It was a dull, hazy sunset when I took this, but I wanted to catch the length of the field of sunflowers, about three blocks, as well as the silhouette of my hometown in the background.
I have to give great thanks to the man who planned and planted this bed of sunflowers. He works for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and we all know how I feel about them. But, give credit where credit is due. Thank you, Curtis.
The sunflowers are not only food for the soul, but extract lead and arsenic from the soil, metals that can be carried in the alluvial soil from upriver factories and oil refineries. The metals are contained only in the roots and the stem. When the flower heads mature, the seeds will feed the numerous types of birds that frequent the Spillway.