Mrs. Sunflower's Song of Woe:)

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedFebruary 21, 2014
TakenFebruary 21, 2014
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/400 sec at f/10
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length80 mm
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As she thinketh in her heart so is she: Proverbs 23 7

Poor old Mrs. Sunflower
May have a broken heart
She has no get up and go
Or the will to even start...
Carrying a pack of snow
Of Which there is no lack
Upon her aching back!!!

Wearing her white bonnet
She bends down mighty low...
To sing a 14 line sonnet...
In her tearful song of woe...
Blasting the heavy snow....
Of which there is no lack
Upon her aching back!!!

Poetry by me AJP

We've had over a foot of snow from yesterday afternoon to add to the piles of snow that we already have ...and I think it snowed for most of the night. I couldn't help but get some comic relief when I saw this old sunflower in our yard today and just had to post it:)

Please View in light box for best result!

Thank you so much Donald Garrett for the spotlight on February 21st, 2014..Very appreciated!

28 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (21 Feb 2014):

    What a great eye you have (and a strong constitution to withstand this weather)! Well seen and presented!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (21 Feb 2014):

    Goodness me!!!! You're going to have snow in your yard until July!!! We have been blessed/cursed with much less snow this winter than normal, which we will come to regret this summer when water becomes scarce. This is an incredible photo......poor Mrs. Sunflower!!

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (21 Feb 2014):

    That's a lot of snow but it made for a very cool capture of this bent over sunflower !

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (21 Feb 2014):

    Yes it does look even more fabulous in light box..... a terrific caption and capture

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (21 Feb 2014):

    Sad & funny, great entry my dear! Happy weekend!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (21 Feb 2014):

    It is fabulous in the lightbox! This is definitely some comic relief for you with tons of snow and it fits the theme perfectly!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (21 Feb 2014):

    this is amazing! i know it's cold, but it's also so beautiful. we're having a drought, but i'm loving the 70 degree weather.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (22 Feb 2014):

    Rockin' the heart of the matter in JPG's Theme Park!

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (22 Feb 2014):

    Very nice. Makes me think of a Siberian Babushka.

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (22 Feb 2014):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (22 Feb 2014):

    Thank you everyone for your kind response...Poor "old Mrs. Sunflower" is completely covered
    with snow now after my husband used the snow blower on our driveway and it blew on top of her yesterday afternoon...I am really glad that I shot a picture of it when I did earlier in the day..I love to find things like this in nature.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (22 Feb 2014):


  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (22 Feb 2014):

    I think the sunflower is saying enough is enough!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (22 Feb 2014):

    Charles is right! It looks like a Babushka! So well seen and presented!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (22 Feb 2014):

    Fantastic! And great for the theme!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2014):

    Really neat observation and photo! I haven't seen a snow like this at home since the storm of 1993

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (23 Feb 2014):

    Humorous poem enhances the image.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (23 Feb 2014):

    Your poem really did this image justice! I`m surprised that she`s still standing! Fabulous shot and theme entry!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (27 Feb 2014):

    Wow! really does look like a hunched over elderly woman weighted down my the snow.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (13 Jun 2016):

    agree with many specially Deborah... outstanding and my vote

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (14 Jun 2016):

    Funny! Well done. Got my vote.

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (14 Jun 2016):

    Fabulous composition, and lighting. Wonderful art! Voted!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (14 Jun 2016):

    a cool theme image! voted!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (16 Jun 2016):

    'White Bonnet' is perfect, fantastic and voted!!

  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (17 Jun 2016):

    Love the photo and the poem!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Jun 2016):

    Oh YEAH, Rad!

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (24 Jun 2016):

    Love the shot.

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers gave props (1 Jul 2016):

    GMV! Looking Cold!

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