Last night, a very young friend gave me a gift. A long-stemmed sunflower with a very bear-y name. I told her that I was going to photograph it. “Why?” she asked, as little friends of that age ask quite often. “Why are you going to photograph it?” I told her so that I could share the beauty of her gift with others. And so here it is.
I took its picture throughout the day, as the sun shone through different windows, striking the many petals in many different ways.
It even seemed to bow its head as I moved it around the room as if to say, “Oh, yes, please do put me into the sun’s warm rays.”
At last I put it back upon its perch on a table covered with fellow plants. There it sits awaiting a new day of light to fall upon its form. Perhaps I’ll take its picture yet again.