Botanical Wednesday: We’re all thinking sunflowers


We drove by fields of sunflowers the other day, which was a nice change from the usual endless fields of corn and soybeans.

And now I see that Caine also has sunflowers on her mind.

Comments

  1. says

    They are so pretty. It’s always nice to see the sunflower fields, they look endless and wonderfully bright. I always have to do my yearly stop and wander at least one field, taking photos.

  2. The Mellow Monkey says

    Caine @ 3:
    Yes! There are so many aspects to it: cultural connection, history, self-sufficiency, and the environmental and health impact.

  3. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    I conflate “thinking sunflowers” as a description of what we really are. ie: We are all _____
    ;-(
    I guess inspired by Groot, (the talking tree, from Gaurdians of the Galaxy), and Treebeard from LOTR. It’s fun to think we are sunflowers that can think while standing effortlessly in the sunshine.
    ♫♫Daisy, Daisy,….♫♫

  4. birgerjohansson says

    After reading the latest Jack Reacher novel “Make Me”, I understand if you are uneasy about places surrounded by cornfields…

  5. birgerjohansson says

    Goddammit, what is *wrong* with you? Those big monsters are just a mutation away from full Triffid-hood!

  6. lepidoptera says

    Interesting sunflower research highlighted at the NPR site. After I watched the AAAS video, I keep checking to see what direction sunflowers are facing whenever I happen to pass them.