The more I come across this image in my photo library of a sunflower set against a fall sky, the more I like it. The strength of sunflowers always amazes me. Its huge, dense head is actually a mass of thousands of flowers, and can weigh several pounds. At its center, the flower petals are actually in a very complex spiral pattern. In addition to its beauty, the sunflower’s determination to withstand the conditions of its environment and reach the sky is inspiring.