Opening Sunflowers

I love sunflowers but don’t grow any in my garden – maybe I should change that next year. In the meantime I love coming across them as we did last week at one of the lavender farms in Sequim, these in various states of opening.

Sharing with Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Also sharing with Sunday Stills Challenge – do you see the Circles and Triangles?

~ Susanne

30 Comments on “Opening Sunflowers

  1. One of the nearby farms used to have a large sunflower patch, and I always enjoyed watching them ‘follow the sun’ as I walked Ollie. Then the farmer dug up all the crops and turned his land into a pheasant shoot instead, which I found really sad.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • I’d be sad too. I haven’t found many places nearby with lots of sunflowers so I always enjoy seeing them whenever I come across them.

  2. A wonderful sequence of photos – you really bring out the almost architectural beauty of the flowers πŸ™‚

  3. Oh, I adore the geometry of opening sunflower buds, Susanne! The reward is that gorgeous red in the last image! I used to run out in my backyard with my camera and capture the phases as you have. We had to drive up to Colville yesterday to sign some title papers and we drove past a huge sunflower field. I managed to snap a few decent images from the car! You should plant a few next year!

  4. Sunflowers are so beautiful and cherry!! I remember being about 6 years old the first time I ever saw one. I couldn’t believe there were flowers that were taller than I was!! I’ve been in love with them ever since!

    • Thank you. I tried growing them years ago but the squirrels loved them. Had a tall one and watched a squirrel climb it and break it in half. 🦫🌻 Still might try again! 😁

  5. Cool! The first couple of photos bear a vague resemblance to artichokes, in a way. I would love to grow sunflowers but since the ill-fated Sunny the Sunflower episode, I haven’t tried it again. πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚πŸŒ»

    • Thanks! I tried growing them years ago at my old house but the squirrels climbed the tall ones and broke them in half! πŸ˜‰ But I think I’ll try again anyway! πŸ™‚

    • I used to get them too when I used seed in the birdfeeders. I don’t use that type anymore as it sometimes attracted undesirables.

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  7. The wind tends to do a number on mine but I keep trying. Just like the corn. I do indeed see the shapes but it is the amazing quality of the photos that I am in love with!

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