And while this is not the exact flower as the bud, it is one on the same sunflower plant, a branching variety that grows wild around here.
We've been known to transplant them into our garden, but this one is growing behind our fence just out of reach of the mower.
Wildflowers are the best, don't you think?
Clothed by God.
A reminder of His care for us.
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow:
they neither toil nor spin,
yet I tell you,
even Solomon in all his glory
was not arrayed like one of these.
But if God so clothes the grass of the field,
which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven,
will he not much more clothe you,
O you of little faith?
Matthew 6:28-29 (ESV)