french sunflowers

by Sharon Santoni
[blank]Normandy isn’t generally associated with fields of sunflowers,
but this year they are à la mode.[blank]
[blank]and while they may not be my favourite bloom,
I have to admit that they can be quite spectacular [blank]
[blank]Fields of yellow and black.[blank]
[blank]Faces turned towards the sun[blank]
[blank]summertime in france[blank]


Linda Carswell July 19, 2013 - 9:10 pm

Nothing says Summer in France like a field of sunflowers can… photos are gorgeous.

Sheree July 19, 2013 - 9:13 pm

I love the way they follow the sun.

Romy July 19, 2013 - 9:28 pm

So utterly beautiful….I stood in a field of sunflowers outside Uzes just two weeks ago….it felt like another world, espcially as I'm typing this in Stockholm….on 3 separate occasions and felt my entire self be intoxicated by the spellbinding beauty and deafened by the buzzing of bees & cicadas! Rx

Roxane July 19, 2013 - 10:24 pm

Blooms of sunshine & happiness! Great way to start the week-end 😀

Die Waldfee July 19, 2013 - 10:27 pm

the fields of sunflowers are beautiful.
I can not get enough of it.
An absolutely wonderful feast for the eyes.
yes, it is summer, this is France!
Here also a few sunflower fields / are not nearly as attractive as in France.
The first are now available in the flower vases in the house and on the terrace.
Thank you for the wonderful flowers.
Sincerely, Moni

Debby July 19, 2013 - 10:54 pm

I love sunflowers so your pictures are stunning.

Reply July 19, 2013 - 11:20 pm


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest July 20, 2013 - 12:37 am

Absolutely delightful!

Marla in the OC July 20, 2013 - 2:29 am

Happiest flower ever! You should do an engagement (desktop) calendar with your devine photos.

Botanic Bleu July 20, 2013 - 6:28 am

Sunflowers in Provence took me by surprise. I expected, indeed planned a trip for the purpose, to see lavender fields, but along the way, huge fields of sunflowers appeared. As we drove by in the morning all their faces were turned toward the sun, and then as we drove by them on the way back to the hotel in the late afternoon, once again their faces were turned toward the sun. Probably the most perfectly named flower in the world, sunflowers.

Your photos brought back those memories of seeing vast fields of sunflowers with upturned faces basking in the sun.


Colleen Taylor July 20, 2013 - 6:51 am

This is just such a delightful way to end my sunny day. I happen to be working on a sunflower painting as we speak. Gorgeous photos, I just love them so. xo

Anonymous July 20, 2013 - 7:26 am

So delightful, I couldn't help but smile at these photographs, I remembered the movie Under The Tuscan Sun, that's when I fell in love with sunflowers. Again unable to plant them because of our magnificent and noisy birds- Cuckatoos and Galahs. As always beautiful photography. Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Regards Esther from Sydney.

Operation Cocooning July 20, 2013 - 8:17 am

Lucky you! In east of France we are still waiting for them to bloom!

Island Girl July 20, 2013 - 8:22 am

The pictures are wonderful,really the essence of France. Thanks – I love your blog.

My Unfinished Life July 20, 2013 - 9:46 am Reply
manuela carvalho July 20, 2013 - 10:19 am

So, So beautifu1!

Gigi July 20, 2013 - 12:50 pm

I have to agree, they are not such a favorite of mine either, but en masse , they really are a sight to behold.

Pamela Barber July 20, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Sharon,reminds me of Sting singing
my favorite song fields of gold…

Karen (Back Road Journal) July 20, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Fields of sunflowers are an amazing and cheerful sight to behold.

Castles Crowns and Cottages July 20, 2013 - 2:33 pm

Lavender, sunflowers, ANYTHING with color in France, is that much more vivid because I see everything there through the proverbial rose-colored glasses. Cheers madame! Anita

Yvonne @ StoneGable July 20, 2013 - 3:43 pm

En mass these flowers are just breathtaking!!!

Katey July 20, 2013 - 5:03 pm

So pretty. Thank you. I love to see a beautiful field of flowers.

Denise July 20, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Hello,so nice to meet You and be Your newest follower.Looking forward to getting to know You.Blessings Your way-Denise

Heather Robinson July 20, 2013 - 7:49 pm

Sunflowers are one of those French clichés that you can't help but be charmed by nonetheless!!!!

Heather Robinson July 20, 2013 - 7:51 pm

PS. Your current header reminds me of Edward Steichen's first color photographs–very pictorialist! 🙂

La Table De Nana July 20, 2013 - 11:41 pm

What a lucky duck to see so many in bloom at once and capture their beauty:)

evelyne-home-interiors July 21, 2013 - 7:48 am

Love the sunflower. The colour is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Brigit July 21, 2013 - 8:28 am

I love the sunflowers and I love so mutch your pictures!!!
Thank you..

Angelika Leśniak July 21, 2013 - 7:06 pm

like a painting, lovely!

Magnolia Verandah July 22, 2013 - 1:47 pm

Just like a postcard – gorgeous.

Constant gardener July 22, 2013 - 10:38 pm

Perhaps with climate change we will see more and more fields in Normandy full of crops that are traditionally grown much further south. Imagine melons, lavender and peaches all growing here!

Kathryn Bechen Ink July 24, 2013 - 7:45 am

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your blog; I feel like I get to travel to France every time I stop by here. 🙂


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