I love Springtime in Michigan.
Sunflowers are very striking flowers and fields of them are so impressive to behold. I have seen only two such fields that I can remember. I used to grow a row of Sunflowers in my garden along the edge where our small cornfield was. I really wish I would have taken pictures of that garden and many other things. Photography was not a priority back then and was expensive to develop.
My post is dedicated to Sunflowers but I am thinking about my cornfields right now. One year was dedicated to what I believe was the “Silver Queen” late corn, very sweet and tender, and another year we planted hulless popcorn. Never together because of possible cross-pollination issues. I have since found “hulless” at markets, but not often and none has ever been as tender as the popcorn we grew so many years ago. We hung the ears out to dry and then stored them in large mason jars still on the ears, kernels removed right before popping. Not sure of how to do this at first, we somehow dried them to perfection because they popped beautifully.
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A few of my favorite flower photographs.
That word gets thrown around a lot lately for good reason. Many are currently wearing this label and more will in the future if our culture does not turn back to Godly ways instead of the selfish worldly ways that our mainstream has made so popular and attractive. Speaking of “attractive” it is the very definition of the word itself. Per Dictionary.com the definition of narcissism is “every beautiful, perfect looking superstar you know!” That’s not really their definition, it’s mine. Their definition is “inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity. Psychoanalysis: erotic gratification derived from admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development.” Sound like anyone you know right now or promoted by various media as healthy and normal? We all can say Donald Trump and he does not even try to hide it. I don’t say this to put him down, just stating fact and it’s not attractive.
Narcissus flowers, of a similar name, also the name of a character in Greek Mythology where the term narcissism originated. So beautiful in springtime!
After a long cold sleep,
life awakens in beauty!
There is no other place I would rather be than a garden, no matter what the weather. Summer is the best of course but a garden is great in any season.