It is sunflower time in Greensboro. By late August, sunflowers are in their full glory and have not yet gone to seed. They are such happy flowers that do sun salutations, turning their happy heads to follow the sun. They can grow in a variety of climates and soil conditions. These were grown in suburban Greensboro and are seen poking their heads out from behind a brick mailbox. The photo was taken at 8:30 am, when the sun was still close enough to the horizon to stretch shadows out in the direction of the flowers.
Recently, we came across a quote, "Bloom where you are planted."
Consider the power of that quote and the thought that the onus is on each of us to bloom where we land. We sometimes hear people saying how much they hate where they live, as if it is the responsibility of the town itself to bring joy. Let's all ask ourselves what we can do to be more vested in our respective communities; to find joy; to bloom. That thought is at the very core of Greensboro Daily Photo. Every day, for nearly eight years, we have looked for something that brings joy in Greensboro or something that we hope to make better. Like the mighty sunflower, we are determined to bloom where we have been planted.
As for some late-August joy, Cook-Out has watermelon milkshakes for two more days only. Like the mighty sunflower, our bodies and vehicle are turning that way.