Their heads are facing downward probably as a result of the weight of the developed seeds filling the heads of the sunflowers.The necks are so stiff and the main stems retains their uprightness. There must be real strain on the stems to keep everything up in that awkward position. The smaller plants are different, with the neck never have to bend so bad.
The other day kakdah mentioned about bees hovering around these sunflowers. She didn't have time to snatch a camera and snap. Bees with yellow and dark stripes will be at home with the sunflowers, well camouflaged. The nectar must be sweet enough to attract them.
Again kids coming around here, ask "why the flowers are now facing downwards?". Again Kakdah comes up with her answer. " They cant face upwards now, because rains would be collected there and the flowers will rot. Furthermore, passersby had enough of them, and now they are shying away"
I just wonder what will happen when wind decides to come in rough and heavy. Can the bent necks handle the gust of winds?. Can the leggy stems stand ground?. Can the roots hold on to the grip to the last drip?. I shouldn't even ask, for sunflowers had seen it all over zillion of years. Nothing is new and surprising.
bangchik and kakdah