Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunny Side Up

Some days I just get tired of all the bad news in the world. You too? How about we walk across my backyard to my little patch of sunflowers for a happier view.

They're suppose to be some mammoth type and they're still opening up. This is how it looks when you're just over five feet tall and look up...the plant is over seven feet tall!
























Not a problem for the butterflies.











Or the bees.




















But this one is my favorite.
Ever seen a shy sunflower?
Or is she just being a coy, southern belle?


Have a good week, y'all!

21 comments:

Susan at Stony River said...

Oh, too cute! I love the shy sunflower too; but the whole garden looks just lovely. I planted sunflowers in Ireland last year, and they just went moldy before blooming. I'd love to plant them in WV someday... maybe I can get my daughter to do it for me.

Thanks for the happy thoughts!

Peggy said...

I love your garden. Makes all bad thoughts go away! Sunflowers are such a happy flower,even the shy ones!

mapstew said...

Happy flowers AND shy flowers!

Happy Monday!

xxx

Titus said...

Lovely, and you can't look at those photographs and not smile. I think no.3 is a bit of a masterpiece, actually.
Thanks. Raining here today. Again!

hope said...

Susan, you're most welcome. I have to admit the "shy" one as my favorite. Then again, you and I see things that escapes the mere mortal eye. ;)

Peggy, next to daisies, sunflowers are my favorite. They just seem to make you smile for no reason.

Thanks Map. What a nice way to start a Monday...with love from a charming Irishman. :)

Titus of all people, I thought these would appeal to you the most. If the rain persists, just look at the blue sky behind those sunflowers [which are actually nestled next to one of our fig trees]. Feel free to make it your desktop background if it'll chase the clouds away. :)

Dr.John said...

I'm sure if we planted it , it would die. But your sure look nice.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

My Mum used to plant Sunflower Plants then come the winter the birds would have the seeds to feast on. Wonderful post, and bringing back some memories I forgot.

the broken down barman said...

yeah i love sunflowers as well. They just seem so out of place. These huge yellow daisies, so out of proportion with everything, but yet beautiful.

the broken down barman said...

a bit like myself really ........

hope said...

Ah Dr. John, I'm sure Sir Laughsalot would ride to the rescue and water them for you. :)

Bill, you can't tell in the photo, but I plant that patch right next to the bird feeder. Several years ago I switched to mostly sunflower seeds as I was having to weed all the seeds that dropped and sprouted. But the sunflowers I liked. Then I began planting them next to the feeder, where they will mature for the birds to munch on!

Gee Barman, are you 7 feet tall too? ;)

the broken down barman said...

ha ha. I am whatever height i want to be. i am the ether and i am the wind. did i not tell you??

hope said...

Barman: nope. But then, I'm use to being the last to know. :)

shug said...

He's certainly the wind. Lovely photos and the sky behind it... Is it blue? Is it sunny? My God.

hope said...

Shug, you get exotic locales and holidays, I get blue skies. Well, if you don't count the thunderstorm which just blasted through. :)

As I told Titus, feel free to use it as your desktop background on dark days. ;)

Flann O'Coonassa said...

Don't be naive. If those flowers could, they'd kill and eat you and everybody you hold dear.

the broken down barman said...

That wasnt a thunderstorm. It was me. Honest.......

hope said...

Hmmm. Guess Flann missed his meds.

Bman...well if it was you, thanks for not frying the alarm system..again. :)

Winifred said...

Lovely photographs!

hope said...

Thanks Winifred...they do brighten one's day, huh?

NitWit1 said...

Gorgeous sunflowers. Reminds me of my deceased mother who was from Kansas, the sunflower state.

hope said...

See, that's what I love about blogging NitWit1...you learn something new everyday. Had no idea a state had been wise enough to adopt this happy flower. :)