The Gift of Sunflowers

Sunny Sunflowers

Bring me then the plant that points to those bright Lucidites
swirling up from the earth,
and life itself exhaling that central breath!
Bring me the sunflower crazed with the love of light. — Eugenio Montale

I’ve decided to extend last week’s blog theme—“the gift.” Why? Because exhaustion and fatigue toppled my plans for the final blog post on the theme. And since it’s, once again, sunflower month (yay!) on Pics and Posts, we start with a simple post featuring the gift of sunflowers.

Here are some sunny shots of sunflowers I captured on my iPhone mid-August. Thankfully, my hubby and son spotted these while on an errand near the Farmer’s Market owned by the University. Since I rarely use the entrance to campus closest to the market, I would have missed these if they hadn’t told me. I was almost late for a meeting one morning because I just had to stop and visit the sunflowers.

May these sunny blossoms, crazy for the light, brighten your week and offer the gift of joy!

11 thoughts on “The Gift of Sunflowers

    • Chandra Lynn says:

      I wish I could have blogged every day on the theme. Ahhh, but life and duty call. Not much time to sit and write this week. Today will be the last post for the week, but I’ll sprinkle the other gift posts throughout…later.


    • Chandra Lynn says:

      Oh, I would be jealous, except the Magnolia is a pretty impressive blossom!
      Although I live in Alabama these days, I’m still claiming that magnolia. :-D. I would love to get to Kansas and see those huge fields some day!


  1. delphini510 says:

    Chandra, what a gift to us all is the sunflower – and all flowers.
    I loved the poem you quoted and fully agree with this line:
    ” Bring me the sunflower crazed with the love of light. — Eugenio Montale”

    I have grown some in my garden but to walk a field of sunflowers is intoxicating. So much light and beauty.


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    • Chandra Lynn says:

      Miriam, that is indeed my favorite line. I have yet to walk in a field of sunflowers. It’s on my bucket list. I get giddy about one sunflower, so I imagine walking through a field to be intoxicating as you describe. 🙂


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