Friday, August 08, 2008

glad for the weekend

"As the Sunflower turns on her god, when he sets,
The same look which she turned when he rose."
Thomas Moore

It was such a busy day here today, I am looking forward to the weekend. Since it rained in the morning I worked inside doing laundry, cleaning out a bathroom drawer, sweeping and washing the kitchen floor. When the sun came out I hung out the wet clothes, then headed out on my bike to pick wild blackberries for some jam. Back home again, I made a chocolate-zucchini cake for a picnic tomorrow and also some zucchini-pineapple-craisin muffins...the dishwasher has problems so I spent lots of time doing up dishes. The jam will have to wait til tomorrow morning...

This lone sunflower is blooming in a field of Queen Anne's Lace next to our yard. I like to imagine it is an offspring of one of our garden sunflowers from last Fall, its seed carried and dropped by a little bird...

I love looking out my kitchen window every morning and seeing it cheerfully smiling up at the rising sun.


  1. Anonymous9:19 PM


    your day sounded busy but delightful.

    I was wondering if you can post the recipes for the zuchini-chocolate cake and the muffins. I have a great deal of zuchini that I would like to use up in different recipes.

    Thanks for sharing :0)


  2. I love the sunflower. You have had a very busy day. I have sick ones here, so it has been hectic. Lots of cooking, and waiting on others. My husband says this is my calling. I do love it, but I am tired too.

  3. Anonymous12:43 AM

    Lovely piccy...

  4. When I lived in CT, I used to grow sunflowers in the back yard. They were so happy and so was I! I love the photos of that sunflower just standing tall, shining in the sun. :)

  5. Anonymous7:03 AM

    What a charming photo. I particularly like the little bee perched on a petal on the right side.

  6. Love the xunflower. Those were my Mom's favorites, so they always make me think of her.
    I hope your day is a fun, relaxing one.

  7. You have such a Tasha Tudor life. I love it. Clarice

  8. Oh boy, chocolate zucchini cake!!!! That sounds so yummy. I'm going to ask for the recipes for the cake and those muffins as well! I need things to do with this zucchini!

  9. These photos are beautiful, and I love the garden walk that you've shared in your previous post too.

    I enjoy my visits here very much Debbie. Thank you.

  10. I'll say it again: You have such a beautiful blog!! Love all your pictures.

  11. Hello Deb. I happened across your blog some weeks ago via Rhonda's. It is a delightful read.

    Thank you so much for the photo of "Queen Anne's Lace". Being an Anne of Green Gables fan I've always wondered about it. Being an Aussie, I've never seen it until now.


  12. Anonymous11:35 PM

    That sunflower is so beautiful and cheerful. It makes me want to plant some!

    I second the request for the chocolate zucchini cake recipe. I had some a few years ago and LOVED it, but I've never been able to duplicate it.

  13. The colours in your photos are so cheerful Deb, can't fail to make one feel happy!

    Beautiful blogging as always

  14. What a great combination of beauty, the Queen Anne's Lace and the lone Sunflower! Gorgeous!

  15. Love the picture of the independent sunflower. LOL
    So pretty!

    Kimberly :)

  16. Beautiful pictures!!!! I hope you are having a fantastic week! :)

  17. Sun Flowers make me smile as well. They are such a happy flower. Hope that your weekend was wonderful.

    God bless.


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