A few days ago when I went to visit my dad I rounded a curve and was surprised by these:
It was an awesome sight. So awesome that I pulled off on the side of the road and got out of the car to take some photos.
I had hoped that this would be the summer that I would be fortunate enough to see a field of sunflowers in bloom but I fully expected that if it were to happen, it would be at the Biltmore Estate.
Who knew that I would find them growing so beautifully by the side of the road?
I don’t know what moves you, but I know for a lot of people it is the sight of something that fills them with wonder. Sometimes it is a mountaintop view and sometimes it is standing on the shore and seeing the expanse of ocean all the way to the horizon. Then there is always the Grand Canyon which is hard to beat for filling a person with wonder.
Little did I know that I would be awestruck in much the same way by a field of sunflowers. The feeling wasn’t diminished at all by the traffic rushing by. Maybe it was even enhanced by it. I was absolutely thrilled to stand among these sunflowers and see them in every direction.
I thought about these flowers and snippets of a quote came to mind – something about keeping your face to the sunshine and not seeing the shadows. I thought it would be an appropriate description for these photos.
When I Googled it, I had to laugh out loud. Here is the quote in its entirety. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.” ~ Helen Keller