Reaching for the Sun

posted by Sharon November 30, 2015 16 Comments
Lake Tahoe

Every flower’s reachin’ for the sun,
Every petal opens when the day has just begun,
Even in the city where they grow up through the street,
Every blossom needs the sunshine to makes its life complete.
— Peter, Paul and Mary

Fall flowers — the last fling of color before winter arrives. This makes these yellows and purples even more valued. I enjoyed autumn blooms in the mountains recently, especially knowing that soon snow would fall and these beauties would be gone. The happy colors bloom almost in defiance of the weather, surviving the first light dusting of snow.

The last verse of the song by Peter, Paul and Mary goes like this:

Some are bent by fears they cannot see,
And some are touched by love and set free,
A flower’s just a seed when it’s young,
And every flower’s reaching, every flower’s reaching,
Every flower’s reaching for the sun.

Just like flowers, people come in all shapes and grow and reach for the light wherever they are. Some are bent but still beautiful.

The last flowers of the season wave in the wind . . . and reach for bits of sun. There’s beauty in each bloom, in every garden, and in each of us. Wishing you a week filled with sunny moments!

This is a lesser-known ditty, but I think you’ll enjoy listening.

Linking up with Image-in-ing, Little Things Thursday, Wednesday Around the World, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays.  Also linking up with the song-inspired party, Song-ography, where my song choice is “Every Flower” by Peter, Paul and Mary.

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16 Comments

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Cathy November 30, 2015 at 10:36 pm

So many beautiful blossoms and music to serenade them. This is quite a lovely post! Thank you!! Have a grand week!

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image-in-ing: weekly photo linkup December 1, 2015 at 1:23 am

So pretty, Sharon!
Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/11/sparkling-crystal.html

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Jackie December 1, 2015 at 2:12 am

Flowers are one of favourite things to photograph. These are wonderful.

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Cath December 1, 2015 at 3:26 am

Hello I have come over from Songography but we have also both linked up at Image-in-ing. Love the flowers you have photographed….they are so pretty! and the words fit so well!

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elizabethfstewart December 1, 2015 at 4:00 am

We’ve had a week of freezing weather, so I’m afraid the flowers are wilted now. What autumn lovelies you’ve captured!

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Evelyn in Oregon December 1, 2015 at 4:53 am

Amazing color! It’s only a couple of weeks into the winter months, but I’m already starved for color. This post is just what I needed!

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Uwe December 1, 2015 at 7:02 am

Your fall definitely lasts much longer than ours here in Germany. I took the last fall flowers four to five weeks ago!!! Currently I’ve the choice between raindrops, overcast sky, puddles and some shades of gray… 😉

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin December 1, 2015 at 10:07 am

Oh I just love Peter, Paul, and Mary – these are so pretty Sharon!

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tom the backroads traveller December 1, 2015 at 10:28 am

Thanks for this splash of color.

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Kelleyn December 3, 2015 at 3:34 am

A little flower happiness on a cold winter day for me!
http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2015/12/cold-corner-view.html

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Anne@GritandGiggles December 3, 2015 at 4:20 am

Such pretty flowers, so much colour. Lovely captures. I bet you’ll be dreaming of all this colour in the months to come. Enjoy the last of the flowers.

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jandi @ohmydearests December 3, 2015 at 8:31 am

oh! these are incredibly beautiful! wishing you a beautiful day!

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Pride in Photos December 3, 2015 at 2:33 pm

It is so nice to see all this color with the dreary skies we have been having down here in Texas!

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Kelly Kardos December 3, 2015 at 2:58 pm

I always love a good earworm! Beautiful blooms. (Visiting from Kim’s)

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Kathy December 3, 2015 at 3:42 pm

I can’t believe it has JUST turned December and I am already yearning for colors like these! It’s gonna be a looooong winter! haha. Thanks for sharing at Song-ography.

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Kim Cunningham December 8, 2015 at 7:55 pm

What beautiful images and sentiments as we hang on the precipice of winter!

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