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Portraits of sunflowers

Giggles
Giggles

It is not likely that posterity will fall in love with us, but not impossible that it may respect or sympathize; so a man would rather leave behind him the portrait of his spirit than a portrait of his face.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Plain and simple
Plain and simple

The CaptureYour365 prompt for today is Portraits.  As I’ve mentioned previously, the sunflowers, to me, have personalities.  Some are serious, some are silly, some are just plain beautiful.

Close-up
Close-up

It’s been raining off and on here today.  The grass needs mowed, the tomatoes need harvested, and there is a lot of weeding to be done, but it will have to wait until things dry out a little.

Rain kissed
Rain kissed

My new challenge/project has been temporarily derailed.  The challenge was to train to run a 5K.  Once again my knees have declared that I am not going to be a runner.  My left knee in particular is giving me tons of grief and pain, and if it doesn’t improve over the next day or two, I’m going to have to see a doc.  Phooey.  I was doing pretty well, too, until Thursday’s walk/run.

Inner glow
Inner glow

My father-in-law claims my knee hurts because I’m getting old.  Phooey on that, too.

A little curl
A little curl

Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.

~ Samuel Butler

Sunflower tears
Sunflower tears

I guess that’s about it from me for today.  Thank you for stopping by.  How’s your weekend going so far?  If we are very lucky, we might get one of those spectacular, after-the-rain, sunsets.  I’ll keep an eye out.  If it looks like that might be the case, let’s meet down at the Point.  Sunset is at 7:45 PM.  I’ll be the one hobbling around.  NOT like an old lady, but like an injured athlete.

Droopy
Droopy

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

Bowed
Bowed

Today’s joys:  Tart cherry juice spritzer; enforced rest and time to read; M’s assistance in getting some of my chores done today; love and hugs; watching the rain.

Big red
Big red

One more for those who think the sunflowers should have googly eyes:

Goofy
Goofy

 

 

Author:

Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

23 thoughts on “Portraits of sunflowers

  1. Ahh… Robin …you did that just for me? Gee … Thanks! You make me feel so special … (hugs)
    I think the first one is playing hide & seek, covering it’s (googly) eyes and counting … 😉

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  2. My favorite was ‘Sunflower tears’- something utterly exquisite about the colors there! But they were all good! As for the knees… I figured out quite some time ago that running is not kind to knees.

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  3. love sunflowers and yours are especially personality filled! They always seem such a joy filled flower to me. Do take care of that knee. Walking is better than running, I’m convinced of that. You only ever need to run if your life is in danger! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Dawn. 🙂

      After my mother died, I did a series of moody, somewhat sad, sunflowers, and “sunflower tears” in this series reminded me of that.

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  4. Your sunflowers are beautiful, Little Sister is after a new set of pictures for her kitchen frames and wants me to do her some sunflower ones, I think I’ve missed them here this year so will have to dig around in the files for her. 🙂

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