Sunday Thoughts ~ Happy Blooms

“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” ~ Jim Carrey

Good Sunday morning, dear friends.  I just came in from the garden, where I was enjoying the chatter of the goldfinches.  Of course, that makes me happy, so I thought I would try to start your day in a pleasant way by sharing happy blooms.  Every human needs to smile and to begin their day in a cheerful way, in my opinion.

“To analyze the charms of flowers is like dissecting music; it is one of those things which it is far better to enjoy than to attempt to fully understand.” ~ Henry T. Tuckerman

Velvet queen sunflower

Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty, and longevity.  They are known for being happy flowers, making them a lovely gift, should you know someone who would love a big smile.  To me,  I don’t think there is a bloom that radiates happiness more than a sunflower.  Unless, of course, it may be a peony.  Sunflowers seem to smile, and I have always been a little partial to the red variety.  One of my favorite reds is named Chianti.  They are simply delightful and can almost put one under a spell with their charm.

Avoir la main verte! (To have a green thumb)


I don’t believe there are green thumbs or black thumbs.  I just believe gardening is all about the love and enjoyment of planting something gorgeous and watching it grow and bloom.  One of my many loves in the plant world is dahlias.  They are available in a wide range of colors and forms.  It is easy to find one or several that are a perfect size for the vase or arrangement.

“Gardening is an act of love of the most pure form. … It is an act that teaches us to love life in all the different forms it takes. Those who are gardeners at heart possess lots of great virtues. They are a unique blend of patience, vision, creativity, wisdom, and kindness. And their never-ending propensity to love is surely among those qualities.” ~ Unknown

“To me, flowers are happiness.” ~ Stefano Gabbana

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Dear friends, thanks so much for your visit and I hope it has been enjoyable for you.

Perhaps, you have found a happy bloom or two to carry with you through the week ~ something that will keep you smiling.

Know, I wish you and yours a beautiful day. 

Stay well and be good to you!



“A flower is a smile from heaven.” ~ Unknown





Images:  via tumblr

Notes:  The little orange flowers are coreopsis and the next photo is of petunias and lantanas. 

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12 Comments on "Sunday Thoughts ~ Happy Blooms"

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Pam Richardson

How delightful, a post filled with flowers! Sunflowers, dahlias, zinnias…they all make me happy. Beautiful images, quotes, and your personal sentiments are a wonderful start to my day! Wishing you a most beautiful day my friend ♥️

Penny Carlson

These flower pictures are so beautiful and yes, they did make me happy! Have a wonderful week ahead.


Those dahlias are dazzlers. SO gorgeous. They remind me of my mom who grew dahlias. Loved the quotes and glad the goldfinches are sticking around!


“A flower is a smile from Heaven”, how I believe this, just true! Fabulous post,my dear…One of my favorites!Thank you for sharing beauty and happiness.Have a lovely Sunday!

bonnie morgan

Beautiful post, Sandra. I love all your quotes. My favorite today is:”To me, flowers are happiness.”
Your pictures are beautiful. The Chianti sunflower is spell binding.
Have a blessed and happy week. Thanks for the beauty and inspiration.

Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life

I am ever amazed at the beauty of our plant world. And I am ever amazed at the creative folks who catch it on film. And then, I am in awe that we have such access to it, that bloggers like yourself gather it together — all these beautiful images and words — so we can savour and enjoy it.

What a lovely way to start the day. Thank you, Sandra.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend,
Brenda xo