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July 31, 2013 / viewsfromasmallisland

Sunflower and bee

Sunflower and bee

Yesterday’s sunflower was so popular I thought I would push my luck and offer yet another sunflower but this time a more traditional variety, And to keep it interesting I added a little bee for effect. Still beautiful and if ever there was a flower that screamed ‘summer’ this is it. i shall look back on these photos with fond memories and longing for summer days sometime around November.



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  1. ramblingratz / Aug 1 2013 1:03 am

    Good to see a bee out enjoying himself. We have a badly maintained lawn full of clover and the bumblebees lurve it.

  2. rubytheblacklabrador / Aug 1 2013 2:22 am

    yes – always good to have a memory of probably the best english summer for many years!!

  3. Sibylle Ingeborg Preuschat / Aug 3 2013 3:41 pm

    When I moved to New Mexico, I was surprised to see wild sunflowers growing along the roadsides here. Turns out they are native to the southwestern United States, and the sunflowers now cultivated for oil and for the beauty they lend to gardens are all descendants of these wildflowers. The wild sunflowers around here look more like your second sunflower photo (this one) than the previous. Apart from that, thanks for giving my haiku a “like!”

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Aug 3 2013 4:07 pm

      Thanks and you’re welcome. I’d like to see them wild as you describe. In southern France there are fields and fields of cultivated sunflowers which are a memorable sight.

      • Sibylle Ingeborg Preuschat / Aug 4 2013 4:43 pm

        They are beautiful in the wild! If you google “wild sunflowers New Mexico” you’ll probably find some pictures people have taken.

  4. hitandrun1964 / Aug 4 2013 1:00 pm

    I wish your pictures were larger. They are lovely but small.

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Aug 4 2013 1:41 pm

      Thank you. I reduce them to make it easier to share. Do you click on the photos? If you click on them twice they should become reasonably large; enough for the web anyway. They are originally very big files and the blog would take too long to load on people’s pcs if I didn’t reduce them, especially when I get to no. 365. I’m pleased you like them though. Do try clicking until they don’t get any bigger.

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