than usual summer also helped.
Spears considers herself a spiritual person and said she feels like each time she looks out the window and sees the flowers it’s like her father is wishing her a good morning.
“They’re talking to me through my window,” she said.
She’s not the only one who has enjoyed the sight. She said she’s had people stop and take pictures who are amazed at the height of it.
Kathy Spears is getting a lot of enjoyment out of sunflowers that she planted beside her New Glasgow home this year. They grew tall enough that she can easily see them from her kitchen window.