Paul and Sandy Szewc with their 12ft sunflowers (1984) taken 40 years apart. See SWNS story SWSMsunflower; A couple has proved their love is still blooming 40 years on by recreating a photo they took when they first got together posing alongside a 12ft sunflower. Paul Szewc, 61, and his wife, Sandy, also 61, met in 1982 when Sandy asked Paul to dance in a bar. The green-fingered duo posed up beside a 12ft sunflower Paul had grown in his mum's garden back in September 1984. But 38 years later, the gardening enthusiasts were delighted when they grew another whopper and recreated the photo they took when they first got together. Paul, a furniture maker, from Guelph, Ontario, Canada, said: "One of our sunflowers just so happened to shoot up again."