19 Apr 2011

The volunteer sunflower

For Christmas 2009, my husband and I decided to give each other a very fancy bird feeding station to try to attract our feathered friends to our 10th floor balcony. Needless to say, it was a dismal failure. Even the common house sparrow had more sense than to fly up 10 stories to find food. All that succeeded in happening was a big mess from the wind blowing the seed out of the feeders and onto the patio.

In the summer of 2010, we decided to build a patio garden. Of course, filling up all those containers involves mess and cleanup and somehow or other, seed from the bird feeder must have made it's way into the containers.

And so, amazingly enough, and before the idea of building the SunflowerSisters.ca website was even conceived, a real sunflower sprung up all by itself in one of the containers on our patio. It had several sisters in other containers which also did well.

The SunflowerSisters.ca logo is a genuine photograph which I took of the first and most beautiful volunteer sunflower grown in our patio container.

Deepak Chopra would refer to this chain of events as "synchronicity"...the connection of coincidences, events, themes and images... very appropriate indeed!

Dr. Deepak Chopra's book on the subject of synchronicity is "The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire:Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence"

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