My mom commented a couple of years ago that it's weird to walk around outside here and see plants growing that she only knows as indoor tropical plants! Similarly, I get really excited when I see a plant growing outside here that also grows outside in Canada. I've seen a few petunias and portulaca, for sure. Today I discovered large expanses of sunflowers growing in the far reaches of our compound, and that was really exciting! I'm going to have to wander back to the sunflower fields and see if it would be okay to stick my kids in there and take a few photos. The flowers are probably at the right height for my toddler right now!