Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Sunflower

Tricia loves Plants, so this entry is for her,

I know that I thought of the common sunflower as a uniquely American Summertime phenomenon. So imagine my suprise when I saw that most gardens on the bases and some in the local Afghan communities have at least a few sunflowers. The seeds are eaten by children as a snack food according to my interpreter. The name is a little different as well. 'gul e aftab parast' translates more literally into -flower which worships the sun. An apt description of this large beautiful flower. Sometimes amidst war and strife we need to take the time God has given us to find the beauty in his creation.

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  1. The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 08/05/2009 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.