Today on Sunday Stills the topic is ‘Emerging’.

I’m not much of a gardener, but I planted some sunflower seeds a few weeks ago in little pots. Ten emerged and it looks as though five have survived the transplant to a spot in our front garden alongside our garage wall. Round about August time there is a competition in our village for the tallest sunflower, and maybe, you never know, one of these babies might win…

The second picture is the view of the garden from our front door of emerging magnolia flowers and pink buds on our 40 year old tamarisk. Leaves on the tree in the field opposite our house (in the background) have also emerged to greet the spring. That’s my seat in the shade next to the tamarisk where I read my Kindle or just sit and do absolutely nothing.