Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Spreading a Little Cheerfulness



To me there's nothing as cheerful as the sight of a sunflower ~ I do believe it's one of my favorite flowers! Sunflowers could never fall in the "pretentious" catetory of blooms ~ They speak of old farmhouse fields and cottage-style blooms ~ some of the things that are "sew (very!) dear to me."

If you find the print too small to read, the quote says:

"The Sunflow'r, thinking 'twas for him foul shame,
To nap by Daylight, strove t'excuse the blame:
It was not sleep that made him nod, he said,
But too great weight and largeness of his head."

(By Abraham Cowley ~ Of Plants)

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