poetry and prose about place

sunflowers – out of season 5-6

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On my virtual bike trip through the countryside around Fontpatour in east-central France, I saw acres and acres of sunflowers …


5-6 g field of sunflowers

field of sunflowers near Fontpatour (image from Street View)


Day 5-6 1 Logbook


Day 5-6 1 map

map showing distance travellled (map from Google Maps)


When I think of sunflowers, I imagine tall plants with yellow heads and sunny dispositions …



‘sunflower’ – watercolor and pencil – by Jane Tims


I do not think of the long days after the petals have gone brown, when the seed heads hang low and the smiling faces are quite dour …


5-6 h

field of sunflowers – dried and dour (image from Street View)


I think the fields must be quite beautiful in the late summer.


Best View:  imaginary field of sunflowers – in bloom …




Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

May 24, 2013 at 7:05 am

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  1. Your artwork is beautiful, Jane. 🙂 I once saw fields of blooming sunflowers at sunrise while on a camping trip (we were traveling around one of the Great Lakes). It was an incredible sight.



    June 7, 2013 at 6:18 am

    • Hi Robin. Glad you like the painting/drawing. I’ll have to watch for those sunflowers next time I’m on a real drive … sunflowers are well named … Jane


      jane tims

      June 12, 2013 at 6:31 pm

  2. There is something enchanting about fields of sunflowers. All that happy yellow makes one smile.


    Carol Steel

    May 24, 2013 at 10:02 am

  3. Beautiful art, Jane!


    Ellen Grace Olinger

    May 24, 2013 at 8:54 am

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