Monday, 23 July 2007

I LOVE SUNFLOWERS


Feast your eye's upon this picture. I've made it as large as possible for you all so you can drink in it's warmth and colour and bask in the ambiance of the South of France. Listen carefully and you can faintly hear the low hum of the bee's hovering over the flowers as far as the eye can see. Overhead the clear blue sky looks promising for a line full of washing. Ooops sorry to bring you crashing down to earth there but I am a 'forty something workhorse' remember ? I changed it from 'yummy mummy' after I was threatened with the advertising standards authority but my gorgeous pictures are genuine.

I love sunflowers, they seem to radiate happiness, vitality and exude a carefree air somehow.

You know something though ? have you ever crept alongside a field where they are ready to be harvested ? their heads hang forlorn, shrivelled up brown and dry they whisper menacingly and rustle in an agitated fashion. Thousands upon thousands of them surrounding you.

Picture the scene out of that wonderful book by John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids, a chilling tale of ecological apocalypse a classic post war 'science fantasy'. Walk through them at your peril ........

15 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Beautiful. One of the most uplifting flowers around. There is a huge field of them near us of which their seeds are used to feed the pheasants.

Crystal xx

bodran... said...

I just bought 2 miniature ones 1mt and they are stunning a bit of sunshine on another gloomy day,xx

Suffolkmum said...

Do love them, thanks for the reimder of summer.

Un Peu Loufoque said...

Oh Sally I love your sunshine and your flowers and the pictures really cheer up the day !!Have you read Stephan KING "CHILDREN OF THE CORN" it would frighten the shoes off you dear re Maze fields ! Do carry on making us jealious !!!!

mountainear said...

Thanks for your French sunshine and gorgeous sunflower - so cheering and sunny. The sky has been consistently leaden - we lit the log burner last night just to see a warm glow.

Sally's Chateau said...

A fierce critic has told me there are far too many pictures of sunflowers on this blog, far too many descriptions of sunshine, blue skies, gentle ripples on the swimming pool and all in all too many idyllic ramblings. So, just for you dearie there's a picture posted on the bottom of my blog. Oh and um....it's 36 degrees from Thurs onwards x

ChrisH said...

Oh that was great - I love the description of the dark side of sunflowers too! I don't mind hearing about how lovely the weather is there - I'm basking in it through your blogs.

countrymousie said...

Thanks for your thoughts of summer - we have several days of **** ahead of us!
The sunflowers in Suffolk this year are tall but with little heads, all hung over looking at the ground I am afraid.
Best of luck to HL and love to you - mousie

PS I lap up the sun anyway I can and if its through your blogs alone, so be it!

muddyboots said...

my favourite flowers, l should like to buried with a bunch.

Blossomcottage said...

I do so love them, mine have come to nothing this year which is not surprising, I had them in the entrance to the church when I got married two years ago, and my daughter in law sang for me as I went down the aisle" Fields of Gold" now I have gone all weepy!
Blossom

annakarenin said...

The b******* slugs and snails got mine so have had to buy a bunch from Tesco and they are gracing my sitting room to make up for the severe lack of sunshine here and you are right I certainly don't want to here that awful four letter word mentioned when I pop in to see you at the Chateau as I get enough of that here thank you.
Boy am I regretting opting to not go abroad this summer.

CAMILLA said...

So lovely, thank you for the picture of Sunflowers, they can cheer,on this day of dreaded rain.

Camilla.x

Milkmaid said...

Fantastic sunflowers, how can you have too many sunflowers, on my first trip to France as an adult, the thing I wanted to see most was a field full sunflowers, it didn't disappoint

snailbeachshepherdess said...

....OOooooo that last bit made my hair stand on end! I was going to take a pic of Dorset sunflowers for you to have a giggle at...two miserable looking specimens...their heads drooping under the hailstones on an overgrown allotment in Seatown...then I didn't! I love your pic ..they are almost human with big sunny smiley faces!

Westerwitch/Headmistress said...

Hands up - sunflower lover here to - I have many cards and pictures of sunflowers.