Sunday, November 6, 2011

Guest Posting at Nifty Thrifty Things: Sunflowers for Floral Friday

I'm guest posting over at Nifty Thrifty Things today!

Hi Nifty Thrifty readers! I'm Rach H, blogging over at Family Ever After. My blog is a big mish mash of my favorite things- crafts, recipes, tips, kid ideas, sewing, and diy home decor.

I'm a fan of Vanessa's gorgeous photography on her Floral Fridays, so in honor of guest posting for her today, I'm showing you some pictures I've taken of my absolute favorite flower in the whole world.


Sunflowers tell such a lovely story. I love the way they stand so tall and confident. They obediently face the sun, looking to it in all directions. They are my favorite.
I took this picture in the middle of nowhere, South Dakota.

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do. ~Helen Keller

I grew my very first sunflower this summer. I couldn't believe how tall it grew.  I was so proud!

At the summer's end, by beloved sunflower took a flailing leap to its death. I was absolutely crushed upon finding my poor flower laying there, lifeless.

I'd rather have {sunflowers} on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~Emma Goldman

If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. ~Terri Guillemets

Look at this amazing sight! Want to know where this was? My home state of South Dakota.  This was the prettiest sight my eyes have ever seen, it literally thrilled me to the edges of my soul.  I pulled over and took a million pictures, it was such a peaceful moment that I will never forget.  This picture now hangs in my sunflower kitchen.


  1. I love all of the sun flowers...this is absolutely beautiful!

  2. What a great picture (and sweet thoughts). I used to have a sunflower bathroom. :)

  3. I've never seen a field of sunflowers! That is beautiful! ~ Barbara

  4. I looooove sunflowers, too! These shots are gorgeous!
    Kerry at

  5. when i saw the last photo I was in awe (jaw dropped) nice!

  6. That is quite a jump! Great Job! Sunflowers are great! You know where you would love to go to see Sunflowers? Is in Italy. Italy is one of the top producers of Sunflower Oils. When I went last to visit my family we drove up to go and visit my one Aunt who lives close to Venice in a city named Rimini. All along the way there were fields and fields of sunflowers with the backdrop of mountains, old homes and sometimes in the distance castles from times long since passed. From afar you would see yellow patches and then the come clearer as you get closer. On your left the sunflowers and on your right the Adriatic Sea! I wish I would of told my cousin to stop driving so I could take pictures. It was truly majestic! I love Sunflowers! Once on an Art field trip on an old road was a huge field of Sunflowers in the old, Cleveland, Ohio industrial areas, behind was a rusty old factory and in front of it was this massive field of huge sunflowers. It's been all torn down now and now it's a huge strip mall where a huge Wal Mart stands.... I will never forget bringing home about 30 sunflowers to my mom that day. She stll brings it up from time to time! <3 Annamaria

  7. I found you through "Not JUST a housewife". I agree whole heartedly with you about sunflowers. I have picture after picture of the fields of sunflowers in ND. My other set of multiple pictures are of the morning flax fields. Thank you for making me smile.


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♥Rach H