First up - remember those tiny yellow flowers I found? Here's a close-up for you:
We think they're called Curly-Cup Gumweed. Or as I'm choosing to call them, Curly-Cup Gumwildflower. But correct us if we're wrong. Whatever you want to call them, they're mighty pretty.
We found a member of the Sunflower family called the Compass Plant. We think. Same rules here.
This one had a cool bug on it:
One more look at another one of those:
And now for our state flower - the Sunflower! Oh, they were all over the place! Smiling up at the sun, inspiring you to lift your face up, too - feeling the warm of the sun, a tiny breeze, and to give thanks to God for such beauty.
|There's an ant crawling down the stem, right behind the bloom on this one. |
I just thought I'd point that out.
|Possibly Mom's fave of the day|
|You can tell from this one why it's called the "sun" flower, can't you?|
There are even more in our Sunflower Safari FlickR album, if you need a huge sunflower fix.
I hope you enjoyed going on our Sunflower Safari with us! Do you feel the warmth, the serenity? I'm totally in the Zen of Zim Zone - and there's plenty of room for all of you to join me there!