Isaiah said that Christ was a "root out of dry ground" (Isaiah 53:2).That could also describe a sunflower. From mid- to late July, sunflowers begin to bloom around here in all the most desolate dry areas in the hills, roadsides and empty spaces. They continue to bloom until winter hits in November. I have seen little sunflower buds continue to show their sunny faces through the last hours of fall. On the empty lot next to me, all the weeds are dying from lack of water, but the sunflowers are doing fine.