Sunsets and Sunflowers


Thanks to Jason, at  for letting me use one of his pictures again, to help inspire a story.


She stood on the bridge with a full heart, as the wind blew through her long, amber hair. In 3 months there would be people all around, but for now, it was only her, watching the sunset.

Jenna smiled, as she let herself dream of what it would be like 3 months  from now. The field would look vastly different. Sunflowers would be blooming! Jenna was  delighted that the farmer had agreed to let her get married in his Sunflower Field! He had planted it, making an opening right in the center for Jenna, Cole and the wedding party to stand. Her heart fluttered at the thought that so very soon she would become Cole’s wife! How long she had dreamed and waited for this day to come!

Excitement stirred inside her. She felt so blessed to be able to have the wedding of her dreams out in the country like this. Ever since she had been a little girl she had loved sunflowers and now her sunflower wedding was happening.

Jenna practiced walking across the bridge, pretending to hold her bouquet and humming the music that she and Cole had chosen. She closed her eyes, breathing in the sweetness of the moment, feeling the perfect peace that surrounded her. Things would soon start to get more hectic, but for now she was savoring the magic of the night.  When the sky was as colorful as the emotions playing through her heart.

With one last look at the sun setting in the sky, she turned around to head back home.

After Jenna turned around something far out in the field moved. Something had been watching Jenna, with its big, deep brown eyes.  It stared after her for a little while longer and then went back to contently chewing on the grass. All was quiet, as the sky continued to grow darker, and night came over the sunflower field.



74 thoughts on “Sunsets and Sunflowers

  1. This is likely to be a very romantic wedding ceremony. I can picture the couple, surrounding by glowing yellow, happy sunflowers. The minister standing before them, spitting out sunflower seed shells. The vows, going something like this, “Do you, Jenna, take this hayseed to be your lawfully wedded husband? Ptooey!”

    Jenna: “Spitoo! I do!”

    Minister: “Sput! And do you, Cole take this hillbilly to be your lawfully wedded wife?”

    Cole: “I ahg. . . wait a sec . . . (pulls a hull out that’s stuck between his front teeth) . . . I do. Haragggk! Pttt!”

    Minister: “You may now kiss the bride.”

    Betsy suddenly steps between them, and they both accidentally kiss her on her slimy nose.

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  2. How about the udder story in which brown eyed Betsy cowtailed it out of the meadow and had to suddenly duck because quackers (Charlie) was coming into land. Charlie related what he had just seen from flying high over the field … at around 10ft altitude.
    “So Betsy … wanna hoof it out of here?
    “Yeh” said Betsy. “Probably the only I chance I’ll get of having a chick run with me.”
    “Oh Betsy … you have me in quackers at times”
    “Moo!” said Betsy
    Just then Charlie stopped suddenly but Betsy, who was right behind him … didn’t! Betsy looked down at flattened Charlie. “You look more like a strange pancake now, rather than a strange chicken.” he said.
    “Hey Betsy! How yer doin’. Haven’t seen yer for a while.”
    Betsy turned his head and there, running towards him, was Anna. “Hi Anna” he said. “Where’ve you been?” She looked at him rather puzzled.
    “Who on earth is Anna? My name is Annie”
    “Really?” said Betsy. “I thought you had been killed off in an earlier story?
    “Oh you mean the axe rumour I guess. Nah …….I’m still here and causing trouble.”
    “Well it’s great seeing you again.” said Betsy. “Perhaps the author of these stories will figure things out a little better next time.
    Annie giggled “You really think that is likely?
    Betsy stood and held an unblinking eye contact with her for a few moments … took a deep breath … “Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!”

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