Like a single sunbeam on a warm sunny day, there is an exuberance and brillance in a sunflower. They symbolize unwavering faith and unconditional love.
Bob and I spent a wonderful afternoon at Biltmore yesterday. It had rained and we had cooler temps. I took so many photos that I have divided this post into three. The sunflowers deserve their own post. I hope you enjoy this sunflower beauty.
No matter how many times I enter this gatehouse, I am filled with delight and expectation and it never disappoints. I have been patiently waiting on the sunflowers. Mother grew fields of them so they are part of my DNA.
Here I go……. out in the middle of the field!
Sunflowers are beautiful and happy flowers. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.” Helen Keller
I love to see their heads before they begin to open…such expectation….such beauty.
I want to be a sunflower so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight.
A young sunflower’s face follows the sun from sunrise to sunset every day and repeats the cycle until maturity.
Fields and fields of beautiful sunflowers and a corn field in the background, Mother always planted her sunflowers near her corn field.
As sunflowers reach maturity, they face East so they attract more pollinators.
We know sunflowers are inspirational plants, even to famous painters. Vincent Van Gogh loved sunflowers so much, he created a famous series of paintings, simply called ‘sunflowers’.
One happy face…..
A second happy face....
And, oh yes, a third happy face. See you tomorrow for more beauty…lots of hydrangeas.