Tag Archives: #sunflower

Small and not quite perfectly formed

After months of tender loving care. Daily checks for snails. Water and regular feeding.  Kinds words of encouragement. My sunflower has finally bloomed.

I had high hopes earlier in the summer that this fighter (I lost several to the local snail population) would grow to a great height.

It wasn’t to be.

It’s grown to just over a 1m tall. It’s small for it’s type and it’s a bit raggedy but it has survived and it has flowered. And I love it!!!

Look! Isn’t it pretty?

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and it’s met the approval of another local

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Sunflower Art Therapy Session

Sunflower quote

I had last week off on annual leave from the day job at the salt mine.

What to do? Where to go?  The answer to the second question was not very far due to the current lockdown restrictions.

So, faced with the first question, I opted to put my week to creative good use. Well, Book Baby 6 isn’t going to write itself, is it?

First though I needed to-declutter my mind from all thoughts of “work”. What better way to do that than to spend an hour or two on a different creative pastime – colouring in.

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One of the things I’ve loved most about the long drives I’ve taken with family, while visiting the USA, was  watching the endless fields of sunflowers pass by as we drove down the highway so, when I stumbled across this design, I knew it was perfect to get me in the mood for focussing on Book Baby 6.

It worked 🙂

The sun shone all week allowing me to indulge in some al fresco creative writing (and some sunbathing.) Oh Happy Days!

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By the end of the week, I had written around 10 000 words and turned a corner with the storyline. There’s a long way to go yet but I’m now one notebook nearer the end.

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(credits to the owner of the sunflower quote- sourced via Google)