Three days ago, I took a photo of this newly blooming sunflower that had come up by the corner of our house. Something had already eaten holes in many of the plant's leaves, but it was still healthy and I was glad I hadn't pulled it out as a "weed".
So when I booted up my photo program this morning and saw the photo staring at me again, I ran outside to snap a shot of the same sunflower, curious to see how it looked today, 3 days later. The center has definitely darkened as it has aged, and the bloom now droops, instead of holding its face up to the sky.
To fly from blossom to blossom, only Earth-bound when you land on each flower or when you land on your nest to provision it for your children, whom you'll never see?
Yes, what would it be like to spend all your waking hours working on a home, complete with food, for children you'll never meet...or even see? Talk about living on faith!
The world around me, even the world in my own backyard, never fails to amaze me. What a complex and interwoven series of lives "life" truly is!