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?
Fantastic sequence 😃
Thank you so much! 😊
Lovely! I favored sunflowers today to 🙂
Thank you! Aren’t they wonderful? 😊
Yes I love them! And the fact that they are only here such a short time makes it so exciting to get out and photograph them!
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.
A wonderful sequence of photos – you really bring out the almost architectural beauty of the flowers 🙂
Thank you so much! I was going to post them for Cee’s flower of the day, when I saw the ‘geometric’ form for Sunday Stills. 😊
It was clever to use them for SS, they work really well 🙂
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!
Thank you so much! I had fun snapping the pictures last week in Sequim. And your challenge helped me look at them in a different way. Yes, I think I’ll plant some! 😊🌻
Hooray, you won’t regret it!
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!
Sweet memory!! It seems like we all love sunflowers! 🌻🌻😍
Thanks so much!
Very nice, Susanne. I loved the sunflowers in my garden, but alas, so did the deer.
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! 😁
Oh these sunflowers are stunning 😀
Thank you so much! 🙂 🙂
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. 😬😂🌻
Thanks! I tried growing them years ago at my old house but the squirrels climbed the tall ones and broke them in half! 😉 But I think I’ll try again anyway! 🙂
Beautiful! I find them coming up as volunteers from our bird feeder seeds.
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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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!
Thanks so much! I’m going to try planting some next year. 🙂
Your yard seems like a nice friendly location for them. They need lots of water and sunshine. And no wind 😂