My sunflowers are GROWING and growing! Look how tall they are! And, I also have California poppies and African daisies sprouting and growing out front. This area gets full sun and is right up against our front fence. Out back, the sweet peas are growing up our chain link fence. I also planted some other seeds there and they are coming up. I constantly have to weed this area as many weeds are enjoying the water and fertilizer! HA! The neighborhood scrub blue jay is still around. I saw him out front yesterday morning (I feed the birds out there...) AND I saw a mountain woodpecker! That's two mountain birds down here in our desert! I know it was a mountain woodpecker because I've seen them up in our local mountains! What is going on? Have a safe, happy, and enjoyable NEW YEAR!