If I were a flower.. …My son, Christopher and his wife, Tammy, went farming
in northern Virginia for sunflowers! Look what they surprised me with! Aren’t they beautiful? Happy flowers that smile and makes me happy! If I were a flower I think I would choose to be a sunflower because they seem to always follow the sun!
What flower would you like to be and why?

15 thoughts on “Sunflowers

  1. What made me smile today? The flower of sun smiling on Inky of CustomInk….it caused me to write notes of thanks and gratitude and hang on my thanksgiving tree (just a branch from my yard the wind blew down). I am so thankful for Tshirts bringing unity. And, CustomInk Booster providing funds to help so many charities.

    Sunflowers really do make me smile and laugh with genuine joys!

    1. Gardenias go hand in hand in love stories! I do love walking by them in a garden as the wind gently taps their love sensor and they send out a fragrance giving a message for the day.,

  2. I agree, Sara. The Sunflower is God’s masterpiece and does the will of God as in Gen. 1:29. “Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” Trusty, bold and beautiful, the Flower of the Son.
    And If I were a flower, I think I would like to be a gardenia with it glorious fragrance, though fragile, still bring a heavenly scent to all who behold.

    1. Are marigolds the flower that might help keep the bunnies from eating my blooms? You mentioned medicinal. Are they used in medicines?

      1. It seems from reading up on it that most people find that rabbits like to eat marigolds. And as far as being used in medicine, it seems it has uses in herbal or natural remedies.

  3. Love your beautiful sunflowers, Sara, and Inky is really cute…looks like he is proudly holding them.
    “What flower would you like to be and why? ” A marigold. Why? Because not only do they add color and interest to a garden, they are very functional. They help keep insects away from other plants that are producing fruit and vegetables. They are edible, have medicinal uses and are low maintenance, adapting to most garden soils and sunny situations. Their seeds can be collected from dried flower heads and sprout easily for a fresh crop next season.

  4. The marigold I was referring to in my first comment has the genus Tagetes. Some refer to it as African marigold. Apparently there is an oil derived from it and found this info while searching “Marigold oil is renowned for its ability to protect and soothe. According to modern research, the African marigold possesses antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties and is said to reduce skin blemishes and inflammations. ”
    There is also a plant which many call marigold with a genus of Calendula. I have always called this one pot marigold. Apparently the oil from this is more familiar to many.

  5. Thanks Rob Pane, “Sunflowers in Suburbia” for your post above! I found out from Chris Mar my sunflowers are from there. Whoa, love the beauty and the story and your photography work!

  6. “What flower would you like to be and why?” I found the piece of paper I was looking for, in my retreat book, “Designs Of One’s Heart”, by Sara M. I had written this down:

    “I am the tall, bright – purple iris, in the garden. On the, I encourage people with words and footnotes, from the Bible. I want people to know Jesus and to make a conscious decision to accept Him and live for Him. When I walk out of the garden, I use my powdered root-stick, (nurse’s training) to help restore health to the sick and afflicted. I try to keep in mind that every person I care for is someone’s mother, father, brother, sister, and Jesus loves them and wants them to be saved.”

    In the retreat book, “Dressing For His Glory”, by Sara Mullennex, the “iris means ‘Rainbow’ and there are 200 species – you will find all the colors of the rainbow. They have sword-shaped leaves and has 3 petals, 3 sepals, 3 stamens, and a single pistil. The powdered root – stick of some is used in the manufacture of perfumes and toothpowders; and has been used in some medicines.”

    Gorgeous Sunflowers, in the above photo!

    1. Tammy, what a beautiful, meaningful, useful, Biblical flower you are! Your love for Jesus Christ must leave you feeling and being so vulnerable in today’s society with family and friends. Yet, you stand tall among the fading, wilting, and dying flowers and shine beauty and health for those that want to revive and live again. Jesus said, “I didn’t come to bring peace but a sword….” Matthew 10:34,35…Your love for the suffering shows the authenticity of Tammy. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully, your flower story will encourage me and others to live our story! Be blessed!

    2. Tammy, I love your entry. And I love your Entrance into a room; tall, statuesque, grand as an Iris in full bloom. Your 3 petals, sepals and stamens are representative of the Trinity and your One pistil represents the 3 in 1, Father, Son & Holy Spirit!
      As an Iris you portray a representation of God.
      What a beautiful bloom you are in the fragrant bouquet that’s the Body of Christ
      “For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; ” 2 Cor. 2:15

      1. Another scripture refreshing us as a fragrant aroma….
        Ephesians 5:1-2 ~ Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

        Sent from my iPad

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