Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sunflowers


These were taken at my daughter's home when we visited a few weeks ago. My hubby had helped our granddaughters, Lily and Lucy, plant them in the spring. They love their big flowers!

29 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you got some great bokeh in that first shot! nice!

Betsy Adams said...

Oh how I love sunflowers... They will be featured in my son's wedding since his bride-to-be loves Sunflowers....

Hugs,
Betsy

Lighthousegal said...

Beautiful photos. Love the shadows in the flower of the first shot.
I bet the little ones loved seeing the flowers.
Happy Sunday!

Karen said...

Sunflowers are so cheery! Bright and beautiful. I love the simplicity of your photos.

Colin (HB) said...

Well out with my trusty "google" again. The things you learn from people's informative blogs.
A native flower for the Americans, exported to overseas countries after European settlement.
Here they are now pretty prolific in the wild, but they are now harvested for sunflower oil in many parts of Australia, and are pretty profitable, as they are so hardy.
State flower of Kansas,USA, where I did see it growing on farms for harvesting and the national flower of the Ukraine!!!!
A most interesting blog, as always, Carletta.
Keep up the good work, Carletta, nothing like learning something new, and I never expected to learn what I have just read on "Sunflowers".
Cheers
Colin (Brisbane.Australia)
Weather report: Brilliant, but some rain would be most welcome before summer arrives.

Marissa @Life On Our Mountain said...

Lovely sunflower images! I'm sure your granddaughters were excited to watch their sunflowers grow.

diane b said...

The flowers look great with the sun coming through the petals from behind. I bet grandpa had fun helping his girls to plant them.

DeniseinVA said...

They are lovely Carletta and even more special because of their beginnings, some treasured time between grandparents and grandchildren and the reward is a beautiful flower and a great memory. Thanks so much for sharing with Today's Flowers.

Linda said...

Sunflowers are always such happy flowers! This is a wonderful thing for the kids too - teaching them about growing things is very important! Special moments...

Leora said...

What beauties! Love how your granddaughters were involved.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Such pretty shots - sunflowers = happy summer sunshine!

Carver said...

Beautiful shots of the sunflowers.

Pat said...

They're so pretty - bright and cheerful!

Red said...

Sunflowers , always a big favorite. Great to plant seeds with little kids.
Where have all the monster sunflowers gone?

Luna Miranda said...

pretty sunflowers!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love sunflowers ~ Fantastic photography ~ Wow! ~ (A Creative Harbor)

JunieRose2005 said...

Sunflowers are my favorites too! I didn't have any this year and I missed them!! Your pictures are fantastic! I think the first one is my favorite.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful!

Becky said...

One of my very favorite flowers. I have lots of volunteers this year too, so I didn't have to plant any.

Lavender Cottage said...

Nothing like big happy sunflower faces to usher in autumn.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nice to know that the girls are thinking of Grandpa everytime they see these lovely sunny flowers! They really grew well.

Linda Makiej said...

just marvelous.......

Ingmarie We said...

Lovely sunflowers! I have come to appreciate them more and more......

Nancy Claeys said...

Mine bloomed all summer non-stop. Lovely!

January said...

Pretty sunflowers.

Macro Spider

kaye said...

sunflowers--one of the things I love about fall.

Kim, USA said...

For the very first time we have many sunflowers this year. And I did not even plant them it's the birds who planted them. They are so beautiful I do not like to cut them for my blue vases. ^_^


Kim,USA

Marie said...

Two different varieties...both so beautiful! Great pictures!

Deborah said...

great captures of your granddaughters happy flowers!