Sunday, April 14, 2013

Open up your heart and let the sunshine in!

 All it takes is just a little Sunflower.
 Was surprised when I found these in the local grocery store.
 It was raining and cold outside.
April showers bring May flowers.
 The sun peeked it's head out of the clouds but the wind is still howling.
 The good thing is the rain helped in melting the snow that was fighting to stick around.
 A few days from now we will be in warmer temps and I hope the sunshine brings May flowers with just a little less rain. Rain is good..Flowers are good..Sunshine is needed..
~Shirley

29 comments:

Shannon said...

Beautiful pictures, very creative!

Vicki said...

Hi, Shirley, sweet friend,
I am glad you were able to pick up some wonderful sunflowers at your grocers. We have had up and down temps all spring. Warm today and tomorrow, then turning rainy and cooler mid week! Your sunflowers really brightened my day. . .love and hugs. . .Vicki

Genie Robinson said...

It was so nice to see the deferent perspectives from which you shot these pictures. I have not seen sunflowers in the stores as of yet...lots of tulips and roses. You really let your creativity flow. genie

Jama said...

Gorgeous shot! I love sunflowers.

Aud said...

A lovely "sun" you show, it needed a little sunshine pictures in the rain.
Have a nice Monday :-)

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Summers not far away when you see sun flowers. They just scream summer. x

Stewart M said...

Our sunflowers have long gone - but the seed head is hung up waiting for some hungry birds. I live in hope!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Genie Robinson said...

I haven't seen any sunflowers in the stores here, yet. They are such fun to photograph, and you did a really nice job. They have put a smile on my face this rainy Monday morning.genie

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Very beautiful sunflower photos. I hope it will warm soon.
Thank you for sharing with you.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

you brought the sunshine into your home with the sun flowers. They are always so cheerful!

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're gorgeous! I love sunflowers.

Mama Zen said...

I love the first two shots! Gorgeous perspective.

Red Rose Alley said...

Shirley,
I used to love this flower very much, but haven't seen them in awhile. Your pictures brought back sweet memories for me. I will have to get some sunflowers for myself very soon.

Happy Monday.
~Sheri

Laura said...

so beautiful!!!

Bernideen said...

Very pretty sunflowers and photos!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Shirley, last week my yard looked like winter then we had three days of really warm weather and everything was transformed and blooming. It's so pretty here now. Yours will be that way very soon. :) Since Easter was so early I had nothing blooming so I asked my husband to bring something bright and cheery and yellow and Springy from the grocer or florist on his way home from work. He brought sunflowers. LOL.....not exactly an Easter flower. I went to an estate sale over the weekend and thought of you. I bought a really really pretty old Valentine. xo

Susan said...

Lovely photos, Shirley. Very, very lovely. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Small City Scenes said...

How strange to find a Sunflower this time of year---but so beautiful. What a good pick-me-up. MB

Míriam Luiza said...

Lindos sois amarelos!

DeniseinVA said...

Gorgeous sunflowers! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos with Today's Flowers, and wishing you much sunshine in the days ahead.

Laura said...

i saw some pretty flowers at the market yesterday! always a happy flower!!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

So pretty! Just what we need on these dreary April days. Waiting for my tulips and daffodils to come up just a little more.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

So pretty, Shirley. Glad to see the sunflowers. I haven't noticed any in our stores yet..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Rosetta said...

Bellissimi girasoli!Come va?spero bene!Baci,Rosetta

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Shirley, your floral photography is so wonderful. The sunflowers are so cheerful but my heart sang when I read your post from last week showcasing the pink and white bouquet.

As I walk through my yard, I see tiny green shoots poking through the ground here and there. But Spring weather and flowers are still just a dream.

Debra

Laurie Ritchey said...

Shirley, I love sunflowers, and you have photographed them beautifully. Looking at a sunflower just makes me feel warmer. Enjoyed this post. laurie

Sue said...

Shirley, as always I love your pics and the sunflower is a favorite!! They are such a happy flower!!
Sue

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Gorgeous! The petals look like dancing flames.

Sherry Hahn said...

Aren't they beautiful. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
Sherry