It is quite impossible to be surrounded by this many sunflowers and successfully resist all feelings of joy and happiness. At Megan and Gary’s wedding, I stepped into a beautiful day and remained there, enraptured, mesmerized, overwhelmed. How humbling it was seeing rows of sunflowers, their beautiful bright faces dancing gracefully towards the endless blue sky, each turn a prayer, each twirl an offering to the sun. The lemon trees and the extraordinarily incandescent river from the neighboring property were calling out to me, and I cannot even begin to convey how tremendous my desire was to eat and inhale every lemon from every tree or how earnestly I wanted to dip my toes in the glistening water. Each second was beauty deepened only by glory, the grandeur of the afternoon enchanting and bewildering me all at once. My eyes grew wild and bright like a child’s, and I am forever grateful for this divine day.  ♥

On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day. There’s a breeze that can enter your soul. This love that I know plays the drum, arms move around me. Who can contain their self before this beauty? On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the love begins. Today is such a day.

Jalaludin Rumi

The skies,
which make me think of your name
As they bear faithful witness for me.

The place where I stand
which brings my mind back to the hand
that set it beneath me
The place where I stand.

Solomon Ibn Gabirol

All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.

L.M. Montgomery

Awake my dear
Be kind to your sleeping heart.

Take it out into the vast fields of light
and let it breathe.


All images were shot for Candy Capco Photography at Pounui Homestead. To see more of Megan and Gary’s amazing wedding, please click here. ♥