THE FIRST SUNFLOWER of summer
has burst into bloom in my garden.
I've planted a whole row of them.
In a few days my backyard
will be GLORIOUS!
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SUNFLOWERS MAKE ME SMILE
Sunflowers make me smile—
because they’re absolutely outrageous!
They’re taller than a beanstalk
and way, way larger than a flower should be
They easily pass me in height
and keep right on growing
Each stately stalk and its sturdy leaves
go up, up, up like a ladder to Heaven
and when that flower bursts into bloom
it lights up my whole backyard
like the sun’s come down for a visit
All the shaggy petals are golden sunrays
shining upon me, while
the bees buzz with delight
sucking in nectar
I think God made sunflowers
to cause us to look up and take notice
of His handiwork and His generosity
His Love, too! The bigness of it!
His magnificent magnanimousness!
Oh! It’s certainly no wonder—
Whenever I see sunflowers
they always, always, always make me smile J
Maude Carolan Pych