Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sunflower Wednesday

Houston, in my United StatesMumbai (with a terrible death toll), in India.  Weather gone wild in two major world cities.

The next few days, I am going to concentrate on nature and/or gardening in my blogging posts because we all need a spot of beauty in our lives.

How about some sunflowers?

We've had volunteer sunflowers in our (OK, my spouse's) community garden plot for years.  This year, the plots were plowed late, and we thought we had lost the sunflowers.

But when we returned Friday after a week gone traveling to see the total eclipse of the sun, this is what greeted us.
Two large, beautiful bushes full of flowers.
Smiling faces, saying "nature still is beautiful".

And, finally, a sunflower from the west side of Binghamton, saying "the sun will shine again one day".

I hope the flowers are right as we not in the path of these storms continue to watch the news reports.

14 comments:

  1. The sunflower bloomed because it was worried that the sun would disappear too long...

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  2. Oh what a lovely pic of the sunflowers. I love these beacons of light too as they tell me that the sun is up and happy to be there!!
    The weather situations in both these cities has been devastating and everytime nature unleashes its fury, we are less prepared and even lesser prepared to go easy on our plunderings. Mother nature will triumph in the end while the human race will become extinct. Prauing for everyone affected by these disasters!!

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  3. With a spell of rain and very heavy rainfall in the West and the South, we are also bearing the brunt in our part of the world. Longing for some sunshine desperately here. I love your gorgeous sunflowers, Alana and esp the message that they bring that the sun will shine one day.

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  4. Let's hope that the flooded cities are as resilient as these beautiful flowers!

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  5. Sunflowers are my #1 favorite, so this was a great post for me to see today. :)

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  6. I love sunflowers and yours are beautiful. Nature is an amazing thing.

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  7. Ah, gorgeous!

    We have tried to do composting at my canoe club, but it's not very well managed. One year somebody threw their done sunflowers in in the fall. The next year our club garden area looked like a sunflower farm - everybody who used the club compost got some!

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  8. Such cheerful flowers! Isn't it fun to see how things in the garden change while we're gone?

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  9. Nature is showing its wrath in both these places. I hope things settle down soon. I love sunflowers... They look so bright and beautiful.

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  10. Nature is amazing. And nothing is more reaffirming than surprise blooms!

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  11. Ask me which my favorite flowers are and I would say Sunflowers! They instantly brightens up your day! Love the pictures!

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  12. Thank you for the cheery sunflowers. Yes Nature has played havoc in both our countries. I was lucky not to be affected by the rains though my husband did have to wade through knee deep water for a km and actually came down with a fever for two days. But this was NOTHING compared to what many of my cityfolk suffered. One doctor in particular went down am open man hole and his body was discovered a day later washed ashore!!! You can't imagine how terrible it was that Tuesday

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