I love sunflowers! In all the horticultural family they have their own colour, confidence and a unique beauty.
When planted in the right soil and with sufficient water they will thrive almost anywhere.
Young flowers due to a process called ‘heliotropin’ can turn their heads to face the direction of the sun from dawn to sunset.
Adult plants position their faces towards the East to have as much sunlight as necessary for bees to pollinate.
I read this story last week and share it for your interest.
A family were travelling down a country road when the small child in the back called out ‘Daddy, Daddy! all the flowers in that field are looking at me. They keep looking at me. ‘
His father stopped the car and looked at the flowers. Indeed at least a hundred small sunflowers had heads turned, looking in their direction. Dad had to explain they were turning towards the sun which was behind as they stood on the roadway. The setting sun was sinking behind the western horizon.
The Father’s comment was……….
My Mother taught me when I was little that to have a wonderful life the secret was to be ‘rooted’ anchored in the good soil of Word, Repentance, Forgiveness, and then all the days of your life keep your eyes on the SON of God and follow HIM.
Yes, I love sunflowers but I also gain inspiration from their growth cycle.
Blessings! and Peace!
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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Faye! I love 🌻 sunflowers too!! Hugs to you for the beautiful story as now I love them EVEN MORE!!!