Monday, July 21, 2008

Sunflower Magic

No, this is not a sunflower field in the south of France or in the hills of Italy....

It's in my backyard in Upstate New York! And really, to be very honest with you, i didn't even PLANT these sunflowers...the birds did!
Stray sunflower seeds must have dropped out of the bird feeders and filtered down thru the tiger lily bed below. And because of all the rain we have been getting, we had an explosion of sunflower magic!

Here is a closeup of how big these flower heads get! That is one of the last of the tiger lily flowers below... Already a few of the sunflower heads have gone to seed and the birds and squirrels are having a feast cleaning the seeds out. Never a dull moment around here!

5 comments:

City Mouse said...

Great minds think alike! I was just thinking about doing a post about my sunflowers, but I thought I ought to wait a few days - mine are just opening. Gorgeous pics!

Mare said...

Hi CM! I am looking forward to a peek at your sunflower garden! And i am totally enjoying your videos! ;)

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow!! Those are just gorgeous, Mare!!! I hope you do a painting of sunflowers- I'll bet it would be beautiful!!!

Murray said...

Gorgeous! Wish my birds planted some for me... they did plant some pretty blue cornflower last year, but nothing this year.

Mare said...

Hey Paula! Thanks for the reminder! Time to get the paint brushes out....
Murray, those blue cornflowers sound pretty too. The only other thing the birds "plant" for me, complete with fertilizer, is more morning glories. Right now with all this rain it looks like the whole house could be burried under the morning glory vines!!! A little too much of a good thing!