“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what the sunflowers do.” -Helen Keller While riding around in my neighborhood I noticed that many yards and gardens were adorn with beautiful sunflowers. They stood tall and cheery above all the other plants and flowers with their bright yellow "faces" seemingly bathing in the summer sun...they make me smile. So even though I did not plant any sunflowers in my yard or garden I did do a bit of decorating with some faux. (will attach pics at the end of this post. But for now here are some facts about this cheery fun flower ... •The stem of a sunflower can grow up to 10 ft tall and the flower head can be 11.8 in wide. •Sunflowers are very fast growing plants, in the right conditions they can grow 8-12 feet tall in six months. •As of 2012, the Guinness World Record for the tallest sunflower is 27 ft for a sunflower grown in Germany. •Famous Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh did a seri
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“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:7-11 It has been a while since I have posted anything. Lots have been going on. Even though I have retired, I still find myself busy and feeling as if there is not enough hours in the day to complete my tasks. However after 4 weeks of not being at my job, I feel as if I am a bit more organized and have a set schedule somewhat.