Wednesday, 12 of August of 2020

Sunflowers

Despite his brilliance, let´s face it, van Gogh’s paintbrush did not do justice to Helianthus annuus, the common sunflower.

When their sweet scent reach your nostrils as you stare into an intricate depth of a spiraling mandala consisting of a web of hundreds of tiny florets you may understand why not unlike the great van Gogh, a huge variety of insects are also hopelessly mesmerized by its beauty and drunken by its tasty pollen display the same devotion as the sunflowers themselves do in turn dutifully turning to face the sun bowing their heads in unison.

Besides being simply beautiful, the many seeds they provide are rich in protein and a natural source of iron for human beings.

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