Sunday, September 21, 2008

Today's Flowers # 7

My friend Luiz Santilli Jr. has started a Today's Flowers Meme, check it out. Come and join with your flower photos. You can get in on the start. Sunday at 7GMT is the post time.

Today I would like to share not a wild flower but one that is cultivated. There is a field of Sunflowers right next to the farmers field of wheat. If you click on the photo you can see a scarecrow in the field to the right back.
Going in closer you can see the row upon row of full Sunflower heads.
The Sunflowers were quite beautiful in golden yellow.
This on had a worker on the edge getting some nectar and pollinating the plant.
I went in for a macro and the bee was really busy. This farmer will have a lot of seeds to sell.

57 comments:

AppleDebbie said...

These are beautiful photos. I love the macro shot of the bee! Just gorgeous.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Beautiful. Great shot :-)

ilanadavita said...

I also posted yellow flowers and bees! nice shots.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Really quite nice. I have seen whole fields of sunflowers around here instead of corn and soybeans. I have mine posted on Canon Pixels.

RuneE said...

The bee really illustrates the size of the flower. I liked the way you zoomed in!

The Texican said...

I love sunflower fields. Thanks. Our farmers didn't plant any this year that I've seen. Pappy

Luke Wiley said...

Nice capture of these sunflowers.

CrazyCath said...

Beautiful, beautiful. Sunflowers are the most gorgeous "feel good" flowers I know. They always make me smile. A field full of them? Wow.

Mine is up too.

walk2write said...

I love that shot of them all, like obedient children, facing the sun. It looks like they are waiting for instruction.

mirage2g said...

And a macro shot of a bee on the macro flower! Beautiful too see all those yellow!

marina said...

I haven't seen so many sunflowers! It's like a yellow carpet!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful sunflower field.
Nice yellow flower. It foods and decorates.

Denise said...

Hi, Fishing
Nice post, most had already commented on the last Flower's? Returned later to see the news. I thank you for sharing.
hugs, Denise

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Beautiful sunflowers. They always make me smile!

Reader Wil said...

This series of sunflowers is fascinating.

Marcos Santos said...

Sunflower ...

...Here consume its oil, despite Brazil being the largest producer of soybeans in the world. But sunflower is one of the best, for cooking.

But what matters ... The flowers are beautiful

Norm said...

love that sunflower garden, very beautiful...

dot said...

Wow, these are really beautiful! I've heard that some people grow them to attract doves in dove hunting season.

krisuh said...

Oh, how beautifully captured sunflowers, thanks!

Darla said...

Great, great photos! Love those sunflowers!

Maria said...

Beautiful ! Wonderful picture!

Sherry said...

Oh these are just beautiful. I love these!

Louise said...

I LOVE sunflowers. These are wonderful shots. I truly believe you are so lucky to be close enough to see these things regularly! (OK, I'm lucky in a lot of ways, too, but I LOVE sunflowers.)

And I'm a volunteer art teacher at my daughter's school. The lower grades drew and painted scarecrows the last two weeks. I had to find scarecrows wherever I could, so I am tuned into them now. Thanks for pointing it out!

Country Girl said...

Oh, my! Such a feast for the eyes. Have a wonderful Monday!

Rhea said...

I love sunflowers! Beautiful photos. That bee shot is pretty awesome.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Well done, Fishing Guy! This is a lovely series of sunflower photos.

All those yummy sunflower seeds I like to crunch on have to come from somewhere! :)

ellen b said...

What a fun field of flowers to see. Puts a smile on my face!! have a great week Fishing guy!

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

I adore sunflowers! As I drove cross-country to move to Washington a few years ago (having since moved back to the East Coast), I saw fields upon fields of sunflowers. I couldn't get enough!!!

Blessings,
Lacy

www.RazorFamilyFarms.com

Paz said...

Wonderful photos! I love sunflowers!

Paz

Kerri said...

Oh I LOVE sunflowers!! Beautiful and a great capture of the bee!

My post is here: http://kreationsbykerri.blogspot.com/

Leora said...

Nice how you get closer and closer to the flower. I went apple-picking today and saw some sunflowers. This post reminds me of our fun day.

shutterhappyjenn said...

sunflower field!!! beautiful!

My flower for today is posted here. Please take a look if you have time. Have a great week ahead!

Carletta said...

Great shots!

NCmountainwoman said...

Wonderful photographs, especially when enlarged. That must be the hardest working scarecrow around. All alone in that sea of sunflowers.

April said...

Oh Wow! What a field! Love that scarecrow and all the beautiful sunny sunflower heads. We buy bags and bags of sunflower seeds for the birds in winter. Nice photos!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

My friend Fishing!

Marvelous flower!
Your flowers are always so beautiful!!
Thanks for visit my blog!

Have a nice days,
Santilli

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are great. That field of sunflowers must have really been something wonderful to see!

antigoni said...

Sunflowers are great.They remind me of summer.

evlahos said...

excellent story. from far away to close up. wonderful work

Yen said...

Such beautiful sunflowers! Love them all;-) My first time to join with this Meme! I hope you can drop by! Mine is here. Happy TF!~

The Birdlady said...

Oh, to be a chickadee in that field! So beautiful!

nonizamboni said...

Whoa! I'm blinded by the beautiful yellow everywhere. Great post, Guy~
have a good week.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I love coming upon a field of sunflowers! Thanks for sharing this, FG!

Leedra said...

Beautiful flowers. Hopefully the birds won't take too many of the seeds.

tipper said...

You gotta love sunflowers!!

Dick said...

Lovely, they are all pointed to the Sun, never noticed that.

Lizete Vicari said...

Lindos os seus Girasois!
Amo estas flores parabens e muito obrigada por sua visita! abra├žo. Lizete

Pietro said...

Very nice photographic zoom on sunflowers. Great views.

Hildegarde said...

oh, oh and oh, now I am jealous ;-) I've never seen a whole field of sunflowers (and it's on my wishing list). Lucky you !

Quiet Paths said...

Sunflowers are so amazing. Great photos and I love the bee!

Craver Vii said...

I haven't seen any sunflower fields 'round here. Just a single plant or two for decoration. That bee has it's work cut out, doesn't it?

Old Wom Tigley said...

You have put together a great post here... and the last shot is a stunner...

Tom :O)

Maria said...

These fields of sunflowers are amazing! Beautiful pictures!
Our farmers in Austria also grow sunflowers.

raccoonlover1963 said...

Beautiful sunflowers. It seems like almost every flower shot has some kind of insect on it, whether it's a bee, an ant or fly.
Lisa

Tere {Blessings in Life} said...

I love your shots!

The Tile Lady said...

Wonderful photos, fishing guy! Wow, that field of sunflowers is solace for the eyes!

lucy said...

A whole fleid of sunflowers how wonderful!