5/30/09

A Tribute to Helianthus annuus


I am a little behind. IEG gave us this sibling assignment last week, and I didn't get it done. It is:

" A Tribute to a Favorite Flower" using words and/or pictures.

One of my favorite flowers, and the one I am going to pay tribute to today is the Sunflower.

How can you not help but smile when you see a sunflower?

I am planting some sunflower seeds in the garden today, and hope they grow and bloom. I'll try various locations, and hope I have good luck.

Here are all my packets of sunflower seeds to plant today.



Sunflowers touch our lives in many ways. Who doesn't remember sucking on sunflower seeds, and spitting the shells on the ground while watching a baseball game in the summer? I kind of got hooked on them during track season this past spring.

We put out sunflower seeds to feed the birds that use our bird feeders in our yard.

Helen Keller even had something to say about this wonderful flower:

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do." by Helen Keller

William Blake penned a poem about this cheery flower:

Ah Sunflower

Ah Sunflower, weary of time,

Who countest the steps of the sun;

Seeking after that sweet golden clime

Where the traveler's journey is done;



Where the Youth pined away with desire,

And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,

Arise from their graves, and aspire

Where my Sunflower wishes to go!


I'm looking forward to summer, and these cheery flowers blooming throughout my flower garden.

3 comments:

MarmiteToasty said...

How can anyone not love sunflowers.. we planted many in pots and only a few days ago planted them out in the garden, I swear they have doubled in size already lol

x

inlandempiregirl said...

Good choice! The Autumn Beauty mix is my favorite combination of colors. The thing I love also is how they reseed and then you have repeat performances the next year!

Cedar Street Kid said...

Anything with sun is always welcome. It indeed makes us smile.