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Sunday, May 3, 2015

#atozchallenge Sunflower Survivor


A to Z Sunflower as it appeared in the afternoon of
Saturday May 2, 2015

         Anyone who has been following my Sunday A to Z Blog posts probably has figured that I've adopted this sunflower in my backyard as a sort of A to Z symbol or mascot.  I've followed its progress from first bloom on the Challenge opening day on April 1st, 2015 with my Tribute to Tina post and followed it to the end of the Challenge.

           Considering the story (which can be found by going back to the first sunflower post linked in the preceding paragraph), this sunflower is an apt symbol to represent the participants of this Challenge.   Most of us are a bit weary after our month of blogging and networking, but we're still standing and ready for whatever is coming next.

          The first A to Z  related post-Challenge event is the A to Z Reflections post which we hope you will put up on your site any time between now and Friday May 8th.  Some of you already have your posts up and I've seen some good reports.  But keep in mind that your Reflections don't have to be all good.  We'll listen to the downsides as well though we hope there aren't many of those.  For full details about this please visit Wait! A to Z Is Not Over! Not Quite.  This post should tell you just about everything you need to know about the Reflections Post and if you still have questions then just ask.

           Don't forget to add the Reflections badge to your Reflections Post and be sure to flaunt your A to Z win with the Survivor Badge in your sidebar.  All artwork is courtesy of our official A to Z graphics guy and hard-working co-host Jeremy Hawkins.  Be sure to drop by his site Hollywood Nuts! to say hello and thanks.   And be sure to order your A to Z Survivor T-shirt (see badge link in the sidebar of this page).




A Bit Tired, but We Survived !


Here's the A to Z Sunflower on May 2nd getting ready for the beginning of the Reflection Posts during the week beginning on Monday May 4th.  We're all still hanging in there!






21 comments:

  1. Congrats Arlee!! I look forward to reading the Reflection posts , as well as writing my own. I am a first timer and managed to complete the challenge! Yaye! I am tired but really glad I saw it through to the end!

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  2. Another successful year. I can't imagine an April without the challenge.

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    1. I'm gonna use your quote in my Reflections post--hope you don't mind.

      Arlee Bird
      A to Z Challenge Co-host
      Join us starting May 4 with your post of Reflections about this year's A to Z.
      Tossing It Out

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  3. I love the symbolism of the sunflower for the A to Z Challenge. And how fitting that your sunflower stuck it out for the whole month. :-)

    Cait @ Click's Clan

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  4. That sunflower may be drooping, but from the seeds you'll have many more next year.

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  5. I love sunflowers, I think it's pretty beautiful being. Amazing it opened to the world on the first day of the A to Z challenge, that was quite a story. Thanks for an amazing theme this year.

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  6. I felt just like that sunflower looks on Friday evening. Then I went to bed that night about eleven and slept until 11:30 Saturday morning! Still visiting A to Z. Got my reflections post up. We also opened our pool yesterday! Made chicken & sausage gumbo. DIL and Granddaughter coming over after church today. Worship, an afternoon in the pool and no cooking - how great is that!!!!
    Visit me at: Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. Sounds like you've had a great week-end!

      Arlee Bird
      A to Z Challenge Co-host
      Join us starting May 4 with your post of Reflections about this year's A to Z.
      Tossing It Out

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  7. I think it was great this year we had the sunflower to go with the challenge.

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  8. That sunflower lasted through the challenge like so many of us that finished it. Now it is time for it and us to rest for a bit.

    betty

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  9. It is good to know the sunflower made it. I like that blue sunny sky of yours.

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    1. The skies have been beautiful and we're getting some cooler weather again (down from 90's to the 70's--perfect).

      Arlee Bird
      A to Z Challenge Co-host
      Join us starting May 4 with your post of Reflections about this year's A to Z.
      Tossing It Out

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  10. Love the sunflower symbolism... and it endured for the entire challenge...

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  11. The sunflower is still alive and so are we!

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  12. Happy sighs… the journey was epic!
    Love the sunflower - I remember Tina fondly…

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  13. Personally, I think Tina would be proud of all of us for working so hard in her honor this year. It was a great Challenge and I'm so glad that I've stuck with it.

    Heather

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  14. Me too Heather, I wrote a tribute for Tina under W during the A to Z challenge. I spent the whole day writing it because she was special. Her spirit and force deserves to live long and prosper.

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  15. This was my first year... I feel like I made it by the skin of my teeth lolol. I love the sunflower analogy!

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  16. Indeed we did! :D The pictures describe it perfectly. hehe

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  17. Hi Lee - oooh gosh .. you both need to lie down by the look of Mrs Flower ... cheers Hilary

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