Here comes the sun

The News (New Glasgow) - - PICTOU COUNTY -

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.

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