“Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.” – Henry Ward Beecher
I chose today’s image for a few reasons: One, sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers, thus the sunflower series. Two, yesterday was my birthday and the quote certainly speaks to me about love and the depth of love. As I age, my love for others grows deeper and deeper. Three, a dear friend gave me a bouquet with sunflowers in it to warm my day. And four, my wonderful husband gave me a new lens, the AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm 1:2.8 ED. I love macro photography so this was such a thoughtful and special gift for me. It is a joy to use and as you can see, it helps capture life quite eloquently.
awesome shot, i love sunflowers too can you tell 😉 A very Happy Birthday to you!!
I thought you might like this one Buck! Thank you for the birthday wishes! XO Robyn
😀 are you having fun with your new Birthday gift?
Beautiful composition. A happy belated birthday to you, Robyn.
Thank you Gracie! Blessings, Robyn
Happy belated birthday!
Thanks for reminding me that there are still warmth in the world. God bless you.
Thank you very much JJ. God’s Blessings to you as well. Robyn
Happy belated birthday, Robyn. May God bless you.
Thank you Chris. So very kind of you. God’s blessings to you as well. Robyn
Lovely, Robyn….it’s a challenge to take a unique image of a sunflower…and lucky you to get a Macro lens….Happy Birthday!!!!
Thank you Meryl. You are so correct, unique images of sunflowers are few and far between. They are photographed so often. Glad you liked this one. I think when we add words to an image it helps with the character and adds strength even to images that were already strong on their own. Blessings to you! Robyn
A very happy belated birthday, Robyn! I hope you had a wonderful day! It sure sounds (and looks) like you did!
Thank you ever so much! And yes, I had a wonderful day and am loving my gift! 😉