Sarah The Sunflower Seed Short Story

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Sarah the Sunflower Seed 1 “Who’s that looking up at me? The farmer’s daughter is who I see.” 2 Far below Sarah Sunflower Seed, a little girl looks up smiling. She had planted the bed of sunflowers months ago with seeds her grandmother had given her. She had watered and weeded them all summer long and was delighted that she now had a row of very tall flowers to be proud of. 3 “What is flying by my face? A purple finch that glides with grace" 4 Sarah Sunflower Seed was one of hundreds of seeds on the face of the flower. Each day as it grew larger, the heavy sunflower stalk bent closer to the ground. Birds of all types came by and feasted on the ripe sunflower seeds. Sarah Sunflower Seed watched bluebirds, finches, mourning doves and crows…show more content…
I smile down at the girl when she stands below.” 26 The sunflowers grow quickly in the summer heat. Sarah the Sunflower and her friends can see the goats and the chickens on the other side of the stone wall. Beautiful flower heads are forming, tightly closed with green leaves all around. Their stalks are sturdy and growing fatter every day. All day long there is a parade of birds coming to rest on the strong leaves. 27 “I see the girl looking up at me. She brings her grandmother out to see.” 28 All the sunflowers have haloes of vibrant yellow petals surrounding hundreds of tiny seeds. Bumblebees, honey bees, mason bees and dozens of beautiful butterflies flutter through the air and land on the sunflowers. Sarah the Sunflower sighs as a soft summer breeze passes, and a monarch butterfly visits her face. She feels peaceful and happy. 29 "My sturdy stem is starting to bend. The days grow shorter as summer ends.” 30 Sarah Sunflower notices that her beautiful yellow petals have started to wilt. It’s getting harder to hold her head up high. She knows the last days of summer are here. 31 “I am now bending down to the ground. The circle of life has come
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