Bent By Bearing

My one surviving sunflower. Sunflowers are one of my favorites - their size alone makes them fascinating. I wish I could get a whole group of them to crowd in one corner of my garden, but the rabbits must be jealous. These giants stand so straight, straight, then droop almost as soon as they finally bloom out. The bloom head is so heavy!

Bearing all that fruit will bend you over, for sure! Holding up all those kernels to feed the wild things - a worthwhile job. Can you, like me, see a womanliness in this tall thin plant. Don't the petals seem to be bright hair hanging down around a face?

If you really want to, you can still get a good look at her face. Just slide underneath and enjoy the view!


Postcards from Wildwood said...

Yes, the second shot does look just like a woman's face and hair! I love sunflowers too. Mine are a little more advanced than yours in their crone state! I'm hoping some of the seeds will stay in the ground and come up next year.

Rachel said...

Thanks so much for showing some pics of your sunflowers... I LOVE them too. Mine were so beautiful this year and I was so thrilled to see some honest-to-goodness honeybees on them too.

krissy said...

ooo. I love your title. It makes me think of so many things. Mostly my post pregnancy body. :-)