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Sorry – but I seem to be in a sunflower mood this week.

Here are a few photos that are inspiring my current love for the bright, cheerful flowers!

pale yellow sunflowers

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sunflowers against blue skyShe Who Is Digging the Cheerful Colors

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As summer starts to wind down and gardens are bursting with fresh goodness just waiting to be harvested, why not host a bright and cheerful Sunflower Theme Party?

Here are some super fun ideas I found on Pinterest

sunflower party table 1A beautiful table from Stylelinx. Absolutely adore the lanterns on the moss with flowers.

sunflower party table 2Sunflowers in Mason Jars by Charlotte Geary Photography

sunflowers table 3Love, love, love sunflowers in a blue Mason jar – from Style Me Pretty.

sunflower party foodI want someone to come do this for my next gathering. Please? Love all these ideas! (Hostess with the Mostess)

sunflower party cheeseCheese and Grape Olives (Hostess with the Mostess)

sunflower party cupcakesLove the name tags in the cupcakes (Hostess with the Mostess)

sunflower party oreos

Sunflower Oreos from Catch My Party

sunflower party cake popCake Pops (Hostess with the Mostess)

She Who Needs to Plan a Party

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I don’t know what it is, but there is something about sunflowers, particularly against the backdrop of wheat fields and blue sky that just screams summer to me.

It probably harkens back to the days of my childhood when wheat harvest was an important part of the summer activities I tried to avoid. The edges of the fields often had volunteer sunflowers waving their bright little heads in the breeze. I always thought they were cheery and fun. My dad thought they were just one step above noxious weeds.

Regardless, they are a beacon of summer and simpler times that yank me back to summer days spent outside, covered in itchy wheat chaff, spending time with my dad.

The other day I was out snapping photos of a garden that is absolutely amazing and lovely and they were actually growing sunflowers in the garden.

And the flowers were bright, cheery and…

made me smile.

She Who Gets Nostalgic Over the Strangest Things

 

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