Sunny Side Up

I want to be like a sunflower; so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight


In light of
seems dim

Hay(na)ku: rest sunny child

head bowed
praying for dawn

Young sunflowers track the sun, a process known as heliotropism. Sunflowers have circadian rhythms, which promote this behaviour. A young sunflowerโ€™s face follows the sun from sunrise to sunset every day and repeats the cycle until maturity.

Fib: in-te-ger-sun

their pattern
a sequenced design
where mathematics forms flowers

The sunflower seeds' pattern obeys the Fibonacci sequence.

It’s face
Big as mine
Turns to watch
Standing tall
Above me
Just waiting
For me to look away

Being afraid of the sunflower is called Helianthophobia.

Towering over rooftops
In the little town of Kaarst
Is a solitary sunflower
With a very long shadow to cast

As confirmed by Guinness World Records on August 28 2014, Hans-Peter Schiffer in Kaarst, Germany, is responsible for growing a 30-foot, one-inch (9.17m) sunflower plant.

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30 thoughts on “Sunny Side Up

  1. Wow! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ That’s some size of a sunflower. We’ve 2 sunflowers out the back there and am always amazed & in awe of it’s resilience in the face of the most extreme conditions. Must be it’s ability to track the sun?!

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  2. Goodness, that’s one tall sunflower! I’ve learned a lot about those flowers now – thank you. I think the tallest sunflower I ever grew was higher than the seven-foot fence; I’d guess about eight feet tall. Unfortunately, I can’t grow them anymore because of my disability. Still, at least I get to look at your photos. Thanks, Mouse. Ellie ๐ŸŒป

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    1. I just kept finding fascinating facts about sunflowers everywhere I looked.
      That’s an impressive size. I think they get to about six foot here before they harvest them.
      Thanks for reading, Ellie ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’š

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