Every year for the past few years, my dad & now, along with my nieces, they come over & plant me some sun flowers. I LOVE Sunflowers! One year, I harvested all the sunflower seeds & cooked them - YUM! Plus, I just love to watch how big they grow... this is from a few years ago! & YES - those are my nieces UNDER the massive leaves... & YES - that sunflower almost is at roof level!!!!
Well, this year, we've had some MAJOR storms come through & our poor little sunflowers took a big hit. The winds have been pretty strong with these storms & knocked my poor babies down...
I came home today though & walked up the drive way & glanced over to the sunflowers..... what do I see - about 15 stems reaching STRAIGHT UP.... Reaching for the sun! Stems that are keeping on at surviving!!! (The shot doesnt really show how straight & how UP they are!)
We counted on one of the stems at least 15... on the other sun flower on the other side, the same thing... stems not giving up....buds that are going to open & take in the sun & be just as beautiful as if it were standing. (Here's an overhead view of thew new buds)
WOW.... what a reminder... when we're knocked down in the storms of life... KEEP REACHING... dont ever give up... BLOOM where you are at!!!!! You can still be the beautiful creation God created!