I love sunflowers, and not just because I live in the Sunflower State. I think they very cheerful and optimistic. I try to grow them every year, but the wildlife at Casa A/A always digs up my seeds. I find that depressing, since I often see full-grown sunflower plants growing out of cracks in the highways.
There's a field next to my office that is full of blooming sunflowers now, so I just pulled over and cut a few. (Yes, I keep a pair of scissors in my car. And usually a spare tiara, because you just never know.)
While they're in season, I'll probably help myself to a few more dozen. Can't beat the price.