Peace, Love, & Sunflowers!

My daughter took these photos in Tennessee
and these murals are too amazing not to share.

The artists are most likely local, so we do not take credit.
In fact, we applaud them not only for their talent,
but for the timely messages.

Don’t you agree the world needs a great deal more
of Peace, Love, and Sunflowers?

What a year this has been…so traumatic and devastating for many because of the loss they have endured, and for the rest of us, it has been a time where new normals could not be avoided – different ways of going about our everyday lives simply had to be implemented. For the west coast, fire season has come and gone, and gratefully, our first family of raindrops has arrived. Mother Earth smiles and sighs with relief.

Autumn officially presents herself and brings a cozy, warm complexion of spicy nutmegs, pumpkin oranges, burnt squash yellows, and pomegranate reds. Can we break away from the rat race even for a moment and remember to inhale, then exhale, s-l-o-w-l-y?
Do you think we can relax the pace and capture the magic around us that we would normally let pass by?

Maybe in that moment as the landscape shifts, we will feel gratitude for the gift of another day and the possibilities in a new year that are so close we can almost touch them ever so gently.

Love, Blessings, Happy Monday, & Stay well, Lauren πŸ˜ŠπŸ§‘πŸπŸ‚πŸ§‘

47 thoughts on “Peace, Love, & Sunflowers!

  1. Yes dear Lauren, what a year it has been. Beautiful photos I have to agree with you. We all do need to stop and breathe….feel peace and.. Let go… Stay blessed πŸ’β€οΈ

    1. Thanks so much, Diana. Sometimes we have to really focus in order to stop and breathe. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the frenzy. πŸ™‚ Stay blessed, too, my friend, and I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

    1. Thanks, Marina, and I knew you’d agree. I just loved these when Steph sent them, so I had to borrow for a post. πŸ˜‰ Have a wonderful week ahead, too! Hugs! πŸ’—πŸ‚πŸπŸŒ»πŸ˜πŸŽ‰πŸ˜

    1. I’m glad, Bette! But I’m not surprised because I would assume you’d love these photos and the positive messages they convey. Have a wonderful week ahead! πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒ»

  2. It certainly has been a difficult year for many of us, and a devastating one for far too many. Hopefully the new year will bring some relief, but we’re still a long way from normal.

    1. They are, aren’t they, Janis? I’m glad you enjoyed them, too. And I think there’s a lot deep breathing going on. πŸ™‚ Stay safe and have a good week. 🌻🌻🌻

  3. Beautiful photos, Lauren — thanks for sharing with us. And yes, this has been a year of many needed deep breaths! Hard to keep our perspectives at times, so thankfully we have reminders — like your lovely, hopeful posts. πŸ€—πŸ’•

    1. Thanks for your beautiful words, Betty, and it’s always great to see you! πŸ™‚ One day at a time and hopeful posts are helpful, too. When Steph sent these to me, I knew I had to share. Sending hugs, my friend. xoxoxo

  4. Lovely photos your daughter took in Tennessee. Agree that is lovely murals, wonderful street art drawn with a lot of passion. There’s just something so uplifting about them.

    So agree. This year has been quite a year. So unpredictable, so much uncertainty and moving forward there is still so much uncertainty. At first the new normal was challenging for me…then I had a new routine and new goals, and funnily enough, grew to like it. There will probably be more shifts and changes in the future, and I guess we all have to be adaptable to make the most of the cards we are dealt with.

    It’s lovely to see so many autumn photos all over the blogging community. Agree there is something cozy about this time of the year… We are in spring here in Australia and that also symbolises a new beginning.

    Hope you are doing well and take care, Lauren.

    1. Thanks so much for your deep and lovely comment, Mabel. My family is doing okay, too, embracing the new normal, but like you said, we’ll have to adapt to possible changes to come. It’s so surreal because who would’ve thought, right? But taking one day at a time is smart and with gratitude if we’ve been healthy so far, which we have. I appreciate your visit and stay well. πŸ§‘πŸ‚πŸ

      1. Yes, all this is so surreal. Last year no one would have predicted so many of us would have to stay home. Things might even change more in the months to come…who knows what next year will bring. Enjoy your fall and hope to see you again πŸ™‚

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed these murals and messages, Charlotte, and you said it well. There is always light to be let in, but we have to make the choice to let it shine, obstructing the darkness. Stay safe. πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ§‘

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed these murals and messages, Erica. I think we need more of them, but as 2020 gradually comes to a close, let’s pray and hope for 2021 to be brighter in so many ways. Thank you for your beautiful comment! πŸ§‘πŸ‚πŸ

  5. This is so uplifting L! I truly resonate with so many of your thoughts. I appreciate your outlook towards it all. Lovely.
    Sending you peace, love and sunflowers!

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