Monday

Sunflowers/Sonflowers!

I love sunflowers! Maybe because they are yellow, but I also like the way they follow the sun! As the sun moves, so moves the sunflower! I like that they are sometimes called Sonflowers by Christian believers! Because they follow the Son!

I use sunflowers in my fall decor. Below is a silk sunflower arrangement in a vintage egg basket.
It has a black crow and a scarecrow in the same basket.


Sunflower
Sunflower, sunflower, standing straight and tall,
Sunflower, sunflower, you're the tallest flower of them all!
Sunflower, sunflower, when your seeds fall to the ground,
Sunflower, sunflower, more sunflowers will abound!

I only have a few pieces of sunflower dishes. I bought these a few years ago.
I have not bought any more sunflower dishes this year, but I have seen a lot of pretty ones!
The above tray and the plate and bowl below were purchased a few years ago.
My husband brought me the cute little bear dressed in a sunflower outfit. He found it at our church thrift store he was working at!
The other little bear wearing a sunflower on her hat is a Boyd's Bear.
This is Blossum B. Berriweather, a Boyd's Bear figurine.

Poem to a Sunflower

I see you there in glory shining bright,
Following the sun and its path of light
Standing tall above all others in the field,
You grow, conquer, and do not yield.
The little birds take great delight
In playing round you, from day to night.
With your petals of yellow and leaves of green
How very easily you are seen.
But there is more to you than first sight,
More than beauty and grander to delight.
Every beautiful aspect that appears,
Give praise to the Father dear.
He made you a part of creation,
And you praise him in glorious celebration!
The beauty that within you is expressed,
Gives testimony to his greatness.
Sunflower, how I long to be like you!
Glorifying God in all I do.
Following the Son and His path of light,
To worship Him in His glory shining bright.
I can learn from you, my friend,
With every breath, praise to God, I might send.
With all of his creation telling the story,
Might I, with you, proclaim His glory. ~Katherine   R. Lane

A Garden of Sunflowers

A garden of Sunflowers beckoned to me -
Come join us, my lady, and joyous you'll be!

We're large ones and small ones, some dainty and fair,
And even some delicate to wear in your hair.

We follow the sun, swaying slowly without a care,
We have a new dance that with you we will share.

Gently hold onto our leaves, allow us to lead the way,
To our Sunflower two-step, dancing throughout the day.

I couldn't resist them, so dandy a sight!
So off I did go in my Sunflower flight.

What a glorious time, right up til twilight,
And then I had to bid my Sunflowers good-night.
So happy were we, a long day filled with fun,
Upon leaving I kissed them, each and every one.
So tender the moment, as I turned to leave.
With eyes brimmed with tears, could I truly believe?
OH! It was so true!! I then knew it to be!!!
I had to smile, 'cause they  were all winking at me!!!!

Author Unknown


Several years ago we drove to Colorado from Florida, on the way we saw fields of sunflowers, such as the scene above!

Do you like sunflowers?

Have a happy day!
God Bless.

Katherine
P.S. - I also like to eat sunflower seeds! I use them in salads, etc.

14 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Katherine, your sunflowers are so pretty. I really love them too, they are just such happy flowers. Your dishes are stunning. I havn't seen those patterns before, but they really are pretty. The bears are just so precious. I love bears. The poems are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

ceekay said...

I love sunflowers also! I don't have anything with them to decorate with, but I will always take pictures of them when I see them!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The field of sunflowers is amazing. I love your sunflower dishes and the bears are cute as can be. I do follow you, however, I didn't see myself listed, so I added my profile.

Shelia said...

Hi, Katherine! Yes, I love sunflowers. Your have some lovely pieces.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful flowers, beautiful words, beautiful post!!

A Hint of Home said...

I have always loved sunflowers and used to have them in my garden. (years back)
I love your dishes and their rich colors.

Joy said...

What a beautiful post. I planted some sunflower seeds this year and only a few came up but I just love them. I think your dishes are wonderful and so full of color.

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Bearly Sane said...

Wonderful, wonderful post Katherine!
I love sunflowers, they are so cheerful, sunny like their name and they really pick you up just looking at them.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi

Eileen said...

Great post!
I do like Sunflowers but I like them even more now that I've learned they are also called Sonflowers! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your beautiful collection and the beautiful photos and poems!
All the best,
Eileen

Bunny, The Paris House said...

Katherine,
Your post is so cheerful, and its a little rainy and overcast here today in the northeast, so it has brightened up my morning!! I love your tablescape and the field of sunflowers is magical.
Have a nice day
God Bless
Bunny

PEA said...

Who can resist sunflowers with their bright happy faces:-) Thanks to the squirrels and chipmunks, I get sunflowers popping up all over the place so it's always a surprise when they start to grow! lol I just love your sunflower dishes and bears, so darling. I have never seen a sunflower field but can just imagine how absolutely stunning it must be. xoxo

parTea lady said...

I really do like sunflowers; the're so bright and cheerful. I picked up a bunch at Publix a few days ago. They give me a lift every time I look at them.

I enjoyed your photos and poems.

Charlotte said...

I see we share a liking for sunflowers! Your blog is beautiful! I enjoyed stopping by and taking a look.
Peace and grace ~
Charlotte