Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Location : On our smallholding, Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa

… Come join us, my lady, and joyous you’ll be!
We’re large ones and small ones, some dainty and fair,
And even some delicate to wear in your hair.
We follow the sun, swaying slowly without a care,
We have a new dance that with you we will share.
Gently hold onto our leaves, allow us to lead the way,
To our Sunflower two-step, dancing throughout the day.
I couldn’t resist them, so dandy a sight!
So off I did go in my Sunflower flight.
What a glorious time, right up til twilight,
And then I had to bid my Sunflowers good-night.
So happy were we, a long day filled with fun,
Upon leaving I kissed them, each and every one.
So tender the moment, as I turned to leave.
With eyes brimmed with tears, could I truly believe?
OH! It was so true!! I then knew it to be!!!
I had to smile, ’cause they were all winking at me!!!!

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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • Alenka Co
    Alenka Coover 2 years ago

    What a glorious flower ….. impossible not to be joyous in their company :))

  • I SO agree Alenka! It made me smile when I came upon them during my walk!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    Wow this is simply stunning Maree, they are such beautiful flowers. I have a few in my garden. Brilliant capture.

  • Thanks SO much Andrea! I was so excited when I came upon them, just had to run for the camera!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    A beautiful pic! Ten Stars!!

  • Kniebuig and thank you very much Elizabeth!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 2 years ago

    stunning shot .. a ray of sunshine

  • Thank you angel! “A ray of Sunshine” would have made a lovely title!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Is there anything more joyful than a big bright sunflower? Very nicely done, Maree!

  • Many thanks Dot, pleased you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    23 March 2012.

  • Absolutely wonderful news Elizabeth! thank you to all the voters, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

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