Friday, September 4, 2015

Photo Essay: Sunflowers.

The sunflower is one of the most joyous flowers.

 “If I were a flower.. I would be a sunflower. To always follow the sun. Turn my back to darkness. Stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds”. (Pam Stewart)
 Maybe you remember the sad story from Greek mythology about the sunflower: a water nymph Clytia was transformed into the flower because of unshared love (read more here)
However the sunflower is known the world around as one of the most joyous and charming flowers.
The yellow color is so magnificent and powerful.

The maginficent yellow color.
 Sunflowers have so bright shiny faces!
The shiny face.
 “…we're all golden sunflowers inside.” (Allen Ginsberg)
They look like friendly creatures ready to give you a hug… That’s why sunflowers evoke an immediate positive response in viewers. There is just something about sunflowers...
 You just couldn't help but fall in love with the smiling faces of the sunflowers…
The smiling face.

If you have a bad day, find sunflowers. Just be surrounded by them will make you happy. You’ll forget all your troubles in no time.
These charming and delightful yellow flowers are known for being “happy” flowers that you can gift to someone to bring joy to someone’s day.
The happy flower.
“Bring me the sunflower crazed with the love of light.” (Eugenio Montale)
Sunflowers symbolize happiness, optimism, faith, loyalty, longevity, good luck and wealth.
Facing the sun.

The flowers most of the time face the sun.
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do.” (Helen Keller)
A field of sunflowers.
Fields full of bold, yellow cheer...
You can never have too many sunflowers!

Sunflowers are great (when you don't worry about bees).
Don't worry about bees :)
Rain or sun the sunflowers always brighten up the day.
Rain or sun...
Summer never lasts long… The time is coming that the sunflowers will be slumped over… But every end has a new beginning. The sunflowers’ centers are full with seeds that will be planted the next spring…
...full with seeds.
And we’ll enjoy new flowers…
A young sunflower.
The great painter Van Gogh loved them so much; he dedicated two series of paintings to their beauty.
Well, if you can’t paint, being able to photograph them is such a joy too…
 And watching the sunflowers photographs we are once again able to admire them in all their end-of-summer glory.

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