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!