• Inspirational,  Life,  Nature

    The Mighty Sunflower

    “Sunflowers are a symbolto remind us to follow our instinct;Follow our joy, follow what lights us up.”~ Avia ~ The sunflower’s name comes from its tendency to reposition itself to face the sun. Its genus, Helianthus, is rooted in two Greek words — “helios” meaning sun and “anthos” meaning flower. The ancient Greek myth of Apollo and Clytie is one explanation of why sunflowers turn towards the sun. In this story Clytie (a water nymph), adored Apollo. At first, he loved her back, but soon he fell in love with Leucothoe. Because of her jealousy, Clytie told Leucothoe’s father of the relationship and he punished her by burying her alive.…