|Richard took most of these photos, but I took this one!|
|Outstanding in my field! (Totally stole this from a birthday card, I have no shame.)|
Leonardo de Pisa, usually known as Fibonacci might come to mind when you see the head of a sunflower. See the way the seeds are in a spiral? Fibonacci did, you may read about him just here. And maybe it is just me, but all of nature amazes me! Look at the seeds on this sunflower, they are perfectly positioned to perfectly maximize the space. (God made, not man made!)
Now, I wish I could have gotten a photo of my Dad posing with his sunflowers but he was taking a nap when we were taking photos. He had been very busy canning! Just today, he told me he had canned the following: 5 quarts of October beans, 7 quarts of peaches, 3 quarts of pickled okra along with 4 pints of pickled okra! (Have to use the smaller jars sometimes!) Earlier in the week, he had canned 21 quarts of green beans! (He put some October beans in with his green beans.) He also canned jars of vegetable soup....but I am sorry, I forgot to write down how many jars he told me but I think it was 15 or so. This is very hard work! All the cleaning and chopping of the vegetables and then, the canning procedure...very hot work in such hot weather!
They still show the old TV show HEE-HAW and my Dad loves to watch this even though he must have seen all the episodes. There is a segment on there where they say "Grandpa, what's for supper?" and Grandpa Jones replies with a wonderful list of Southern food and it always rhymes and it always sounds good! (You know my Dad is a great cook and can cook all these Southern favorites!) I have a clip of Grandpa Jones with his wife Ramona for you. Enjoy!