Bouquet of Adoration for True Friends

Bouquet of Adoration

Bouquet of Adoration

SS 1/60 f 4.0 ISO 500

Natural Light, subject in front of window.

60mm Macro Lens

“True friends are like bright sunflowers that never fade away, even over distance and time.” ~ Marie Williams Johnstone

To see this image in black and white be sure to visit Monochromia for my Thursday post.

2013 Sunflower Series – 08

“Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.” – Dr. Johnson

Blaze of Gladness in Black and White

Blaze of Gladness in Black and White

Blaze of Gladness

Blaze of Gladness

Two images today…I love the sunflower in black and white but I just couldn’t leave you all with a black and white sunflower after a week of such vivid warmth.  To me, both images are ablaze with light, but the sunflower in color provides more  warmth….from sparks.

And this post wraps the 2013 Sunflower Series – for now…

2013 Sunflower Series – 03

“True friends are like bright sunflowers that never fade away, even over distance and time.” – Marie Williams Johnstone

True Friends

True Friends

This image paired with the quote reminded me of many of my dear friends who live both near and far. The quote defines our friendships;  although the miles between us are considerable, and the days, weeks, months and sometimes years between our visits are many, our friendships never fade.

Sunflower Power

You’ve all seen the silly smiley faces cut into sunflowers, yes?  Or the singing smiley faced sunflower, how about that one?  Well, as ridiculous as I think they are, and I would never spend a penny on one of them, there is something to be said for them.  Sunflowers do have the power to make a person smile.  The warm glow of the yellow petals warms the heart.  Once the heart is warm, a smile is automatic.  If you’ve ever driven by a field of sunflowers, you know exactly what I am talking about.  Do you agree?