Sunflowers have to be my all time favourite flower
I always think of the iconic Vincent Van Gogh paintings when I see this flower. Van Gogh originally started painting his series of sunflower paintings while awaiting the arrival of his hero and fellow painter Paul Gauguin, who was to stay with him.
For Van Gogh the colour yellow represented happiness and this was a rare period of optimism for him. In Dutch literature the sunflower is also a symbol of devotion and loyalty.
I think part of the reason I love these flowers so much is what they represent – vibrant happy colours, optimism and looking towards the future.
📸 @bernardhermant - 2 days ago