The beautiful French name for sunflowers is "tournesol"
because their faces turn to follow the sun.
I was reminded last night as I watched le Tour de France -
passing by Haut- Provence
how lovely to see a field of beautiful sunflowers
dancing in the breeze.
No wonder Vincent-Van-Gogh loved to paint these elegant creatures
The photo above was taken looking through the window of Vincent's
bedroom window at the asylum "St Paul de Mausole"
near St Remy de Provence, where Vincent voluntary confined himself
for about 1 year.
This time proved to be his most creative.
"Starry starry night, paint your palette blue & grey
look out on a summer's day with eyes that know
the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills, sketch the trees and daffodils
Catch the breeze and winter chills
in colours on the snowy linen land.
Now I understand what you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They would not listen they did not know how,
perhaps they'll listen now"