Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sunflower Fields

The sunflowers are in bloom!
And I adore sunflowers.


 So, I decided that today was a good day 
to go traipse around in the dirt
 and stand in a whole field full of sunflowers.

Almost every bug and bee in this state 
decided today was a good day for that, too.
We met in the field.  
And a few of them tried to hitch a ride home with me.  
But I said "No!".


The biggest sunflowers were taller than me,  
a couple of days past their prime bloom,  
and beginning to bow their heads.
The smaller ones were just beginning to pop open.


I picked a few, 
paid my money at the field box 
and brought them home.


 I think they look very happy sitting here
 next to the crewel sunflowers made by my Mama.
They sure make me smile. 

31 comments:

  1. These are beautiful, and I am sure make your house shine!

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  2. We are off to a farm tomorrow!

    M :)

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  3. How amazing to stand in a whole field of them Gayle.....

    They are gorgeous and such bright, cheery flowers. They certainly make a statement and are perfectly placed next to your mums embroidery.

    My chooks are still feasting on the seed heads from last years flowers...... a nice tasty snack.

    Claire :}

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  4. Sunflowers certainly brighten ones day . . . standing in a field of them must be wondeful!

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  5. Wow! What a great idea to visit those bugs and bees to bring us such pretty pictures! A Mae Zing!

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  6. What a gorgeous, sunny bouquet!

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  7. Sunflowers just spell s-u-m-m-e-r don't they!

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  8. So pretty, they can't help but make you smile and I love your Mum's lovely handicraft behind.

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  9. They look just like a van Gough painting. Very cheerful!

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  10. Just beautiful. Last summer we had rows of them in our garden. This summer, Mr. groundhog made a meal of them. They look just gorgeous in your vase.

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  11. LOVE them. i have no sunflowers i my garden but bought them yesterday on the market. they are yellow, of course but also dark red,sooooooooolovely!!

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  12. Beautiful photographs of beautiful flowers, thank you for sharing.

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  13. I just love a big pitcher of sunflowers - so cheery.

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  14. Very pretty! I love sunflowers and usually have a few in the yard but the birds must have gotten to the seeds this year-enjoy yours:@)

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  15. I love, love, love sunflowers! Thanks so much for your beautiful post!

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  16. Sunflowers are such beautiful, happy, joyful, cheerful flowers. I've seen fields and fields of them in Hungary and they are so beautiful!

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  17. Gorgeous photos! I love sunflowers, they are always so cheerful it's hard not to smile when you see them!

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  18. They are stunning!! I always love seeing beautiful field of sunflowers!! Have a great night! xo Heather

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  19. Van Gogh would be jealous! Glorious summer with it's golden sunflowers...They are so beautiful!
    You Mother's stitchery is perfection! What a precious keepsake!
    Have a delightful week, my sweet friend!
    Carolynn xo

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  20. I never saw sunflower fields until I moved to Europe. I could not believe my eyes. Funny but I bought some yellow flowers that the Dutch call sun hats and we decided that we need more yellow blossoms in the garden.

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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  21. Too cute and too fun. I got a chuckle out of the bees and the bugs trying to come home with you. I love sunflowers! I have had a bunch reseed and come up in random places this year. I think the birds had alot to do with it. I have really enjoyed them and have brought a few inside. Just wish they didn't drop that bit of yellow on the cloth every day. Sunflowers are just a happy flower. The crewel work your mother did is amazing.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  22. So, so, so pretty! I love sunflowers, too, but the heat and drought got to ours this year. Hoping for a better growing year next year!

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  23. Your mom's crewel work is beautiful! And those sunflowers are gorgeous. A few can be found around here but they dried up months ago. Winter is our growing season and unfortunately it's a very short season. Have a great day! Tammy

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  24. They are beautiful! I've always loved the sunflowers of the midwest. We just don't see them like that around here.

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  25. The sunflowers next to your Moms picture is amazing. They are so happy and pretty looking. That must have been fun to be in a sunflower field.

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  26. How gorgeous! What a great day! We don't have anything like that here, must have been wonderful in that field, despite the bugs! :)

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  27. Lovely photos of the sunflower fields even if the bugs were trying to distract you. The flowers at home in front of your mom's picture look fabulous.

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  28. Me toooooo...I love their happy faces...I think I need to go out and buy a bunch today. xoxoxo

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  29. What a wonderful post filled with sunflowers! I loved seeing your pictures of the fields and of the sunflowers in your home next to your mother's embroidery....so sunny and cheerful!
    Helen x

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