Guernica in the sun

DAY 103 (17 JULY) – Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) (Conil, Spain)

Extraordinary how a field of sunflowers in mid to late summer can resemble a dark battle field. One or two brave ones stand proud among the twisted dead and dying. It almost reminds me of Picasso’s Guernica.

And I think it’s a myth that they turn towards the sun. Most I’ve seen locally turn away, perhaps like the Spanish themselves seeking shade.

In the centre of each flowerhead are numerous tiny individual five-petalled flowers arranged in a spiral.

This bumblebee in tucking into the central section of what look like oozing liquorice sticks. And who can blame him?

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