The blooms have just emerged on two of our mammoth sunflowers. Less than four months ago, they were seeds smaller than the nail on my pinkie. I'm about 6'3", so you have a point of reference for just how utterly gargantuan these things are. These plants belong to the variety that produce edible seeds, and while we only have four that survived, they are quite stunning.
I'm sure there's a lesson about writing or patience or life in general in there somewhere...I'm too busy to think about it right now.