This picture was originally taken in 2012, I think. It was a sunflower that just grew and grew. It may have been one that my husband let take root, even though it contrasted with his vision for that particular area of landscape.
Like many things in nature, it can be a metaphor for our lives. We reach a peak of growth and then as we decline, whenever that moment begins, we are laden with the ripeness of our time. When that seed spreads, it may flower, feed other life, or disappear. It is the nature of things.
To see this sunflower in its moment, its fullness, on the brink of decline and then to revisit it nearly four years later, is a bit of magic.