Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sun- Kissed

It's summer, so it's still hot,

but not so stinkin' hot that you can't stand it.

At least not today.




And today is good.

The sunflower heads are getting big,

and I love to take these heads to school

-when they are dried-  for my students to paint.

They make the perfect specimen

with their radial design and texture.




And they remind me of a favorite quote-

"Keep your face to the sun,

so you cannot see the shadow."




And we'll be having a county land use meeting soon,

in early August,

with restructuring the chicken permit fee

as a hot topic.

So I need to keep my face to the sun and remember

that St Joe still has my back.




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18 comments:

Pamela said...

Love your sunflower and your St. Joseph statue!

NanaDiana said...

Great sunflowers and even GREATER quote. Isn't that the truth of it- if we are facing the Sun/Son..we can't see the shadows behind us. I love it- xo Diana

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh I sure hope they change things but that is absolutely ridiculous. I mean crazy. Love your sunflowers. That is sure a pretty spot.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the sunflower and fence. One of my favorite things is a fence with flowers.

Red Rose Alley said...

I have always liked the sunflower, Andrea. What a fun thing for your students to dry them out and paint on them. It must be great for you to see all the different paintings on the flowers. A child's imagination is so special.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Eclectically Vintage said...

I adore sunflowers! My girls planted 2 last year and they were HUGE! Why didn't we plant them this year?! Oh well, there's always next time! Love the idea of painting them too!
Kelly

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Good saying, keep you face to the sun etc. I will keep that in mind, even though at times it is hard to do. Love your sunflowers, I grew a few, but my yard is not very big, and where I have sun I wanted roses! Wishing you luck with the county land meeting. So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

Beth said...

hi. i'm a new follower ... love the sunflower. gorgeous! (:

Jill said...

LOVE the fence and sunflowers!

Rose said...

Beautiful, beautiful shots!

Marie said...

Truly lovely photos! Hope you get your chicken permit fee OK!

Elaine said...

Really lovely photographs.

Fiona said...

Wow fantastic sunflower photos Andrea,
those heads are huge
I have never seen sunflowers as big as those.

Beautiful.

It is cool here today in Ireland 15 degrees at tops but cooler now as night approaches.

Thanks for linking up with Green Day
Have a lovely weekend

x Fiona

Dianne said...

really stunning sunflower!

Cloudy said...

Es sind sehr schöne Fotos und ein toller Beitrag...

Lieben Gruß
CL

eileeninmd said...

Sunflowers are my favorites, great photos. I enjoyed the post and the quote. Have a wonderful weekend.

Eileen said...

Lovely Green Day photos. I love sunflowers, probably my favourite flower.

sexta-feira said...

Nice pictures and a great quote! :)

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