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Spectacular Sunflowers

Eavesdropping Sleepy Mission Unofficial Challenge

By Angie the Archivist 📚🪶Published 3 months ago 1 min read
Surrounded by sunflowers

A field of golden sunflowers 🌻

Entices me to break social convention

To invite myself along… would that be wrong!?

Overhearing a snippet of conversation to which I didn’t belong…

Which sunflower field will we visit this weekend?

How? Where? When?

Please, Oh Please… can I tag along?


We set off soon after the day was dawning

All of us bleary eyed and yawning.

Hurtling along many a winding country road

Past rust-coloured fields of sorghum

And munching cows busily keeping paddocks mowed.

Car music blaring…

Anticipation steadily rising.


At last, destination ahead… paddock parking over there…

Rain starts to sprinkle

Threatens to ruin gorgeous curly hair!

Wistfully we eye a beckoning buggy…

A sore foot has me hobbling along…

The kilometre long trek to those vibrant beauties…

Undulating, damp and definitely muddy!


Resplendent in all their glory

Majestic heads held high

Face a glimmering sun… the hero of their story.

Siblings eagerly wade in…

An informal photo shoot ensues…

At times, shot in hilarious poses…

Flower heads are cats to pat or… phones for a chat!


Free to pick as many as we can carry…

Soon we settle for trios…

Those tough stemmed, exquisitely formed blooms

Are surprisingly fragile…

Leaving a Hansel and Gretel style trail of yellow petals!

Sticky, black mud cakes shoes

Persistently clinging, creating inch high wedge heels.


Hmm… so, does this adventure disprove

That sage old saying…

Nothing good ever comes from eavesdropping!

Sunflowers were the magnet that sent me socially straying.

My verdict…

Today’s outing was fun; photos by the ton; perfect flowers… more than one!

So… my accidental act

Brought me great pleasure… that’s a fact!

🌻 🌻 🌻 🌻 🌻

Inspired by Sleepy Drafts challenge below.

nature poetryhumorfact or fiction

About the Creator

Angie the Archivist 📚🪶

Addicted to reading, especially fiction and poetry.

Personality of a Labrador.

Attention span of a gnat! 😳

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  • Rachel Deeming2 months ago

    I loved this! It's just so sunny! Even with muddy shoes! Made me smile.

  • A time when begging to become the third wheel offers balance rather than intrusion. Wonderful.

  • You have such a wonderful way with words! Great work as always!

  • Gargie S Anand3 months ago

    Sunflowers have too much too tell. Indeed a beautiful composition.

  • John Cox3 months ago

    This poem creates so many images in my mind. I can easily imagine it with brightly colored illustrations in a children’s book. Well done!

  • D.K. Shepard3 months ago

    Amazing! Eavesdropping as the gateway to adventure! And a fantastic poem as well!

  • sleepy drafts3 months ago

    Oh, I love this, Angie!!! What a beautiful outcome of eavesdropping. ❤️ I love the imagery in this poem. Beautifully done!! Thank you so much for writing this and entering it to the mini-challenge/Sleepy Mission! ❤️💕

  • Shirley Belk3 months ago

    I can't imagine a scenario with sunflowers that wouldn't be fun :)

  • Hannah Moore3 months ago

    And new friends to boot?

  • Awww, those cows! 😍😍😍 Loved your take on this challenge!

  • Randy Baker3 months ago

    Vivid imagery! Well done!

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