Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sunflower Wishes

Who doesn't love sunflowers?  Last year, we went on an unsuccessful search for fields of sunflowers.  This year, I found them only 3 miles from home.  The horticulture students at WVU plant sunflowers on the perimeters of their experimental plots.  On the Morgantown "mileground" at WVU Farms  are several plots within the field that have a row of sunflowers surrounding other vegetable plants.  I spotted the gorgeous flowers out of the corner of my eye while driving.  Bob and I ventured there on the weekend.  His pictures were stunning.  The picture of the hummingbird moth zooming in on the seeds is a perfect "taste of summer".

The poem by William Blake is typed on the graphic 45 paper:

"Ah! sunflower, weary of time
Who countest the steps of the sun
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveller's journey is done.

Where the youth pined away with desire
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow
Arise from the graves and aspire
Where my sunflower wishes go." 

2015 

7 comments:

Heather McMahon said...

Cindy - your pages always make me smile! I love the colours and the fab pics!

Trish said...

Lovely LO Cindy,great poem,i love sunflowers!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice layout!!!

Robin Shakoor said...

Cindy, this is such a sweet layout. The colors are just beautiful.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Beautiful work! Loving the sunflowers!

Tracey said...

Hi Cindy.......Fabulous photography. The papers are perfect, what a great poem! Love your layout!

Connie Mercer said...

love this!! darling!!!