Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Dahlias in the Sun

Dahlias in the Sun:


is a 1920 painting by Henri-Jean Guillaume Martin, a French Impressionist painter who was born on August 5, 1860, and died on November 12, 1943.

You can see more of his work online at WikiArt.

I love yellow flowers in the Autumn. I have a wild sunflower that blooms this time of year, and I enjoy them, and chrysanthemums, and whatever else yellow and flowering I can find. It cheers me.

Here are my little wild sunflowers on the patio:


The Daughter also loves sunflowers, and you can see one in this lovely bouquet, which [shown a bit disarranged here] was the cake topper at her wedding this past week-end:


It was intended to serve as the bouquet to toss, but the photographer changed things up a little. It worked fine her way. I've found if I leave decisions like that to the professionals on the scene things go more smoothly than if I try to micromanage everything.

And here's my sunflower cup with coffee:


Share your drink at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's Tea Tuesday party at their blog. Elizabeth is observing Remembrance Day.

28 comments:

  1. Congratulations to the Bride and Groom. You kind of sneaked that wedding news in between the sun flowers didn't you? I know you had been looking at dresses but I must have missed the fact that the wedding took place.

    Great sunflower mug!

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    1. Thank you :) The wedding is this past week-end. They are off on their honeymoon now :)

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    2. _was_ this past week-end lol

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  2. I too am a sunflower worshiper .... I find they never fail to make me smile. Happy t day!! Hugs! deb

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  3. Congrats to your daughter and SIL! The bouquet of flowers is gorgeous! I also like the painting you showed today--I agree yellow is a very cheery color. Happy T Day!

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  4. Oh - the wedding is over already?! Hope they and you enjoyed it!
    Hapy T-Day!
    oxo
    Susi

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    1. Yes, it was lovely :) 4 months almost to the day from proposal to wedding day lol but we had plenty of time.

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  5. Happy T-day!
    Gosh, how time flies. Hard to believe the wedding is over and now the "Happily ever after" begins. ;))
    LOVE the sunflower cup.

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    1. The florist did a beautiful job :)

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  7. ooh...a wedding?! more photos to come? love the flower theme today...I enjoy most any kind! even those that many call 'weeds!' happy T day! ♥

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    1. Weeds are just flowers in a place where they're not wanted ;)

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  8. i love sunflowers (btw: "weeds", too!) - awesome mug!
    happy t-day!

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    1. This wild sunflower was dug up out in the country 2 generations ago, so I guess it's actually a "weed" :)

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  9. congratulations on your daughter's wedding! Those yellows really are cheery and I love the sunflowers. Wishing you a happy T day!

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    1. Thank you :) She looked like a princess :)

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  10. Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs!
    Flowers at weddings is one of my favorite things as there are so many creative ways to go.
    Your wild sunflowers certainly are cheery and go well with your pretty mug too.
    Happy T Day oxo

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    1. The florist gave her exactly what she wanted. Expectations exceeded :)

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  11. Oh, the wedding has been! Hope it was a great party and that they will live happily ever after, give you lots of clever and kind grandchildren and all that. The sunflowers are wonderful and that painting is gorgeous. I must look into that artist, the impressionists are so very special in the way they deal with light. Happy T-Day (even though I am not participating this time)!

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    1. Yes, the wedding was this past Saturday. Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves, and now she's off on her honeymoon. So sweet :)

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  12. WHAT? Your daughter got married and you offer it as an aside? Congratulations to her, and I hope you took a few photos. I would love to see the dress she chose, too.

    Your tea painting is beautiful. And your sunflowers on the patio are adorable. I have some similar, but mine are all gone now. I love the look of your patio. I wish mine was more than a slab of cement, where I could decorate it with flowers and such, too.

    Thanks for sharing your sunflowers, your sunflower mug, and the lovely painting you shared with us for T this Tuesday. I still am reeling from the fact I nearly missed the news of the wedding. You sure kept it under wraps.

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    1. lol! It was over before I knew it. I didn't take a single picture, but we hired a very good photographer :)

      I love our patio. The slate is surrounded by a narrow flower bed on 3 sides. There's not much room, but it's enough for me.

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  13. Congratulations to your daughter on her wedding! It's a nice time of year for a wedding--not too hot, not too cold, just right. Thanks for sharing this sunflower-filled post; all the different sunflowers are very pretty.

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    1. Thanks :) And it didn't rain :)

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  14. Congrats to your daughter! She had lovely flowers!

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    1. We were very happy with our florist :)

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  15. Congrats to the happy couple who will be off honeymooning now, I presume! Lovely sunflowers (though the photo reminded me of the black eyed daisies I have in my garden) and sunflowers always look so cheerful... where my Mum lives in the south of France they have huge fields of them that look wonderful when they are in bloom and following the sun as the day progresses, they call them tournosols - turn with the sun.

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    1. Yes, they went to Colorado for their trip. :) Some in the family call this a wild sunflower and some call it a "Humboldt daisy" (because of where it came from). I've never tried to formally identify it. They plant fields of sunflowers here, too, and they are wonderful to watch, aren't they!

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