After reading and listening to everyone sharing their favorite music tracks I wondered if it might be fun to share some of our favorite pictures – images of anything or any scene, whether at home or on holidays, or anywhere at all for that matter. I’ve recently been struck by the sunflowers growing wild on our street verge as I leave the house for my morning walk with Tacker.
As I cross the street at the corner there are more of them growing up from the pavement.
They seem to be everywhere - on nature strips, alongside stone walls and fences and in quite a few gardens too where some people are happy to leave them wherever they’ve sprung up. Back home, I grab the secateurs and cut some so that I can enjoy them indoors, just as Van Gogh did so famously more than a century ago. Sorry, I haven’t got the right jug or background to really recapture his mood! And I don’t yet know how to cut out the extraneous bits! Still, being very new to a digital camera and transferring these pictures to my computer I am beside myself with amazement at what I see before me!
Inevitably though a poem emerged. So, in my own small way, I too have been inspired to create by sunflowers.
Was it just over a month ago
Fremantle for me was all aglow
With brave red poppies on the street?
Now everywhere I go I meet
Sunflowers, big leaved and tall,
Bold yellow against sky and wall.
From whence they came who can tell?
Untended and not watered well,
Under the glaring sun they stand,
Smiling, proclaiming, “Ain’t life grand!”