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A cheerful bucket of sunflowers brightened a dark and overcast day recently in La Conner, Washington.  A roadside stand was selling produce and flowers, and I couldn’t resist shooting this display.  The yellow of the flowers, the blue of the bucket, and even the green of the shopping baskets all seemed to work so well together.

What is it about sunflowers that makes me happy just looking at them?  I know part of it is the color, but there’s also something so…flamboyant about them.  They just demand to be noticed.  They’re loud and proud.  They stand straight and tall, and they steal the scene from all the flowers around them.  They almost dare you to look at them and feel down.

These are flowers that can brighten even the darkest day.



  1. I also feel the positive vibes of sunflowers.

    • Hey Lyle,

      Thanks for that reality check. Sunflowers are just some of the cheeriest flowers I’ve ever seen.

      RPRT Photo

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