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I Love Sunflowers

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    Every year when me and my brother were younger we would have a competition, who could grow the tallest sunflower!!! We would grow abot six each, when they got too tall they had to be tied to bamboo canes to stop them going limp!! I still have some photographs of us stood next to...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 20, 2007

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    Bought Myself A Bouquet Today!!!

    I love Trader Joes. A truly marvelous little National Chain that offers such wonderful organic and great quality foods and health items. They usually offer a bouquet of sunflowers, in season, for only $3.99.Today I brought five beautiful black centered sunflowers home and they...
    fightn4me fightn4me 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2012

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    As A Leo..

    I'm ruled by the sun and I love sunflowers too! Not really a reason but it fits ^^
    ninako3 ninako3 16-17, F Aug 30, 2013

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    They Just Appeared!

    a notable experience years ago...a bunch of us set up a big Thanksgiving feast on the beach,huge party,lots of food,fun and box wine-not even any fights amongst our crazies...Noni hung a few sunflowers along a fence for decoration...then they sprouted in a row along the fenceline...
    dubkebab dubkebab 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 16, 2009

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    Among the Most Beautiful ...

    Sunflowers have to be among the most beautiful flowers.  They have such a happy face, loving to be turned upwards towards the bright light, as if they are singing, giving thanks to the divine, life-giving sunshine. ... and the colour, what more uplifting colour could there...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F Aug 16, 2009

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    Les Champs Des Tournesol (french For "fields Of Sunflowers")

    My love of sunflowers started many years ago; ironically not in my home country where we can find many fields of sunflowers but in France. I remember riding on the TJV (180 mile/hr rapid train; it was relatively new in 1997) and I saw these very yellow fields. I asked a...
    Missalaineyeus Missalaineyeus 46-50, F Apr 3, 2012

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    How A Love For Sunflowers Turned Into A Business Idea

    I've always loved Sunflowers. As a family, we have grown them along the front of our garden border near the road for a few years. Our children plant the seeds and nurture the young plants and then we plant them out as a family in the Spring. Every year our Sunflowers cause...
    sunflowerladies sunflowerladies 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2011

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    Flutterby

    MMmmmm Sunflowers and flutterby's... PeaceOut
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 6 Responses May 31, 2009

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    Sunflowers, Van Goghs Or Not

    i love sunflowers they are glorious bright and wonderful, i tried for a few years to grow them and always failed, since then i moved house and tried again i grew different types of sunflowers, i was soooo intrigued by them i have grown them every summer now for the last 3years, i...
    jaeci jaeci 36-40, F Jan 11, 2011

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    Favorite

    It took me a while to realize it, but sunflowers are my favorite flower! I knew I always liked them, but I haven't really thought about flowers in a long while. Someone had a vase full of real ones recently and I just couldn't stop looking at them. They're just too pretty :)
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    I Love Sunflowers

    They are so bright and cheerful, and stand so tall and proud. I can't help but smile and feel happy whenever I look at them. Kind regards, GrizzlyB
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 6, 2012

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    Golden Sunshine

    A few years ago, I planted on my garden beds over a dozen seeds of sun flowers. Over half of them, after 2 weeks of germination were chewed on from my squirrel. Over the whole summer I protected my plants, believe it or not, with cayenne papper and it worked. As long as I kept...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 9, 2010

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    Multifunctional

    My MIL grows them and it's so cool to watch. I love to take photos of them and watch as they get so tall and so top heavy that they fall over. Almost like the sun is falling...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2007

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    Beautiful Sunflower Pictures

    As both an appreciator of art and sunflowers, it just so happens that sunflowers are a really good subject matter for photography and inspiration to artists for their work.  I have a large collection of my own sunflower photography but also appreciate the work of others...
    dougk dougk 31-35 Jul 2, 2009

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    yogi84 yogi84 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Thanks To Van Gogh *kiss*

    never thought of sunflower until i saw Vincent Van Gogh's painting... then again when my little sis loved it and wanted to plant it but the rat ate her only seed :( and there was that beautiful sunflowers background for every Tour de France... and that beautiful, sad song...
    uliftmeup uliftmeup 36-40, F May 12, 2010

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    First Time I Planted a Sunflower Seed...

    The first time I planted a sunflower seed was also the first time I'd planted anything in the ground. Was Artist in Residence to a healing and meditation center in Sedona, ZA after having lived my entire life in Manhattan. To deposit something smaller than my thumbnail into the...
    GreenArtMark GreenArtMark 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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    I Grew Them Once

    For about a year, back in the early 90s, I lived in a little town outside of Boulder, called Broomfield, Colorado.  My dead-beat boyfriend at the time and I lived in a small apartment / condo, on the third floor, facing the foothills.  It was a beautiful space in a...
    hippieheart hippieheart 41-45, F May 8, 2008

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    My First Love, The Sunflower

    I first fell in love with sunflowers when I was introduced to Vincent VanGogh.His sunflowers exuded such personality; not always perky or perfect but honest and beautiful.Taken from the field or garden and captured in a vasemakes them look even scraggly and oddly out of place...
    fightn4me fightn4me 46-50, F May 9, 2012

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    Many Kinds

    I'm not sure why I love sunflowers I just do.I always have .There are many different kinds now but the Grey mammoth will always be my favorite.
    widow2709 widow2709 41-45, F 1 Response May 6, 2009

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    Sunflower Girl

    She stood tall next to the sunflower Reaching her hands behind her - high to reach the flower Her head came a bit below the bloom of the sun... She danced and danced and grew tall, full of intelligence and social grace She danced and cheered and began to move away. She danced...
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    Ultimate Beautifiers

    This past Spring black oil sunflower seeds become part of our horses diet as they have many many nutritional benefits . The most visible one is improvement of coat quality. And the ponies just love them. Needless to say their coats are slick, shiny, healthy and beautiful now. Oh...
    trailguide trailguide 36-40, F 15 Responses Jul 26, 2011

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    Beautiful!

    Gardening is my favorite hobby. I always plant many many various types of sunflowers. They always lift my spirits and brighten my day. I am just sorry that summer is starting to come to an end. I wish I could get sunflowers in the house during the winter.
    Sarabiw4 Sarabiw4 41-45, F Aug 9, 2011

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    In My Garden

    I have planted them every spring since I can remember. There is just something so simply radiant about them.  I love watching them grow in anticipation of their bloom. Then of course collecting seeds just to experience it all over again next year!
    trippinbillies trippinbillies 22-25, F Mar 9, 2009

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 17, 2009

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    They Make Me Smile

    I've always liked sunflowers.I love seeing them on the side of the road,randomly spurting up from dry ground.They've become one of my favorite flowers. Grow me a field of sunflowers and I'll marry you. :)
    AmayaEkio AmayaEkio 18-21, F Sep 9, 2009

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    Sunflowers

    I have always loved sunflowers. When I was little I remember walking though mama's garden and going through the mammoth sunflower part. Just looking up at those great flowers staring down at me... It was almost magical. And now, I have sunflowers growing out here. Mammoth ones. I...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F Oct 21, 2007

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    Striking Sunflowers

    i think sunflowers have a way of bringing out the natural beauty in everything around them. they are so gorgeous, and their colors are bold but subtle at the same time. that's the great thing about nature. it's so big and lovely, but not in an in-your-face way; just in a...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 21, 2009

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    They Are So Cool!

    Sorry, I deleted my story.  Find me at www.chronimax.com
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Apr 19, 2011

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    I DO I REALLY DO!!! sometimes i pick wild flowers when i'm walking, or those fallen flowers, or leafs.. huh really weird feel like one of those stuffs girls do in disney movies (at...
    yayforKay yayforKay 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I like to walk in the sun, rain or snow. I like to be outside, breath the fresh air and simply be. I have a tree in my front yard and when the wind blows on it's leaves they look...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Do I love myself?! I have started wondering do I really love myself? I mean of course I do I'm adorable! At least that's what I always say. But do I really love who I am, am I...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    I lost my mama on September 6th 2014. She fell down the stairs. The paramedics decided to check her over in the van instead of rushing her to hospital when she complained of chest...
    AngelaTattum AngelaTattum 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    TWICE... First was about 2-3 years ago, I was in love with this girl, really in love. I thought she liked me, but inte the end it turned out she was in love with my best friend...
    IronHij IronHij 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    I shouldn't do this. I've been thinking about you again, over the past few days...or has it been weeks? I don't know. Why has God made me love you? Why now when I can't be with...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 1 hr ago

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    "I Love The Night" That night her kiss told me it was over I walked out late into the dark The misty gloom seems to soak up my sorrow The further I went on I felt a spreading...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 1 Response 33 mins ago

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    as you know i left my partner a week ago. It ended badly, with him saying --and this was what broke the camels back-- that he didnt want to touch me because he didnt want to, yet...
    Cookielover5752 Cookielover5752 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Jesus is my first love. Truly. When I was a little girl I had a hard time making friends (I still do) but finally after a friendless first and second grade, the daughter of a...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    If you could just love me... love me as a human as a soul as a being with all or even a spark of what is within you, I can go in peace.. I can be in peace. If you can just love...
    Sophie119 Sophie119 18-21, F 37 mins ago

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    A lie I tell myself:I'll forget I loved you a someday. Because the memory will become faint. And the feelings will dissipate. And the thought of you won't make me hurt anymore.And...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    I  love catsThey're cute and funnyGood at chasin' mice and ratsFar more cuddly than a bunny !Dogs all barkThey're ruff and hairyCats just purrand are never ever scarySo...
    ZODIACGIRL ZODIACGIRL 22-25, F 8 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    This little man is my everything, my best friend, my memories I am so anxious to make, along with the voice in my heart of my father, don't rush it son, you'll regret it. I...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 26-30, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I got married 6 years to which i don't love. In my country marriages are arranged by parents even my x confirmed that she don't wanna marry anybody otherthan me to my parents. My...
    yaswanthr yaswanthr 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    I miss rainfalls in my hometown. I love the prelude; how the clouds got thicker and darker moving slowly covering the blue sky and everything up there, how the wind blew a bit ugly...
    LoneRan9er LoneRan9er 31-35, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Well, I love all of my ep friends. All are so nice and lovely. In the real world, I have no brothers and sisters but here I have a nice kind bro whom I'm so supportive about...
    Martin7470 Martin7470 18-21, M 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Love love love this song http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v4H_YcNOeIA
    MalaJazz MalaJazz 36-40, F 7 hrs ago

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    Lover's Spit Feist All these people drinking lover's spit They sit around and clean their face with it And they listen to teeth to learn how to quit Tied to a night they never...
    SanitariumSultan SanitariumSultan 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    What happens when the heart just stops (live in Hamburg - hilarious introduction) http://youtu.be/n9oy-VUvxm0 So what happens when the heart just stops Stops caring for anyone...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 14 hrs ago

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    Hard To Say I'm Sorry : PassengerEverybody needs a little time away.. I heard her say.. From each other..Even lovers need a holiday..Far away from each other..Hold me now..nIt's...
    1NonchalantEros 1NonchalantEros 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Yes I do love art and not just portraits, My favourite art are sea paintings with sailing ship, Landscapes, Mountains. You name it I love art. BUT NOT SCRIBBLE.
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I married my wife in June and can honestly say I have never been happier. I met my wi