Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sunflower of Spring

Our sunflowers are starting to bloom here at the end of May, a sure sign of the approaching summer. Margaret took this one, a photo that demonstrates beautifully why the flower deserves its name.



Ah! Sunflower

Ah Sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun;
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveller's journey is done;

Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves, and aspire
Where my Sunflower wishes to go!

~ William Blake

2 comments:

  1. Gorgeous picture! My husband and I were just talking last night about planting some sunflowers and your picture definitely makes me want to clear a spot for them!

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  2. Very dramatic and striking!

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