Laurina loved sunflowers. I suppose that’s why it was special today, when after visiting Rose Hill we came across a field of sunflowers that were very nicely highlighted against an incoming storm.

sunflowers and clouds

sunflowers and clouds

sunflowers and clouds

sunflowers and clouds
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These are for you, Laurina, on what would have been your 91st birthday. Here’s a nostalgic look at the past, taken 7 years ago at what turned out to be her last birthday. Most of the family was there, including my mom, and we sure had a good time!

This is one of Sheryl’s favorite photos from that day, Laurina talking on a cell phone:

Laurina on cell
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Finally, one of my all time favorite photos was taken 7 years ago, sometime after Laurina’s party. The corner where this was taken is less than 1/8 of a mile from where we got stuck in November 2004.

sunflower and storm
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No surprise, there are a few more of my sunflower photos on flickr.