Loving…revolution, sunflowers and birthdays



Seeing these beauties pop up in places I’d forgotten I’d planted makes the heart happy in ways that other flowers simply don’t. While I have a soft spot for marigolds, zinnias, lavendar, nasturtium, cosmos and calendula… Sunflowers have a little extra something about them. (They also have smaller unpredictable life span, as I never quite know when a cockatoo is going to make off with one of the heads. Cheeky buggers.)


Planning small celebrations for the smallest who is no longer so very small. She’s been birthed and has grown a whole handful of years within these blog pages. Getting to celebrate her life makes this mama’s heart sing.

Loving… Revolution

I had initially posted this on instagram in a moment of heat fuelled utter frustration which was then redirected into energy….I still stand by these words and I loved reading people’s responses to it.

Plant a tree, build a garden, seek more knowledge, share your knowledge, find your tribe where people there think you are wonderful, explore other communities, know your farmers, stop and think, dare to dream, don’t sit quietly in the corner because you were told to, stand up for things that are important, stand beside the person who dares to say, no we don’t want this. Stand beside the person who says YES we do want this. Spend a few extra minutes, hours, days, weeks, months in your life to make a difference. Of course it helps. It does it always does.

Care about things. Everyone has a voice, make it heard where it matters. Whether it be through the written word, through art, creativity, through actions, poetry, an added body in a finding momentum crowd. To be quiet or noisy can be equally effective. Ripples or waves, go good people go. We can all be game changers.


[“Often life’s pleasures pass us by simply because we don’t take a moment to focus on them… Make a point of noticing everyday something that uplifts your spirit or tickles your heart… Stop to breathe in the joy of this moment and then tell someone about it. Share your joy and revel in it. When your joy is savoured, and then shared, it is magnified…” ROBIN GRILLE]

What are you loving at the moment?


6 thoughts on “Loving…revolution, sunflowers and birthdays

  1. Nothing dramatic in my life, but every year I reach that point of feeling stuck in a rut, having lost track of your inner power, your dreams, goals and things that made you tick. Thank you for your beautiful words, just what I needed today. Time to reshuffle my cards.

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  2. Sunflowers are such a happy flower. I love how they turn their faces during the day to face the sun. Beautiful words you’ve typed here Brydie. I hope your youngest has a lovely birthday and that everything’s going well for you all. Much love xo

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  3. I simply adore people watching, noticing interactions of others as they go about their daily lives, it’s so uplifting and fun to experience, especially if viewed from a place of love rather than fear …. community with souls x


  4. Hooray for sunflowers, birthdays and revolutions Brydie. I loved that Insta post, fierce and heartfelt words put together so thoughtfully. I am also loving the slightly shorter days and the slightly softer light, although the afternoons are still quite hot. The subtle shift in seasons is always amazing.


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