Weekly Photo Challenge: FLOWERS

What more beautiful? What more bountiful?

My photo files, like so many bloggers’ files, abound with appealing flowers. How to choose? Since there’s a huge thunderstorm darkly threatening directly overhead at this very moment, I’m going for the sunshine and brilliance of SUNFLOWERS, these at a Berkshires market waiting to brighten up anyone’s day:

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22 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: FLOWERS

  1. IsobelandCat says:

    There’s something irresistible about sunflowers. Ours are in the wrong place, so just struggling through the shade. They are such cheerful flowers.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Me too, on sunflower irresistibility.
      Nice sunflower (cum moth) on your blog, Isobel!

      • IsobelandCat says:

        I thought you were in Berkshire, England, then realised from your spelling you are across the pond!
        It’s not a sunflower. I think it’s a rudbeckia.
        But I’m glad you like it, whatever it is!

      • Touch2Touch says:

        Ah yes, Isobel — when I google things in Berkshire I always come up with many many that are on the other side of the pond from us!!!!
        I would say we’ve improved things by our recent move from Berkshire County to Hampshire County — but that doesn’t solve it either! 🙂
        Rudbeckia may be in fact different from sunflower (I’m no gardener, just an amateur of flowers) — but things also change their names crossing that pond, so who knows!
        Anyway, thanks for visiting — and I enjoyed my visit to you.

      • nancy first says:

        Sunflowers are a sign of peace. Light moving over us. Hope singing.

      • Touch2Touch says:

        I didn’t know that, Nancy. I love it!
        No wonder everyone responds joyfully to them.
        Thank you for sharing a thrilling thought —

  2. Pauline says:

    Aren’t they gorgeous, like suns themselves that have risen from the earth. That storm is hovering over us at this moment, too but still my own sunflowers glow in the gloaming.

  3. Stef says:

    Ahh, flowers. A bit of redemption for the “broken” challenge? 🙂 These bright smiling faces are beautiful!

    • Touch2Touch says:

      When you stop to think about it —- flowers are really incredible. They are so beautiful, just because!
      They lift the spirits and the soul, repair hearts and soothe minds. A total gift.

  4. so pretty. I chose sunflowers as my subject for this week as well.

  5. Gorgeous! Sunflowers always seem so happy to me.

  6. barb19 says:

    Sunflowers always make me smile – they have that effect on us!

  7. Like you, I’m spoilt for choice but these are wonderful. I love the angle of the photo – been learning that you mustn’t take them straight on!

    • Touch2Touch says:

      This was taken at a Farmer’s Market where everything — veggies included! — just looked colorful and abundant and bursting with life. A wonderful day, that was.

  8. IsobelandCat says:

    No Hampshire (Hants) would be just as confusing!
    Rudbeckia are quite small flowers that grow in clusters. Photographs can be quite misleading for size.
    You are most welcome to visit my page any time!

    • Touch2Touch says:

      That’s amazing, in the photo the flower looked quite as large as a sunflower. (Well, maybe a smallish sunflower.)
      As for Hants, it’s Jane Austen country so I’d be happy about the association — but still, you’re right — confused.
      See you!

  9. Patti Kuche says:

    I love the way sunflowers seem to kiss the sky and your wonderful photo has captured their vibrant beauty and energy so well! Thank you for the sunshine!

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Sunflowers are universally loved! A lesson for the grouches among us (I’m among them) — a sunny smiling countenance is the way to hearts —
      Patti, I love your image of those smiling faces kissing the sky!

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