I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life that the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.” — John Clarke, Calendar Girls

In the garden today.

Strange weather day here – bits of thunderstorms, periods of sunshine, overcast, breezy, warm and humid. Feels like midwestern weather or Colorado or something, but not normal San Diego June weather.

I really enjoy my garden, and often blog about my flowers.

This is my sunflower painting on the wall of my kitchen:

Wherever there is light, try to find it. Not a bad way to live life, indeed.

Oh, and you might notice the little fortune on the bottom of the painting. It reads, “When the flowers bloom, so will great joy in your life.”

I try to keep something blooming in my garden all the time. And if they’re not blooming, I have my paintings.