Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunflower ...


 A sunflower is an inspiration.  It captivates attention.   Beginning as a tender shoot it grows tall.  The lovely head faces heavenward reaching for the light.  Bees and butterflies find rest among the unfurled petals.
 
 







 
 With maturity this flower learns to bend and twist providing shelter for lower growing neighbors.  
 
As summer's time starts the slow dance to autumn beauty becomes a faded memory.
 
 Growing old this plant continues giving.   The dried head yields sustenance to the birds of the air.
The sturdy stems age and begin to bough.  Remaining seeds fall downward.  They have come home for the winter.
 
When spring makes her return young sprouts will rise and life will abound.
 
 
"The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;"   John 11:25
 
Thanks for the visit - have a blessed week!

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful words and I just adore your paintings. Butterflies hold a special place in my heart too. Joy!

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  2. Beautiful. Very poetically put with lovely pictures too. x

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  3. Love your words and your paintings. And I love sunflower seeds.

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  4. Hello! It's nice to meet and follow you.... Thanks for sharing



    Ciao Bella
    Sensible Sarah

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  5. Oh my... I'm so glad you stopped by and left a 'footprint' in my comment box!

    Now I have the real pleasure of looking at your lovely blog. I look forward to future visits and getting to know you better.

    Wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places.......

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  6. I really love your poetic thoughts. And sunflowers are such beautiful flowers - my husband's favourites.

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  7. Beautiful paintings and photos! Even the old one has a beautiful look to it!!

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