About me

CLR 2014
CLR 2014

A little bit about moi:

I am a Family Life Educator/life skills facilitator and counsellor on a help line for youths.

I have been working in the helping profession for 25+ years and volunteered in various capacities. I’m a mother of 2 adult children, a nana, a sister,  and proud owner of a Siberian-mix cat, Bette, I refer to as my BFF (best feline friend).

This blog was once called Cher Shares where I started writing prose,flash fiction and various forms of poetry. Then I fell in love with Haiku, so I changed this to Tournesol dans un Jardin and my nom de plume for Haiku and other Japanese forms in poetry is Tournesol (sunflower).

I try to follow daily prompts at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai where our host Chèvrefeuille is dedicated to this form, is a published poet as well and encourages his followers in crafting this beautiful form of writing. I am still learning…so much to learn but this form is like painting a picture of a moment in time…in words in the classical form which would 17 syllables in three lines, 5-7-5 although if your thought is expressed in less, that`s okay too.

Thanks for dropping by.


Cheryl-Lynn aka Tournesol

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  1. first of all: happy b’day, young lady! 🙂 2nd of all: I’ve been twice to both Toronto and Montréal… everything does happen for a reason… le hasards fait bien les choses… 🙂 my very best, stay healthy, serene and optimistic… friendly hugs, Mélanie – Toulouse, France, “old Europe” 🙂


  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking “What if the Whole World Smiled?” It always brings a smile to my face when I see that someone new has stopped by. I look forward to reading more from you! I see that you like the kindnessblog so I thought you’d like to know that the challenge to my church kids to fill their world with smiles that I mentioned in my post was met by those kids in just 2 and 1/2 weeks. And they are still going strong. Every week they come back to me with a list of kind things that they have done for people all around them to bring a smile to people’s faces. It is so cool to see these kids thinking of others instead of themselves. There still is kindness out there! Thanks again for stopping by!


      1. 🙂 … thanks alot for coming to my place 🙂
        Namaste is way to say blessing on you in Hinduism , and in Islam we use Aslamoalikum and in reply Walakumaslam 😉
        Visit again.. it makes me glad.


      2. Thank you for sharing this…I know we tend to take a few Yoga classes here in North American and we use Namaste so often now. Aslamoalikum, my friend.


      1. That is so wonderful to hear–do you ever get overwhelmed though? The world, people, are so full of dysfunction and the resulting pain.


  3. Hello, thank you for following my blog. I will return soon to explore yours. I have been busy, but wanted to stop by and thank you. Blessings and peace. ☺✌


  4. Greetings Tournesol,
    I can see myself spending quite a bit of time here reading your Haiku and stories.
    I didn’t tell you that the Sunflower is also my personal flower. I have always loved it!!
    My other connection with the Sunflower is with the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in the Ukraine where it landed in a field of sunflowers. I have written about this on my blog and the kids made cards to send to the families of Australian victims. An Australian journalist and photographer brought seeds from the crash site back to Australia via quarantine and I have a handful of these seeds and a photo of the sunflower in situ. I was too anxious to plant them in my garden last year, which was just as well because we had a terrible storm. The plan is to grow them in the greenhouse at my son’s school. https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/seeds-of-love-plucked-from-devastation-flight-mh17/
    Best wishes,


    1. I remember that tragedy…I heard from family and friends in this wonderful community of WordPress . Blogging has brought me closer to the rest of the world as well as enlightened me…each day I learn something new…Thank you so much for following me, I am truly humbled.


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