There was a contest for the largest sunflower. I was quite impeased as they were all HUGE!
The blue ribbon winner as seen above was about double the size of a serving platter.
Even though they are plants they looked like some underbelly of a great beast all dried from the sun. Strange and alien looking.
I remember having sunflowers around the front porch at my house buy I doubt any of ours were medal winners. Sunflowers are such a happy flower to have outdoors. Maybe next year I will get my flowers starts earlier and they will actually grow.