🌻 There’s a story doing the rounds that sunflowers turn towards each other when there’s no sun, to “share energy”.
Cute idea, but this doesn’t happen, except by accident.
From gardentrivia.com “once the sunflower matures, it stops following the sun and is content to just soak up the rays as they fall.
Fully developed blossoms usually stop and stay in an east facing direction but there is always a rebel in the patch who chooses a different view.”
Sunflowers are ‘heliotropic’, which means they track or follow the movement of the sun as it travels across the sky.
In Italian, they are known as “Girasole” or “turn to the sun”.
They also help each other below the surface.
Sunflower roots have been shown to support each other and work together to share nutrients.
These flowers are special in that they have the ability to provide energy in the form of nourishment and vibrancy, just like the sun. 🌞
So, if you’re feeling a little overshadowed by the turmoil in the world at the moment, be like a sunflower.
Look for the light – focus on “what’s possible”.
Reach out for support – none of us need to do this alone!
Oh and be careful not to get caught up in “fake news” on the interweb. 😁