Saturday, March 11, 2006

Helianthus annus - Sunflower

Family: Compositae
Origin: Western United States of America
The first story book that my mum bought for me when I was a child was about a sunflower that grew in a garden. It grew next to a humble daisy and when it achieved an impressive height it scoffed at the tiny flower from high above criticising it for being so insignificant.
One day a storm blew up and broke the back of the once mighty sunflower and it crashed down to earth and came face to face with the tiny daisy. The moral of the story is 'Pride goes before a fall'. Always remain humble in life no matter what your achievements or successes are.

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