Now for the the answer to yesterday's mystery pictures. The center of a sunflower. You can see it most clearly on my header. There are over 150 species, so the heads look different on each kind. One sunflower head can produce up to 1,000 seeds. And each seed has it's own very tiny flower around it! A whole miniscule garden in the head of one flower! According to Greek mythology, a water-nymph once fell in love with Apollo, god of the sun. But the sun god never even noticed her. The other gods took pity on her and turned her into a sunflower, so she can follow the path of the sun and never lose track of her beloved. When the sunflower looks up to worship it's beloved, it gains strength, and stands tall. In the same way, when we look up and follow the Son, we gain our strength from him and find our place in the world.
"For the Lord God is a sun and a shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless." Psalm 84:11
"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24,26
Footnote - quite a few of my followers guessed what the pictures were: Grey Like Snuffie, From Melanie's Home To Yours, Jake And Ruth's Photo Blog, Crocheting In Georgis, Wildlife Watcher