Well, it has been a bad year for gardening and growing flowers – due to storm after storm. I planted several types of sunflowers for the birds and butterflies this year. The storm Barry that roared through New Orleans and headed straight through Arkansas caused flooding and wind damage. The red sunflowers, which turned out to be every color – all went down in the wind last night. Discouragement is not worth my time – I just think – Oh well, a few sunflowers are nothing compared to those who lost their homes or their business.