Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunshine for Free

Last Wednesday, I was on my way home from yet another interview. I was feeling frustrated and a little down.....

When I passed a small garden plot filled to the brim with bright yellow sunflowers. As I was admiring their sunny disposition, I spied a small sign at the corner of the garden~~

FREE flowers

pick your own

Well bless my soul! How did they know how much I could use a pick-me up right then. I came home with an arm full of happiness and I have smiled every time I have caught site of them radiating joy from the center of my old farm table. The sweet spirited gardener who freely gave away these beauties will never know how much their generosity has meant to me.





The bumble bees and I thank her/him from the bottom of our happy hearts. ~Rhonda


23 comments:

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

How gorgeous! Isn't the heart of America great??
XOXO
Joni

cityfarmer said...

I have a picture just like this with a buzzing bee ....

I can see why this lifted you




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Vee said...

How sweet! I hope that God blesses the gardener real good!

Christy said...

How beautiful! My sunflowers didn't do that well this year.

Leigh said...

What a wonderful idea! It made my day just reading about it.

(I found your blog while surfing the Homesteading Webloggers webring.)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

How generous. They are beautiful, always so bright and uplifting.

CJ xx

Liane said...

What a sweet blessing! They are so very pretty! Thank YOU for sharing, too. . .

Kathleen Grace said...

What a sweet person! I'm glad your day was brightened:>)

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

OH my goodness they are just the most fantastic looking sunflowers I have seen in a long time. These are my daughters favorite flowers.
So pretty, they would brighten the darkest day,
Take care,
Elizabeth

Amy said...

I just love Sunflowers...they are my favorite!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How very sweet. I believe that sometimes God works through others to let us know that He is watching over us and wants us to feel better! blessings,Kathleen

Dawn said...

What a beautiful pick-me-up! I love when people scatter kindness like that.
Dawn

southern queen bee said...

What a great little surprise on the way home. They are beautiful. We planted a arce of sunflowers, but where we live it did not rain enough and the deer found them to be tasty.

bj said...

That's the sweetest thing...stop back by with a huge THANK YOU painted on a piece of wood and stick it right beside her sweet spirited sign..
xo bj

pamperedgirl38 said...

Nothing like a bunch of flowers to brighten your day! works for me every time! Traci

Dena said...

What a sweet treasure! In the midst of the search....one needs a few blooms ;)

Meggie said...

They sure are "happy" flowers, Rhonda. I can see why they made you smile. I thought of you when I was taking my bee class while I was on vacation.

Meggie said...

Just stopping by to say hello, Rhonda! Hope all is well with you and your family.

Anne Marie said...

awesome!! those look perfect!!

how ya been girl?

Dena said...

Just popping in to say hi. Hope that all is well my friend.

Hugs,
Dena

bj said...

Just stopping in to say I've been missing you...Hope everything is ok...
love, bj

prashant said...

They are so very pretty! Thank YOU for sharing,


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Gayle said...

Love, love, love sunflowers!!! What a wonderful gift from the gardener!!!