Sunflower

fall sunflower against a cloudy sky

Sunflower

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.

Fall Sky

Fall Sky

I’ll admit I have a thing for trees… all kinds of trees.  (As my friends would tell you, even dead trees.)  They are always changing, and are so full of history, and purpose, and promise.  And, although this beautiful tree made for a lovely foreground, it is actually the breathtaking fall sky that caught my attention.  By the end of summer’s hot haze, I love those days that have a “Fall blue” sky.