Monday, August 22, 2011

"Sunflowers" This weeks Challenge





GARDEN OF SUNFLOWERS

A garden of Sunflower beckoned to me -

Come join us, my lady, and joyous you'll be!
 

We're large ones and small ones, some dainty and fair,

And even some delicate to wear in your hair.

 

We follow the sun, swaying slowly without a care,

We have a new dance that with you we will share.

 


Gently hold onto our leaves, allow us to lead the way,

To our Sunflower two-step, dancing throughout the day.



I couldn't resist them, so dandy a sight!

So off I did go in my Sunflower flight.



What a glorious time, right up til twilight,

And then I had to bid my Sunflowers good-night.



So happy were we, a long day filled with fun,

Upon leaving I kissed them, each and every one.



So tender the moment, as I turned to leave.

With eyes brimmed with tears, could I truly believe?



OH! It was so true!! I then knew it to be!!!

I had to smile, 'cause they were all winking at me!!!!



~Author Unknown~


  • A distinguishing quality of the sunflower is that its flowering head tracks the sun’s movement. This occurrence is known as "heliotropism."
  • The sunflower is the state flower of Kansas.

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29 comments:

Grannie Annie said...

Thanks for stopping by...

http://thewhimseyasylum.blogspot.com/

artangel said...

A lovely theme, sunflowers always make me smile!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Just to share, as with my last this was completed before the challenge.
Sunshine on a stem
Stay inspired!
Michelle
Brain Angles - Invisible Ink

ready4more said...

You can fine my entry on my blog. Thanks for looking!

peggy gatto said...

I have painted a lot of sunflowers over the years. I thought I would show you something a little different!

http://wwwpeggysamusement.blogspot.com/2011/08/inspiration-ave-sunflowers.html

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay love this theme...I recently did posts with sunflwoers too bad i was too early haha! Myabe I'll have somthing new to share! I will enjoys eeing the results!
Happy creating everyone!
Victoria

Bitzi said...

I prefer to think of sunflowers against a blue sky...but I love the composition of this photo just as it is. I could do lots of entries on this theme...it is such a bright cheerful subject.

Magpie said...

What a cheery, pretty theme Shel. I love sunflowers. Love the poem in your post too!

abby j said...

My sunflowers are on my blog at www.thevivere.blogspot.com
Thanks for the challenge...I LOVE those giant sunflowers!!! Hope you'll take a look...

Hazel said...

My card is here - it's the first card in the post x

Marcia said...

Here is mine... http://marciabeckett.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunflower.html

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Here's my sunflower digital collage. Such a fun challenge!

Marcia said...

So I did two this week!! I like this one better anyway: http://marciabeckett.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunflowers.html

gemma said...

Hi!!! Thanks for the challenge.
here is my entry:
http://gemmasjournal.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunflower-sovereignty.html

Catharine said...

Here is a little bit of sunflower magic!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Perfect topic for me to have a go at my first Inspiration Avenue challenge. You can find my blog post of my piece at http://traceyfletcherking.blogspot.com
hope you enjoy it xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm bringing back some of my favorite pieces and adding a couple of never-before-seen photos. As Shel pointed out, these ARE the state flower of Kansas!

http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2011/08/inspiration-avenue-sunflowers.html

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Here is my sunflower! Thank you for visiting!

http://craftymoosecrafts.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunflowers.html

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Here's mine:
http://dragonflydegignstudios.blogspot.com/2011/08/weekly-challenge-at-inspiration-avenue.html
Thanks!

Terrie said...

Who doesn't love a sunflower?!

Here's mine:

http://creative-explorer.blogspot.com/2011/08/inspiration-ave-sunflowers.html

WrightStuff said...

I can't wait to see all these displayed together - what a wonderful burst of sunshine it will be!

Here's mine
http://all-the-wright-stuff.blogspot.com/2011/08/tuscan-dreaming.html

Carola Bartz said...

What a lovely challenge! Here are my sunflowers

New End Studio said...

Here's mine:

http://newendstudio.blogspot.com/2011/08/robert-frost-and-my-sunflower.html

Felicia Kramer said...

So sorry I'm late with my submission - it's a long tiring story! Hope I'm not TOO late.

http://feliciakramer.blogspot.com/2011/08/that-crazed-sunflower.html

Loretta said...

Enjoyed working on the challenge this week.
Here it is:

http://lkaynana.blogspot.com/2011/08/inspiration-weekly-challenge-sunflowers.html

Blessings, Loretta

artangel said...

Phew, made it!
http://artangeloriginalart.blogspot.com

IM GIRL said...

Here is mine:

http://enterimgirl.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunflowers.html

XO
Kim

priti.lisa said...

I finally got mine posted between losing electric...

http://pritistudio.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunflower-challenge.html

Happy Sunday Shelly!
♥♥♥

Shelinwa said...

Here is mine bringing in the tail end before posting!

http://shelinwa.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-submission-to-inspiration-avenue.html

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