I walked into Kroger the other day and spied sunflowers in the sale bucket. I decided to treat myself.
When I lived in Germany I often walked down to the marktplatz to buy fresh flowers, especially sunflowers. My little flower shop would take your selections and wrap them in the most beautiful paper and tie them raffia. 5 marks. Those were the days before the Euro. That generally translated to about $2.50 back then.
And the price tag at Kroger- $2.50. Marked down from more than I usually spend on flowers, or anything for that matter.
Here are those flowers still smiling at me- 2 weeks later.
Photograph taken just yesterday.