It's sunflower season, and I love sunflowers.
I love the magic encased in their spiky packages,
and how their petals unfurl...
and turn toward the sun, catching its fire.
I love the way the little stars of pollen appear and multiply...
sprinkling out stardust like parmesan cheese on a pizza.
the graceful arch of their stems and the stiff white hairs that cover them.
I love sunflowers, but more than that, so much more,
I love the One who made them,
who also made the stars,
Linking with Weekly Top Shot,
First published on 9/12/11