Sunday, 14 September 2008

Sunflowers

Yesterday was a gloriously hot sunny september day...the kind we've been yearning for all summer. My sunflowers are looking quite majestic, especially with the sun backlighting their leaves and petals, making them glow.


These photos are all taken through the rather grubby glass of my little conservatory - the only possible place that had the right vantage point.
Note: get out the vinegar for some serious window cleaning!



There's something about sunflowers that makes me smile - they just look so happy and have a simple almost child-like quality. And they're so easy to grow. I particularly like these dark rusty colours - I think the variety was 'Earth Walker'...or maybe 'Velvet Queen'... or both. I forgot to label them.

13 comments:

Pipany said...

Hello Diana. Sunflowers make me smile too; I think there is something so wonderfully childlike about them. Your photos are gorgeous and need making into cards or something. Thanks for the spam warning - 16 is the most i have ever had!!! xx

Sandra said...

Hi, it's my first time visiting your blog. I love it :)

Beautiful sunflowers and now that you mention it, I need to clean my windows too LOL

Have a great weekend,
Sandra

Irene said...

Never mind washing the windows when you have these beauties to look at. I didn't see a speck of dirt.

suzanne said...

Wonderful photographs Diana! You have really captured the gorgeous light and colour. I had some sunflowers given to me as wee sprouts by Caireen who grew them from seeds that Melissa (tinyhappy) sent her. All was well until I finally put them in the border and the slugs ate them - well the leaves and flower buds. All I have are stalks! So - it's not so easy to grow them!

Cocoa and blankets said...

What a lovely Blog - we are still waiting for a lovely sunny day in Yorkshire!! I am just dropping in to introduce myself - I am Helen a Mum of one delightful and dearly beloved daughter - techer of Drama and lover of all thinks beautiful.

Gina said...

What gorgeous sunflowers and beautifully photographed.

Dragonfly said...

My sunflowers got eaten this year, I think. I love these darker ones that seems to be becoming more popular now, the colours are so right for this time of year.

the flour loft said...

your sunflowers are a gorgeous colour. i love the shots which show the back of the petals.
finally a good bit of sunshine... please may it continue a little longer...
love ginny x

han_ysic said...

I love that last photo. Just planted my sunflowers last week, they're all popping out now, and starting to grow.
Hannah

alice c said...

Now I am sure that I wouldn't have noticed the windows if you hadn't mentioned them. Too much sunshine on the other side to distract me!

Cowboys and Custard said...

These are just the beautiful colours I associate with this time of year.. golden and mellow.
Wasn't it wonderful to have some of the warm stuff this weekend!

Warm greetings..
Michele xx

dottycookie said...

I love sunflowers too. My sister had sunflowers at her wedding - bouquet, buttonholes, on the cake, even on the fabric wrapping the almonds. Gorgeous.

kristina said...

Your sunflowers are lovely. What amazing colors. And the windows look fine to me! K x