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What Sunflowers do…

“Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.” Helen Keller

There are certain times when finding the silver lining is tough but it does the soul good to find them even on our most challenging days. Being thankful on those days and expressing gratitude to those who bring sunshine into our lives is a way to keep the shadows at bay.

These images are from my Sunflower bouquet at Thanksgiving. Wishing you well this Thanksgiving weekend!

Photo 1: Sunflowers

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Photo 2: Sunflowers and Chrysanthemums

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Photo 3: Face to the Sunshine

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Photo 4: Gratitude

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Hope blooms where flowers grow

“We each have a platform, access to tools, a change we’d like to make in the world around us. We each have a chance to connect, to see, to lead.” Seth Godin

This message inspired me this week to keep doing work that matters. When enough people care, beautiful things can happen in the world.

Flowers remind me of this hope.

Photographing daisies bring to mind carefree, happy days in the sunshine so I combined two of my favorites to produce one that expressed this hope visually.

May hope bloom where you are too!

Photo 1: Hope Blooms

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Photo 2: A fresh start

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Photo 3: Bloom where you are

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Ever popular Poppies

These Poppies beckoned to me on a sunny morning walk. Their striking colours and delicate structures swaying in the wind are simply mesmerizing. You can see why they are ever popular!

Photo 1: Single Bright Orange Poppy

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Photo 2: Light Orange Poppy Trio

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Photo 3: Single White Poppy

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Photo 4: White Poppy Pair

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Photo 5: Single Light Orange Poppy

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Photo 6: Poppy scene

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Photo 7: Poppy bud opening

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Photo 8: Bright Orange Poppy

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California Poppy on a Sunshiny Day

The California poppy also known as Eschscholzia californica looks a dramatic orange in the bright sunshine. Not usually the best time to take flower pics but seeing them swaying against the blue sky made me feel happy.

Photo: California poppy cluster

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Photo: California poppy with seed

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Photo: California poppy bloom

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Poppy: California poppy a deux

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Photo: California poppy in the meadow

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