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16 June 2009

Tuesday's Picks...Sunflowers!


Did I ever mention I love summer? Growing up in a small farming community, the summer drives meant fields of huge bright sunflowers turning their heads to the sun. This vision was never more apparent than while were were in the south of France horseback riding through the countryside. Fields of vivid yellow spread in all directions..it's no wonder that Van Gogh was so inspired by these beauties. Sunflowers in a painting add a bright touch to an otherwise muted room, bring a kitchen sunshine , add a flair to clothing whether it's a pareo you wrap around your neck or waist or adorable buttons for accents. A breath of fresh air!
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16 comments:

Sarah said...

How fun is this!!! I love Sunflowers, although I am a Fall girl!!! Lovely pictures - I love the dress!! Hope your day is going well!! Hugs, Sarah

briannelee said...

Happy Tuesday!

Audrey said...

Alicia, your post just made me feel so happy inside! I loved all of the images,and the memories that they invoked. I am a summer girl for sure, and I love the brightness of beautiful flowers. I also love that dress!

Sandra said...

I planted sunflowers this year. I'm trying to figure how I can get to the south of France with my horse. You hit my envy button with that one! I think I'll need to settle for riding among my four plants. ; )

Snap said...

I love sunflowers. There are places in Texas with fields of sunflowers ... so wonderful with their head looking to the sun.

drollgirl said...

love the dress!!! and i am so pleased that you tied it in with the van gogh sunflower work!!!! he is/was just the best. :)

Lover of Life said...

What a bright, happy post! I love sunflowers, too. I often have them in bowls around the house. They are kind enough to last a long time.

Chrisy said...

Yes they're happy flowers aren't they...

Liss said...

The sarong looks perfect to wear at the beach house while sipping cool drinks on the patio.

Sunflowers are a great representation of summer.

kel said...

I love sunflowers!!!! so pretty!!

ps. I'm not at girlintheglasses anymore! I've moved to
http://www.ahesitanthousewife.blogspot.com/

Wendy said...

Oooh, lovely theme today! How can you NOT like sunflowers?

TheChicGeek said...

Hi Alicia :D Sunflowers are such a happy flower, aren't they.
I just put a large vase of them on my dining room table...bringing sunshine into the house. I love it!
Have a Happy Day!

Delena said...

Alicia, I love sunflowers too. I made an entry on my blog with mention of yours about this delightful flower!

Some Like it Vintage said...

Oh Alicia, the first blog I read today and what a beautiful start! It's a grey rainy day here in Toronto, but not now that I saw these stunning images. Thank you!

The Cottage Cheese said...

I love Sunflowers! I haven't planted them in years because I move around so much, but someday I will have hundreds of them!

TheEclecticElement said...

That sarong is to die for!!
I don't know if the sunflowers would be me, but I love the style of the dress!