I'm sharing some sunny thoughts from my little sunflower book.
The French word for sunflower is tournesol, or literally "turn with the sun."
The largest sunflower head on record measured 32 1/2 inches in diameter. It was grown in Canada.
In parts of the world sunflower seed are roasted like coffee and then brewed into a hot beverage.
The sunflower was officially named the state flower of Kansas in 1903.
"One lonely sunflower growing in the sun
Wants to play and have some fun
Then whoosh went the wind
And scattered all the seeds
And now there’s lots of sunflowers
Playing in the breeze."