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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cheerful Sunflowers...

... Just for you!
This morning I arranged this summery sunny bunch, to especially thank each lovely person who left a comment on my latest posts! Thank you, your friendly and sweet words mean a lot to my little heart! ;)

I took these pictures on the wooden stairs which lead to the orchard, and used this rusty lantern as part of the display...

I *LOVE*LOVE*LOVE* sunflowers!!! I have painted sooo many and have used hundreds of them in my craft, over the last 15 years! Maybe I'll show you some of my past works, sooner or later.

As for now... have a cheery end of the week!


  1. What a lovely bouquet to receive. TY
    Have a beautiful day ~ TTFN ~Marydon

  2. Beautiful, love the old stairs! take care.

  3. What a pretty bouguet of flowers!

  4. I love sunflowers too! They always make such a STATEMENT!

  5. The beautiful 'girasole' make me smile!

  6. Just can't look at a sunflower and not be happy! Thanks for sharing them. laurie

  7. Hi Monica,

    Well I didn't leave a comment on your last post but I'm leaving one now.
    What a beautiul arragenment.
    I love sunflowers.
    Very beautiful!
    I hope you are doing well!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs Bodil.

  8. Monica,

    What a beautiful arrangement! It would look great on the table in my breakfast room! :)


  9. Thanks for the beautiful flowers.:)

  10. Oh my, the arrangement & your photos are amazing!!! ☺♥☺ Diane

  11. Your arrangement is gorgeous, I'm a big sunflower lover too!
    Have a great day. :o) Sue

  12. Such lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing!


  13. Hi Monica,
    I'm sorry that you are feeling so down, I can only hope that these beautiful postcards will brighten your day.
    YES, I do follow your blog though, for the past several weeks, I've been having problems with my computer and haven't had a chance to log in to see what's happening...I'm sorry I missed your blog.
    PLease allow me to send these postcards your way. Please provide me with the best way to do so..perhaps a PO Box and your home address.

    Thank you,
    Donna Warrington

    When I feel down, I always think of the following: "May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let his presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.

  14. what a pretty display!

  15. Such gorgeous big sunflowers Monica! they look fabulous in your vintage watering can! wishing you and sweet Kim a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

  16. I love sunflowers. Unfortunately I have tried to grow them several times and the squirrels lop off their heads just when they start blooming! Your arrangement looks so adorable in the watering can.

  17. I feel so badly that I haven't come by to visit in awhile and now I find out you haven't been well. I hope things get better for you soon.
    Your flowers always make me smile and so of course does Kim.
    Take good care of yourself,

  18. Hi Monica, I love sunflowers too. It's about time for me to put up my sunflower wreath for the rest of summer to fade into the beautiful shades of autumn. I hope all is well. I too have been going through some life issues so I totally understand your wish for the simple things, dog drool from a sloppy warm kiss, laying on the bed with the fan blowing, and reading a good book to drown out daily life. Thinking of you,

  19. Such lovely colors... bright and sunny! Come meet the house in the roses! ;)


  20. Your sun flowers are so refreshing! Love the use of those colors & the lantern. It is so HOT here I can't stand it! Sufficating! Reba refuses to go out other than to run out to take care of business & then dashes back in. We go to the vets tomorrow to see if her blood work is better. She was diagnosed with thyroid disease & she is on medicine & a huge diet. No more cookies. Already starting to have kidney failure.


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