Wednesday, July 27, 2011

SUNFLOWERS FOREVER


We drove from Madrid to Seville, a five hour drive through the area known as La Mancha (you remember the book!) Miles of arid landscape stretched before us and I suddenly knew why everyone I know takes the 2 hour super train. Clusters of tall white windmills punctuated the desolate landscape and we began a game of counting them as the trip drew on.  Suddenly a field of sunflowers appeared, their bright yellow heads forming a yellow ocean that stretched for miles. The Spanish de girasol farms were a lovely surprise on a very monotonous drive and reminded me of how much I love the enormous sunflowers sold at the local farmer's markets in the Hampton's.  My favorite way to showcase these fun flowers is to pair a handful of them with my collection of blue and white tableware. Fresh and fun-an instant summer classic! 


What summer flower are you enjoying today?




7 comments:

Splendid Sass said...

The field of sunflowers is so beautiful, Barbara. I know that you enjoyed your trip.
Teresa
xoxo

The enchanted home said...

How spectacular!!!!!! So funny because I too am enjoying my sunflowers from the Hamptons, (on my post today) and lloving them...love what you did with your arrangement in my ever so favorite blue white, just gorgeous! Enjoy....

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

You just can't beat sunflowers to epitomize lazy, hazy summer days.I also love Peonies (but not sure if they are a Summer or Spring bloom) and my favorite flower of all is the Poppy; miles and miles of poppies!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Yes, my daughter took photos of amazing sunflower fields when she visited Spain. She was telling me about them on the phone while she was there and she said "I don't think you can understand how crazy many there are". The photos were gorgeous. I'm enjoying the Mexican Bird of Paradise flowers outside my window right now :)

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I love them! Beautiful photos!

quintessence said...

Love sunflowers and in combination with classic blue and white is timeless. such a fabulous summer statement!!

designchic said...

One of my favorite flowers...try to keep them on my breakfast room table, always...so happy!! Love your arrangement ~