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!