Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Sunflower fade


As most of you know Trent hosts a weekly smile challenge. Each week he encourages us all to find something to smile about, and then share it. On Mondays he puts up a compilation of all the posts that linked to his.

It’s a good way to start your Monday, reading post after post of smiles.

Here in lower Michigan the maple trees are finally turning, and they are brilliant this morning against the blue sky. But that’s too common a smile. No, last night we had our first frost which would normally make my smile fade as the few flowers I have left will die and winter feels like it’s right around the corner. (It isn’t really, it just feels that way.)

But today the early morning sun caught the tired petals of a sunflower, planted by chipmunks weeks ago next to my front door.

And the delicate white frost on the crown of the fading flower made me smile.

What made you smile this week? Share it with us and link to Trent’s blog so he can share it with people you haven’t met yet.

And that will make you smile too.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

12 thoughts on “Sunflower fade

  1. Just a touch of frost – I can see why you’d smile there 🙂

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  2. I agree that there is so much to smile for. And sharing the reasons — what could be more perfect.
    One of my big smiles this week was finally joining Walktober. Thank you for the recommendation!

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  3. Driving home from the airport yesterday, the stunning fall colors made me smile. Then seeing my furry kids again made me smile.

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  4. ‘planted by chipmunks’–Dawn, I love that. Sounds like a little fairy garden.

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  5. Amazing you still have sunflowers now, Dawn, but isn’t it lovely to see the pop of yellow? Mine withered several weeks ago but gave good seeds. Your image definitely made me smile! 😁


  6. I’m glad it’s not too cold yet — that means we can enjoy a bit longer Fall! I was out of town for nearly a week, and I was surprised to see so much color upon my return, when it hadn’t been there before I left.


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