In Lieu of upcoming Father’s day~
“Just look at this Earthly creation”. My father’s words are ringing in my head: “Who designed this beauty? Who is the creator? How did it appear on this planet all on its own?”
Did you know that this Sunflower is the Ukrainian national flower? We ate it as kids and still do eat its seeds as the crunchy snack? Do not wish to share it with birds or squirrels. It’s my, human snack!
I love it raw most of all. The yellow leaves can be eaten or brewed in tea. I love everything about this nature’s gift: the sun looking pedals, brightness it adds to the household and its nutty taste.
Funny memory comes up when Ukrainian middle school boys would run up to farmer market Babushkas, dig their little thief hands in the burlap full of roasted seeds, grab a full…
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