img_7992Mount Vernon, Virginia

Harvest time is close with these Sunflowers full of sunflower seeds.  I love the color and look of sunflowers!  Did you know that Sunflowers follow the sun?  Their petals are designed to absorb as much sun as possible and they swivel to reach the best sunlight.  In Italy they are called Girasole which literally means turn the sun, meaning they turn and follow the sun.  FUN!!