Outdoor Adventures

The Sunflower Fairies

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

I was going to title this post “September Sunflowers,” since I’m a sucker for alliterations. Then I could have said the September sunflowers smiled at my silly sweethearts. Alas, I remembered that it is no longer September. Take two: “The Sunflower Fairies”

Lyla is definitely my little flower fairy. She was in heaven in this field of sunflowers.

Luke enjoyed touching the middles and grabbing petals.

There’s nothing more magical than children giggling in a field of flowers. It reminded me of Cicely Mary Barker’s flower fairies.

Complete Book of the Flower Fairies

Cicely’s watercolors of the flower and tree fairies are so precious, and she wrote wonderful little poems to go with each one. So I wrote a fall haiku to go with my pics:

The quivering leaves

Whisper Autumnal secrets

A gentle goodbye

I admit that I’m not a skilled photographer. I was a little disappointed in how these pics turned out before editing. The flash was on the whole time, which I didn’t realize since I was running helter skelter after two kids in a muddy sunflower field! It washed out the pics, but I corrected that in my Lightroom Photoshop editing program.

The artist in me wants to be a good photographer, but the technology hater part of me doesn’t try to master the camera. Fortunately, my camera and Photoshop make up some of the difference. I like capturing fun angles of the kids when they’re exploring. Gotta avoid that cheese face, although that is fun sometimes too.  Cheese!

Flowers make me happy 🙂

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:25-34

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