Field of sunflowers

One of the fields near our house is growing a crop of sunflowers this year.  Immature sunflower buds turn their heads during the day to track the motion of the sun (heliotropism).  Generally, by the time they mature and their heads become heavier, they face the east in order to catch heat from the early morning light.  The majority of the sunflowers in this field are facing east, but there are still a few that appear to be “looking around”.

“Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it.  And that’s such an admirable thing.  And such a lesson in life.”  ~Helen Mirren

10 thoughts on “Field of sunflowers

  1. Lovely photos of a wonderful flower. So happy and when fall comes and the birds are at the feeders, they give again. Very rural to see a row or field of sunflowers.

  2. Love this post and really loved the Helen Mirren quote to go with it! Thanks for sharing! I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s post is about sunflowers in case you have time to look? Sunny greetings, Sam 🙂

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