Under the bird feeders in the backyard (we have some on the side, too)…we noticed a bunch of sprouts sticking up from the ground early June. Quickly to realize these were volunteer sunflowers from the bird feeders that have been scattered by our foraging feather friends, he mowed around them and what a Gift!!! I know folks who deliberately plant them that have trouble…and look what God did on his own!
So let me share with you my 100-plus sunflowers with you…and may it brighten your day!
Of course, they are swarming with pollen pleasure junkies..especially bumblebees…but they almost seem grateful and are so not bothersome.
But the glow that comes from the backlight off the petals is amazing!
And they are so bright that I had to mute the colors in a lot of these photos!
This one is a pretty new bloom…you can tell by the inner circle of the center being so tight and there are a few beads of moisture on them.
And then I looked at the glory of just the petals…fascinating! Crazed with the love of light!
I found my camera would not stop clicking…and time became meaningless as I was so enchanted by these golden glories.
But with so many outside, I had to cut a few and bring their splendor to the living room. The bees did not seem to mind and the flowers seem to feel privileged to have this place of honor.
This, by far was my favorite quote:
Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. Such a lesson in life…
– Helen Mirren, from The Calendar Girls
So look for the Light today…He’s there…you’ll see!