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Sunflowers And Sun Welcomed The Work Week



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Following a few days sun and lowered humidity, it seems Mother Nature has decided to return to her rainy, gloomy, humid self.The Newtown Bee for details), Ms Hicks couldn't help but be impressed by some of the sunflowers welcoming anyone in the vicinity.[naviga:img class="aligncenter wp-image-332460" src="https://newtownbee.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/SH_Victory-Garden-towering-sunflower-WATERMARKED.jpg" alt="SH_Victory Garden towering sunflower WATERMARKED" width="800" height="854" /]One sunflower plant was towering over the first row just inside the Victory Garden at Fairfield Hills early Monday morning. Plants of all shapes, sizes and colors are coming into bloom and being harvested at the garden, whose bounty helps fill the shelves at FAITH Food Pantry and the Salvation Army Food Pantry at Newtown Social Services.

Fortunately, Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks captured a few reminders of the sun when she visited the Victory Garden earlier this week. While catching up with The Garden Club of Garden for a separate story (see this week's print edition of

In the first row just inside the garden's entry, a pair of the popular, sunny flowers demanded attention.

Nearby, small butterflies and bees were also enjoying the weather. Pollinating everything they found, the small animals were enjoying the weather as much as the men, women, and even some dogs who were walking the campus that morning.

-Bee Photos, Hicks

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Further into the same row, another sunflower was soaking up the sun on Monday.

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A bumblebee was among a large group of pollinators hard at work on Monday inside The Victory Garden at Fairfield Hills.

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