Well today is the big day, with the eyes of the world watching Romania as it struggles to find its place in the world. I’ve already had a number of (foreign) journalists contact me and I know the cameras will be rolling in the streets of Bucharest. But for now, time to take a small break and enjoy a peaceful Saturday at the height of a glorious summer.
There’s no way for you to know this but the photo above is one I took in my little garden. Unlike all of the other plants, this one was intentionally planted, nourished and watered by me. I’ve always had a fascination with sunflowers, their cheerful, bright yellow being my favorite color. During my second trip to Romania, I rode in a car and got to see the landscape, including immense fields of these beautiful flowers all orienting their faces towards the sun.
I have another reason to love sunflowers. Like me, they are originally from America but made their way across the wide blue ocean and found a welcoming home here. There is just something about this place that seems to suit us both. I cannot even tell you how much joy it brings me to look at these wonderful plants.
Enjoy your Saturday, folks!