Sunflowers & Sundresses
As girls from the Sunflower State, taking pictures in a sunflower field while wearing sundresses and sun hats seems like a good way to spend Labor Day weekend. Evan and I trekked out to Grinter Farms after a weekend spent watching the KU football home opener, and hanging out at the lake house. My sister, Sophie, and some of her college friends met us there. Traipsing around giant flowers with sun hats turned out to be a smart idea because that day was certainly a roaster. Summer is usually my favorite season, so normally I would be sad about the official end of the season. This year, though, I am anticipating some exciting things coming up this fall, including some travel and music opportunities among other fall festivities.
This Walt Whitman quote caught my eye on Pinterest and I decided to make a graphic with it using a picture of a sunflower I took on my iPhone. I like this quote because it acknowledges the shadows, but focuses on the positive. We all have those moments in our life when we feel like we are living in the shadows. Sunflowers are a reminder to stand tall and face the sunshine. I like to keep my writing uplifting and optimistic. Despite life's ups and downs, I believe in seeing the good in people and looking on the bright side of things. Lately especially, I've been thinking about taking personal responsibility for my own happiness. I think so many people make the trip out to Grinter Farms this time of year because it is such a cheery place to be. When you are surrounded by acres of bright, golden sunflowers, life feels pretty good!