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Sunflowers

Sun flowers.The very name evokes happy associations.Or Van Gogh.Or a reminder that your cooking oil has finished! --Depending on your bent of mind.

To me, sunflowers always mean Sunshine and VanGogh.I really love his work.

They were in full bloom when we passed by.Nodding and smiling.Simply had to stop and click a picture.And gaze in admiration.


It made me happy.
But, as Anthony Angelo said "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine"

What do you associate sunflowers with?

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  1. I haven't realized it before this, but it has been a long time since I've seen sunflowers. Maybe we don't have them around here...

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  2. Sunflowers...hmmm, old childhood memories, my grandmother's kitchen, oil and fields completely full of them in Alentejo, in the south of Portugal.

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  3. Lovely post; thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I think about summer and warm weather! I wish it wete here now!

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  4. bring your sunshine with you!,that's an interesting thought -but never come across my mind!

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  5. I saw blue roses this week after having dinner with a friend...I love roses, all kinds. Sunflowers have a weird hold on me as well...I am not sure what feeling flowers conjure in me, I love them dead or alive.

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  6. What a wonderful blog! Thanks for commenting on mine because it lead me to find yours.
    I too associate sunflowers with Van Gogh...it seems that I only see them in groups of 2 or 3..how lovely to be where you can find an entire field..terrific photo too.

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  7. What a great picture! I love sunflowers too - you can't look at them and not be happy.

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  8. I absolutely LOVE Sunflowers! Can you tell they make me happy too? [grin] I dunno what it is about them that affects me this way. Perhaps it's because they seem so full of life; bright and cheery and so majestic.

    What a beautiful post, Ps. Simple, sweet, and true. Thanks!

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  9. Sunflowers...it reminds me of the sheer extravgance of nature..see how many seeds each head contains..you only need one to make another flower...and beauty to feed my. eyes and soul1

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  10. love the sun flowers may me long for summer to come. As its dull cold and gray here in the UK at the moment

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  11. Hey Preeti,
    must say you r a gr8 photographer..just look at the pic..my God the pic itself made my day what if i would have seen it in real..:-)
    looking at the sunflower i could just think of my school days prayer...which goes like this"Like a sunflower that follows every moment of the sun...so I come towards you to follow you my Lord "
    Gr8 post
    keep the good work going :)
    take best care of yourself n all ur loved ones
    stay fit,stay healthy n mast jiyo
    cheers!!!

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  12. i love the colour yellow.. n hence the sunflower too :) they remind me of "diya";) , sunshine n happiness!!

    Cheers,
    Diya

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  13. One always clicks sunflowers facing you,and you get the feeling that they all are looking towards you.So it follows that "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather,always bring your own sunshine " because you shine like the sun the sunflowers 'turn 'towards you to get clicked. Sunflowers let you presume that you do shine like the sun.

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  14. What a lovely photograph.

    I'm afraid I associate Sunflowers with my ex-husband. We loved to grow them together and the fact that this little ritual - going out and checking how big they are and potting them on together - has now ended is sad. They are such a lovely flower and I am moving on so I still love them.

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  15. Sunflowers to me symblise love...its not anything i can describe..just an inherent memory of a good time when I felt loved and these flowers were around..they too become the highlight of whatever place they are in, after all.

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  16. Sunflowers... My mothers garden at the end of summer. She grows giant flowers and then I give the mound to the squirrels.

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  17. I love sun flowers. I always associate fields of them with stifling hot days and my camera. The kind of hot that beats down on you and takes your breath away but I still snap away even though all I want to do is go find some air conditioning. Sun flowers seem so strong to me, I love the feel of their soft petals and rough stalks and leaves and how sturdy they are. I like how the bees seem more business like around sunflowers than they do around roses or daisies.
    To me, temperature effects the appearance of the photos we take and I like how sun flowers look different on hot days or cool days or rainy days. I like how they move their faces to the sun. That has always fascinated me. If you stand still long enough you can actually see it happen and that makes them alive to me.

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