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Sunflowers for Tina #LifeIsGood

by Vidya Sury September 8, 2014 7 comments
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This is a tribute to  honor Tina Downey of #LifeisGood. We lost Tina on August 23, 2014 and she will be missed by all who knew her. I had the pleasure of interacting with her during the A to Z Challenge in 2013 and we visited each other’s blog. We were also part of the Tree of Life collaboration last year.

Tina loved sunflowers and today, we want to fill the internet with sunflowers in her memory.

For Tina, who now walks in fields of golden sunflowers and believed #LifeisGood

As I couldn’t grow one, here’s my fabric sunflower for Tina

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And my sunflower candle

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Here are more fabric sunflowers from my album

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What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do!

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Life a single sunbeam on a warm summer’s day, there is an exuberance and brilliance in a sunflower

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Nothing can dim the light that shines within!

Bloom where you are planted

“I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life that the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.” ~ Helen Mirren


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God bless Tina and her family.

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Sammy D September 8, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Vidya – tina loved you. She would live your many beautiful sunflowers. This day brings much joy to know we will continue to carry Tina’s spirit within our hearts.
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Vidya Sury September 8, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Thank you Sammy! I’ve been reading all her comments on my blog over the last several months and my heart feels full. Loved your beautiful tribute!
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Sherry Ellis September 8, 2014 at 9:31 pm

I love this outpouring for Tina! She was a beautiful soul!
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Michelle Wallace September 9, 2014 at 1:58 am

Vidya, such a fitting tribute!
Life is good!
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Michelle Wallace September 9, 2014 at 1:59 am

Vidya, such a wonderful and fitting tribute!
Life is good! Really good!
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Rhonda Albom September 10, 2014 at 9:18 am

Beautiful collection of sunflowers for Tina. The fabric ones are really interesting and beautiful. Lovely tribute.
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Hilary September 12, 2014 at 10:53 pm

Hi Vidya .. Tina would have loved this .. so much creativity and love reflected out into the world .. I shall miss her ..

With thoughts – Hilary
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