A volunteer sunflower is towering over my front garden this summer. It just opened up into a big beautiful bloom a few days ago. The ones I plant never do as well as this one. I don't know if this one sprung from a rogue seed from the compost, or if it was brought over by an adventurous bunny rabbit or bird from the elementary school garden up the road...but I don't care. It's finally blooming, and seeing those bright yellow blooms cheers me up a little bit when I'm feeling blue. It's like this flower is grasping on to the last threads of summer. Like me.