The Sunflow’r, thinking ’twas for him foul shame
To nap by daylight, strove t’ excuse the blame;
It was not sleep that made him nod, he said,
But too great weight and largeness of his head.
Hey Guys, I decided to take a break from my usual dog naps and tell you how much I love the sunflower. I LOVE THEM!! I’m hoping Sunshine will plant oodles of them and soon! She claims memory loss last summer and boy, I really missed looking at how their tall stalks swayed with the wind and how the birds would come over to get a few seeds. I occasionally stalked out the birds to try to nab me one, but as you know, I’m a rather large fellow. Birds flew away before I even get my fanny off the ground. Gosh darn!!
Yeah, I love gazing up at them as I lay around dozing during the day and they are just beauuutiful.
I was up last night
singing barking and in between my rendition of Peaceful Easy Feeling, I surfed Wikipedia and found the sunflower is very popular! Check out how many places think the sunflower is hot enough to be called their own famous flower:
- UKRAINE– it’s their national flower! Right on, right on!
- JAPAN, Kitakyushu–this is their city flower. I love this city!
- UNITED STATES, Kansas–smart folks here named it their state flower. Woof!
- VEGAN SOCIETY–these healthy folks made the sunflower their symbol. Way cool!
Now, the puzzling fact is how the sunflower doesn’t really track the sun unless it’s a young bud or the leaves. You see, the dog next door told me if I watch the sunflower, I would see *heliotropism * taking place.
She’s a know-it-all type mutt so, of course, she had to take it upon herself to explain what that * *word was.
What? Do I have stupid written across my furry face, next door, female mutt?? I told her, it’s when a plant tries to run after the sun! She just gave me the evil eye of hers, kicked dirt up my leg and high-tailed back to her deck!
Well, phooey, who needs her, right? And I wasn’t singing Peaceful Easy Feeling to ya, Miss know-it-all!
I hope you enjoyed a bit of science nature time with me, Chuckles, and until the next time we meet, plant sunflowers this summer!!
Or, maybe you have another fave flower you would love to see blooming soon? Tell me, tell me!!
All my *woof-woof* hugs and slobbery kisses,
Chuckles, the farm dog.
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