Kavya returned home to tell her mother about the sunflowers she had seen in her friend’s house. She found them beautiful and wondered why they were called sunflowers. They did remind her of the sun and sunrays.
The following weekend Kavya, Advaith and their parents were driving to the next town. On the way they were excited to see miles and miles of sunflower fields. Of course they had to stop. The children felt as if the flowers were nodding and smiling at the sun.
Advaith told his sister that when the plants were growing the buds turned to face the sun. He was sure the plants knew that the sun rises in the east. Kavya was not ready to believe this. She asked her brother if flowers had a mind. The farmer looked amused when he heard this exchange. He said that when the flowers were in full bloom they always faced east. So, they got this name.
To test if what her brother and the farmer had said was true, Kavya dragged Advaith to the fields the next day. They spent the morning watching the buds. They did seem to worship the sun.
Kavya was convinced.