Today started looking up when I stepped outside this morning and saw sunshine growing in a pot by the front door:
Also, a tiny, perfect red rose that was a tightly closed bud yesterday:
I'm really taken by the sunflowers, they're called 'Little Leo' and they're a dwarf variety. What I didn't expect is that the flowers aren't much smaller than the ones on giant ones and each stalk has three or four flowers growing on it. The miniature rose plant was just a pound from Ikea in February - a worthy investment!