Grandma Barb’s This and That

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Needing some sunshine and color

With the grey skies and brown landscape, I am needing some sunshine and color in my life.  What better than a bright yellow sunflower with the sun shining on it.

Taken at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum last summer

Linking to Sunlit Sunday at My Little Home and Garden

Have a great weekend everyone.  Until next time.



Geneva said...

It's been cloudy and rainy all day today... your pretty sunflower is just what I needed to see. ":o)

Carole M. said...

a little bit of sunshine indeed; and aren't the leaves huge?!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Love the sunflower,
they are so pretty and have such sunny faces don't they!

Hope your weather improves,
we had a small flurry of snow last night so am hoping that it is finished now and that it will warm up later.

Enjoy your day Barb



Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Barb
Now that's an abundance of sunshine! We have a few farmers in our area that grow acres of sunflowers and I could stand there all day watching them follow the sun with their faces.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Hoping for a bit of that sunshine here.

cherry said...

I can't help but to smile when I see big sunflowers they are just such happy flowers. Have a wonderful week..hugs, Cherry

My Little Home and Garden said...

I liked seeing the big, bold, bright and sunny sunflower! Thank you for linking it to "Sunlit Sunday", Barb. I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Sunflowers always brighten up the day.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love sunflowers, they are so cheerful! Sunshine makes all the difference doesn't it? We're finally getting some sunshine and it looks good. Hope your weather is getting better.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Barb,

Your sunflower is gorgeous! What a perfect way to spend Sunlit Sunday. I'm happy to be joining everyone.

Unknown said...

Dreary day in my neck of the woods today also, except on my computer. Thank you for such beautiful sharing.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, Barb, I love sunflowers! That looks so nice and warm! It was so cold here today! I'm linking up to Sunlit Sunday for the first time!
Hugs, Cindy

Pondside said...

Wouldn't it be great to have an enormous bouquet of sunflowers on the kitchen table right this minute?
Thanks for that jolt of sunshine, Barb - it was a delight!

Donna said...

I adore sunflowers! They remind me of a special someone :)

andrea@townandprairie said...

I just bought several packets of Mammoth Sunflower seeds this weekend at Farm and Fleet! I'm jumping the gun in February, but I always get excited when the displays come out. andrea@townandprairie

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Oh lovely sunflower. I like to have a few of those in the back of my border.

CameraCruise said...

Love to see some sunshine and color, thanks!
Greetings Mette

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Beautiful! I love to look through my pictures of my garden and have some color and sunshine! Even though it's been an easier winter than most I'm done with this white stuff and gray skies! Whenever the sun is out I smile inside and out!

Audrey said...

Beautiful picture. Thanks for sending a little sunshine my way.
Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures.

cathy@home said...

Sending you Sunshine your way ......

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barb, What a great pic of the sunflower. Perfect inspiration for a painting. Thank you for sharing. I will try and send you some sunshine and warmer temps. We are heading for 82 degrees today but tomorrow back to the 50's. BOOOO!
XO Celestina Marie