A Slow Unfolding

If a sunflower could wink, I think this is what it would look like. It’s slowly unfolding its petals and unveiling what’s beneath a little bit at a time. Kind of feel like life is like that sometimes. Sometimes it takes a good good long while to see the bud turn to a bloom, and then the bloom to surrender all the petals to reveal what’s beneath. Sometimes it takes awhile to see hard work pay off, lessons be learned,Read more

where ya land

So I love the saying, “Bloom where you’re planted.” But my thought today?  It is simply ‘Grow where ya land…’  And this rogue Sunflower mustering up one little petal as it takes root in the gutter and reaches toward the sun…well the visual sums it up pretty perfectly. And it made me smile and inspired me and even gave me a little courage. I could write volumes on my thoughts…but will spare you of the unabridged version today… Yeah, sometimes,Read more

Thankful Thursday

So, today, am thankful for this little sunflower. I had noticed a few weeks ago that a tiny green shoot was different from the red salvia plants that were growing in the pot on the deck.  The stalk grew daily and I smiled as I anticipated seeing the sunflower bloom. And this morning?  Voila!!  It’s beautiful and simple and sweet. How had the seed gotten in the pot to begin with?  Leftover birdseed, of course! I love that sometimes, theRead more