sunflowers

Good News
This man's love for his late wife has only blossomed.  Don Jaquish's beloved wife, Babette, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was
Post 50
It's what she most wanted, he says of the tribute that aims to raise money for cancer patients.
Travel
If you stay long enough, possibly by eating a lazy lunch you bring at one of the picnic tables overlooking the field of flowers, you might also find yourself giggling at how the thousands of sunflower heads are held high and, in unison, move to track the sun's movement (a phenomenon called heliotropism). This all gives the hearty sunflower an extra fun burst of personality.
Environment
Monday marks the release of the "biggest, most important step" the Obama administration has taken to combat climate change: the U.S. Clean Power Plan. Clean energy leaders, health experts, and advocates in Kansas City joined together in celebration at Berkley Riverfront Park on Saturday in anticipation of the plan.
The WorldPost
A year after a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing all aboard, a Dutch town is remembering
Good News
Springing from the ground in Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany, the towering flower shatters Schiffer’s previous 2013 Guinness
Religion
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
Impact
It was Merrie's birthday last week, her 56th, if she had lived to celebrate it. Merrie was ... oh it's impossible to say who Merrie was to me: one of my oldest and closest friends doesn't quite do it.
Los Angeles
"Nothing in nature is straight. So that's how I design. There's no rhyme or reason. I'm planting for aesthetics. I want to be assaulted by smell, by beauty, by taste."
Wellness
The preschool teacher instructed the children, "Big dreams start small, but with sunlight, water, good soil and love, they grow big." It seemed a simple lesson, but one worth revisiting. This week, I let sunflowers be my teacher. Here's what I learned.
Environment
These students are my superheroes. Nothing deters them. Worms, spiders, muddy shoes, hard dirt? No problem.
Science
A typical sunflower’s bloom is made of two different kinds of flowers. At the center of the sunflower’s head, disc florets
Environment
Farmer Roger Rainville cautions that farmers should try out oilseed and biofuel production on a small scale first, before making any major changes or investments in equipment.
Culture & Arts
March 30, 1853 was a great day for the arts. Vincent van Gogh was born in Zundert, Netherlands, and would go on to have one
New York
And he was blown away by the success of his new garden. The seeds were sprouting in no time and before he knew it, the white