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This past summer during the peak of wildfire season, the Okanagan Valley was covered in smoke.

It was so thick we were told not to breathe the air outside. Most of us stayed in as long as we could.

After a week of going a little stir crazy, I decided it’d be fine to walk around the block with my mask on.

I wandered out the back laneway…

Strolling past a couple of houses, I came to a weathered white fence with the most beautiful sunflowers reaching up from behind.

They were in full bloom with tall stems and heavy, misshapen centres.

My body smiled with joy and hope amidst the pungent smoke and an eerily quiet afternoon.[/vc_column_text][vc_media_grid element_width=”6″ gap=”25″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1651865629797-bc2d8182-cee8-8″ include=”19160,19161″][vc_column_text]

Nothing was affecting how these flowers showed up in the world… full of brightness and wonder as if the sun was shining and skies were blue.

I didn’t have a camera so I hurried home and back. After snapping a few pics I was ready to return to good air. Shortest walk ever… but inspiring!

A sunflower encounter meant to be.

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About the Author
Theresa Edwards

I paint joyful florals and vibrant landscapes to bring you closer to nature. Science has shown we're better off after spending time in nature, whether that be real or perceived. Bringing its peace and beauty into your space with a painting is a perfect way to get your fix when you can't be there in life!

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