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Image of The Day ~ Sunflower Field

January 20th, 2011 · 8 Comments

Sunflower Field
Sunflower Field

Savor the nut, or is it a seed I mean,
favored by baseball, toasted by chef, salted, roasted,
eaten by many!

Fields of rising flowers, pushing through the ground,
searching for the rays of eternal light, power, life.

Sky above, clear, blue, warmth,
landscape alive with nourishing pods, touching air,
bursting with flavor,
take care!

Helianthus annuus, they call me!
Our Heliotropism is just a condition for which there is no cure,
we follow the sun all day long, from east in the morning to west in the evening,
every day …turning to sol.

Native to the Central Americas,
domesticated in Mesoamerica by 2600 BC,
Aztecs, Incas, Pizzaro’s, and Peruvians.
Spain found me in the 16th century, and by the 18th Europe knew too!

Floret seed pattern in mathematical model form is expressed in polar coordinates where θ is the angle, r is the radius or distance from the center, and n is the index number of the floret and c is a constant scaling factor.

Can I just have me some sunflower seeds please?

Photo © inaquim
for CC: Attribution-ShareAlike

Bon appetite!
©2011 CCR

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 MaryMoh // Jan 20, 2011 at 2:20 am

    That’s such a beautiful picture. I always love sunflowers. They somehow make me smile. I love sunflower seeds, too….very addictive. Thanks very much for sharing this beautiful picture.

  • 2 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 20, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Hi Mary,
    Inspiration comes from many sources, even sunflowers. Follow the sun!

  • 3 OC2Seattle // Jan 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    What a beautiful pic – all that sunshine makes me happy just looking at it!

  • 4 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Dreaming of more sunshine here too!

  • 5 Beth McMillon // Jan 20, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I love to grow sunflowers to tie the dried heads to trees for the birds.

  • 6 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 21, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Hi Beth,
    Those sound like great ways to feed birds naturally.

  • 7 sherry lee // Jan 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    interesting bit of history beautifully told.

  • 8 Natasha Cardinez // Jan 26, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Beautiful! Oh, to see the sky as bright and brilliant as this! (It’s been a long winter and there’s more to come still. Boo.)