Monday, September 18, 2017

Sunflowers in September

Sunflowers in September are bold sentinels of the last of the summer days.
My neighbor plants these sunny plants every year.
I like the cheerful new school sign next to the sunflowers.
Does the above photo show the sense of wind moving them? It was tricky to take these photos as the sunflowers were moving this way and that. They were being whipped around by the breeze from the ocean and yet standing firm, just like we sometimes need to do in life's storms.
"The heart which has truly loved never forgets,
     But as truly loves on to the close,
As the sunflower turns on her god when he sets,
     The same look which she turned as he rose."    Thomas Moore



17 comments:

Jennifer said...

How beautiful! I love sunflowers. They're so cheerful!

Linda said...

I love sunflowers! They are my very most favorite flower followed by honeysuckle and then roses. Sunflowers always look so happy to me! They make me smile!

only slightly confused said...

What a beautiful snippet of poetry to go along with those simply stunny sunflowers.

Frugal in Essex Tania said...

Beautiful simply beautiful.

Lin said...

I like sunflowers too. They are just....happy. I'm glad they are holding on in spite of the wind.

Mari said...

I love sunflowers - such a cheery spot of color in the Fall!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Love the sunflowers blowing in the wind...they are beautiful. Yes, they are the final smiley faces of summer...getting ready for fall. I am anxious for fall to arrive here in Florida. It may be a while yet, but I have high hopes. Love your post today. God bless you dear friend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love sunflowers. I just got a 'new' hand towel at the thrift store with a single sunflower on it. I think they are so cheerful! Love the way the wind blows these tall flowers. Hugs, Diane

happyone said...

Love the sunflowers. I've got them all over my yard. I planted a bunch of seeds every week and they've been blooming all summer. The latest ones just now are blooming.
The birds plant the seeds around too. : )

Blondie's Journal said...

I love sunflowers. A neighbor at the lake has them growing by her roadside mailbox. I wonder if they need to be staked. I may try the short version next spring.

I wanted to get back to you. I found my post from 9/20/14, where I wrote about a book called A Year By the Sea, by Joan Anderson. I found it uplifting and also insanely challenging as far as a woman on her own. I'm sure you can find this on Amazon.

If you go through my archives, you can read my thoughts. I plan to do a post on all of those misgivings and how everything seems to have changed over the past few months. I know your life has changed as well.

Sending hugs,

Jane x

Lady Jane said...

How can one not smile when they see these wonderful flowers. Hugs, LJ

A Quiet Corner said...

Sunflowers are such "happy" flowers...regardless of where they are...:)JP

joeh said...

I love sunflowers and they bring birds like the goldfinch.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I love sunflowers, and you took good pictures. Yes, you have conveyed their movement in the breeze, so pretty! Love the poem!

Nancy Chan said...

Sunflowers are beautiful and I love their bright big flowers!

Kim said...

Such pretty sunflowers! And the school sign, seems late to have sunflowers but love them. Nice quote too

Cynthia said...

I used to grow sunflowers every summer in Minnesota, tall ones like the beauties in your photos. The chickadees would hang on them and eat the seeds before they were even dry. I miss their cheerful faces and the way they turn toward the sun.