Sunflowers To Brighten The Day

July 09, 2019

You probably realised by now that I really love flowers & plants. Yup, I can't live without them and having a small part of Mother Nature in my home is always a must: it fills the space with good vibes while aesthetically pleasing the eye. And soul, for that matter. 

I must say that I am a Leo and that sunflowers...well, they are basically my lucky flowers:

"The Sunflower, also known as Helianthus, captures Leo’s vital being. During their growth, these flowers move towards the Sun, but stop once they begin blooming. Much of Leo’s life is similar in self-expression  – a constant unfolding of internal power."

See? I was right. I have the finest Italian-grown sunflowers in this warm and joyful bouquet, expertly paired with solidago and birch. Apart from their amazing positive effect on my mood, they are also associated with adoration and loyalty. How wonderful does that sound? I simply love looking at them, it's like watching a beautiful sunset in the middle of a golden field...

This particular bouquet also made me think of Van Gogh and his Sunflowers, painted in 1888. Van Gogh intended to decorate Gauguin's room with these paintings in the so-called Yellow House that he rented in Arles, in the South of France. Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo in August 1888, 'I am hard at it, painting with the enthusiasm of a Marseillais eating bouillabaisse, which won't surprise you when you know that what I'm at is the painting of some sunflowers. If I carry out this idea there will be a dozen panels. So the whole thing will be a symphony in blue and yellow. I am working at it every morning from sunrise on, for the flowers fade so quickly. I am now on the fourth picture of sunflowers. This fourth one is a bunch of 14 flowers ... it gives a singular effect.'

In some of my photos I tried to create a symphony in blue and yellow too, inspired by Van Gogh's masterpiece.

This gorgeous sunflower bouquet is from Haute Florist too, just like the last amazing bouquet I showed you and it can be found on this link - HERE. Enjoy!

Photos: Carla Vadan
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