Sunflowers ~ Pictures, Beaded, & Poems

Photographs of the sunflowers were taken by me in my front yard, I beaded the two sunflowers in the middle of the post and the poems I found online.

The Sunflower Fairy

Fields of yellow faces following the sun
Impossible to count them each and every one,
Waving gently in the breeze they make a sunny sigh.
Stretching up their heads they smile at passers by.
Lots of little fairy helpers for the sunflower’s needs
They are the hidden secret for scattering the seeds
Hiding amongst the petals opening at dawn
Working all day to scatter, so new flowers will be born
And weary from the day’s work, at dusk with failing light
They close the petal shutters to rest throughout the night.
Should you be a believer, next time you pass, please try
To spend some time alone, amongst the faces to the sky
You may be the lucky one, for a magic sight to share
A sunflower fairy’s smile is a ray of light so rare.

Myrea Pettit
Copyright© 2001 Fairies World®

Poem to a Sunflower
Created by BelievingHeaven101

I see you there in glory shining bright,
Following the sun and its path of light.
Standing tall above all others in the field,
You grow, conquer, and do not yield.

The little birds take great delight
In playing round you, from day to night.
With your petals of yellow and leaves of green
How very easily you are seen.

But there is more to you than first sight,
More than beauty and grander to delight.
Every beautiful aspect that appears,
Gives praise to the Father dear.

He made you a part of creation,
And you praise him in glorious celebration!
The beauty that within you is expressed,
Gives testimony to his greatness.

Sunflower, how I long to be like you!
Glorifying God in all I do.
Following the Son and His path of light,
To worship Him in His glory shining bright.

I can learn from you, my friend,
With every breath, praise to God, I might send.
With all of his creation telling the story,
Might I, with you, proclaim His glory.

An Ode to the
Kansas Sunflower.

Oh sunflower! The queen of all flowers,
No other with you can compare,
The roadside and fields are made golden
Because of your bright presence there.
Above all the weeds that surround you
You raise to the sun your bright head,
Embroidering beautiful landscapes
Your absence would leave brown and dead.

Oh queen of the September morning
You watch for the first ray of sun,
And salute the bright orb as it travels
Till the bright day of autumn is done.
Tho’ sickles may slay in the pasture,
And the plowman destroy in the field,
Yet, still will the corners and by-ways
The seed for the future years yield.

Then, Sunflower, peep over the fences
And cover the hillsides with gold,
And out in the cornfields, if tempted,
Again take thy claim as of old;
Salute, too, and nod to the stranger,
Who travels the dusty highway,
He’ll worship the sun crown you’re wearing
And love you for brightening his way.

So, Sunflower, grow tall in the meadow
And spread to the breezes your arms,
No matter if some do molest you
And try to destroy on the farms,
Let thy stalk all the season still gather
The sunbeams that come dancing by;
And then in September unfold them
To dazzle with splendor the eye.

Ed Blair ~ Spring Hill, Kansas.

Sunflower Road

Around the corner from Sunflower Road
Runs a road where all the sunflowers grow
Except in the winter, when all’s laid bare
With nothing but winter snow to share

But in the spring, all the little flowers grow
All along, and up-and-down Sunflower Road
But around the corner, no sunflowers in sight
Except in the fall, when sunflowers grow bright

written by: Tim Gallagher


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.


12 thoughts on “Sunflowers ~ Pictures, Beaded, & Poems

  1. Dear Michelle

    Just wanted to say thanks for using my Sunflower Poem in your blog. You have a great site and even greater photographs, it bought back loads of memories seeing your fantastic blooms and how I was driven to distraction punishing myself to be as botanically perfect as I could in reproducing the flower center of my Sunflower fairy image
    Have a good summer
    and keep dancing into light

  2. What a lovely post!!! I’m so sorry that I haven’t commented in a while! Goodness, I missed some excitement! I can’t wait to catch up!!

  3. Michelle this is my first time visiting your blog and how lovely it is, especially the sunflowers absolutely beautiful, also would like to know if you sell your beaded sunflowers and how long did it take for you to make them?? Blessings, DianaI

  4. Thank you for stopping by Diana.

    I have sold the sunflowers…they take a bit longer to make as there are so many parts. Each of those petals are separate pieces…but the solid yellow go much faster than the multi-colored ones as I can string all one color onto the wire at once.

    And since I work…it takes a week of evening beading to finish one flower.

  5. Hi Michelle, well this is once again Diana visiting your site again!! Well I can certainly tell this is very time consuming, I absolutely adore sunflowers they are my favorite flower in the entirety of the flower world!!! Oh but now I think I will have to move on to your jellies they look delicious, my foray in jelly making is plain old strawberry, not very exciting but I do believe I will give the jelly recipes on your site a go. Blessings, Diana

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    • Hi Hannah!

      Most everything is unpacked…except for down in the basement.

      When I get back from San Francisco I’m going to invite you and your family over for a bbq and then we can float down the Truckee River in inner tubes!

  7. I was looking for a picture of a beaded sunflower and I found yours. Did you use one continuous piece of wire or several pieces to do one. I am trying to make a small one to go on a cuff bracelet and have tried pretty much everything.

    • The middle of the sunflower is one wire while the petals are individual pieces then all wired together.

      Petals= one middle wire with a certain amount of beads, then a very long wire attached…load the long one up with beads and start wrapping around the middle one. With the two colored petal I could not load the long wire up…that one took a lot longer to bead.

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