Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sunshine, Summer, and Memories

Sunflowers are bright and cheerful. They bring to mind running barefoot in the sunshine on warm days. A cold glass of lemonade under the shade of a big tree, enjoying what summer has to give. Last year, the brother of a good friend of ours grew sunflowers for the first time. Acres and acres of sunflowers. Just before they flowered, he passed away after a tough battle with cancer. Now when I see a field of sunflowers smiling at me, not only do I think of sunshine and summer, but also of a hardworking young farmer, sending love to his family through bright yellow sunflowers.


  1. Wow, that's a lot of sunflowers in one place! Thanks for sharing the memory of your friend. My father passed away from cancer a couple of years ago, and ever since then, I have a soft place in my heart for people battling cancer. Unfortunately, it (cancer) seems to be everywhere.

  2. What a beautiful picture and nice way to remember your friend.

    Big hugs,

  3. Beautiful sunflowers - 100% summer! Thanks for sharing the memory of your friend. A nice way to remember him...