I've always had a thing for sunflowers, and an interest in astronomy and all things cosmological.
What with their name, the idea to use one in a scientific model, has been lurking around in the outer space of my brain, for sometime. Then it came to me, a vegetable solar system, with a bright yellow sunflower as the solar disc, with vegetables orbiting around it. I picked the sunflower this morning and procured the nine planets (as we knew them) from the kitchen or the garden.
Sun: Sunflower. (Garden.)
Mercury: Nasturtium seed. (Garden.)
Venus: A carrot end. (Kitchen.)
Earth: Half an apple. (Garden.)
Mars: A cherry tomato. (Garden.)
Jupiter: A red onion. (Kitchen.)
Saturn: A potato and string. (Kitchen.)
Uranus: A courgette end. (Kitchen.)
Neptune: A plum. (Garden.)
Pluto: A grain of desert rice. (Kitchen.)
Please note that the objects were selected in a restricted period of time from available resources, they are not represented in scale.
The nine planets as we knew them. From the time of it's discovery in 1930 and until 2006 Pluto was considered the ninth planet.
In Roman Mythology, Pluto (Greek: Hades) is god of the underworld.
Comparisons: Pluto. (Walt Disney.) The chemical element, Plutonium.
A bee landed on the sunflower, looking for some pollen.