If you delude yourself that your sunflowers are impatiently awaiting your arrival in the garden, think again. They have only one thing on their minds, which is, “Where’s Mr. Sun now?” Any tiny part you play in their world pales in comparison.
The behavior of sunflowers turning to the sun is called heliotropism. They have a 24-hour tracking system that follows the sun everywhere. They’ve even been known to wait in the field at night with their faces turned to the east, awaiting the sunrise. Now that’s adulation!
“My work is the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird – equal seekers of sweetness. ~ Mary Oliver
“A sunflower field is like a sky with a thousand suns.” ~ Corina Abdulahm-Negura
“Which way will the sunflower turn surrounded by millions of suns?” ~ Allen Ginsberg
Sun Totem © Susan L Hart