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Thursday, May 13, 2010

POLAND'S SUNFLOWERFIELDS


Long time ago we saw beautiful sunflower fields
 somewhere on the way in Poland coming in from Germany's side,


to Warsaw (Warzawa), or going south between Warsaw and Krakow 
(time to get your maps out:)  - one hint: it's in Europe)
we saw unending oceans of yellow
they gave me a new perspective of the sunflower
 


Haven't kept up with the horrible news 
after a plane crashed with the Polish president 
and other high ranking government officials, 
on the way to Russia for an important meeting.
Inconceivable what horror and grief a country must go through 
when it is suddenly bereft of their leaders.

To remember Poland, I thought to post my sunflower painting
on ART NOTES (click on top image of right side bar)
I posted before in my Celebrity Collection of Januariy 26, 2009
That their sunflower fields may be a sign 
of new light and hope in a time of darkness


24 comments:

DawnTreader said...

I never saw orange sunflowers before, just the pure yellow kind. They look great together. And also in your painting at the other blog!

San said...

Sunflower fields as "a sign of new light and hope in a time of darkness." Beautiful.

Beth Niquette said...

Our prayers are with the families of those lost in that plane crash. I can't even begin to imagine their pain.

Your sunflowers are incredible. And they fill my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such sad times in Poland at the moment. I am glad you have your memories of sunflowers.

I stood in the center of a sunflower field last summer. It was intoxicating.

jeannette said...

Monika,
Never saw the orange kind till I lived here in the USA - I don't know if they're imported or if the orange-red kind also grows here...

San,
Thank you, San!Enjoyed visiting your blog and catching up with you:)

jeannette said...

Beth,
Thank you -these were a gift bouguet! Poland was a new experience (then) -one of them was, "you just go straight for a mile..." we ended up 30 kilometers further:)

Pamela,
I did not like yellow till I saw these yellow fields to the horizon -indeed - intoxicating!

Clytie said...

These are beautiful. A sign of new light and hope in time of darkness indeed.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Beauty as a sign of hope in darkness. What a rare heart you have.

The pictures are lovely. Those impacted by the tragic deaths will be in my prayers.

May beauty and peace be your constant companions, Roland

M.Kate said...

The colour is electric! Happy weeeknd.

jeannette said...

Clytie,
Thank you, friend! When we keep looking at the light, the darkness does not seem as daunting.

Roland,
Thank you for the "follow", friend!
I visited and enjoyed reading some of your writings on your blog!

M.Kate,
Thank you, M.! Ooh, it's that time again -this week seems to have gone by superfast...

midwesttomidlands said...

Beautiful as always.

Silver said...

Those are beautiful, my darling lady.

Pls see on my sidebar, the Sunshine Award.. pls accept it. It was from Andrea of Arise to Write and i like to share it with you.

love & hugs,

~Silver

Ann said...

I love sun flowers too. Sorry about the tragedy of Poland. Had a good friend and neighbour rom Poland.

Poetikat said...

P.S. Wear the hat; it looks fabulous!

Poetikat said...

What a wonderful choice to pay tribute to those who have died and what spectacular and vibrant flowers they are! I can only imagine how beautiful that sight must have been.

Kat

knittingdragonflies said...

How beautiful!
Vicki

jeannette said...

Jane,
Thank you dear friend. Have a great weekend!

Silver,
I'm honored, Silver...I have a file on my desktop i save the awards in, because this is an award/tag free blog -one of these days I'll display them in a slide show:)

Ann,
Often something touches us when we have some specific connection with a person or country, isn't it?

Poetikat 2 times:),
Thank you, Friend:) After more than 25 years I still can see it in front of me -unforgettable!
Thank you -I will wear the hat, otherwise my hubby will ask me!

Vicky,
Thank you! Your blog is enjoyable!

Diane AZ said...

Such beautiful sunflower images and I love your painting also. So sad about the tragedy in Poland, I too hope their sunflower fields can be a sign of hope for them.

cookingwithgas said...

I love sunflowers!
These are beautiful!

jeannette said...

Diane,
Thank you! Yes, I hope so too:)
Have a great weekend!

Cooking with gas,
Thank you - I like both the yellow, as well as the reddish:)

DUTA said...

There's a polish blogger with some 250 followers, and when the tragedy happened, only two people me and a lady from Philipine extended our condolences to the polish nation, through his blog.
I felt bad about such lack of sensitivity on the part of his followers.

As for the sunflower. I must admit I've never seen an orange sunflower, only a yellow one, but it's OK. Both colors are beautiful and this plant is warming hearts and giving hope.

jeannette said...

Duta,
Don't know if it has to do with the following? We don't hear or see much on TV about the rest of the world, unless we are interested in it (the people who have traveled are), and then we need to go looking for it, or researching it.
You would be surprised how many people here in the US have not traveled overseas (really, it's true!)

About the red sunflowers -maybe they're especially bred (or painted:) )...

Cezar and Léia said...

This flower has a special power!
Beautiful post! :)
Léia

jeannette said...

Leia,
Thank you Leia! Yes, it has as strong presence doesn't it?