Sunflower Satisfaction

up close
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL 

grown up
ALL GROWN UP, STANDING TALL AND PROUD

new bud
NEW BRILLIANT BUD

the fighter sunflower
THIS ONE WAS TRAMPLED BY COPPER AS HE
DASHED QUICKLY TO CATCH A SQUIRREL,
WHICH GOT AWAY (HE WAS SO SORRY
ABOUT THE SQUIRREL AND SUNFLOWER). 🙂
THE 
STEM LIES HORIZONTALLY, THEN STANDS UPWARD
AS YOU SEE IN THIS PHOTO. IT’S PRETTY AMAZING

THAT THIS LITTLE ONE PERSEVERED AND FOUGHT
TO LIVE. IT MAY NOT BE THE TALLEST, BUT IT’S THE
BRAVEST AND STRONGEST. WE CALL IT, ‘THE FIGHTER.’

bee on sunflower
MY HUSBAND CAPTURED THIS BUZZING BEAUTY!

(Please excuse any weeds you may see; we’re a little behind in that 

glorious task. And I hope you’re not tired of these beauties just yet. This
year has been our first for sunflower experimentation. So, to see
them grow and bloom has been a real treat for all of us.)

Sunflower Satisfaction

Feeling a sense of wonder
watching them sprout
with newfound delight –
entering into the land
of blossoms and buzzing,
a gift unto all who enjoy
beneath the golden light

Lauren Scott © 2018  💕🌻

 

 

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45 thoughts on “Sunflower Satisfaction

  1. Lauren, I loved seeing these gorgeous photos! The colors are just beautiful. You’ve inspired me – next spring we’re planting sunflowers. (Great picture of the bee also!) Thank you for sharing these delightful flowers.
    💛🌻💛🌻💛🌻💛

  2. Hello Lauren,

    That first shot – close and personal – what a glorious flower. And I am impressed with your “fighter” – you have given them personalities – and am impressed with you too :-). I love and am respectful to plant life but never thought of them as having personalities – but shall do so from now on.

    Have a great week ahead,
    Eric

    • Hi Eric,
      Thanks so much for your wonderful words and complements. I confess to being a changed person. In years past, I had no interest in the garden. This year we threw a couple of parties, which sparked the desire to “pretty up” the yard even more. So, that’s where it began, but I look at the flowers now as living creatures. No, they’re not animals, but if they’re wilting in the burning sun, I give them a drink right away. My heart’s in it more, I suppose. 🙂 The Fighter is something else. We were honestly surprised it came back to life after assuming we had lost it. It was also fun giving them personalities and I’m so glad you liked that aspect, too. Have a great week, too!

    • It’s the first for me, too, Ian. I love the rich shade of red, though. Some have a hint of yellow and red. They’re definitely unusual but a beautiful addition to the yard. 🙂

  3. Lauren, I so understand your happiness as these magnificent flowers grow.
    I remember the first time and how I updated friends regularly.
    My seeds were a gift so it was even more special.

    You go, keep taking photos.

    Miriam

    • I’m glad you’re not getting tired of seeing these beauties, Miriam, and that you understand the joy in watching them grow, too. For the first year, I think they’ve done pretty well, but we did learn some things for next year’s bunch. 🙂 💕🌻

  4. Weeds? I was so enthralled with your beautiful sunflowers I didn’t see any weeds. They are gorgeous! Have a wonderful week, my dear friend. 💕🤗💕

    • I’m glad you didn’t notice them, Michelle, probably because they are subtle. But I still felt a little note was warranted. I know they’re there and need to get out and start pulling, but it’s not on the fun list. 🙂 Thanks and happy you loved the blooms. Have a great week, too! Big hugs! 💕🌼🌻

  5. Delightful close ups Lauren, it is amazing the height they grow and all to sustain one beautiful flower, they are definitely a strong flowers as The Fighter has proven.
    Kind regards from Australia.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed these, also, Ian. And yes, The Fighter is a pillar of strength, for sure. We finally have some yellow blooms, too. After experimenting this summer and doing pretty well, we’d like to plant seeds again next spring in one row in the front of the house for all to see. We would just have to put up a wire fence to keep the lovely deer out. 🙂 That’s a long time away, though, so until then, have a fabulous weekend!

    • Thanks, Willow! For our first try with these happy flowers, the outcome was more than we expected. And there are still new blooms blooming. 🙂 Yes, The Fighter is amazing. We couldn’t believe when we saw how it was growing in spite of Copper’s trampling. Squirrels are that important to him. 😊💗

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