The Sunflower Drama

It was extremely windy here recently and my pot of orange sunflowers, which, are just coming into bloom, was knocked over and rocked around unmercifully. The sunflowers are a good seven foot tall and are staked heavily.

I know now I should have gone for planting them in the ground in a super-sheltered spot but we live and learn (some less than others, though, as my Latin teacher wrote on my school report when I was eleven!)

The big news this calm morning is that they are standing proud again and looking sunward right outside our living room window.

What a joy to behold when I opened the curtains to greet the day!

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

12 thoughts on “The Sunflower Drama”

  1. It kind of gives one a life lesson…Though things may get rough and knocked around …Have the ability to get back on your feet again and go on with life..Just as your beautiful Sunflower has..These are so uplifting literally and beautiful and then they give even more in the form of nourishment from their seeds…

  2. I opted for potted flowers this year instead of planted (not sunflowers, however). Sure enough, with the first windstorm, those pots were on their sides. But the flowers weren’t hurt are are still blooming even though our weather has turned quite a bit cooler. I’m glad your sunflowers also withstood the trauma.

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