Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sunflowers by the Sheyenne

Hello Sunflower! 
 If I could have any crop flourish in GriggsDakota, 
I would choose lavender. 
But sunflowers are a close second. 
 The scent of a sunflower is earthy and rich.
It does not carry the sweetness of lavender and so it suits us, in a way. It takes an earthy rugged flower to decorate this land. 
No fragile flower for the plains as the sun is racing to the horizon.
These are confectionary sunflowers. 
The seeds in this head will be left to mature until each shell is filled with a seed. 
 They might be shelled, salted, and roasted or whipped into sun butter.
For this evening they are free to wave at the camera or dance in the breeze. 
Some sunflowers looked tired of holding their heads high. 
Most had turned to face the rising sun. 
Those with lighter heads will follow the sun across the sky, then turn back to the east as the sun sets. More mature heads face the sunrise without turning as the sun passes overhead.
Like soldiers facing the dawn in GriggsDakota.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could see a whole field of sunflowers, but this is the next best thing. Thanks for sharing these photos!