Sunflowers

Keep your face to the sun and you cannot see the shadow. That’s what the sunflowers do.

Helen Keller

I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that trumpets life more than the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason for its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.

Helen Mirren

despite knowing
they won’t be here for long
they still choose to live
their brightest lives

-sunflowers

Rupi Kaur

We currently have a big bunch of sunflowers in residence on our coffee table, and they are exquisitely glorious. Like sunshine, poured into a glass vase, smack dab in the middle of our living room. September sunflowers. Really, sometimes all one can do is whisper a quick “thank you” to God.

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Winter Wednesday

It’s cold. And changing my antidepressant from Cymbalta (which was helping my fibromyalgia but had quit helping my depression) to Fetzima (vice versa) isn’t helping my grumpy mood any. I have developed strange food cravings (carbs, sugar, and more carbs) and I am frighteningly grateful for cable TV and Law & Order reruns.

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Wordless Wednesday: Autumn Stories

Wordless Wednesday: A Love Sonnet to October 

Falling 

Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.

Andrea Gibson

Wordless Wednesday 

One fuschia plant, photographed and processed three ways:

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Wordless Wednesday 

More fun freelensing with my Lensbaby Velvet56 lens and my coneflowers and a zinnia thrown in for good measure…

Wordless Wednesday 

Freelensing with Coneflowers (my first attempts, so please be kind):